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Ministry Required Registration Documents for GPE Elementary and StrongStart:
**Please remember the following are LEGAL documents; BOTH sides of ID cards, etc. are required**

A.   Proof of Residency   1.  One Parent/Legal Gaurdian BC Health Services Card* - FRONT AND BACK
                                                         2.  One Parent/Legal Gaurdian BC Driver's Licence* - FRONT AND BACK
(*If you have a combination Services/Driver's Licence card, we still require BOTH sides of the combination card)
B.   Proof of Address:        3.  ONE of the following:  - Mortgage Statement
                                                                                                                - Rental Agreement
                                                                                                                - Utility Bill
                                                       4.  Child Birth Certificate OR Passport
                                                       5. Child BC Health Services Card* - FRONT AND BACK

**Other legal documentation such as landed immigrant/permanent resident card, certificate of citizenship or documents issued by Immigration Canada must be processed through our International Education office prior to registering at a school.    

Deferred Enrollment:

The School Act allows a parent to defer the enrollment of a Kindergarten child for not more than one year.  Parents are encouraged to discuss deferment with the school principal before a decision is made.

Where to Register:

All registration is to be completed online; click here for How to Register.   

To determine your catchment area school please click here for the map that is posted on the School District #23 website(  

All students living on the west side of Okanagan Lake are eligible to enroll in our French Immersion program. 
Acceptance of Registration 
As per Board Policy 405R – Student Placement Regulations priorities shall be given to students on the following basis: 
  • catchment area students who, in the previous year, attended the school; 
  • catchment area students who, in the previous year, were ‘placed’ by the district in a different school;
  • siblings of catchment area students;
  • new catchment area students;
  • siblings of non-catchment area students currently enrolled in the school;
  • non-catchment area students who request to attend the school which is other than their catchment area school;
  • non-district area students;
  • international students.
 As per SD#23 Board Policy 405R – Student Placement (Regulations) , these priorities remain in effect until the close of registration on August 29, 2021.  After that date, schools may accept ‘out-of-catchment’ students, space permitting.