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Powell River Board of Education
Learners Preparing for the Challenges of Tomorrow
Educational Programs & Services

School District 47 offers a variety of unique student support services and educational programs for the 2,200 students in the Powell River district. Below are links to some of these many programs and services.

In contributing to a general education for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12, the Board and staff of School District No. 47 (Powell River) are committed to providing learning opportunities that help every student:  

  • Develop essential skills in obtaining and processing information, solving problems, thinking critically, and communicating effectively.
  • Acquire a fund of basic knowledge concerning the principles of the sciences, the record of human endeavor, and current social issues.
  • Acquire the habits and attitudes that promote pride in achievement, physical health, emotional well-being, and satisfaction in work and leisure activities.
  • Participate in and develop appreciation for artistic and creative expression.
  • Apply the foregoing knowledge, skills, and attitudes in being a socially responsible citizen now and in the future
  • Through the process of striving for these goals, students should be prepared for a lifetime of continuous learning and adaptation in a work of changing opportunities.

ProgramsContact​Contact Information
​Ahms Tah Ow SchoolJason Rae​604-483-9646 ext 232
​Brooks Offsite Program (BOP)Steven Hoelzley604-485-5257
Digital Film ProgramTony Papa​604-483-3171
Eco-Adventure ProgramRyan Barfoot​604-483-3171
​International ProgramBrin Bymin​604-414-2608
French ImmersionJasmin Marshman604-483-3191
​Partners in Education (PIE)Stephanie Hall​250-335-0321
​Provincial Resource ProgramMelanie Gosselin​604-414-2624​
​Trades and Technical ProgramsJim Palm604-483-3171​
​Outdoor Learning Centre​Hugh Prichard604-414-3966​
​Outdoor and Ecology LearningRyan Barfoot604-414-4734​


​​Aboriginal Support Services​Theresa Verdiel
​Early Learning​Rita John​
​​Literacy InitiativesTheresa Verdiel
​Sustainability Initiatives​Karin Westland
​Special Services​Theresa Verdiel
​High School ​​Student Counselling ServicesAllison Burt
​Elementary School Student Counselling Services​​Elaine Cappiello
​​Youth Support Services
​Personalized Learning
​Resources for Parents
Resources for Students


Powell River Board of Education

4351 Ontario Avenue, Powell River, BC, V8A 1V3 | (604) 485-6271 (604) 485-6435 | info@sd47.bc.ca