Powell River Board of Education
Learners Preparing for the Challenges of Tomorrow
StrongStart Outreach

​We are sad to say, the last sessions of StrongStart are upon us. All programs are concluding next week- by location: Kelly Creek and Henderson StrongStart programs- Friday June 22, 2018; Edgehill StrongStart- Thursday June 21, 2018; Westview StrongStart- Tuesday June 19, 2018; StrongStart on the ORCA Bus- Friday June 22, 2018, at Willingdon Beach. 
StrongStart programs are expected to start up again on Monday September 10, 2018. The SD47 Early Years Team hopes all families have a funfilled summer! Thank-you for a wonderful year! 

StrongStart Outreach - ORCA Bus


Early Childhood Educator providing programming on the ORCA Bus will be announced September 2018

School District #47 StrongStart Outreach provides exciting play-based early learning programming on the ORCA Bus from September through June. 

ORCA stands for “On the Road with Children’s Activities” – a mobile preschool activity bus designed to bring engaging preschool activities and resources to remote areas of the community. The bus is an initiative of the Powell River and District United Way (Success by 6) in partnership with School District #47.  The ORCA Bus started making stops in rural areas around Powell River in February 2009. School District #47 has been involved in planning the innovative project since 2005. 

All children participating in the StrongStart programs are registered with the Ministry of Education.  Please bring official identification to complete the registration process.  School District Early Learning programs run throughout the school year following the elementary school calendar.  This means school district programs will not be running on statutory holidays, two weeks at Christmas and at Spring Break, as well as all elementary school district professional development days. 

The ORCA Bus schedule can be found below and also on the Success by 6 website. 

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September 2018 Outreach Schedule...

... to be posted in late August 2018...

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

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Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

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