Powell River Board of Education
Learners Preparing for the Challenges of Tomorrow
Registration and Information


We are excited to welcome you to School District 47!

Registration is as follows for Kindergarten to Grade 12 Students (including French Immersion, but excluding Partners in Education) new to the Powell River School District or students wishing to transfer to another school in our District:


FRENCH IMMERSION now open until February 25, 2023.  Please note that French Immersion is only available at James Thomson Elementary and Brooks Secondary.   

ALL OTHER ENGLISH STREAM GRADES now open with preference for school choice (dependent on space) being given to those who register prior to March 31, 2023. 

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION - See below for direct registration links to these programs.

Student registration in School District 47 is governed by Administrative Procedures 300 and 305,  Admission of Ordinarily Resident Students and Student Registration and Catchment Area Boundaries. If you are unsure which elementary school is considered to be your catchment area school, you can review the catchment area boundaries here. Please note that if you are considering a school outside of your catchment area, you are not eligible for transportation or transportation assistance. Please visit our Transportation page for related information including eligibility criteria, and information regarding the annual review of Courtesy Riders. 

School District 47 (Powell River) is using the MyEdBC on-line registration process for student registration.  This functionality is now active.

Parents will be able to create their MyEducation account by clicking on this link:  https://myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen/logon.do

  • Select BC login account and begin to prepare your registration. 

    Please ensure you have the following information ready prior to proceeding:
  • Valid email address.
  • Proof of child's age and citizenship (scan or photo) (Birth Certificate or Passport).

If you are registering your child for French Immersion at either James Thomson Elementary or Brooks Secondary, pay special attention to the directions in the 'submit tab'.  This is explained in the online student registration guidelines document (see link below).

Once you submit your registration, you will receive confirmation via email.  Please note that acceptance is based on available space.

The Ministry of Education stipulates that parents may defer the enrollment of their child for not more than one year (for Kindergarten).

Online Student Registration Guidelines <--click here for instructions and how to start or use this link: START HERE

Partners in Education Program (new registrations) 

Partners In Education (Powell River) (K-12):  Please apply online at https://forms.sd47.bc.ca/Pages/pieform.aspx or contact the school directly.  

Partners In Education – Island Discovery (K-12):  Please apply online at https://islanddiscovery.ca/registration/process/ or contact the school directly.  

For further information, visit our website at sd47.bc.ca (registration tab under Quick Links).

For first time registration, follow along with this video:


Once you have your parent portal password, follow along with this video: