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

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​​Kindergarten Students

Please register at your school of choice up to and including March 15th (prior to Spring Break) or at the School Board Office after March 15th. Please refer to "Our Schools" page for school address information.  Every registration must be accompanied with government issued proof of age (child must be five by December 31st of the registration year).  A birth certificate or passport is preferred. The Ministry of Education stipulates that parents may defer the enrollment of their child for not more than one year.  Please see 'Registration Form' below.  Students registering after March 31st cannot be guaranteed a placement at their school of choice or local area.

For information on Kindergarten Gradual Entry please refer to the following documents:

What Is Kindergarten Gradual Entry.pdf

Summer checklist - gradual entry.pdf


French Immersion Kindergarten

Parents may apply for space in the Kindergarten French Immersion Program for the upcoming school year by applying in person at James Thomson Elementary School from January 14 – March 1, 2019.  Application forms are available at James Thomson Elementary,  at the School Board Office or by clicking on this link  .


Grade 1 to 7 Students (including French Immersion) new to the Powell River School District or students wishing to transfer to a school outside of their catchment area

Please register at your school of choice by March 15th (prior to Spring Break).  Registration documentation may be brought to the preferred school prior to March 15th.  Following that deadline, all documentation must be brought to the School Board Office at 4351 Ontario Ave. Please refer to "Our Schools" page for school address information.  Students registering after March 31st cannot be guaranteed a placement at their school of choice or local area.


Grade 8-12 Students new to the Powell River School District

Please complete the SD47 registration form and bring all documentation to Brooks Secondary School so that it can be verified by office staff. Form can be found at the bottom of the page.


Partners in Education Program (new registrations)

Please apply online at https://forms.sd47.bc.ca/Pages/pieform.aspx or in person at the School Board Office.


International Student Program 

Students wishing to register with the International Student Program should download an application from the International Student Program Website.


What are the "Catchment" areas?

Catchment areas are pre-defined geographical regions designed to balance out the number of students in each school. It is acceptable to enrol your student in a school outside of your catchment area. Please ensure that you register with your preferred school prior to March 31st as registrations are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. Please refer to the Boundaries page for more information.


Registration Form

Please find our registration form below.  You may also visit one of our Schools or the School Board Office to obtain one.

2018-19 BROOKS Registration pkg.pdf

SD47 Registration Form 2019-2020.pdf


    *The School Board Office is located at 4351 Ontario Avenue, Powell River, BC, V8A 1V3