Updates on School Re-openings and Catchment Changes

Last updated: February 13, 2024

This webpage will be updated with information that may impact your family related to school re-openings and catchment changes taking place in 2024. At the Public Board Meeting on June 19, 2023, the School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) Board of Education passed the following motions impacting the future configuration and catchment areas of elementary schools:

Motion 1: To reconfigure the current grades in the following schools:

  • Brocklehurst Middle School becomes a grade 8-12 school in September 2024.
  • NorKam Senior Secondary School becomes a grade 8-12 school in September 2024.
  • AE Perry, Arthur Hatton, Bert Edwards, Kay Bingham, Parkcrest and Rayleigh each become grade K-7 schools in September 2024.

Motion 2: To re-open George Hilliard as a grade K-7 school in September 2024.

Motion 3: To engage in a catchment change for the following schools in September 2024:

  • Brocklehurst Middle School (Grades 8-12)
  • NorKam Senior Secondary School (Grades 8-12)
  • AE Perry (K-7)
  • Arthur Hatton (K-7)
  • Bert Edwards (K-7)
  • Kay Bingham (K-7)
  • Parkcrest (K-7)
  • Rayleigh (K-7)

What you need to know

  • Every Parkcrest parent will receive a letter from the principal (Ms. Gorman) this week to state whether their child(ren) are staying at Parkcrest or are designated to attend Kay Bingham Elementary School.
  • At the Regular Public Board Meeting on February 12, 2024, the Board supported the first day for students to attend the rebuilt Parkcrest Elementary School to be Tuesday, September 3, 2024. Communication will be sent to all Parkcrest families to inform them of this change.

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