School Supplies, Agenda, Etc.

In the spring classroom teachers ordered class sets of school supplies for their students. We are able to get very good bulk purchase prices in order to keep costs down. Parents/guardians then pay the school for these supplies. If you prefer to buy school supplies on your own, you will need to get a list from your child’s teacher. Additional charges for agendas, cultural events and busing still need to be paid.

All students need a separate pair of clean indoor running shoes. (These are not the shoes they wear to school.)

Costs for supplies, agendas, cultural events, busing for field trips are as follows:

Kindergarten – $45
Grades 1 – 5 – $57
Grade 6 – $87  (includes ipad insurance)

Classroom teachers will begin collecting money/cheques on September 18th. Please avoid bringing payment directly to the office. Cheques are made payable to Alwin Holland School.


Office Hours – August 28th – September 1st

The office will be open the week of August 28th for new registrations and general inquiries Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 12:30pm – 3:30pm. (Office staff is away for training on Wednesday.)

Please feel free to call (250-785-6125) or email:

Susan McAleney – secretary –
Jerelyn Orcutt – principal –
Glen Longley – vice principal –

September – First Day

First Day – Grades 1 to 6
The first day of school for students entering Grades 1 to 6 is Tuesday, September 5th. The day is short – it will begin at 8:55 and end at 10:45. Students will go to the classroom of their last year’s teacher. Wednesday, September 6th is a full day with classes beginning at 8:55 am and ending at 2:45 pm.

Kindergarten – Gradual Transition
There is a gradual entry for kindergarten students, and each family receives specific information for their child. This information includes the start and end times for the part days.

Wednesday, September 6th – part day
Thursday, September 7th – part day
Tuesday, September 12th – part day
Wednesday, September 13th – full day

Inquiring Minds!

It was an amazing afternoon in the grade 3-4 class as they explained their amazing inquiry projects. What the amount of learning they have done this year is simply awesome. Below is just a sample of the displays and learning that took place. More pictures to come!

Exciting Fun Day!

The students had a great day trying out a variety of activities at our fun day. Three legged races, face painting, Aboriginal hand games, leaf painting, sack races and much more. The weather held off until the day was almost complete. Thank you to Mrs. Hollman for organizing this fabulous event and for all of the staff as they helped to make it a great success.