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Principal's Message


Welcome to Naramata Elementary School. Our school community strives to maintain a safe, positive learning environment based on mutual respect and trust. It is a place where students feel a strong sense of belonging and are encouraged to develop and grow socially, emotionally, and academically. Our students achieve because they:


  • feel included and appreciated by peers and teachers
  • are respected for their different abilities, cultures, gender, interests and dreams
  • are actively involved in their own learning
  • have positive expectations from others that they will succeed.

We are also very proud of the strong connections between the school and the Naramata community and we must always remember the statement that “it takes a village to raise a child.” With this shared partnership between our students, staff, parents, and the community, the students of Naramata School are the ones who reap the benefits.

Effective communication is essential to our school. The school “keeps in touch” in a variety of ways, through:

·   student planners

·      newsletters & emails

·   information notices

·      assemblies

·   formal & informal interviews

·      our school website

·   local media
(in collaboration with PAC)

·      telephone calls, including “Positive Principal” calls


As parents, you can get “in touch” with the school with any question, suggestion, concern or appreciation through:

·   student planners

·      emails, notes or letters

·   telephone calls

·      contacting the PAC or School Planning Council


The participation of all partners is critical to the operation of Naramata School and ultimately to the success of each of our students. Whether you participate in the Parent Advisory Council, as a volunteer, or as a supportive community member, your involvement and support is appreciated.

Naramata School staff feels fortunate to be part of a school community that is so generous of its time and commitment to its youth. Together, we will provide an exciting, dynamic, well-rounded curriculum for the students of Naramata.

Mr. Redden