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Every Child Counts!


SenPokChin is built on the foundations of indigenous knowledge, the identity and pride of sqilxʷ people (The Okanagan People). We explore our interconnectedness to the land’s natural resources locally and globally. SenPokChin understands that indignous knowledge and collaboration is fundamental to future sustainability of the tmxʷulaʔxʷ (Earth).


It is the vision for SenPokChin to be the school of choice for the nk’mip people where the learning needs of all students are considered and parents and community members feel welcome. Our students have a strong desire to learn and have pride in their language, culture and heritage. Students are taught by dynamic, nurturing and qualified educators who support the First Nations philosophy of the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual development of the whole child. Relationships with student’s staff, parents and community are built on a foundation of respect, honor, caring and sustainability.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

There are many important terms that you and your child will be learning over the course of their experience in the Primary Years Programme. To help you better understand the new vocabulary and concepts, please click on the link below for more information.


Programme of Inquiry (POI)

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program is constructed using a transdisciplinary framework. Students learn the mandated BC Curriculum content areas (knowledge) through 6 main Inquiry Units which are themed under the headings: Who We Are, Where We Are in Time and Place, How We Express Ourselves, How We Organize, How the World Works and Sharing the Planet. Each unit is carefully constructed using the 5 essential elements of the PYP programme. For a closer look at Senpacqin’s POI, click on the link below.

Senpacqin POI 2017-2018

Parent Handbook

Clear communication is an important value that we hold at our school. The Parent Handbook has been designed as a tool to help you learn some of our structures and procedures within our learning environment. Please click on the link below to learn more.


Student Enrollment

2017-2018 Student Population = 83 Students

Junior Kindergarten (4yr olds) = 14 Students

Kindergarten Program (5yr olds) = 7 Students

Grade 1 = 13 Students

Grade 2/3 = 11 Students

Grade 4 = 13 Students

Grades 6/7 = 13 Students

Grades 6/7/8 = 12 Students