"We gratefully acknowledge that we work, play, and learn on the traditional territory of the Okanagan/sylix people."
It is my distinct pleasure to be the Principal of Mount Boucherie Secondary School, located on the traditional territory of the Okanagan people. I am very proud to see all of the great opportunities that exist for students at our school. Mount Boucherie, as the only Secondary School in West Kelowna, and as the only Secondary School for the Westside feeder schools in the Central Okanagan Public Schools, thrives on providing a comprehensive educational experience for all. Our school is a welcoming place, and our staff and students create an environment that allows all people - students, staff, family, and community partners - to find their own niche within Mount Boucherie.
Every year, our school has a theme that we use to bring our students together to celebrate the great achievements that occur at Mount Boucherie. This year, our theme is "Passport to the World!" We want all of our students to recognize that they all have potential to be anything they want, and through their efforts that they can change the world! Everyone's unique personality, ancestry, and characteristics should be acknowledged as postively influencing our ways of life. We are proud of the diversity of our students, and feel that all of our students should be recognized and celebrated in their own distinct ways.
At Mount Boucherie, we are proud to be a uniting factor for the four distinct areas of the Westside of Kelowna - West Kelowna, the District of Peachland, the Regional District of the Central Okanagan, and the Westbank First Nation. As well, we gladly welcome over 140 International students from approximately 25 countries - we truly do value our connections to the rest of the world! We are hoping that all students enjoy the educational and extra-curricular activities that Mount Boucherie offers, and that all of our students gain the necessary skills to allow them to prepare for a successful future.
At Mount Boucherie Secondary, our goal is to prepare our students for their futures, and let them use their "Passports to the World" to provide them with opportunities to follow their passions and create a future of which they can be proud.