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Principal's Message

​Updated A​ugust 2023

Dear Davidson Road families,

My name is Rob Aviani, and I am the proud principal of Davidson Elementary School. We acknowledge that we are learning together on the unceded, Traditional territory of the Okanagan, Syilx, people. DRE is an amazing school community. We have wonderful students, a dedicated staff, and very supportive families. I am grateful to be able to serve as principal of this school.

I am lucky to work alongside our new vice principal, Marlo Konneke. Together, we welcome all our new and returning students and families. It will be so exciting to see everyone's faces again and make some new friends. We are so glad that you all are joining us for a great year of connection and learning. Please know that parents and families are always welcome at Davidson Road Elementary School.

DRE has a tremendous staff. We thank our teachers, CEAs, custodians, and support staff for their efforts in providing a connected, caring, and safe learning environment for all students.

At Davidson Road Elementary, we believe that learning is an ongoing, personalized journey which takes patience and time. Meaningful learning happens in a sage environment where we can take risks and learn from our mistakes. This journey is supported by collaboration, curiosity, reflection, and our relationships with others. With this belief in mind, we work together on our three learning priorities: literacy, numeracy, and social responsibility.

We welcome back our wonderful Parent Advisory Council (PAC) to the new school year. The PAC's work is instrumental in making a wide variety of learning opportunities available to our students. We thank PAC president Jensine Mehlsen and the rest of our PAC executive for their help in funding field trips, cultural activities, and the construction of our Outdoor Learning Space. We encourage all parents to learn more about the PAC by visiting the PAC section of our school's website.

Our school updates families through our weekly email newsletter. We encourage families to stay informed. If you would ever like to connect with me, please do not hesitate to reach out by email or phone.

All the best,


Rob Aviani