Welcome to the community of Diamond Vale Elementary where we strive to

"Be the Best We Can Be"!

Working together with our parent community, we strive to offer each child a safe and supportive environment in which to foster the intellectual development of each child, develop and strengthen talents and build the skills necessary for a happy and productive life. We aim to educate the hearts and minds of our school community.


Find our new PIZZA WEDNESDAYS order form and the most recent HOT LUNCH order form under the Parent Info tab, then Hot lunch orders!


Principal: Mr. Kevin McGifford

Secretary: Mrs. Angela Russell

Phone: 250-378-2514

Address: 2675 Coldwater Ave, Merritt, BC V1K 1B2

First Bell: 8:25 am

Recess: 10:10-10:25 am

Lunch: 12:05-1:00 pm

School Finishes: 2:30 pm

Attendance Information

  • Our school uses Automated Student Absence Reporting (Safe Arrival) to help ensure the safety of our children. If your child is going to be late, absent or leaving early please let us know by calling 1-844-434-8117 before 9:00 a.m. You can also report child absence on line at go.schoolmessenger.ca or using the school messenger app.
  • It is important that you update the school when your contact information changes.
  • We would like you to call the school prior to 2:00pm if you have a message for your child regarding after school pick-up.
    Please call the office if you would like to arrange a meeting with your child's teacher.

School Calendar

Spring Book Fair @ Diamond Vale Elementary Library
Mar 2 @ 8:30 am – Mar 5 @ 2:30 pm

Come to the School Library for the Spring Book Fair. You are sure to find something fantastic for the entire family!

Book Fair Hours:

Mon, Tues, Wed Thurs: 8am to 8:30am

Mon, Tues, Wed: 12:25-1:00 and 2:30-2:50


Hot Lunch Program
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Hot Lunch Program
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Science Fair @ DV Gymnasium
Mar 4 all-day
Pizza Wednesday
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Hot Lunch Program
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Neufeld Order pick-up @ Diamond Vale Elementary School
Mar 5 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Report Cards Go Home Today
Mar 6 all-day
Hot Lunch Program
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Hot Lunch Program
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm