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.


  • Please make sure that you call the school when your child is going to be absent.
  • It is important that you update the school when your contact information changes.
  • Please call prior to 2:00pm if you have a message for your child regarding after school pick-up.
  • As students are dismissed at the outside doors, parents please wait outside to avoid hallway congestion.
  • Please call the office if you would like to arrange a meeting with your child's teacher.

First: 8:25 am

Recess: 10:10-10:25 am

Lunch: 12:05-1:00 pm

End: 2:30 pm

News and Events

Diamond Vale Elementary--Open House-- 5pm-6:30 pm

Please be sure to pop by Diamond Vale this afternoon!  We will be holding our open house this afternoon.  Free Hot dogs!!  Join your children for our annual scavenger hunt!  See you this afternoon... [more]

Parent Advisory Committee

Diamond Vale PAC is looking for more parents to help out!  If you are interested in becomming part our PAC, please let us know!! email either kmcgifford@365.sd58.bc.ca or lyurkowski@365.sd58.bc.ca Thank you! [more]

BASIC Supply list for September

Please only purchase these supplies (click link) for September.  Your child's teacher will then give a list of what else it is that they will need.   Have a great Summer!      Basic Supply list [more]

Principal: Mr. Kevin McGifford

Secretary: Mrs. Lori Yurkowski

Phone: 250-378-2514

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

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