District Overview

Our mission statement includes two central messages:

  1. Working together: collaboration with partners in education is essential for a positive, productive and progressive environment in which to work and learn.
  2. Quality: a quality educational experience is our mandate, which means focusing on student achievement and safety, as well as providing engaging and fun experiences for students, including a variety of program choices.

Regional Diversity

As a progressive school district with opportunities for advancement, this is a great place to work. It is a great place to live, too, with skiing at Sun Peaks, outdoor recreation at countless lakes and provincial parks, over 2,000 hours of sunshine each year, four seasons without extremes (-7 °C in January, 28°C in July) and an affordable cost of living.

Kamloops/Thompson School District employs teachers, educational leaders, management, and support staff in the communities of: Kamloops, Chase, Barriere, Logan Lake, Clearwater, Savona, Westwold, and Blue River.

Specialty Programs

Programs of note include:

  • French immersion (K-12)
  • Montessori (K-6)
  • A fine arts school of choice (K-11)
  • BC’s only science & technology school of choice (K-7)
  • McQueen Lake Environmental Education Centre
  • Trades and technology training
  • Support for teachers (mentorship, curriculum coordinators, wellness)
  • Many district events for students,
  • Support for First Nations students.

Community Culture

There is a positive energy that fills the Kamloops/Thompson region: a passion for sports and the outdoors, a creative flair for arts and culture, intellectual rigour at Thompson Rivers University, a healthy work/life balance and a casual style that’s up to date, but low stress.

Draw for Employees

Kamloops has the services of a major centre, with a professional arts scene, a university, shopping, parks, and athletics galore! We also offer the best of a small city: 80,000 friendly people and a maximum 15-minute drive across town.

Our rural communities are warm and friendly small towns set amidst the most beautiful scenery of BC’s interior.

Salary and Benefits

Teachers typically receive a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • medical, dental, and extended health plans;
  • group life insurance benefits;
  • teachers’ pension;
  • extended health benefits for dependents of deceased employees;
  • accidental disability insurance;
  • salary indemnity plan benefit;
  • supplemental employment benefits on maternity leave;
  • employee and family assistance programs.

Allowances

Teachers in positions with special responsibilities, e.g. department heads, teacher consultants, teacher coordinators, counsellors, psychologists, alternate school teachers, speech pathologists, may receive a financial allowance of $2,000-$4,000 annually.

Teachers working in remote and rural schools may also receive a recruitment allowance, and an annual retention allowance. Learn more about teacher salaries with the Salary Finder tool.

For specific details about Kamloops/Thompson’s compensation, salary, and benefits, please refer to their collective agreement.

District Map

Working together for quality public education