About Drinkwater


We welcome all families to an exciting school year at Drinkwater Elementary. We look forward to getting to know you and your children and to work collaboratively for the benefit of all students. The dedicated, professional teachers and staff, at our school, strive to meet the learning needs of all our learners on a daily basis.

Drinkwater School is also fortunate to have a fully developed extra curricular program, which gives children the opportunity to participate in field hockey, volleyball, cross-country, track and field and soccer as well as musical productions. We encourage our students to work and play together co-operatively, modeling responsible and respectful behaviour.

We strive to build a strong sense of school community with high parent involvement. When we work together, we are able to achieve higher results and provide a variety of extra activities for our students.Together we can make a difference.

Drinkwater School is named after Mr. William Drinkwater, one of the original settlers of the Cowichan Valley. He was Reeve of the Municipality of North Cowichan for two terms: 1878-1879 and 1888-1893. Our school was originally built in 1968, and has since been renovated twice. It is currently undergoing a seismic upgrade.

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