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IT Department

30 March 2010
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Welcome to the Saanich School District Information Technology web page. Our mandate is to provide the most current, relevant and cost-effective technology in support of student learning and achievement. Saanich was a finalist for Canada's Smartest IT, was a finalist for the VIATeC Excellence and Innovation awards, was the winner of the Capital Regional District (CRD) 2012 Climate Action Award Non-Profit and a finalist for the BC Hydro PowerSmart 2012 Award for New Technology. We are proud to make a commitment for sustainability and environmental leadership.

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday
Help Desk Phone: (250) 652-7336
Help Desk Email: helpdesk@sd63.bc.ca
The Hub Website: The Hub

At School District No. 63 we have a well-developed, resourced and collaborative district Technology Plan. This plan represents Current IT Department projects which include:

IT Department Major Projects
Project Name Anticipated Completion Date
Enhancing new District Web Page On-going
New District Technology Plan Completed & continually being updated
District IT Staff
Gregg Ferrie Director of Information Technology
Bonita Hannesson Data Coordinator
Herman Kolkema Systems Analyst
Robert Pang Systems Analyst
Ryan Perkins Programmer Analyst
Pascal Raven Help Desk Coordinator
Brock Simmonds District Technology Coordinator
Ryan Tandy Programmer Analyst

We will strive to post information and details on each of these projects on our web page and answer any questions or comments regarding these initiatives.

I would be pleased to answer any questions regarding our district initiatives.

Gregg Ferrie

Director of Information Technology, MSc-IS, ICP, ITCP

(250) 652-7311

District IT Coord

Brock Simmonds is the District Technology Coordinator. Please refer to his web page for  more information regarding the support and services he offers.

Diskless Clients

The Diskless Client Implementation was completed by the summer of 2012 at all elementary, middle and secondary schools. Updates to the system are cotinuous and on-going.

What is Open Source?

What is Thin (or diskless) Client?

What is Linux?

What is Ubuntu?

The Hub

This area will provide access for schools to resources and materials which will help in the administration of school Moodle web pages. As well it will provide resources for lab assistants, school technology support people and teachers regarding the creation of courses and curricular resources.


What is Moodle?

Moodle Book Online

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Please contact the Information Technology department Help Desk for assistance.You can look up his Moodle site for information regarding a wide range of Technology related topics.  Please click here.