New Keating Nature Playground

Keating Elementary School celebrated the grand opening of their Nature Playground on September 22nd with great fanfare! Thanks to the Peninsula Co-Op and Garden City Tree & Landscape who made this project possible through their generous donations. Festivities included a "Barn"-B-Que, Panorama inflatables, face painting and a ribbon cutting ceremony. It was a true celebration of the strength of our community.

Welcome to the 2016/17 school year.

We are all excited about what will be another year of success and engagement for our students, families, employees and communities. We are extremely proud of our culture that ensures successes for all children. There are many reasons why parents want their children in Saanich and why our employees choose to work and live in our community, including our atmosphere of pervasive caring and our history of high standards and strong performance. I encourage you to explore this website and, more importantly, get to know our schools and what they have to offer. If you are already in the Saanich family, welcome back; if you are joining us for the first time, we can't wait to get to know you.

Best wishes,

The Saanich Board of Education is pleased to announce that bus fees have been eliminated

Last week, the Ministry of Education announced that additional funding will be provided to allow school districts to eliminate transportation fees or to improve services. Following this funding announcement, the Board of Education has approved the elimination of transportation fees for Saanich students beginning with the upcoming school year.

2015 Carbon Neutral Action Report

School District #63 is committed to a sustainable future for our students and has a goal to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 33% by 2020. GHG emissions were reduced by 2.3% in 2015 for a total reduction of 23% over the past three years. Details of the energy conservation projects completed in 2015 to achieve this reduction and plans for future energy conservation initiatives are summarized in the attached 2015 Carbon Neutral Action Report.