Community Meeting October 27 - Ministry Reporting Initiative: Preparing Students for Success

Parents want to be involved in their child’s education, and they want to know more about their child’s progress. As part of updating and modernizing our education system, the Ministry of Education is looking for input from parents to guide the development of the reporting approach for students in kindergarten to Grade 9 so parents have a better understanding of their child’s progress.

100 Years of Loss Exhibit

100 Years of Loss: The Residential School System in Canada Mobile Exhibition is on loan from the Legacy of Hope Foundation and will be in our secondary schools throughout October.

Open to the public for viewing:

Saanich Peninsula ArtSea Festival Fundraising Events - Friday, October 21

The ArtSea Festival is an annual fundraising event which provides invaluable support for the 'Arts in the Schools' Program in School District 63 (Saanich) through the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula.

Please come along to the ArtSea Celebration and Studio Tour Kick Off on Friday night from 6 to 10 p.m. and enjoy an evening of live music, dancing and art as well as a silent auction! This event is hosted at the McTavish Academy of Art. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased on their website:

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,