Message from the Saanich Board of Education

Welcome to the Saanich School District where the Board of Education, staff, parents and community work together to support student success. We are looking forward to another year of growth and opportunity for our students, supporting professional successes for our staff, and a continuation of our ongoing partnership as with parents and community.

The Saanich Board of Education appreciates our community's strong support for students and our schools and encourages you to get involved. There are many ways you can participate:

Helen Gemmrich - National French Immersion Poetry Contest Winner

Helen Gemmrich, from the French Immersion Program at Stelly's Secondary, was honoured with a trip to Québec for writing the best French poem across Canada by a French Immersion student. She recited her poem in front of poets from around the world at the opening ceremony of the International Francophone Poetry Festival. Congratulations Helen!

West Coast Trail and the Nitinat Triangle - Outdoor place based education at Stelly's Secondary

Outdoor place based education is part of the culture at Stelly's Secondary. The Outdoor Pursuits classes from Stelly's have taken many trips in its 35 year history. Destinations on Vancouver Island have included the Juan de Fuca Trail and Cape Scott, but the main two that Stelly's chooses to focus on are the Sayward Lakes and the West Coast Trail/Nitinat Triangle. Both trips involve hiking and canoeing in the beautiful, rugged and, in some cases, very isolated outdoors.

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2015 Information Evening

Be Informed... Be Involved... Learn About...

Engaging learners through play.
Optimal learning environments for the success of every child.
Beginning literacy, language and numeracy development.
Kindergarten experiences.
Opportunities to be involved at school.
French Immersion option (K - 12)

Kindergarten Information Evening
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7pm- 8:30pm
Sidney Elementary School
2281 Henry Avenue, Sidney, V8L 2A8

December 2014 Superintendent's Newsletter: What's New In The Saanich School District

Trustee Elections

On November 15, 2014 our school district experienced a very welcome first, in that in all four of our electoral zones we had candidates competing for seats on our Board of Education. Having no candidates acclaimed into positions is a sign of voter and community interest in public education, and for that we are all grateful.