Terry Fox Run at Royal Oak Middle School

Royal Oak Middle School students were excited for the Annual Terry Fox run held on October 21st and October 22nd. Almost 600 students, across grades 6, 7, and 8 ran in support of Terry Fox and his quest to help cure cancer.

Looking Forward with Hope and Confidence

At the writing of this newsletter we are one month into the school year and from all reports settling in very nicely after an uncertain and late start. Classes are well underway and our teachers, support staff and administrators continue to focus on supporting children in establishing patterns of success and building strong and positive social groups. To parents we express our appreciation to all of you for your patience as routines continue to be developed and school expectations continue to be reinforced.

We All Pull Together - Bayside Middle School Community Canoe Project

Bayside Middle School has embarked on a traditional Coast Salish canoe carving project that began in the spring 2014 and will continue throughout the 2014-15 school year. This project was designed as a way to share Coast Salish cultural values and teachings, and to bring alive the Education Enhancement Agreement in our school.

Bus Refunds Available

Refund cheques are available for pickup only at the School Board office on Keating Cross Rd due to the job action earlier this year.

A Bit Late, But a Stellar Start

To the credit of our staff, students and parents, Saanich schools are flying. I've had the chance to visit all of our schools and have seen students focused and engaged in ways that normally would take a couple of weeks to become evident. Students have clearly been chomping at the bit, and they appear to be happy to be back. The same can be said of our teachers and support staff, and our administrators, having been in and working hard to get things ready, should be proud of the work that they have done to prepare schools for the rapid re-start.