BC Teachers Strike Action and Recess

Dear parents and students in the Saanich School District community,

Superintendent’s Newsletter April/May 2014

Teacher Bargaining

Important Message to the Saanich Community

On Thursday afternoon, the BC Teachers' Federation provided notice of strike action to begin on Wednesday, April 23. The BCTF has been in contract negotiations with the BC Public Schools Employers' Association and the parties have been unable to reach an agreement on salary increases, class size limits and other items.

Mount Albert Edward - Outdoor Pursuits 11 - Stelly's Secondary

Every spring at Stelly's Secondary, Outdoor Pursuits 11 students go to Strathcona Park on Vancouver Island for a 4 day trek in the snow to attempt to summit Mt. Albert Edward.  Check out the Mt. Albert Edward - Outdoor Pursuits 11 Photo Gallery and the video below highlighting the experiences of students.

Public Budget Consultation and Special Budget Board Meeting

Public Budget Consultation Meeting 
on Wednesday , April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. 
at Bayside Middle School - Multipurpose Room 

Special Budget Board Meeting 
on Wednesday , April 30th at 7:00 p.m. 
at the School Board Office - Board Room 

Rails to Relevance - Claremont Secondary

50 students and their teachers from Claremont Secondary's Institute for Global Solutions, as well as, Saanich-Gulf Islands MP, Elizabeth May, and Saanich South MLA, Lana Popham travelled to Parliament Hill aboard a VIA rail train across Canada.


Spring Break - school closure March 8th-23rd

During the week of March 8th to 16th, SD 63  facilities are closed to all staff and community users.  Aside from security and some very specific emergent requirements, there will be no access to any district sites.  This is the closure period established by the Board of Education and the full shut-down is mandatory for those days.  The School Board Office will reopen March 17th.

Have a restful and enjoyable 2 week break.