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.
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.
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.
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.