4 day Outdoor Education Trip on the Sayward Lakes

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.

Information regarding inclement weather

To all parents/guardians and students in School District 63 (Saanich): 

In the event of snow, power outages or other major storms, please listen to CFAX 1070 or CBC Radio 90.5 for information on school closures and bus transportation.  Messages will be provided by newscasters from 6 am onward. We will also post messages on this website as early as possible. 

It is important to remember that if you hear no announcements, then it is likely schools are open and buses are running. 

We will let you know that one of the following options has been decided: 

Message from the Superintendent of Schools

As we approach Christmas holidays I want to extend my thanks and appreciation to all district employees for their continued work in support of the children and youth of our communities. We have had some challenging times in the last 2 years, but know that staff continue to keep the best interests of students at heart. If you support vulnerable students, we are so grateful for your work. If you transport children daily, thank you for being patient and for your skill. If you are embracing new teaching practices, we appreciate your efforts to move towards the future with a positive mindset.

Introducing openStudent

openStudent is a community-driven collaborative project by BC schools for BC schools.

Preparing for Graduation and Beyond: Career Pathways

It's been projected there will be 1 million+ skilled job openings in BC by about 2020. Helping prepare BC youth for these opportunities is a top priority for our government.

School District 63’s career pathways for students and parents website:  http://cpw.sd63.bc.ca/

Global Perspectives at Stelly's Secondary

This is the third year that Stelly's has been helping the village of Mankhu. Two years ago, it helped purchase land for a abused women in the Himalayas. Last March, 29 Grade 12 students from Stelly's traveled to Nepal to help build a shelter. By filling earthbags with dirt, flatting them into rectangles and connecting them with barbed wire, the students helped construct a 1200 square feet building with rooms for four families.

Ministry Announcement: New Kindergarten to Grade 9 Curriculum Framework for feedback

Parents and community are encouraged to go to https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/ in order to become familiar with the new proposed K-9 curriculum. To better understand the way changes are occurring it may be helpful to look at one of the subject areas. For example the website provides a sample of the new features in the area of Social Studies. The proposed Social Studies curriculum has four important new features: