Welcome to the 2012/13 school year

We are all excited about what will be another year of success and engagement for our students, families, employees and communities. We are extremely proud of our cultures that ensures successes for all children. There are many reasons why parents want their children in Saanich and why our employees choose to work and live in our community, including our atmosphere of pervasive caring and our history of high standards and strong performance. I encourage you to explore this website and, more importantly, get to know our schools and what they have to offer.

TASK Program Wins National Award

The TASK (Trade Awareness, Skills and Knowledge) Program has won a national award from Ashoka Changemakers for "innovation in career and workplace learning with Aboriginal students."

Celebrating North Saanich Middle School

May 24, 2012 was a special day in the Saanich School District as we hosted the opening ceremony for the new replacement North Saanich Middle School. This $23 million facility is built for 21st century learning and has been custom-built as a developmentally appropriate school for 11-14 year old middle level learners.

North Saanich Middle School Grand Opening Tours

Grand Opening Public Tours:

Thursday May 24: 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Friday May 25: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

May/June 2012 Newsletter

In this issue of the Superintendent's Newsletter:

  • Supporting Our Teachers
  • Thanking our Administrators and Support Staff
  • Balanced Budget and Two-Week Spring Break
  • Student Leadership and Free the Children

Balanced 2012/13 Budget and Two-Week Spring Break

At its special public meeting of Wednesday May 2, 2012 the Board of Education passed a balanced budget for 2012/13. In Saanich we continue to face ongoing challenges due to the effect of the funding formula on declining enrolment districts, but we appreciate that those challenges are offset to a degree by what is known as "funding protection".