December 2014 Superintendent's Newsletter: What's New In The Saanich School District

Trustee Elections

On November 15, 2014 our school district experienced a very welcome first, in that in all four of our electoral zones we had candidates competing for seats on our Board of Education. Having no candidates acclaimed into positions is a sign of voter and community interest in public education, and for that we are all grateful.

Royal Oak students visit CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Royal Oak Middle School students had the opportunity to visit the CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier and learn about the discovery of Sir John Franklin's HMS Erebus.

2014 Trustee Election Results

2014 School Trustee election results were received on Saturday, November 15th, 2014. We are pleased to announce the following trustee representatives in the four areas that make up School District No. 63 (Saanich):

Central Saanich
Nancy Borden, Tim Dunford
District of Saanich
Victoria Martin, Wayne Hunter
North Saanich
Barb Menzies, Elsie McMurphy
Sidney
Jason Price

We welcome the newly elected trustees as our Board of Education for the upcoming year.

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.