Where to from here? BC's Graduation Program

Cordova Bay Elementary School and Parkland Secondary School Seismic Project Agreements

The Board is pleased to announce that the district has entered into a project agreement to commence a seismic upgrade on Cordova Bay Elementary School. Additionally, the Board is also pleased report that the seismic work at Parkland Secondary School that was approved in January 2015 is well underway.

We are excited to be moving forward with these projects. These upgrades are a key part to ensuring the safety and security of our children, employees, and assets through increased resistance to seismic activity.

Flipped Learning in SD63

Melanie Paas and Michelle Shuck, two biology teachers at Claremont Secondary, have embraced using flipped classroom methods to support teaching and learning in their classrooms. Flipped Learning, which has also been called inverted learning and reverse instruction, is a means for them to shift from a traditional lecture-based, teacher-centered course to an interactive, discussion-based course where the teacher is a guide on the side.

Message from the Saanich Board of Education

Welcome to the Saanich School District where the Board of Education, staff, parents and community work together to support student success. We are looking forward to another year of growth and opportunity for our students, supporting professional successes for our staff, and a continuation of our ongoing partnership as with parents and community.

The Saanich Board of Education appreciates our community's strong support for students and our schools and encourages you to get involved. There are many ways you can participate:

Helen Gemmrich - National French Immersion Poetry Contest Winner

Helen Gemmrich, from the French Immersion Program at Stelly's Secondary, was honoured with a trip to Québec for writing the best French poem across Canada by a French Immersion student. She recited her poem in front of poets from around the world at the opening ceremony of the International Francophone Poetry Festival. Congratulations Helen!