As 2020 draws to a close, schools in Saanich are about to embark on the winter break and it gives me, on behalf of your Board of Education, the opportunity to express, with humility and respect, our gratitude for and confidence in all your efforts, and to offer best wishes for a relaxing and restorative holiday.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a highly sought-after rigorous academic program for students in grades 11 and 12. Please join us for a virtual information evening on Wednesday, January 13th at 7 pm. You can register by emailing
. You can also find out more about this program by going to http://www.parklandib.ca/ or to https://www.ibo.org/. Parkland has an IB prep program at the grade 9 and 10 level as well so this information session would be relevant for students going into grades 9, 10, or 11 in September 2021.
Following the completion of a catchment boundary review with community consultation, on November 18, 2020, the Board of Education approved the implementation of the following catchment boundary changes for the 2021/22 school year:
move study areas A1 and A2 to the Lochside Elementary catchment;
move study area C to the Brentwood Elementary catchment;
move study area D to the Cordova Bay Elementary catchment; and
move study area E to the Lochside Elementary catchment.
More information regarding the study areas and the catchment boundary review can be found in the attached materials. For additional information, enquiries can be sent to
Parkland Track 2021 is a community lead initiative to replace the running track at Parkland Secondary, which is at the end of its life, with a new 8 lane track and soccer field. For more information on this initiative to create a competition quality athletics facility for the community, please visit https://www.parklandtrack2021.com/.
Saanich School District Seeks Community Input for School Catchment Boundary Review
The Saanich School District is seeking community input to inform a school catchment boundary review. The purpose of the review is to address imbalance between school capacities and catchment populations in the southern zone of the district, and to consider other catchment boundary issues that may exist in the district.
To balance school capacities with catchment populations, the district completed a study identifying options to add capacity where possible, and to adjust catchment boundaries where necessary