General news and announcements

The Saanich Board of Education is pleased to announce that bus fees have been eliminated

Last week, the Ministry of Education announced that additional funding will be provided to allow school districts to eliminate transportation fees or to improve services. Following this funding announcement, the Board of Education has approved the elimination of transportation fees for Saanich students beginning with the upcoming school year.

2015 Carbon Neutral Action Report

School District #63 is committed to a sustainable future for our students and has a goal to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 33% by 2020. GHG emissions were reduced by 2.3% in 2015 for a total reduction of 23% over the past three years. Details of the energy conservation projects completed in 2015 to achieve this reduction and plans for future energy conservation initiatives are summarized in the attached 2015 Carbon Neutral Action Report.

New Graduation Program and New Assessment Protocols

As part of its ongoing commitment to transforming K-12 curriculum and assessment, the Ministry of Education has announced its plans for the new Graduation Program and assessment protocols for students in grades 10-12.  With the new curriculum for K-9 already in place and mandatory for all students starting in September, these announcements provide more substance for the grade 10-12 program which is coming in next year and mandatory in 2017/18. 

Rain, rain go away: new roof for Bayside Middle school

A much-needed new roof at Bayside Middle school will soon be a reality thanks to $6.1 million in provincial funding.

The Saanich School District is contributing $1 million to the $7.1 million project.

The new roofing project will include new skylights and windows, new insulation and roof drains, as well as the removal of and replacement of mechanical and electrical systems affected by the work.

The project is proposed to be completed in two phases:

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Royal Oak School

We are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Royal Oak School. We cordially invite you to attend our Showcase Open House on Friday, May 13th from 2:00 - 3:00 pm and the Official Ceremonies on Saturday, May 14th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Alumni, former faculty and staff, all School District 63 employees, and members of the community are invited to join us to view the unveiling of a commemorative plaque, the blessing of our First Nations Welcome Pole, viewing of school historical artifacts, a video presentation, as well as many other special events.