General news and announcements

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
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.

We All Pull Together - Bayside Middle School Community Canoe Project

Bayside Middle School has embarked on a traditional Coast Salish canoe carving project that began in the spring 2014 and will continue throughout the 2014-15 school year. This project was designed as a way to share Coast Salish cultural values and teachings, and to bring alive the Education Enhancement Agreement in our school.

Bus Refunds Available

Refund cheques are available for pickup only at the School Board office on Keating Cross Rd due to the job action earlier this year.

Welcome Back!

We are delighted to be preparing for Monday September 22 as the first day of school. Our thanks go out to our teachers, support staff, administrators, parents and community partners for getting us through some difficult times to a place where we can look forward with optimism to another great year in Saanich.

Our first few days will be as described below. For greater detail and clarity please check your school's website.

Tentative Deal with Teachers - Announcement to Come re First Day Back

No matter what the weather holds, Tuesday, September 16th has dawned as a beautiful day. Mediator Vince Ready has announced that the BCTF and BCPSEA have reached a tentative deal, meaning that school can restart soon. We are all sorry that there has been a delay, but we can also appreciate the hard work of both parties as they struggled through the processes enabled by the labour code. The greatest struggle, of course, has been for students, families and our teaching staff, and we can't wait to have you all back in the same place doing what you love to do . . . learning and teaching.