General news and announcements

TASK - Trades Awareness Skills and Knowledge - SD63 Saanichton Community Learning Centre

The TASK training program was launched this fall at our SD63 Saanichton Community Learning Centre.

TASK is a 5 month career program, (semester one) designed to introduce students to a wide array of trade awareness activities. Students participate in a series of technical training modules that examine some of the following trade areas:

Terry Fox Run at Royal Oak Middle School

All students of Royal Oak Middle School participated in the 33rd annual Terry Fox run on Thursday, September 26th. Students wore red and white to demonstrate their support and each were challenged to bring in $2 to support cancer research. The grade 8 leadership studies students helped support this successful event.

Marine Restoration and Boat Repair at Parkland Secondary

The Marine Restoration and Boat Repair Academy at Parkland Secondary was recently featured in <em>Taproot,</em> a local newsletter produced by Parkland alumni Jan and Lars Nielsen (owners of West Wind Hardwood Inc. in Sidney) and Lars' wife Shelley. Thanks for the local support!

Important Mesage to Parents, Students, and Staff Regarding the District Email System

This past week the district was hit with another phishing attack on our email system. As a result the district email system has been denied service by several email providers including Shaw. Schools and teachers will not be able to send email to parents and students who have Shaw accounts until the 25th of April. If you need to communicate with your school or teacher it will be necessary to phone the school directly until email services have been restored.

Earth Week Challenge

Earth Week Energy activities include:

  • Monday: Lights out lunch day
  • Tuesday: Power down day
  • Wednesday: Warm up with Harlem Shake
  • Thursday: Sustainable transportation day
  • Friday: Sweater and toque day

Activities and days may vary slightly between schools.

At the end of the week we invite students and district staff to fill out the Earth Week ENERGY Challenge Survey.