General news and announcements

Important Message to the Saanich Community

On Thursday afternoon, the BC Teachers' Federation provided notice of strike action to begin on Wednesday, April 23. The BCTF has been in contract negotiations with the BC Public Schools Employers' Association and the parties have been unable to reach an agreement on salary increases, class size limits and other items.

Saanich Police helps Royal Oak take a stand against bullying

Saanich Police came out in full force to support Pink Shirt Day on February 26th at Royal Oak Middle School. Both ROMS and Saanich Police work together to take a firm stand on Bullying!

Message to the Saanich School District Community

At the February 12, 2014 meeting of the Saanich Board of Education, Trustees agreed to share information related to the recent BC Supreme Court ruling and its effect on the Saanich School District. The public is now aware that the court ruled in favour of the BC Teachers' Federation in its contention that the removal of class size and composition language from 2002 Collective Agreement and further class size legislation established in 2011 were invalid.

Bring Awareness to Bullying

Bullying is an issue in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. On February 26, 2014, wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere.

This idea comes from two incredible Nova Scotia high school students. Here is a snippet of the Globe and Mail article which inspired pink shirt days across Canada:

Secondary Showcase Evenings

The Saanich School District is pleased to invite students, parents and community members to our Secondary Showcase Evenings.

4 day Outdoor Education Trip on the Sayward Lakes

Outdoor place based education is part of the culture at Stelly's Secondary. The Outdoor Pursuits classes from Stelly's have taken many trips in its 35 year history. Destinations on Vancouver Island have included the Juan de Fuca Trail and Cape Scott, but the main two that Stelly's chooses to focus on are the Sayward Lakes and the West Coast Trail/Nitinat Triangle. Both trips involve hiking and canoeing in the beautiful, rugged and, in some cases, very isolated outdoors.

Introducing openStudent

openStudent is a community-driven collaborative project by BC schools for BC schools.