General news and announcements

Partial Teacher Lockout Starting May 26

As parents are aware, teachers are staging a one day strike on Tuesday, May 27. As a result of this action, the BC Public Schools Employers' Association has implemented a partial lockout of teachers starting Monday, May 26 that will have some effect on schools in the upcoming days. The lockout does not affect the instructional day and extra-curricular activities may occur as usual.

BC Teachers Strike Action and Recess

Dear parents and students in the Saanich School District community,

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: