General news and announcements

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.

School Districts sign up for Saanich software

Two Vancouver Island school districts have jumped on board to help the Saanich district build a computer system for tracking student registrations, attendance, grades and other records. Read the full article in the Times Colonist.

Anxiety in Children and Youth Information Evening for Parents - Tuesday, March 5, 2012


  1. Anxiety in Children & Youth:  A General Overview
  2. How We Support Anxious Kids in the School Setting
  3. BC Force, Parent Support & Advocacy


Tuesday, March 5th,7:00pm–9:00pm


Learning Commons at Clarement Secondary School
4980 Wesley Road, Victoria, BC

Please RSVP to Tina Pierik

Talking to your kids about tragedy!

Students: New online tool for reporting bullying

The Province of British Columbia has set up a safe anonymous way for students to report bullying. School Counsellors will review these reports and do everything possible to find a solution.

The Institute for Global Solutions

The Institute for Global Solutions, a first in British Columbia, is more than an academic offering. It's an entirely new way of thinking.

The IGS, which launched in September 2012 at Claremont Secondary School, is an innovative program intended to encourage students to explore pressing global challenges. The project-based curriculum is designed to equip students with tools and experiences to address the unprecedented environmental and humanitarian challenges of the 21st century, from poverty reduction to climate change and urbanization to sustainable energy.

Innovation and 21st Century Learning in Saanich

2012-2013 is a very exciting year for the Saanich School District. With funds provided by the government in its roll-out of the recently announced BC Education Plan, we have established an Innovation Team whose responsibility it will be to enable, support and share innovative practices and personalized learning throughout the district.