General news and announcements

School District No 63 wins CRD EcoStar 2012 Award for Climate Action - Non-Profit

The Capital Regional District (CRD) EcoStar Climate Action Award - Non-Profit

Climate change demands a whole new approach to the way we live and do business in the Capital Region. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and focusing on future-friendly policies, programs and technologies is vital for healthy and vibrant and resilient communities.

TASK Program Wins National Award

The TASK (Trade Awareness, Skills and Knowledge) Program has won a national award from Ashoka Changemakers for "innovation in career and workplace learning with Aboriginal students."

Celebrating North Saanich Middle School

May 24, 2012 was a special day in the Saanich School District as we hosted the opening ceremony for the new replacement North Saanich Middle School. This $23 million facility is built for 21st century learning and has been custom-built as a developmentally appropriate school for 11-14 year old middle level learners.

North Saanich Middle School Grand Opening Tours

Grand Opening Public Tours:

Thursday May 24: 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Friday May 25: 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Diskless clients and open source software saving energy & hundreds of thousands of dollars

The challenge districts are now facing is how to provide cost-effective, relevant, current, sustainable, environmentally conscious and ubiquitous access to resources that work for today's educational outcomes and simultaneously anticipate the future. School district technology plans are usually developed around a three to five year cycle to anticipate funding, resourcing, planning, implementation and professional development opportunities.