Flag Half-Masting - In Recognition of the Kamloops Tragedy

In recognition of the discovery of at least 215 Indigenous children buried at a former residential school near Kamloops, all Canada and BC flags will be lowered to half-mast until Mon July 12, 2021.

General news and announcements

Saanich IB Diploma Program Information Session Feb 13th, 7pm, Parkland Secondary School

Admission Open

Dream Big - Work Hard

Parkland Secondary School

Come visit Parkland Secondary School on Feb 13th at 7pm (rescheduled from the snow day) to find out more about this world class program that is designed particularly for those students who want to be well prepared for university and who are interested in an internationally oriented education here in BC.


Free Workshop: Parents as Education and Career Coaches

COPACS and the Saanich School District proudly invite you to attend a free seminar for parents! 

Please join us on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 6:30 pm at Stelly's Secondary School for an informative and interactive session to help parents and guardians navigate the new world of career options open to students!

Please click here for more information.

Kindergarten French Immersion Lottery - Registration Information

Due to the popularity of the French Immersion program and limited space, a placement process using a lottery system will be used for new FI Kindergarten registrations.

There will be an information meeting for all parents interested in registering for Kindergarten French Immersion at 6pm on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Deep Cove Elementary.

Registration requests received at your FI catchment school during Kindergarten Registration Week Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31, 2020 will be included in the lottery.

The lottery will follow Saanich Schools enrolling priorities:

Kindergarten Registration - for Fall 2020

January 27 - January 31, 2020

Kindergarten Information Evening:

January 22, 2020 7 - 8:30pm
Keating Elementary
6843 Central Saanich Rd, Victoria, V8Z 5V4

Update for Community Use Bookings

All prior Community Use events previously booked before the job action will continue as usual starting Monday, November 18, 2019.

Support Staff Bargaining Update – November 17, 2019

The Board is very pleased to report that the agreement has now been ratified by both CUPE 441 and the Board of Education.

This ratified agreement is consistent with the province’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate and reflects the following changes in relation to the employer’s previous offer tabled on November 5th and published on November 6, 2019.

  1. CHANGE - Article 27.05 (Banding) – The ratified agreement reflects option 1 for banding as was tabled September 13, 2019, versus option 2 tabled on November 5, 2019. With this change, the number of bands remains the same, but the placement of the bands differs slightly.  For most positions, this results in small changes to the wage increases. With option 1, the percentage wage increase for education assistants (job 51) increases to 13.0% over the life of the collective agreement (versus 12.8% with banding option 2).
  2. NEW - Letter of Understanding (LOU) 28 Unallocated JE Funds – in the event the provincial joint job evaluation committee allocates excess job evaluation funds to the district, this LOU clarifies that the district and union will meet to discuss allocation of those funds prior to distribution.
  3. NEW - Letter of Understanding (LOU) 29 Employee Strike Support – This LOU clarifies that the provisions of Appendix A of the Provincial Framework Agreement will continue to apply to members of CUPE 441.
  4. NEW - Letter from BCPSEA to CUPE 441 - in this letter BCPSEA has agreed to make certain recommendations to the provincial joint job evaluation (JE) committee, clarifying how BCPSEA expects the job evaluation process will be conducted.