General news and announcements

Parent Involvement Meeting November 2nd

Parent Advisory Council executives from across the district, along with school administrators, district staff and trustees will meet for the annual gathering of school communities on:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(gathering and connecting at 6:45 p.m.)
Bayside Middle School
1101 Newton Place
Brentwood Bay

This year we will discuss:

Community Meeting October 27 - Ministry Reporting Initiative: Preparing Students for Success

Parents want to be involved in their child’s education, and they want to know more about their child’s progress. As part of updating and modernizing our education system, the Ministry of Education is looking for input from parents to guide the development of the reporting approach for students in kindergarten to Grade 9 so parents have a better understanding of their child’s progress.

Saanich Peninsula ArtSea Festival Fundraising Events - Friday, October 21

The ArtSea Festival is an annual fundraising event which provides invaluable support for the 'Arts in the Schools' Program in School District 63 (Saanich) through the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula.

Please come along to the ArtSea Celebration and Studio Tour Kick Off on Friday night from 6 to 10 p.m. and enjoy an evening of live music, dancing and art as well as a silent auction! This event is hosted at the McTavish Academy of Art. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased on their website: www.mctavishacademy.ca

100 Years of Loss Exhibit

100 Years of Loss: The Residential School System in Canada Mobile Exhibition is on loan from the Legacy of Hope Foundation and will be in our secondary schools throughout October.

Open to the public for viewing:

New Keating Nature Playground

Keating Elementary School celebrated the grand opening of their Nature Playground on September 22nd with great fanfare! Thanks to the Peninsula Co-Op and Garden City Tree & Landscape who made this project possible through their generous donations. Festivities included a "Barn"-B-Que, Panorama inflatables, face painting and a ribbon cutting ceremony. It was a true celebration of the strength of our community.