General news and announcements

Call for Help with Syrian Refugee Families

As we are all well aware, Syrian refugees (both Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) and Privately Sponsored Refugees PSRs) have been welcomed in BC with open arms, including here on the South Island. Having started with placements in hotels, GAR families are being supported in finding housing, settling in, and getting their children into school. Unfortunately, there are currently as many as eleven GAR families that arrived in our region in March, but have yet to be settled into housing.

School District 63 music students perform at the Sidney for Music Monday

On Monday May 2nd approximately 150 music students from all over the school district participated in Music Monday at the Sidney Band Shell. Music Monday is the world’s largest single event dedicated to raising awareness for music education nationally and internationally. If your son or daughter is interested in joining a music program consider contacting your middle school or high school music teacher!

Press Release - School District 63 (Saanich) - 2016/17 Budget

Press Release - School District 63 (Saanich)

The Board of Education of School District 63 Saanich has decided to call on government to overturn two key decisions that have affected the Board's ability to balance its budget. At a special committee of the whole budget meeting on April 27, 2016, the Board passed a motion to consider at its May 11 regular board meeting the submission of a balanced budget with a line item of $984,000 called "anticipated revenue from government."

Multi-Age/Ability Math at North Saanich Middle School is Making Sense

Three years ago the teachers of North Saanich Middle School committed to a multi-age grade configuration structure and philosophy for all grade 6/7 students. Having just moved into a beautiful new building our staff was willing to try something new. One of the many changes we made was going to 9 divisions of grade 6/7 multi-age classrooms and 5 straight grade 8 classes. There were many significant benefits of us going to this model for all our students.

Studio 63 Salon Opening

See our attached flyer or click here for details on Studio 63's re-opening.