General news and announcements

Welcome to the 2015/16 School Year

We are all excited about what will be another year of success and engagement for our students, families, employees and communities. We are extremely proud of our culture that ensures success for all children.

SD63 Assessment Conference

Saanich educators are pleased to announce a one day conference on Assessment with Tom Schimmer. Tom Schimmer is an independent education author, speaker, and consultant from Vancouver. He is recognized as a leader and expert in the area of assessment.

Grade 4/5 Collaborative Inquiry and Museum Project at Brentwood Elementary

The Intermediate team at Brentwood Elementary decided to collaborate on a Social Studies Inquiry Project. To be honest, none of the six teachers involved had any idea at that time about how large the project would become, how challenging and time consuming it would be, and how transformative it would be to our teaching practice and the lives of our students.

Student Townhall Meetings with MP Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May recently came to Claremont Secondary and Stelly's Secondary to have a student townhall meeting to talk about Canadian government and politics. Thank you Ms. May for coming, sharing and engaging with our students. Check out the article written by Stelly's Secondary student, Helen Gemmrich, about the event.

Cordova Bay Elementary School and Parkland Secondary School Seismic Project Agreements

The Board is pleased to announce that the district has entered into a project agreement to commence a seismic upgrade on Cordova Bay Elementary School. Additionally, the Board is also pleased report that the seismic work at Parkland Secondary School that was approved in January 2015 is well underway.

We are excited to be moving forward with these projects. These upgrades are a key part to ensuring the safety and security of our children, employees, and assets through increased resistance to seismic activity.