Where to Register
Kindergarten to Grade 5: Registration occurs at the School Board Office (2125 Keating Cross Road Saanichton)
Grades 6 to 8: Registration occurs at the middle schools.
Grades 9 to 12: Registration occurs at the secondary schools.
The Registration Process
Parents / Guardians of children who are seeking placement at their neighbourhood in-catchment school are required to complete a standard registration form for each child. Forms are available online as well as at the School Board Office.
In addition to completing this form, you must bring the following documentation with you when you register your child:
- Original proof of child's age (birth certificate or passport)
- Medical care card (to confirm number)
- Proof of residence
- Any legal documents showing custody or parenting time arrangements (if applicable)
Once all of the required information has been provided the District Placement Office will perform an assessment of available space and families will be notified as soon as a school placement is confirmed.
Use our School Locator to look up your catchment-area school according to your home address.
Please note: While every effort has been made to provide accurate and current School Locator information, should there be any discrepancy, the final decision on catchment-area schools resides with the School District.
Residence Outside a School's Catchment Area
If you are seeking a placement for your child at a location other than your catchment-area school, you are required to follow the process outlined above as well as complete an 'Out of Catchment Area Application' form which is available at your catchment-area school or at the School Board Office.
When all required information has been provided, your child's name will be added to the wait-list for the appropriate grade level at the school of your choosing. This process takes somewhat longer as the school will not confirm placement for "out of catchment" students until in-catchment families have been accommodated.
Placement is done on a first-come, first-served basis on the following enrollment priorities:
- re-enrolling catchment students
- catchment area siblings
- catchment area children
- non-catchment siblings
- non-catchment children
- out of district children
Once registered in a school, students will be treated as if they were "in-catchment". This will also apply in transitioning from elementary school to middle school to secondary school. Parents residing out-of-catchment who are registering the sibling of a child currently attending the school will be treated as in-catchment for that school (as detailed in Board Policy 4000: Student Enrollment and Choice). Once school placement is confirmed, the receiving school will contact the family.
For catchment area information, please use the "School Locator" button above or contact the School District Office.
What Happens If Space Is Not Available?
While every effort is made to place children who wish to attend their neighborhood school in that school, occasionally it becomes necessary to explore alternate placements when class sizes reach their maximum. Please be assured that all other options are thoroughly explored before making such a decision. Every effort is made to secure a school as close as possible to the in-catchment school. The child would then be placed on a wait-list and given the opportunity to return to the in-catchment school as soon as space becomes available. When space becomes available, it would be the family's choice as to whether the child returns to their in-catchment school, or remain at their current school.
Where Can I Obtain Additional Information?School District 63 (Saanich) - District Student Placement Office
2125 Keating Cross Road
Saanichton, BC V8M 2A5
Phone: (250) 652-7300
Fax (250) 652-6421
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (during regular school hours)