Where to Register
Registration for 2019-20 school year:
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.
Registration for September 2020:
Kindergarten: Registration will be accepted at your neighbourhood school between January 27 and 31, 2020.
After February 1, 2020, Registration for all grades will be accepted at the locations listed above.
Information about the French Immersion Kindergarten Lottery will be available soon. Please check back for updates.
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 original documentation with you when you register your child:
1. Student Identification:
- Original birth certificate or passport
- Permanent residents or landed immigrants must also provide Permanent Resident Card or Certificate of Canadian Citizenship for parent and student
- Families on a Work or Study Visa should refer to the Provincial Funding Eligibility Checklist.
2. Parent Identification:
- Passport or BC Driver's License and/or BC Services Card or BCID
3. Proof of Residence:
At least two of these documents must contain proof of current address.
4. Any legal documentation regarding guardianship, 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.
When all required information has been provided, your child's name will be added to the waitlist 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 students (A child who, in the previous year, attended the school)
- siblings of re-enrolling students
- catchment area children
- 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 are considered in catchment and should register at the school of attendance. Please note the sibling rule only applies if the older sibling is still attending the school when the youngest enters. 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, 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 remains 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: (during regular school hours)