Where to Register
Kindergarten through grade 5: Registration is handled through the School Board Office, 2125 Keating Cross Road Saanichton.
Grades 6 through 8: Registration takes place at middle schools.
Grades 9 through 12: Registration takes place at high schools.
The Registration Process
Parents of students seeking placement at their catchment school are required to complete a standard registration form for each child. Printed copies of the form are also available through the School Board Office.
In addition to completing this form, you are asked to provide the following:
- Original proof of child's age (birth certificate or passport)
- Medical care card (to confirm number)
- Proof of residence
Once complete information has been provided, the District Placement Office will perform an assessment of available space, and families will be notified as soon as placement is confirmed.
Use our School Locator to look up which school would be attended by school-age residents of any address in the district.
Please note: While every effort has been made to provide accurate and current information, should there be any discrepancy, the School District has the final word.
Residence Outside a School's Catchment Area
If you are seeking a placement for your child at a location other than your catchment school, you are required to follow the process outlined above and to complete an 'Out of Catchment Area Application' form which is available at your catchment school or at the School Board Office.
When all necessary 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 of "out of catchment" students until they are certain that the needs of those residing in catchment have been met.
Placement is based on a first come, first serve basis and is based 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 transition to the next level of schooling in most cases. Parents residing out of catchment who are registering the sibling of a child currently attending the school will be treated as if they live in the catchment area of the school (as detailed in Board Policy 4000: Student Enrolment and Choice). Once 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 at that school, occasionally it becomes necessary to explore alternate placement when class sizes reach their maximum. Please be assured that all other options are thoroughly explored before making such a decision. Should displacement occur, the child would be offered an alternate placement at the next closest location that has space. The child would then be placed on a waitlist and given the opportunity to return to the 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 catchment school, or remains in the alternate placement for the duration of the year or longer.
Where do I go for more 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