Flags at Half-Mast

Canadian and BC flags have been lowered to half-mast at all school district sites in recognition of the death of former Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John Napier Wyndham Turner P.C., C.C., Q.C. The flags will remain at half-mast until Sept 27th and then lowered again on Oct 6, 2020 for his state funeral.

Learning Services

Welcome to Learning Services in Saanich Schools

Learning Services represents a broad range of support for student learning in Saanich Schools. Learning Services provides a wide range of programs and supports that enhance learning for our elementary schools, Indigenous learners, and students with special needs.

Our work is guided by three sets of core beliefs described in the Principles of Learning, the Principles of Inclusive Schools, and the First People Principles of Learning. Through these principles we acknowledge and support the diverse range of abilities that our students bring with them.

Through a range of services we work together with students, their families and the professionals in our schools to provide high quality learning opportunities for all students. Learning Services provide for the development of the "fully enabled learner"; one who feels a sense of belonging, competence, and self-determination.

The Saanich team is comprised of highly competent and caring professionals. The services described on our web site provide an indication of the range of resources available.

Learning Services Links



Carly Hunter
Director of Instruction - Learning & Innovation

Monica Braniff
Director of Instruction - Diversity & Inclusion

Stanya Watson
Executive Assistant Learning Services


Theodora Saddlemyer
District Instructional Support Teacher
c/o District Secretary, Rheanna Alagaratanam

Lisa Kinshella
District Instructional Support Teacher Early Literacy, StrongStart
c/o District Secretary, Carolynn Abblitt

Melissa Austin
District Vice-Principal Indigenous Education
c/o District Secretary, Sara Benson

Rae Dennett
District Principal Alternative Program
c/o Office Administrator, Rebecca Hardin
250-658-5412, fax 250-658-5041