Functional School Closures

Any school closures will be announced by email to the school community. Additional information can be found in the Jan 6th district email to parents and guardians and from your child's school. Please monitor your email regularly.

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

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

Melissa Austin
District Principal Indigenous Education
c/o District Secretary, Sherry Burton

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