Greater Victoria School District

The Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association is calling for more diversity amongst school districts in the region. (Pixabay)

Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association calls for more diversity in region’s school districts

GVTA president says current situation highlights need for more representation

The Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association is calling for more diversity amongst school districts in the region. (Pixabay)
The Greater Victoria School District has launched an online forum for people to share their ideas for the upcoming school year. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria School District has launched an online forum for people to share their ideas for the upcoming school year. (Black Press Media file photo)
George Jay elementary teachers went all out to let their students know they missed them with 70 members of staff and family parading by bike, car and rollerblade through the George Jay catchment. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

VIDEO: George Jay teachers parade through Victoria to visit students

‘We’re visiting families where they are,’ principal says

George Jay elementary teachers went all out to let their students know they missed them with 70 members of staff and family parading by bike, car and rollerblade through the George Jay catchment. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The Greater Victoria School District offers online mental health resources to help students navigate the COVID-19 crisis. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19: Victoria school district’s mental health ‘snapshots’ offer coping tools for youth

Online resources focus on relationships, anxiety, depression and more

The Greater Victoria School District offers online mental health resources to help students navigate the COVID-19 crisis. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria School District expects demand will rise for its essential workers’ school care program, which offers care 12 hours per day from Monday to Friday. (Courtesy of SD61)

About 80 children of essential workers attend SD61 school care program

Demand expected to rise for school-aged kids of health care, emergency workers

The Greater Victoria School District expects demand will rise for its essential workers’ school care program, which offers care 12 hours per day from Monday to Friday. (Courtesy of SD61)
Grade 11 student Jaqi Hinkle of Mount Douglas secondary is among the Greater Victoria students eager to complete the school year and stay on track or, in the case of Grade 12 students, to graduate. (Zoom Screenshot)                                Grade 11 student Jaqi Hinkle of Mount Douglas secondary is among the Greater Victoria students eager to complete the school year and stay on track or, in the case of Grade 12 students, to graduate. (Zoom Screenshot)

Parents not teachers, rather facilitators, says Victoria school board chair

Technology just one solution to continuing education amid COVID-19 pandemic

Grade 11 student Jaqi Hinkle of Mount Douglas secondary is among the Greater Victoria students eager to complete the school year and stay on track or, in the case of Grade 12 students, to graduate. (Zoom Screenshot)                                Grade 11 student Jaqi Hinkle of Mount Douglas secondary is among the Greater Victoria students eager to complete the school year and stay on track or, in the case of Grade 12 students, to graduate. (Zoom Screenshot)
With the help of community partners, the Greater Victoria School District is providing about 10,000 weekly meals to vulnerable families during the COVID-19 crisis. (Twitter/SD61)

COVID-19: School-based lunch programs expand to feed thousands during crisis

SD61 and community partners provide meals to 1,000 families per week

With the help of community partners, the Greater Victoria School District is providing about 10,000 weekly meals to vulnerable families during the COVID-19 crisis. (Twitter/SD61)
The Greater Victoria School District is seeking public input. (Black Press File Photo)
The Greater Victoria School District is seeking public input. (Black Press File Photo)
Campus View Elementary remains open to 440 students during a $4.2 million seismic upgrade. (Sarah Schuchard)

Campus View Elementary undergoes $4.2 million in seismic upgrades

Campus View Elementary undergoes significant seismic upgrades

Campus View Elementary remains open to 440 students during a $4.2 million seismic upgrade. (Sarah Schuchard)
Board members of the Greater Victoria School District have voted to change the name of George Jay Elementary. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)

Greater Victoria School District will rename George Jay Elementary

The board will develop a committee to choose a new name

Board members of the Greater Victoria School District have voted to change the name of George Jay Elementary. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)
The Greater Victoria School District is having its kindergarten registration Jan. 20-24. (Black Press Media File Photo).
The Greater Victoria School District is having its kindergarten registration Jan. 20-24. (Black Press Media File Photo).
George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if its parental advisory council pushes forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)

Victoria residents divided over changing school name due to its racist history

50 per cent of survey respondents favour changing name of George Jay Elementary

George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if its parental advisory council pushes forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)
Island Health warns parents to keep up on immunizations to prevent illnesses like whooping cough. (Pixabay)

Island Health warns of whooping cough at Esquimalt’s Macaulay Elementary

Island Health is urging parents to watch out for signs, and to keep immunizations updated

Island Health warns parents to keep up on immunizations to prevent illnesses like whooping cough. (Pixabay)
George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if the public pushes it forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)

School district launches survey for George Jay Elementary name change

The Greater Victoria School District wants to take public cues before decisions are made

George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if the public pushes it forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)
Michael Yakubowich, a former PAC veteran at Willow’s Elementary School is one of hundreds of parents against the idea of using the school’s field for daycare space (News Staff)

Parents protest childcare spaces at Willows Elementary in Oak Bay

Plans put forward by SD61 would place two buildings on the school’s field

Michael Yakubowich, a former PAC veteran at Willow’s Elementary School is one of hundreds of parents against the idea of using the school’s field for daycare space (News Staff)
Students were sent home from George Jay elementary on Wednesday after a water main break left the school without running water. Fernwood NRG photo

Victoria water main break forces closure of George Jay elementary for the day

City crews were able to restore water service to school by mid-afternoon

Students were sent home from George Jay elementary on Wednesday after a water main break left the school without running water. Fernwood NRG photo
Greater Victoria School District Trustee Jordan Watters, with Wilder, one of her three children, encourages parents to “talk to kids about gender.” Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Greater Victoria School District moves to support LGBTQ students

Sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) resource to inform district curriculum

Greater Victoria School District Trustee Jordan Watters, with Wilder, one of her three children, encourages parents to “talk to kids about gender.” Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
The Greater Victoria School District approved spending a surplus in excess of $3.7 million. File photo

Victoria school board decides how to spend nearly $3.8-million surplus

Large portion goes to 2018/2019 projected deficit

The Greater Victoria School District approved spending a surplus in excess of $3.7 million. File photo