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SD62 nature kindergarten and French immersion registration begins Jan. 13 at 8 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD62 nature kindergarten, French immersion registration starts next week

District attempts to make kindergarten registration easier for parents with staggered times

SD62 nature kindergarten and French immersion registration begins Jan. 13 at 8 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
Chair of the Sooke School District Ravi Parmar (left), along with Premier John Horgan, B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming, and local elder Russ Chips, announced funding in June for two new schools to open on the West Shore by September 2022. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

School district superintendent takes a look ahead at 2020

Growth, curriculum and community engagement are priorities says Scott Stinson

  • Dec 27, 2019
Chair of the Sooke School District Ravi Parmar (left), along with Premier John Horgan, B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming, and local elder Russ Chips, announced funding in June for two new schools to open on the West Shore by September 2022. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
Grade 6 students Skye Marley, right, and Sabrina Cain show off their fan that is powered with batteries and playdough. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Geek Squad Academy sparks creativity for Spencer Middle School students

This is the first event of its kind in Victoria, one of 12 across Canada this year

Grade 6 students Skye Marley, right, and Sabrina Cain show off their fan that is powered with batteries and playdough. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
A Dunsmuir Middle School student places her vote in the ballot box, as part of the mock vote for Canadian kids under 18. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Dunsmuir Middle School students head to the polls

Young Canadians take part in ‘mock vote’ across the country

A Dunsmuir Middle School student places her vote in the ballot box, as part of the mock vote for Canadian kids under 18. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
The chance to name two new Langford schools is up for grabs. (Twitter/SD62)
The chance to name two new Langford schools is up for grabs. (Twitter/SD62)
More and more students across Greater Victoria school districts are enrolling in French immersion programs. (Contributed)

Record-breaking number of Greater Victoria students enrolled in French immersion programs

Enrolment has been increasing for 21 consecutive years across the province

More and more students across Greater Victoria school districts are enrolling in French immersion programs. (Contributed)
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SD62 school supply lists are out

Who’s ready for back-to-school season already?

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A large portion of the Ruth King Elementary school grounds were cordoned off Thursday morning. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
A large portion of the Ruth King Elementary school grounds were cordoned off Thursday morning. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming, along with Premier John Horgan, announced $18.6 million in funding to secure a new site for a secondary school on McCallum Road in north Langford Monday. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

New secondary school planned for north Langford

Province announces $18.6 million in funding for site

  • Jun 17, 2019
B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming, along with Premier John Horgan, announced $18.6 million in funding to secure a new site for a secondary school on McCallum Road in north Langford Monday. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
Colwood students prepare for disaster with mass emergency drill at Ecole John Stubbs

Colwood students prepare for disaster with mass emergency drill at Ecole John Stubbs

Almost 800 Sooke School District students went through the reunification drill

  • Jun 13, 2019
Colwood students prepare for disaster with mass emergency drill at Ecole John Stubbs
Brooke McClain’s driftwood art included birds, chimes and wall hangings. She was one of many Grade 5 students who took part in the school’s Young Entrepreneurs Fair April 11. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Ruth King Elementary students sell their wacky, wonderful creations

School’s Young Entrepreneurship Fair teaches students about money, marketing and more

Brooke McClain’s driftwood art included birds, chimes and wall hangings. She was one of many Grade 5 students who took part in the school’s Young Entrepreneurs Fair April 11. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Land has been levelled on the SD62-owned site on the south slope of Skirt Mountain. (Twitter/Scott Stinson)

Bear Mountain land levelled for possible future school

Land owned by SD 62 has been levelled, but no new school has been announced

Land has been levelled on the SD62-owned site on the south slope of Skirt Mountain. (Twitter/Scott Stinson)
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Savory Elementary receives $105,000 for new accessible playground

Langford project expected to be completed before coming school year

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View Royal Elementary School’s playground. The school had two fake coyotes to ward off geese but the pair is missing. (File photo)

View Royal Elementary looking for its missing ‘coyotes’

Chase and Dash were last seen on duty on March 6

View Royal Elementary School’s playground. The school had two fake coyotes to ward off geese but the pair is missing. (File photo)
Greater Victoria schools to see more than $4.4 million in upgrades

Greater Victoria schools to see more than $4.4 million in upgrades

Province announces $206 million for B.C. school upgrades

Greater Victoria schools to see more than $4.4 million in upgrades
UK school children stage a one day walk-out in protest at world governments’ slow response to climate change. Many of their teachers and Principals attended the demonstrations in solidarity. (Nick Ansell/Associated Press)

What would happen if Greater Victoria students went on strike?

Mass student walk-outs are taking place around the world, local districts react

UK school children stage a one day walk-out in protest at world governments’ slow response to climate change. Many of their teachers and Principals attended the demonstrations in solidarity. (Nick Ansell/Associated Press)
Nicole Wallace, a Grade 6 teacher at Dunsmuir Middle School works on computer code with 11-year-olds Ava Holley (centre) and Presley Bailey during the Hackergal Hackathon. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Young girls fight STEM stigma with hackathon

Three SD62 middle schools took part in the Hackergal Hackathon

Nicole Wallace, a Grade 6 teacher at Dunsmuir Middle School works on computer code with 11-year-olds Ava Holley (centre) and Presley Bailey during the Hackergal Hackathon. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Work is scheduled to begin this week on site preparation for a new school in the Westhills area of Langford. (iStock photo)

Site preparation for new school in Langford to begin soon

Construction plan to be submitted in spring 2019

  • Dec 11, 2018
Work is scheduled to begin this week on site preparation for a new school in the Westhills area of Langford. (iStock photo)
SD62 PACE show a gift for the family

SD62 PACE show a gift for the family

More than 300 students involved in Keeping PACE With Christmas

  • Nov 25, 2018
SD62 PACE show a gift for the family
French immersion enrolment is on the rise in the region’s three school districts. (Canadian Parents for French photo)

Sooke, Saanich, Great Victoria school districts address need for French teachers

Enrolment in French immersion programs rapidly rising

  • Oct 31, 2018
French immersion enrolment is on the rise in the region’s three school districts. (Canadian Parents for French photo)