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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)
The Sooke School District sent a letter to parents Friday about a possible child abduction attempt. (iStock photo)
The Sooke School District sent a letter to parents Friday about a possible child abduction attempt. (iStock photo)
Two new faces on the Sooke School Board

Two new faces on the Sooke School Board

Bob Beckett and Allison Watson become SD62 trustees

Two new faces on the Sooke School Board
Officials, members of the community and Colwood Elementary School students gathered at Colwood Elementary School to celebrate the Sway Fun, a piece of playground equipment that is accessible for people in wheelchairs. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)

Colwood Elementary gets new inclusive and accessible playground equipment

Parks and playgrounds on the West Shore have equipment for everyone

Officials, members of the community and Colwood Elementary School students gathered at Colwood Elementary School to celebrate the Sway Fun, a piece of playground equipment that is accessible for people in wheelchairs. (Lindsey Horsting/News staff)
The portable at Wishart Elementary school is one of five new ones being installed throughout the Sooke School District to accommodate the influx of students. A portable has already been installed at David Cameron Elementary school, and two new portables will be installed in the coming weeks at Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

New portables installed throughout SD62

District says portables just temporary solutions

  • Aug 9, 2018
The portable at Wishart Elementary school is one of five new ones being installed throughout the Sooke School District to accommodate the influx of students. A portable has already been installed at David Cameron Elementary school, and two new portables will be installed in the coming weeks at Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Sooke School District superintendent Jim Cambridge has led the district through a period of unprecedented growth. After 36 years with the school district, Cambridge will be hanging up his hat in August. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

SD62 superintendent bids farewell

After 36 years, Jim Cambridge to hang up his hat

Sooke School District superintendent Jim Cambridge has led the district through a period of unprecedented growth. After 36 years with the school district, Cambridge will be hanging up his hat in August. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
David Cameron Elementary school, along side Wishart elementary, Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke will be getting new portables, which will be ready for use in September. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Sooke School District braces for influx of new students

Five portables to be added at Belmont, Wishart, David Cameron and Journey

David Cameron Elementary school, along side Wishart elementary, Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke will be getting new portables, which will be ready for use in September. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
West Shore students said they would talk to their parents about marijuana but not necessarily other drugs. (Pexels stock photo)

Drug Use: High school students comfortable talking about marijuana but not other drugs

Teens not always willing to make the first move to get help

West Shore students said they would talk to their parents about marijuana but not necessarily other drugs. (Pexels stock photo)