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Premiere John Horgan stopped at Lakewood Elementary to make an announcement for land purchase of a site that will benefit future students of Langford. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Land purchased for new elementary school in north Langford

John Horgan and Rob Fleming make announcement

Premiere John Horgan stopped at Lakewood Elementary to make an announcement for land purchase of a site that will benefit future students of Langford. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
MUSIC MONDAY                                Students in the Sooke School District play the ukelele at The Q Centre in Colwood as part of Music Monday earlier this week. Roughly 2,300 SD62 students filled the arena to sing songs with communities across the country as a way to celebrate music in schools. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

WATCH: Students celebrate Music Monday

More than 2,300 students filled The Q Centre yesterday

MUSIC MONDAY                                Students in the Sooke School District play the ukelele at The Q Centre in Colwood as part of Music Monday earlier this week. Roughly 2,300 SD62 students filled the arena to sing songs with communities across the country as a way to celebrate music in schools. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Some schools in SD62 do not have basic emergency supplies for major earthquakes or other serious incidents. (Pixabay photo)

Some SD62 schools without emergency supplies

PACs want province to step up with funding

Some schools in SD62 do not have basic emergency supplies for major earthquakes or other serious incidents. (Pixabay photo)
Major expansion coming to Royal Bay Secondary

Major expansion coming to Royal Bay Secondary

Province will build space for 600 more students on same site

Major expansion coming to Royal Bay Secondary
School District 62 practices emergency preparedness drills every school year. (Pixabay photo)

SD62 keeps up with emergency preparedness procedures

The preparation for violence threats in schools is similar to fire and earthquake drills

School District 62 practices emergency preparedness drills every school year. (Pixabay photo)
Currently, there are 25 students on the wait list for Ecole John Stubbs and there are 158 students registered for French immersion kindergarten in the Sooke School District. (iStock photo)

French immersion programs ‘overcrowded’ in SD62

School district continues to juggle issues of enrolment

Currently, there are 25 students on the wait list for Ecole John Stubbs and there are 158 students registered for French immersion kindergarten in the Sooke School District. (iStock photo)
Kindergarten registration down in Sooke School District

Kindergarten registration down in Sooke School District

Numbers down slightly compared to 2017 but still early

Kindergarten registration down in Sooke School District
Two new schools coming to Sooke School District

Two new schools coming to Sooke School District

Province provides $23.3 million for land purchase in Langford

Two new schools coming to Sooke School District
Volunteers Carly Groot (left) and Wendy Sneddon, stop for a quick photo before readying a tree for another customer during the Westshore Centre for Learning’s Christmas Tree Fundraiser. This year’s fundraiser runs from Dec. 1 to 17. (Photo contributed)

Westshore Centre tree fundraiser supports local students

Fundraiser helps Grade 12s attend graduation

Volunteers Carly Groot (left) and Wendy Sneddon, stop for a quick photo before readying a tree for another customer during the Westshore Centre for Learning’s Christmas Tree Fundraiser. This year’s fundraiser runs from Dec. 1 to 17. (Photo contributed)
The Sooke School District is currently waiting on word from the province’s treasury board to approve or deny funding for the expansion of Royal Bay Secondary school. If approved, the district said shovels would be in the ground at the end of 2018. (Gazette file photo)

Royal Bay expansion could begin as early as next year

District waiting on provincial approval for between $15 to $25 million in capital funding

The Sooke School District is currently waiting on word from the province’s treasury board to approve or deny funding for the expansion of Royal Bay Secondary school. If approved, the district said shovels would be in the ground at the end of 2018. (Gazette file photo)
Trudy Court, library assistant at Belmont Secondary school, shows off the Victory Medal. The medal was found by a Sooke resident years ago and now Court hopes to find the owner of the long-lost World War One medal.                                (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)

Belmont High School seeks owner of long-lost medal

Victory medal belongs to a Pt. G.A. Doty who served in WWI

Trudy Court, library assistant at Belmont Secondary school, shows off the Victory Medal. The medal was found by a Sooke resident years ago and now Court hopes to find the owner of the long-lost World War One medal.                                (Kendra Wong                                /News Gazette staff)
Grade 12 Belmont Secondary student Benjamin Clarke is one of 32 Canadians who have been selected to take part in the RCMP Youth Engagement Week Nov. 6 to 10 in Regina. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Langford teen to experience life as RCMP officer

Benjamin Clarke will take part in youth engagement week Nov. 6 to 10

Grade 12 Belmont Secondary student Benjamin Clarke is one of 32 Canadians who have been selected to take part in the RCMP Youth Engagement Week Nov. 6 to 10 in Regina. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Belmont students help runner in distress

Belmont students help runner in distress

Sacha Watson-Deegan and Wilma Heitmann received a DNF for the race

Belmont students help runner in distress
Hundreds of French books coming to Millstream Elementary

Hundreds of French books coming to Millstream Elementary

Government awards Sooke School District $16,000 grant

Hundreds of French books coming to Millstream Elementary
Dunsmuir Middle School teacher Jordan Whyte prepares the student-built rocket for launch at the Allandale Gravel Quarry Monday afternoon. The class launched two rockets that reached 2,500 and 3,000 feet high and peak speeds of roughly 1,200 kilometres an hour, before eventually crashing down to the ground. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Dunsmuir students get out-of-this-world experience

Grade 7s launch rockets, reaching speeds of 1,200 km/hr

Dunsmuir Middle School teacher Jordan Whyte prepares the student-built rocket for launch at the Allandale Gravel Quarry Monday afternoon. The class launched two rockets that reached 2,500 and 3,000 feet high and peak speeds of roughly 1,200 kilometres an hour, before eventually crashing down to the ground. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Royal Bay Secondary students walk up a path on their way to the high school Wednesday morning. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Royal Bay releases map to encourage alternative modes of transporation

Officials hope map will help ease congestion in area

Royal Bay Secondary students walk up a path on their way to the high school Wednesday morning. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The Sooke School District saw roughly 340 new students this year. (Stock photo)

Sooke School District sees more than 300 new students

Numbers are on track with district’s long-range facilities plan

The Sooke School District saw roughly 340 new students this year. (Stock photo)
West Shore RCMP Cpl. Sean French ‘arrested’ SD62 superintendent Jim Cambridge as part of the Cops for Cancer Jail and Bail fundraiser. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

SD62 superintendent and View Royal mayor thrown in the slammer

Cops for Cancer Jail and Bail fundraiser takes place today at Hillside Shopping Centre

West Shore RCMP Cpl. Sean French ‘arrested’ SD62 superintendent Jim Cambridge as part of the Cops for Cancer Jail and Bail fundraiser. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
The Sooke School District may look to sell the Metchosin School, which now hosts community arts and seniors groups. (Gazette file photo)

Residents in favour of Metchosin school purchase

Negotiations still ongoing between municipality, school district to purchase elementary school

The Sooke School District may look to sell the Metchosin School, which now hosts community arts and seniors groups. (Gazette file photo)
Two West Shore residents are trying to teach your kids how to be safe online. (Pixabay)

Have you talked to your kids about staying safe online?

Local social media expert offers tips on teaching children to become good digital citizens

Two West Shore residents are trying to teach your kids how to be safe online. (Pixabay)