SD62

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)
Teachers are using technology to update parents on their child’s progress throughout the year. (Pixabay)

Tech used to track West Shore students’ progress

More teachers turning to software to update parents

Teachers are using technology to update parents on their child’s progress throughout the year. (Pixabay)
Andrea Brown was recently awarded one of two 2017 Canadian Parents for French B.C. & Yukon teacher awards, valued at $2,000. Contributed photo                                Andrea Brown was recently awarded one of two 2017 Canadian Parents for French B.C. & Yukon teacher awards, valued at $2,000. (Contributed photo)

Former Colwood resident wins French immersion award

Andrea Brown will be teaching in the Vancouver school system in the fall.

Andrea Brown was recently awarded one of two 2017 Canadian Parents for French B.C. & Yukon teacher awards, valued at $2,000. Contributed photo                                Andrea Brown was recently awarded one of two 2017 Canadian Parents for French B.C. & Yukon teacher awards, valued at $2,000. (Contributed photo)
From left, Fiona Black, Grade 6 late French Immersion qualifier; Mataya Dorland-Meagher, Grade 7 late French Immersion qualifier; Linnea Sly, Grade 6 early French Immersion qualifier; Shaan Brar, Grade 8 French Immersion qualifier; Emily Priebe, Grade 7 early French Immersion qualifier, show off their medals won during a concours competition. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Parents for French Sooke District Chapter)

French Immersion grows at record pace in Sooke School District

The number of students learning French in SD62 continues to increase in leaps and bounds

  • Sep 3, 2017
From left, Fiona Black, Grade 6 late French Immersion qualifier; Mataya Dorland-Meagher, Grade 7 late French Immersion qualifier; Linnea Sly, Grade 6 early French Immersion qualifier; Shaan Brar, Grade 8 French Immersion qualifier; Emily Priebe, Grade 7 early French Immersion qualifier, show off their medals won during a concours competition. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Parents for French Sooke District Chapter)
Two new portables were recently moved onto the grounds of Millstream Elementary School in Langford. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Sooke School District enrolment higher than anticipated

Space especially tight at high schools in SD62

Two new portables were recently moved onto the grounds of Millstream Elementary School in Langford. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
A Royal Bay secondary student has fallen through the cracks in a system meant to help students warns parent. (Gazette file photo)

Colwood parent says school failed her daughter this year

Individual Education Plan wasn’t implemented, says Royal Bay secondary parent

A Royal Bay secondary student has fallen through the cracks in a system meant to help students warns parent. (Gazette file photo)