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Adult Education Writing Contest

The BCTF Adult Education Advisory Committee has launched a writing c...

Spring Break

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Life After High School

SIDES will be hosting an information session on Life After High Scho...

Food Safe Certification

Thursday April 20th 9:00-4:00at Royal Oak Campus: 4575 Wilkinson Roa...

ADHD Workshop for Parents

April 3, 2017 9:30-2:30 Saanich Neighborhood Place Pearkes Recrea...

Important Reminder for Grade 12 Students

Are you a Grade 12 student planning to attend a Post Secondary Institu...

TC 10K

Are you interested in signing up with the SIDES StrIDES team for the...

Aboriginal Arts & Stories Contest

This year's deadline is March 31, 2017. The contest is ...

Recent Supreme Court Decision; New Teachers to be Hired

The Ministry of Education and the BC Teachers Federation have recently...

2016/2017 School Calendar

* Click image to open PDF calendar...

Adult Education Writing Contest

March 20, 2017

writingcontest

The BCTF Adult Education Advisory Committee has launched a writing contest, with prizes, for all students and former students of continuing education. The goal of the contest is to collect stories that can help raise awareness of the value of adult education in our school districts and the cuts that are putting it at risk. Learn more about the rules and prizes by downloading this form
Contest submission deadline: April 1, 2017

Spring Break

March 16, 2017

Life After High School

March 16, 2017

SIDES will be hosting an information session on Life After High School on Thursday April 25th, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm at SIDES Beaver Lake Campus (4828 West Saanich Rd).

This evening targets IST/LA teachers and parents of students Grade 10-12 who have special needs. During this evening, presenters will share the opportunities that are available to special needs students as they move into adulthood.

Food Safe Certification

March 13, 2017

Thursday April 20th 9:00-4:00
at Royal Oak Campus: 4575 Wilkinson Road Portable 1

FoodSafe Certification Program  for SIDES students 15 years and older
Register by April 13th by calling Vesna Barone at 250-479-7125 (200) or email vbarone@sides.ca

Registration is limited. Please bring snack/lunch with you.
Sponsored by PAC.

ADHD Workshop for Parents

March 13, 2017

April 3, 2017 9:30-2:30
Saanich Neighborhood Place
Pearkes Recreation Center

Hosted by Saanich Child and Youth Mental Health. Attendance is on a first come first serve basis.
Please call SCYMH to reserve your spot 250-952-5073.

Important Reminder for Grade 12 Students

February 28, 2017

Are you a Grade 12 student planning to attend a Post Secondary Institution (PSI) in September 2017 after graduating this year? If so, this is a reminder of important dates for reporting grades through the PSI Selection form.

  • Interim transcript information will be forwarded to PSIs in early-May if students submit these selections by May 1st. You must check with your PSI to see if they require interim grades.
  • If you submit/select PSIs by May 1st, your transcript information will automatically be forwarded in late July.
  • Students can make PSI Selections at any time until July 15th, 2017

PSI Selection is completed through the Ministry of Education (see more detailed information here). It is not the same as "Self-Reporting" required by many universities in in the spring. Please contact your university for information regarding self-reporting and completion deadlines for DL courses.

Contact ahoffman@sides.ca if you have questions about the above information.

TC 10K

February 10, 2017

TC10K

Are you interested in signing up with the SIDES StrIDES team for the Time Colonist 10K on April 30th? Thanks to support from our PAC, the registration cost for SIDES "school of record" students in Grades 8 - 12 will be covered. 

Registration includes your race kit, t-shirt and post-race snacks.

If you would like to be on the SIDES StrIDES team please contact Erik Oinonen at eoinonen@sides.ca or (250) 704-4969.
Registration deadline is March 17th, 2017.

Walkers and runners welcome!
Be sure to start training now! For lots of training tips, go to www.tc10k.ca

Aboriginal Arts & Stories Contest

February 9, 2017

This year's deadline is March 31, 2017.
The contest is open to Canadians of Aboriginal ancestry (self-identified, Status, Non-Status, Inuit and M├ętis) between the ages of 9-29.

Recent Supreme Court Decision; New Teachers to be Hired

January 12, 2017

The Ministry of Education and the BC Teachers Federation have recently reached an agreement that will add over 1000 teachers to the education system in BC. For Saanich this means we will soon be able to hire 12 to 13 new teachers, some in specialist support positions and some in classrooms.

The funds coming to Saanich will be our share of a $50 million provincial allocation to BC school districts as an interim measure while we await the outcome of provincial negotiations arising from the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision. That decision reinstated class size and composition language from the 2001 collective agreement.

The School District and the Saanich Teachers' Association have established a joint committee and are working together to identify our priorities. We are hopeful that we can have additional teachers hired and working before the end of January. We look forward to welcoming these new teachers as we continue to offer programs and services that allow our students to thrive.

Please click here to see the letter from the Superintendent.

2016/2017 School Calendar

September 6, 2016


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