Jun 26 2015

Have a Great Summer!

summer break

Since it’s summer, I will be taking a short break from regularly blogging. Please check back in August when I will resume posting. Don’t forget! We have two brand new amazing secondary schools opening, so it will be a busy time in August as we move in and decorate the schools.

Reception at the School Board Office will be closed from Monday, July 6 and will re-open on Monday, August 24. Please email the office with any general inquiries. Email will be monitored throughout the summer.

For updates and information about the new Belmont and Royal Bay schools, please visit our New Schools website.

Have an amazing summer with friends and family!

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Jun 21 2015

National Aboriginal Day



National Aboriginal Day is celebrated every June 21. It is a time for all Canadians to recognize the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of first Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.

June 21 was chosen for National Aboriginal Day because it is the day of the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year. For generations, many Aboriginal peoples have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day.

This year, in honour of the day, we would like to recognize the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth peoples including Pacheedaht, SC’IANEW and T’Sou-ke First Nations, where we live today.

We recognize those who lived here originally, the First Nations peoples, and thank them for sharing this beautiful land.


Thank you                EnglishNational Aboriginal Day 2014
Hych’ka Coash         Salish
Kleco Kelco              Nuu-chah-nulth
Gilakasla                   Kwakwaka’wakw





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Jun 17 2015

SD62 Alumni Wins UVic’s Jubilee Medal

Huge congratulations to Andrea Brown, a former French Immersion student in SD62 and grad from Belmont. Andrea just completed a BA with a major in French at the University of Victoria. She plans on attending Simon Fraser University in September to enter into their French Immersion teaching program.

What makes this extra great is that Andrea was awarded with this year’s Jubilee Medal from Uvic for having the highest GPA of all students in the Faculty of Humanities!

See Andrea accept her medal and hear the great things that the Dean had to say about her.

Please scroll video to 1:5:51

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Jun 15 2015

New Schools: Full Steam Ahead

If you have driven past our new Belmont or Royal Bay secondary schools, there’s no doubt you saw a lot of trucks and workers around each site. With just three months to go, work on the two sites is at full speed. Most of the siding is up and classrooms are starting to set up. Exciting! Take a look at the latest round of our new school photo updates:

Royal Bay                                                               Belmont


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Jun 09 2015

Celebrating 25 years of French Immersion

It’s hard to believe that French Immersion has reached its 25th year in our District. What began as a program with only a couple of classes has blossomed into a k-12 program of more than 1000 students.

One of the great things about being a smaller school district is that we are able to retain teachers for quite a long time. Helen Moranville is a perfect example of this. Not only was she the first French Immersion teacher hired in the District, but she continues to teach French in SD62 25 years later!

Here is a great article in the Goldstream Gazette about Helen and the success of the French Immersion program in SD62.

Click photo to read story



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Jun 04 2015

Our Vision for Powerful Learning

SD62 Vision infographic copy-reduced size

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Jun 02 2015

Journey’s Pit Cook

Journey Middle School, 5:30 a.m.: Henry Chipps is up at the crack of dawn to get the fire started for the day’s pit cook. The bricks needed to heat up a lot in order to have more heat and less flame – the perfect conditions for cooking salmon. Students helped out the entire time until it was time to feast, about six hours later.
Complimented by healthy food that is great roasted, students were treated to an incredible salmon lunch.

Thank you Henry for joining us and sharing your culture, tradition and food with us! These relationships are so special in SD62 and it’s these relationships that help us to continue to grow and learn with our school communities.

Community, tradition and fun!

Community, tradition and fun!
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Jun 01 2015

Westshore Colwood Open House – June 3

See the new space and get a sense of the programs and student successes in SD62’s Alternative programs. Free BBQ too! The event takes place on Wednesday, June 3 from 2 – 6 p.m.

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WestShore Colwood Campus OPEN HOUSE JUNE 3 2015 (single poster)


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May 29 2015

Miss this week’s Board meeting?

BoardOfEducationIf you missed the Board of Education meeting this week, not to worry. Here’s a link to the agenda as well as items noted Tuesday’s meeting.

Board Meeting – Public Documents May 26, 2015


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May 27 2015

Final week to nominate a great SD62 teacher!

NominateATeacher2015It’s the final week to nominate a great teacher in the Black Press/Staples Great Teachers program. One teacher from the elementary, middle school and high school levels will be awarded.

Nominate a teacher who helps make school more interesting or maybe takes extra time to help your child learn…we have a lot of fantastic teachers!

Nominate now!


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