COPACS Last Effort for Volunteers

May 13, 2022

Our District PAC (COPACS) is desperately seeking volunteers to fill its executive next year. They are currently looking for nominations for all positions:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Vice President 1
  • Vice President 2
  • Secretary

Without volunteers to serve on the executive, COPACS would have to fold. This would mean no liaison with our School District, no extra funding to support things like parent education events, no link to the provincial PAC (BCCPAC) and hence to the Ministry of Education, and no organisation to connect all the PACs in our District. So, on behalf of COPACS, and for the sake of the collective parent voice in the education of our children, please, please consider volunteering for one of these positions. To do so, reach out to

Mental Health and Wellness Snapshot

May 10, 2022

The Saanich School District remains committed to wellness and the promotion of positive health in our schools and communities. These monthly snapshots are an invitation to learn together as we foster and promote positive health in our own lives, and the lives of those around us.

May 2022 - Equity for Well-being - Staff
May 2022 - Equity for Well-being - Parents and Students

Here are links to past snapshots:

Parents and Students

And the Mental Wellness Hub continues to get updated with community opportunities. Additions this month include an art exploration, mindfulness, and self-care workshop for caregivers of youth, and additional offerings of Family Smart's Help for the Hard Times workshops running in May and June. 

K - 9 Registration Opens May 9th at 9:00 am

April 29, 2022

Ministry regulations require a new registration every year for DL schools, so returning students and families will need to fill out a new application form at Returning families do not need to resubmit documents such as proof of residency and citizenship; assuming we have documents on file, and everything is up to date.

Registrations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register as soon as possible to have secured a spot for next September. Please note Elementary/Middle students cannot be registered at both a neighbourhood school and at SIDES.

Saanich International Student Program - Host Recruitment

April 26, 2022

Saanich International Student Program (SISP) is actively looking for new Host Families for our international students joining us at the end of August 2022.

Make lifelong friendships, provide a student with a home away from home and share the beauty of your community!

If you are interested in this opportunity, host families are provided:

  • $975 per month per student (students must have their own bedroom)
  • Ongoing support from the SISP Homestay team
  • International students who are fully vaccinated

Sign up for a no-commitment consultation with one of our Homestay Coordinators or start your application to become a host family!

Homestay Flyer

Financial support for families in need, So ALL Kids Can Play.

April 4, 2022

KidSport Greater Victoria is a local organization that exists to help families in need access organized sport opportunities for their children. To be eligible for up to $600 per year in registration fee support, children must be 18 years or under, families must be within financial eligibility limits, and season must be at least 8 weeks long with an eligible sport organization. For more information, a list of eligible local sport organizations, and to apply, visit