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Teachers of online courses will be on winter vacation from Saturday, December 17, 2016 until Monday, January 2, 2017.  During this time, we encourage you to take a break and enjoy time with your family and friends.  Teachers are not expected to do any marking or respond to emails during the break. Students are free to continue to work on their course(s) and submit assignments but marking will not resume until Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  Please recognize that there may a delay before you receive your marked assignment(s) while teachers get caught up on their marking.



50% of proceeds support WestShore Centre for Learning students and programs. The sale is fully staffed by student and teacher volunteers.

Thurs Dec 1 – Tues Dec 13
Mon-Thurs 3-7 pm
Fri & Sat 10 am – 8 pm
Sun 10 am – 6 pm

Trees are all island grown and supplied by Saanichton Tree Farm. Sizes range from 2ft – 12 ft tall. Prices start at $10 and go up. CASH, VISA, MASTERCARD accepted.

Varieties of trees include: Cultured Douglas Fir (pruned and shaped, full trees), Wild Douglas Fir (the “Charlie Brown” tree), Grand Fir (the best smelling tree), Alpine Fir, Noble Fir, Spruce, Pine

Handcrafted items for sale by students and staff: Beeswax Mason jar candles, hand-made Arbutus wood and driftwood ornaments, organic flower seeds harvested from our school garden, crystal pendants and bracelets, baked goods, Purdy’s Chocolates.

We will also have biodegradable tree removal bags, tie downs, and shims available.



Please see the following invitation to prospective candidates for the Parent Advisory Council’s Vacancies:



Please see the following letter to parents from the Superintendent in regards to this year’s Halloween Costume Policy:



Parent/Teacher Interviews – Nov. 24, 2016

Colwood Campus

·        Drop in between 12:30pm-4:30pm & 5:00pm-6:30pm

·        By Appointment only 6:30pm-7:00pm

Langford Campus 

·        Drop in between 12:30pm – 5:00pm

·        Storefront is closed from 12:00pm – 3:30pm

·        Storefront re-opens for 3:30pm – 7:00pm shift

Sooke Campus

·        Drop in between 12:00pm-4:30pm


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please read the following notice about the SD62 school bus carefully as it regards:

  • Registration closure
  • Refunds
  • Passes

Registration Closure

Registration for this 2016/2017 school year closes on Monday, October 17 at 9 p.m.

Due to a very high volume of riders, our buses are at or are nearing their capacities. All registration must be completed online. Please don’t wait until the very last minute to register! All registrations will be placed on a wait list. Link to online registration.

Those who registered outside of the registration window last spring are wait listed and may be asked to move to a different bus if the bus they currently ride is full. Riders not registered will not be allowed on the bus.


Our goal is to have all refunds completed by October 31.

Our Finance Department has processed more than 1000 refunds, but they still have nearly 1000 more to complete. The system was not designed to handle so many refunds at once, so there are daily limits to what we can put through for refunds. As a result, you may receive more than one refund. Please continue to check your credit card and bank statements for refund notification. Our goal is to have all refunds completed by October 31. You will receive your refund via the same method you paid, so by credit card or e-cheque.

Bus Passes – Middle and Secondary students only

Students must present their passes each time they load a bus. 

Permanent bus passes will be issued to registered riders over the next few weeks. Until then, please continue to use the temporary bus passes assigned. Drivers will be diligent in checking for these.

As always, thank you for your patience and understanding. It has been a learning experience for us all!

For questions or more information, please email bussing@sd62.bc.ca

Sooke School District






Dear Parents,

The following letter is from the Ministry of Education. The Ministry is asking for families with students in grades K—9 for their input on how they would like to see student reporting done.



Colwood Campus:

All grade 9 students attend on the morning of Tuesday, September 6th.

All students attend on their regular schedule starting Wednesday, September 7th.


Langford Campus:

Tuesday morning classes start on September 6th. This includes Biology 12, Pre-Calculus Math 11, and the First Nations Graduation Program students. There are no afternoon classes on September 6th.

All daytime classes run on their regular schedule starting Wednesday, September 7th.

Evening courses will not start until the week of September 12th.


Space is still available in many classes and we are still taking new registrations – please call the office during office hours at 250-391-9002 to set up a registration appointment if you are interested in taking a class.


Notice to All Westshore Students:

The Storefront is now closed until 9 am on Wednesday, September 7th.


Please speak to a Westshore staff member in regards to any questions or concerns related to this change.