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District secretary-treasurer Mark Walsh (right) spoke with concerned South Park Family School parents on Wednesday night. (File contributed/ Rich Fleming)

Victoria parents want SD61 to ‘start over’ with catchment planning

Parents felt unheard after the first open house meeting

District secretary-treasurer Mark Walsh (right) spoke with concerned South Park Family School parents on Wednesday night. (File contributed/ Rich Fleming)
The modular classrooms at Ecole Willows School are just about complete. Mark Walsh, secretary-treasurer of SD61, is pretty confident that students will be able to move in by Remembrance Day. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Neighbours concerned over lack Willows School consultations

Residents worry field will turn into a trailer park without input

The modular classrooms at Ecole Willows School are just about complete. Mark Walsh, secretary-treasurer of SD61, is pretty confident that students will be able to move in by Remembrance Day. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Kindergarten registration for School District 61 begins on Monday. (Pixabay)

Kindergarten registration for SD61 starts on Monday

Parents and Guardians of Greater Victoria students must register their kids in their catchments

Kindergarten registration for School District 61 begins on Monday. (Pixabay)
Central middle school will no longer host late entry French immersion for Grade 6 students beginning in 2019. (Google Streetview)

Parents furious as late French immersion ends at Central Middle School

Late French immersion moves from Central to Shoreline in View Royal

Central middle school will no longer host late entry French immersion for Grade 6 students beginning in 2019. (Google Streetview)
The Greater Victoria Teachers Association is calling for school liaisons to come back. (File photo)

Greater Victoria teachers want school liaison officers back

Teachers say there have been violent incidents at schools where preventative care is necessary

The Greater Victoria Teachers Association is calling for school liaisons to come back. (File photo)
Judi Stevenson, School District 61 archivist, shows a 100-year-old geometry set, which features ivory tools. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Greater Victoria School District holds thousands of archival items in temporary site

Many donated items are over 100 years old and show how the education system has changed

Judi Stevenson, School District 61 archivist, shows a 100-year-old geometry set, which features ivory tools. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Greater Victoria School Board to consider reopening schools with new boundaries
Greater Victoria School Board to consider reopening schools with new boundaries
French immersion enrolment is on the rise in the region’s three school districts. (Canadian Parents for French photo)

Sooke, Saanich, Great Victoria school districts address need for French teachers

Enrolment in French immersion programs rapidly rising

  • Oct 31, 2018
French immersion enrolment is on the rise in the region’s three school districts. (Canadian Parents for French photo)
Local schools have different methods when talking to students about marijuana use now that it’s legalized. (File photo)

How schools across Greater Victoria are handling marijuana legalization

Districts and campuses have different approaches to pot use and education

Local schools have different methods when talking to students about marijuana use now that it’s legalized. (File photo)
Mary Ann Watson is concerned about School District 61 safety protocols after her 13-year old son got whiplash after competing in “Bubble Gladiator” against his P.E. teacher. (Twitter/4brevity)

Victoria teen suffers whiplash in school ‘bubble’ soccer game

Middle school students injured in teacher-student competition

Mary Ann Watson is concerned about School District 61 safety protocols after her 13-year old son got whiplash after competing in “Bubble Gladiator” against his P.E. teacher. (Twitter/4brevity)
A section of Torquay Elementary School’s blacktop is blocked off where service lines were installed. (Keili Bartlett / Black Press Media)

Torquay Elementary changes plans for portable on playground

PAC and School District 61 to discuss where to place a new childcare portable

A section of Torquay Elementary School’s blacktop is blocked off where service lines were installed. (Keili Bartlett / Black Press Media)
Five high schools across School District 61 received new media labs in preparation of the upcoming school year. Facebook

SD61 prepares for new school year with major upgrades

Media labs, water fountains, daycare spaces and more will welcome students back

Five high schools across School District 61 received new media labs in preparation of the upcoming school year. Facebook
Victoria High School. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Op-Ed: Province must choose education over pricey Vic High upgrade

Taxpayers watchdog Stan Bartlett looks at the costly Vic High seismic upgrade project

  • Jul 8, 2018
Victoria High School. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
The Greater Victoria School District has voted for a $73.3 million upgrade for Vic High. File photo

School Board votes for $73.3 million upgrade for Vic High, seeks provincial approval

Plans will keep the current building, and add a neighbourhood learning centre

The Greater Victoria School District has voted for a $73.3 million upgrade for Vic High. File photo
Duncan McIntyre (left) and Connor Chan, both grade 5 studetns at Rogers Elementary School, show off their game to a crowd of grade 4/5 students from School District 61 during the CodeQuest Arcade event. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

WATCH: Designing computer games at age nine

Grade 4/5 students from across SD61 designed games for the Coding Quest Arcade

Duncan McIntyre (left) and Connor Chan, both grade 5 studetns at Rogers Elementary School, show off their game to a crowd of grade 4/5 students from School District 61 during the CodeQuest Arcade event. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
The Greater Victoria School District Board of Education wants to find out more details about a pair of seismic upgrade options for Victoria High School. They voted unanimously Monday to ask the superintendent to write a report with more detailed costing for the two options, both of which call for the retention of the existing 1914-built section of the school. File photo

Vic High seismic options move forward for costing

Superintendent to pen report outlining further details on upgrade options

The Greater Victoria School District Board of Education wants to find out more details about a pair of seismic upgrade options for Victoria High School. They voted unanimously Monday to ask the superintendent to write a report with more detailed costing for the two options, both of which call for the retention of the existing 1914-built section of the school. File photo
School safety program saved by new non-profit

School safety program saved by new non-profit

Crossing guard program back on track in Greater Victoria School District

School safety program saved by new non-profit
Victoria High School made it onto the top 10 most endangered places list released by the National Trust. will be getting some seismic upgrades rather than being torn down. (file photo)

VIC HIGH: City could lend expertise to district on heritage upgrades, councillor says

National Trust places historic high school on Canada’s Top 10 Endangered Places list

Victoria High School made it onto the top 10 most endangered places list released by the National Trust. will be getting some seismic upgrades rather than being torn down. (file photo)
Students at Shoreline Community Middle School participate in the kick off tour on child and youth rights by the Representative for Children and Youth. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Tour for child and youth rights launches in View Royal

Shoreline Middle School students participate in leading youth rights

Students at Shoreline Community Middle School participate in the kick off tour on child and youth rights by the Representative for Children and Youth. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
Vic High saved from wrecking ball

Vic High saved from wrecking ball

SD61 committee recommends two seismic upgrade options for aging high school

Vic High saved from wrecking ball