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Author: Graham Arts Created: 9/15/2011 7:27 AM
This blog is specifically designed to allow for the posting of information to our school community on emerging events for our district. As such, it is not necessarily used for regular postings on a predictable schedule.
By Graham Arts on 3/31/2015 2:54 PM
The public budget meeting took place on March 30, 2015.  The following is the presentation reviewed at the meeting as well as a list of Quick Budget Facts.
By Graham Arts on 3/27/2015 11:08 AM
At its March 24, 2015 meeting, the Board of Education passed the 2015-16 school calendar.  This calendar contains a two week spring break.  Spring Break will be from Monday, March 14 to Thursday, March 24.  Friday, March 25 is Good Friday and Monday, March 28 is Easter Monday.  Tuesday, March 29 is a day in lieu for the Good Friday statutory holiday.  Schools will reopen on Wednesday, March 30.  To facilitate a two week spring break, schools will continue with the additional 8 minutes of instructional time added to their schedules.   The Board wishes to thank parents, partner groups, staff and community members for their participation in the public consultation process.  Two versions of the calendar are available for viewing as follows:
By Graham Arts on 3/25/2015 11:30 AM

The Board of Education for the Sooke School District (#62) would like to invite the public to the Budget meeting set for Monday, March 30th starting at 7:00 pm at the School Board Office at 3143 Jacklin Road.  At this meeting, the District will outline its financial plan for the upcoming 2015/16 school year and will welcome comments from the public on the proposed plan.

A list of upcoming budget meetings is as follows:

  • Public Budget Meeting – March 30, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. – School Board Office
  • Review of Proposed Budget – April 14, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. – Willway Elementary School
  • Passing of the 2015-16 Budget – April 28, 2015 – 8:00 p.m. – School Board Office
By Graham Arts on 1/5/2015 4:01 PM
We have just posted information to our district's website for parents and guardians of children turning five in 2015 regarding registration for Kindergarten this September. Please follow this link to access the full information.
By Graham Arts on 11/28/2014 3:59 PM

School District #62 (Sooke) would like to announce a special public meeting to be held on December 2, 2014 staring at 6:00pm at the Board Office at 3143 Jacklin Road.  The purpose of the meeting is for the trustee-elects to formally take their Oath of Office and form the District’s Board of Education.  The meeting is open to the public.

By Graham Arts on 11/18/2014 2:00 PM

As you may have heard, Belmont Secondary School was in lockout today from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.  RCMP and the school received information at approximately 11:00 a.m. that a fight was planned on or close to Belmont grounds.  A post on social media reported that a number of non-Belmont youth were planning on a fight which may have involved weapons.


School staff and RCMP took the threat seriously and the school went immediately into lockout.  Staff and students remained in classrooms while RCMP, district staff and school administrators patrolled the exterior of the school.  RCMP located the individuals involved, at which point the lockout was ended.  The students are currently on lunch break and will finish their last block of the day with a regular dismissal time.


Principal Ray Miller has sent a message to all Belmont parents informing them of the information mentioned above.  The staff, students and RCMP worked very co-operatively and there were no incidents during the lockout.


Jim Cambridge


of Schools

By Graham Arts on 11/15/2014 9:25 PM
The 2014 Trustee Election results will posted as soon as possible after the polls close on November 15, 2014 at the CivicInfoBC website
These will be preliminary results which won’t be made official until later in the week.
By Graham Arts on 10/29/2014 8:06 AM
SPEAC has organized all candidates meetings for the upcoming Trustee elections. The meeting for the Belmont Zone will be held at Spencer Middle School (on November 4th, 2014), while that for the Milne's Landing Zone will be held at Edward Milne Community School (on November 6th, 2014). We have posted .pdf copies of the flyers announcing these meetings. They can be accessed below:
By Graham Arts on 10/22/2014 12:35 PM
Superintendent Jim Cambridge has written a letter to the district's parents and families regarding today's tragic events in Ottawa. This letter refers parents to links where other information can be found to help speaking with children for events such as these. This letter is being distributed by the schools, but is also being posted here for the benefit of our community.

Update: 5:00 PM - October 22nd, 2014 - The Crisis Management institute has also published some thoughts for parents and teachers in response to today's attack on Parliament. Please follow this link to read this additional information.
By Graham Arts on 9/15/2014 9:04 AM

This message is for students who were in Grades 10, 11 and 12 in the 2013/2014 school year. Students in these grades who would like to access exam marks and final grades for the 2013-2014 school year can do so from the BC Ministry of Education’s EdAccess Student Secure Web site. Registration is needed in order to use this site. Students registering for access must know their Personal Education Number (PEN) before they attempt to create an account. A student’s PEN can be found on a copy of a previous report card, or it can be requested from the student’s school. Please note that PENs cannot be sent via email.


Once registered on the EdAccess site, students can view their:

  • school percentages

  • provincial exam percentages

  • final course percentages and grades

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Have a Great Summer!
By Lindsay Vogan on June 26, 2015
National Aboriginal Day
By Celine Comeau on June 21, 2015
SD62 Alumni Wins UVic’s Jubilee Medal
By Lindsay Vogan on June 17, 2015
New Schools: Full Steam Ahead
By Lindsay Vogan on June 15, 2015
Celebrating 25 years of French Immersion
By Lindsay Vogan on June 09, 2015

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