Sooke school district offers language and cultural support to English language learners (ELL) registered from Kindergarten to Grade 12. We have students from a rich variety of backgrounds and who speak many different languages at home.

After new students register, a language assessment may be completed to determine the needs of the student. This serves as a guide for programming and allows us to make a recommendation regarding type and frequency of support. We offer your child a welcoming environment that honours our students’ heritage, helping to ease the transition into Canadian life and culture.

If your child is transferring from a different school or district where they received ELL support, then please indicate this when you register your child at the new school. If your child’s primary language, or the language spoken in the home is not English, then please also indicate this when you register your child for school. Your child may benefit from receiving English language support even if they have been born and raised in Canada.

If you would like to request ELL support for a student in the International Student Program, please contact the International Program Office directly.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Lindy Kovacik.

School and Community Support

The Inter-Cultural Association of Victoria
930 Balmoral Road
Victoria, BC  V8T 1A8  See map

Settlement worker & SD62 contact:
Kay Otani, SWIS Youth Worker
Phone: 250-388-4728 Ext. 107
Visit in-person during office hours at Belmont Secondary

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society

Ministry of Education Information

English Language Learners
Includes information for:

  • Classroom teachers
  • ELL Specialists
  • ELL Standards
  • Policy and guidelines for school districts

Students from refugee backgrounds

Sooke School District

3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC V9B 5R1

Phone: (250) 474-9800
Email: info@sd62.bc.ca

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday