Welcome to the Sooke School District

We welcome you and your child to our school district. This page contains important information for about the registration process for children new to the Sooke School District. If your child is currently enrolled in a SD62 school, a school change request form must be submitted (only accepted during the School Change Request period). 

If the student is not a Canadian citizen, visit the Newcomers page for more information.

For more information and for a full list of schools, please visit the Schools page. Visit our Student Enrolment Priorities page to learn more.

Documentation Requirements:

In advance of registration, download or print a copy of the Registration Checklist so you are familiar with the documentation you are required to upload during the registration process.

Please review our Registration Guide to make sure you have the required documents ready to upload during the registration process. Please note that you must have proof of residency in our District to complete your registration. 

How to register:

1. Read the Registration Guide before beginning the registration process.

  • Uploading Documents: Don't have a scanner? Please provide CLEAR photos of the documents. If the document cannot be read clearly, it will not be accepted.

2. Find your catchment school using our School Locator Tool.


School Capacity Status

Due to physical space limitations, the following schools have been deemed at full capacity for the 2023-24 school year: 

  • Happy Valley Elementary
  • Sangster Elementary
  • Saseenos Elementary

At these schools, new in-catchment students may not be guaranteed placement in specific grades. In-catchment students who cannot be accommodated will be waitlisted at their catchment school and then placed at the designated overflow school. Students placed at an overflow school by the District, due to lack of available space in their in-catchment school, will be given priority to transfer to their in-catchment school, space pending, through the School Change Request Process. Transfer requests to full capacity schools cannot be accommodated at this time.

The above designation of full capacity status does not affect students who are currently enrolled in schools or specific programs – this status only affects the placement of students who are new to the District, or those applying for out-of-catchment transfers.


Our elementary schools offer full day kindergarten for our youngest learners. To register, children must turn five years of age by December 31 in the same calendar year that they begin school. 

Visit the following pages for more information on kindergarten programming:

*Note: Parents MUST attend a Nature K info session prior to registration. Please see Nature Kindergarten page for dates.

Grades 1 – 12

New to our school district? If your child is in Grades 1-12, registration can be done online throughout the year. Grade 1-12 registration for the 2024/25 school year opens on January 29, 2024 and is ongoing.

Already enrolled in SD62? If you would like to request a change of schools for your child, within our district, carefully read the School Change Request page and then fill out the online form. There is no need to re-register your child as they transition grades.

French Immersion

Students who opt for Early Immersion usually enter the program in kindergarten and continue their French studies through to grade twelve. In grade 12, they receive a ‘Double Dogwood’ (a bilingual graduation certificate). Students may also begin the program in grade 1. Please visit the French Immersion – Kindergarten page for complete details regarding registration.

Students who choose late immersion will enter the French program in grade 6 at École John Stubbs Memorial School. In grade 8, late immersion students will merge with the students who enrolled in early immersion.

Parents/guardians must register online. When registering online, please select Late French Immersion as your preference. 

Visit the French Immersion page to see a list of our schools that offer French Immersion as well as more information about French in our District.