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Const. Sandrine Perry with another police officer. Perry will be leading a number of yoga classes in schools. (Oak Bay Police File)

Yoga cop teaches Oak Bay youngsters about health and wellness

School liaison Const. Sandrine Perry is taking her yoga classes to the schools she works with

Const. Sandrine Perry with another police officer. Perry will be leading a number of yoga classes in schools. (Oak Bay Police File)
Greater Victoria schools to see more than $4.4 million in upgrades

Greater Victoria schools to see more than $4.4 million in upgrades

Province announces $206 million for B.C. school upgrades

Greater Victoria schools to see more than $4.4 million in upgrades
SD61 wrapped up its public consultation on proposed catchment changes with a third open house on Tuesday night. (File photo)

SD61 wraps up public consultation on catchment changes with final open house

Proposed catchment boundary changes in Victoria brought hundreds of parents out for discussion

SD61 wrapped up its public consultation on proposed catchment changes with a third open house on Tuesday night. (File photo)
UK school children stage a one day walk-out in protest at world governments’ slow response to climate change. Many of their teachers and Principals attended the demonstrations in solidarity. (Nick Ansell/Associated Press)

What would happen if Greater Victoria students went on strike?

Mass student walk-outs are taking place around the world, local districts react

UK school children stage a one day walk-out in protest at world governments’ slow response to climate change. Many of their teachers and Principals attended the demonstrations in solidarity. (Nick Ansell/Associated Press)
Parents were concerned about the future of their children who attend Victor School for inclusive learning as it was proposed to become a regular stream elementary with a local catchment for 2020. (Google Maps)

Victor School to remain as specialized education facility

After a unanimous vote SD61 opted to exempt Victor School from Victoria catchment boundary changes

Parents were concerned about the future of their children who attend Victor School for inclusive learning as it was proposed to become a regular stream elementary with a local catchment for 2020. (Google Maps)
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SD61 looking to have Oak Bay High rugby field repaired

District issues second request for bids to solve drainage issues

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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)
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

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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)
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
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)
Premier John Horgan displays his best playground “tricks” with students at Quadra elementary, Tuesday May 8. Horgan joined Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, to announce $5 million in annual funding for safer and more accessible playground equipment for schoolchildren across B.C. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

B.C. invests $5M for new school playground equipment

Fifty-one schools across the province to benefit from new program

Premier John Horgan displays his best playground “tricks” with students at Quadra elementary, Tuesday May 8. Horgan joined Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, to announce $5 million in annual funding for safer and more accessible playground equipment for schoolchildren across B.C. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Colette Baty (left), Vancouver Island School of Art board president, and founder/executive director Wendy Welch wonder about the future of the school, which must vacate the building with SD61 taking it back due to expanding enrolment. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Vancouver Island School of Art looking for new home

Increasing SD61 enrolment prompts district’s termination of lease with Quadra Street facility

Colette Baty (left), Vancouver Island School of Art board president, and founder/executive director Wendy Welch wonder about the future of the school, which must vacate the building with SD61 taking it back due to expanding enrolment. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS