Sunday, March 29, 2020


B.C. launches new online portal for K-12 students after suspension of in-person classes

It offers free learning resources, at-home educational activities, and sources on how to maintain well being. 

Glenlyon Norfolk School closes Greater Victoria campuses due to COVID-19 scare

The schools were closed as a precaution as the illness has not been confirmed as a case of coronavirus

Greater Victoria School District will move forward with renaming George Jay Elementary

50% of Victoria residents who responded to a survey on the subject supported the name change

Provinces announces new $82M high school opening in Duncan in 2023

The new facility will be located next to Vancouver Island University's Cowichan campus

Victoria residents are split on George Jay Elementary School renaming (SURVEY)

Over 2,500 people responded to an online survey on the topic with vastly differing opinions

Lock down lifted at Nanaimo high school after unspecified threat

Two other schools were under 'hold and secure' this morning

Saanich schools to reopen on Monday after union and school district reach tentative deal

This agreement must be ratified at a union vote on Sunday

Saanich schools will remain closed on Tuesday as union strike continues

School's out for the third week in a row

Families of Saanich school district students rally in support of striking CUPE 441 staff

SD63 students have now been out of school for two weeks

RCMP arrest one man after hold and secure at Sooke school

Police received reports that the man was possibly planning a "serious incident" at the school.

Sooke school placed under hold and secure due to “police activity” (UPDATED)

All students are safely inside the building

CUPE 441 expected to reject Saanich School Board proposal amidst second week of strikes

19 schools have been closed since October 28th

Saanich school board resumes negotiations with support staff in hopes of end to strike

19 Saanich schools have been closed since Monday

Vice principal of Comox Valley school fired after checking male students’ underwear

She was trying to determine who had left a pair of soiled underwear in the boys' bathroom

Greater Victoria School District creates online survey to help decide on school name change

Do you support changing the name of George Jay Elementary School?

Sooke school district partners with community groups to keep youth off opioids

"What we try and do is bring parents, students, and the community together to have conversations surrounding substance abuse"

Saanich School District support staff issue strike notice

They are demanding comparable wages to their counterparts in Victoria and Sooke

Celebrate back to school with this make-your-own SLIME event happening August 19-24th

Who's ready to get their hands messy with Monk Office?! 👋

New elementary and middle schools will be built in Langford by September 2022

Most schools in SD62 are nearing capacity according to the board chair of the Sooke School District

Province provides $480,000 for Vancouver Island post-secondary trades and technology programs

To help three institutions buy up-to-date equipment

Victoria student wins provincial science fair for his biomedical research

Another Victoria student came in third place!

The 58th annual VIR Science Fair is happening in Victoria this weekend

Last year’s 17-year-old winner developed a probe to aid in spinal surgeries.
Snow at Royal Roads University

Here’s how the universities in Greater Victoria are handling the snow

In case you have a dreaded 6:30 p.m. class...

Amid rising post-secondary costs, this UVic group wants to support low-income students

"[It] is about empowering, mentoring, and supporting those who[se] lives are shaped by poverty.”

Starbucks is opening at UVic in fall 2019

It'll take over the location that is currently occupied by Finnerty Express

View Royal Elementary School closed due to water main break

Some kids got to sleep in a little this morning

School bus routes delayed or cancelled due to accidents on Sooke Rd

Parents/guardians are being advised to make alternate arrangements

Province to create almost 1,400 new child-care spaces over the next decade

Have you been having trouble finding child-care?

These 3 UVic professors have been elected Royal Society of Canada fellows

It's the highest academic honour in the country

UVic Masters of Global Business program ranked in top 100 list worldwide

It's one of only three Canadian schools that made it to the list!

Schools in Victoria and Esquimalt will not have liaison officers this fall

The department has had to reassign their school liaison officers to front line duty in light of increasing demands

3 ways Monk Office will make your back to school shopping easier

You work hard. Give yourself a break this back-to-school season 📚
Dress Code Greater Victoria School District

Greater Victoria School District approves new dress code

”It took 2 years, 16 meetings, 48 parent letters, 8 community presentations, and a relentless focus – but we got it done,” said SD61 Trustee Jordan Watters

UVic announces 20% increase in tuition for all new international students

And a further 15% price hike next year

Victoria High could be demolished

Vic High, which opened on May 1, 1914, is BC's oldest high school.

UVic plans new student housing in place of old dining hall and residence buildings

About 600 more students can start living on campus by 2022

Local company will virtually connect BC students to experts in real-time

Imagine going deep sea diving...while sitting in a classroom!

University of Victoria ranked 8th greenest campus in Canada

The top spot went to the University of Calgary, while UBC snagged #6

Students at Victoria High work on building Vancouver Islands’ first school farm

These kids will be graduating with quite the green thumb! 

UVic responds to anti-Semitic, alt-right posters appearing on campus

The incident has sparked strong emotions and debates

Social housing project confirmed next to downtown elementary school

The project would be able to house up to 93 people, in 78 units of supportive housing. 

10 local student discounts you need to take advantage of

Deals deals deals....