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If the schools are still behind picket lines on Thursday September 4, 2014 the following bussing information is important.
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Parkland, Stellys and Claremont Orientations for both new and returning students will be held on September 3, 2014 at 6pm at each of the highschools. We will begin with a pizza dinner followed by orientations by both school and SISP staff. The evening will conclude around 8:30pm. Host parents please make sure your student has a pre-arranged way or returning home.
There are three secondary schools and three middle schools in the Saanich School District that support the International Student Program. The three secondary schools are Parkland, Stelly’s, and Claremont, and the three middle schools are Bayside, Royal Oak, and North Saanich. They are located in beautiful British Columbia near the capital city of Victoria and Sidney by the Sea.
Saanich schools offer a variety of challenging courses. Students have access to exciting academic and elective courses. They can choose classes in languages, music, art, woodworking, computer science, calculus, physics, chemistry, dance, physical education, and drama. Please see focus programs for more details.
Saanich is a municipality on southern Vancouver Island with a population of 110,000. It is the largest municipality in Greater Victoria, home to 350,000 people. Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province that has a population of about 4.5 million. Saanich is about 15 minutes from Vancouver (2.4 million) by air, and about three hours by car/bus and ferry.
There are many pathways students can take once they complete their education through the Saanich International School Program. These are the top institutions most closely located to Northern Saanich:
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UVic is more than a top research university in a breathtaking location. We’re a university of achievement, a university of curiosity, a university of real-life learning, and so much more.
The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching,consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world.
Royal Roads University offers a progressive model of post-secondary education. Online distance education with on-campus residencies create a vibrant learning experience where personal growth is as important as academic achievement.