Students who wish to attend SD61 schools outside their catchment area sometimes do so to attend sports programs not offered at their pathway school, such as the rugby academy at Esquimalt High School. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Greater Victoria School District student transfer time begins Thursday

Deadline for out-of-catchment transfer applications is Feb. 23

Families with students wishing to attend an SD61 school outside their catchment area can start applying for a transfer tomorrow (Feb. 15).

To apply, parents or guardians must provide all required documentation, including proof of residence and citizenship, then complete a form at the student’s current school between Feb. 15 and 23. More information on documentation can be found at SD61.bc.ca.

Students who do not live in the catchment but are looking to follow a school pathway upon graduating from elementary to middle school, or middle to secondary school, must also apply for a transfer request. This new stipulation means students are no longer automatically allowed to follow the current school pathway.

If any school receives more transfer requests by grade than the number of seats it can accommodate, a lottery-style wait list will take effect, meaning there is no advantage to applying early.

Students new to the district for September 2018 enrolment are also encouraged to register during this current signup period. The deadline for all student requests and applications is Feb. 23 at 3 p.m.

kristyn.anthony@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Norma Stewart joins Langford council

Stew Young beats challenger Robert Fraser

Rob Martin is the new mayor of Colwood

Martin will be joined by four new faces on council

West Shore voters run to the polls in the final minutes

Approximately 4,500 votes cast in Colwood

Results are in for the District of Metchosin

Ranns to serve another term as Metchosin mayor with two new council members

Two new faces on the Sooke School Board

Bob Beckett and Allison Watson become SD62 trustees

B.C. Youtuber to seal himself ‘in a jar’ to demonstrate impacts of climate change

Kurtis Baute wants to see how long he can last in a 1,000 cubic foot, air-tight greenhouse

POLL: Do you support amalgamation for communities in the Capital Region?

Residents in Victoria and Saanich will be voting on Oct. 20 on… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for Oct. 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

One of Taiwan’s fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

The train was carrying more than 360 people

Scheer marks one-year countdown to federal election with campaign-style speech

Conservative Leader insists that it will be Justin Trudeau who ‘makes it personal’

B.C. VIEWS: Residents have had enough of catering to squatters

Media myth of homeless victims offends those who know better

B.C. man sets new Canadian marathon record at Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Cam Levins ran it in two hours nine minutes 25 seconds

B.C. Liberals’ hopes high as Nanaimo by-election approaches

Historically safe NDP seat vacated by long-time MLA Leonard Krog

Most Read