Royal Bay Secondary

William Shaw, one of the valedictorians from the graduating class at Royal Bay Secondary, will attend the University of Victoria in September. (Photo contributed by William Shaw)

Royal Bay valedictorian putting bright lights on hold for biochemistry

William Shaw plans to hit the books and volleyballs this fall

 

Royal Bay Secondary School valedictorian Aasmita Sharma has set her sights on pursuing a career in medicine. (Photo contributed by Aasmita Sharma)

A career in medicine beckons for 2021 grad of Royal Bay in Colwood

Aasmita Sharma was inspired by the role modelling of her grandfather in India

 

Megan McCool, Indigenous valedictorian for Royal Bay Secondary, plans to work toward a career in theatre. (Photo courtesy of Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreational Council)

Colwood school’s Indigenous valedictorian targets career as a playwright

Megan McCool plans to take a year off before tackling further studies in theatre

 

The stretch of trail north of Royal Bay Secondary connecting to Painters Trail at Murray’s Pond will be closed temporarily this week for invasive species removal. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood trail behind Royal Bay Secondary temporarily closed for invasive species removal

Cloure in effect from 9 a.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Friday this week

The stretch of trail north of Royal Bay Secondary connecting to Painters Trail at Murray’s Pond will be closed temporarily this week for invasive species removal. (Black Press Media file photo)
Royal Bay Secondary School students paint the crosswalk in front of their school in support of LGBTQ and marginalized members of the community (Royal Bay Secondary School photo)

Senior student leaves mark at Royal Bay Secondary School for LGBTQ+ students

Crosswalk at Colwood school painted in support of marginalized community members

Royal Bay Secondary School students paint the crosswalk in front of their school in support of LGBTQ and marginalized members of the community (Royal Bay Secondary School photo)
The Sooke School District raised more than $18,000 for the Goldstream and Sooke food banks from the funds of 10,000 Tonight in December 2020. The funds go two- to 2.5-times further due to the buying power of the food banks. (Black Press Media file photo)

SD62 high school students raise more than $18,000 for food banks

Edward Milne in Sooke rakes in $11,000 alone

The Sooke School District raised more than $18,000 for the Goldstream and Sooke food banks from the funds of 10,000 Tonight in December 2020. The funds go two- to 2.5-times further due to the buying power of the food banks. (Black Press Media file photo)
The growing field lacrosse program at Royal Bay Secondary has produced a number of scholarships for its players to American universities, starting in the fall 2021. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Five Royal Bay students sign Lacrosse scholarships at U.S. universities

“It’s a village that raises these kids,” says lacrosse coach

The growing field lacrosse program at Royal Bay Secondary has produced a number of scholarships for its players to American universities, starting in the fall 2021. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Royal Bay Secondary’s leadership class, comprised of Grade 9 through 12 students, is part of the student team organizing this year’s 10,000 Tonight event. The public is invited to drop off donations drive-thru style at either West Shore high school on Dec. 1, 3, 8 and 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

10,000 Tonight gets a pandemic twist with West Shore students continuing the tradition

Students still collecting donations but for four evenings this year

Royal Bay Secondary’s leadership class, comprised of Grade 9 through 12 students, is part of the student team organizing this year’s 10,000 Tonight event. The public is invited to drop off donations drive-thru style at either West Shore high school on Dec. 1, 3, 8 and 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Royal Bay Secondary School was evacuated Tuesday morning due to a gas smell in the building. Emergency services has been notified. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Classes resume at Colwood’s Royal Bay Secondary following brief evacuation

Colwood Fire determine pipes leaking sewage smell Tuesday morning

Royal Bay Secondary School was evacuated Tuesday morning due to a gas smell in the building. Emergency services has been notified. (Black Press Media file photo)
Royal Bay students are among the list of SD62 schools that will be trained by Pacific FC coaches and staff in a new soccer academy partnership. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Pacific FC partners with Sooke School District soccer academies

Royal Bay, EMCS and Dunsmuir Middle students to receive professional training

Royal Bay students are among the list of SD62 schools that will be trained by Pacific FC coaches and staff in a new soccer academy partnership. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Sooke School District is set to welcome back all students from kindergarten to Grade 12 on Sept. 8 for the 2020-2021 school year. (File – Press Media)

School district set to welcome back students Sept. 8

‘There’s a lot of anxiety out there for parents,’ says school board chair

Sooke School District is set to welcome back all students from kindergarten to Grade 12 on Sept. 8 for the 2020-2021 school year. (File – Press Media)
Royal Bay student Brynne Smith gave a donation of $558 to the Goldstream Food Bank on behalf of the 2020 grad class. (Courtesy of Maddy Morrison)

Royal Bay grads game of tag ends with food, care for the community

Students split $1,115 donation between Goldstream Food Bank, mental health program

Royal Bay student Brynne Smith gave a donation of $558 to the Goldstream Food Bank on behalf of the 2020 grad class. (Courtesy of Maddy Morrison)
Royal Bay Secondary School. (Black Press Media file photo)

Traffic lights coming to busy intersection near Royal Bay Secondary School

Royal Bay has agreed to hasten the traffic light installation in anticipation of school start-up

  • Mar 25, 2019
Royal Bay Secondary School. (Black Press Media file photo)
UPDATED: Royal Bay Secondary evacuated after gas leak in Colwood

UPDATED: Royal Bay Secondary evacuated after gas leak in Colwood

Colwood Fire Rescue deems school safe to re-enter

  • Oct 12, 2018
UPDATED: Royal Bay Secondary evacuated after gas leak in Colwood
Royal Bay chef, Zach Regan, (left) and Royal Bay Secondary students prepared a soup at Lohbrunner Farm as part of a class field trip. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Royal Bay students get hands-on farm experience

Lohbrunner has given over 200 people in Langford a farm experience

Royal Bay chef, Zach Regan, (left) and Royal Bay Secondary students prepared a soup at Lohbrunner Farm as part of a class field trip. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
Members of Royal Bay Secondary school’s three R&B bands – Soul 62 (pictured), R&B Too! and the house band – will be hitting the stage to perform a number of hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s during the third annual dinner and dance on June 15. (Contributed photo)

Royal Bay looks to ‘spread good groove’ with annual dinner, dance

Annual dinner and dance takes place this week

Members of Royal Bay Secondary school’s three R&B bands – Soul 62 (pictured), R&B Too! and the house band – will be hitting the stage to perform a number of hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s during the third annual dinner and dance on June 15. (Contributed photo)
Royal Bay Secondary’s house band called Tuesday’s Roadkill includes Tricia True (left to right) on bass, Alex Fraser on drums, lead singer Chloe Piwek, guitarist Andrew Whitney, and pianist Keelan Siemens. (Contributed photo)

Rock on! Royal Bay house band aims to impress at Rock the Rink

Tuesday’s Roadkill one of five performing Saturday

Royal Bay Secondary’s house band called Tuesday’s Roadkill includes Tricia True (left to right) on bass, Alex Fraser on drums, lead singer Chloe Piwek, guitarist Andrew Whitney, and pianist Keelan Siemens. (Contributed photo)
Cole Belton, Belmont track and field athlete, won gold in junior boys discus at City Championships to advance to the Islands. (Travis Paterson/Black Press)

West Shore sends top track and field athletes go to Islands

Royal Bay and Belmont send more students in field events

Cole Belton, Belmont track and field athlete, won gold in junior boys discus at City Championships to advance to the Islands. (Travis Paterson/Black Press)
LUKE’S LOCKS                                Luke Eilertsen shows off the roughly 16 inches of hair he cut off at Royal Bay earlier this week. For the past three years Eilertsen has been growing out his hair in support of his grandpa, who was diagnosed with cancer. On Wednesday students donated $15 to chop off a portion of Eilertsen’s hair, which will be donated to Wigs for Kids at B.C. Children’s Hospital. In total, Eilertsen also raised close to $2,400, which will be donated to the B.C. Cancer Agency, specifically for family and patient care. Donations are still being accepted at donate.bccancerfoundation.com/goto/lukeslocks. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

WATCH: Royal Bay student chops off locks for cancer

Luke Eilertsen will be donating locks to Wigs for Kids

LUKE’S LOCKS                                Luke Eilertsen shows off the roughly 16 inches of hair he cut off at Royal Bay earlier this week. For the past three years Eilertsen has been growing out his hair in support of his grandpa, who was diagnosed with cancer. On Wednesday students donated $15 to chop off a portion of Eilertsen’s hair, which will be donated to Wigs for Kids at B.C. Children’s Hospital. In total, Eilertsen also raised close to $2,400, which will be donated to the B.C. Cancer Agency, specifically for family and patient care. Donations are still being accepted at donate.bccancerfoundation.com/goto/lukeslocks. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Dexter Rud (left) and Nathaniel Exley play con artist Frank Abagnale and FBI agent Carl Hanratty in Royal Bay Secondary school’s version of Catch Me 
If You Can. The musical hits 
the stage at the Teechamitsa Theatre this week. 
(Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Catch Me If You Can comes to Royal Bay Secondary

Musical tells the tale of con artist Frank Abagnale

Dexter Rud (left) and Nathaniel Exley play con artist Frank Abagnale and FBI agent Carl Hanratty in Royal Bay Secondary school’s version of Catch Me 
If You Can. The musical hits 
the stage at the Teechamitsa Theatre this week. 
(Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)