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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
CRD Walk and Wheel to School Week starts Oct. 1 for the Sooke School District. (iStock photo)

Walk and Wheel to School Week approaches for the Sooke School District

Schools use the week as a conversation-starter for healthy and active living

CRD Walk and Wheel to School Week starts Oct. 1 for the Sooke School District. (iStock photo)
Scott Stinson takes over as superintendent of the Sooke School District this fall. (Photo courtesy of the Sooke School District)

New Sooke School District superintendent has a full agenda, big goals

Scott Stinson is ‘excited’ to help prepare the District for future growth

Scott Stinson takes over as superintendent of the Sooke School District this fall. (Photo courtesy of the Sooke School District)
The portable at Wishart Elementary school is one of five new ones being installed throughout the Sooke School District to accommodate the influx of students. A portable has already been installed at David Cameron Elementary school, and two new portables will be installed in the coming weeks at Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

New portables installed throughout SD62

District says portables just temporary solutions

  • Aug 9, 2018
The portable at Wishart Elementary school is one of five new ones being installed throughout the Sooke School District to accommodate the influx of students. A portable has already been installed at David Cameron Elementary school, and two new portables will be installed in the coming weeks at Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Sooke School District superintendent Jim Cambridge has led the district through a period of unprecedented growth. After 36 years with the school district, Cambridge will be hanging up his hat in August. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

SD62 superintendent bids farewell

After 36 years, Jim Cambridge to hang up his hat

Sooke School District superintendent Jim Cambridge has led the district through a period of unprecedented growth. After 36 years with the school district, Cambridge will be hanging up his hat in August. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Belmont students draw inspiration from Coast Salish artwork

Belmont students draw inspiration from Coast Salish artwork

Projects highlight the diversity of students

Belmont students draw inspiration from Coast Salish artwork
David Cameron Elementary school, along side Wishart elementary, Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke will be getting new portables, which will be ready for use in September. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Sooke School District braces for influx of new students

Five portables to be added at Belmont, Wishart, David Cameron and Journey

David Cameron Elementary school, along side Wishart elementary, Belmont Secondary and Journey Middle school in Sooke will be getting new portables, which will be ready for use in September. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
West Shore students said they would talk to their parents about marijuana but not necessarily other drugs. (Pexels stock photo)

Drug Use: High school students comfortable talking about marijuana but not other drugs

Teens not always willing to make the first move to get help

West Shore students said they would talk to their parents about marijuana but not necessarily other drugs. (Pexels stock photo)
A Grade 11 Belmont student pitches a business idea to a panel of judges that included Belmont business teacher, Tom Grainger, Serious Coffee owner, Paul Lamoureux, and other entrepreneurs in the community. (Photo contributed)

Belmont students pitch businesses with potential

One group pitched a resume writing service for students

A Grade 11 Belmont student pitches a business idea to a panel of judges that included Belmont business teacher, Tom Grainger, Serious Coffee owner, Paul Lamoureux, and other entrepreneurs in the community. (Photo contributed)
B.C. Transit distributes GradPASS to SD62 students

B.C. Transit distributes GradPASS to SD62 students

Annual program helps give grads a safe ride home

  • Jun 3, 2018
B.C. Transit distributes GradPASS to SD62 students
Grade 10 Belmont Secondary students Navya Pottumutu (left to right), Ly Beaton and Grade 12 student Erik Arts practice in the school’s music room in preparation for the year-end concert on Thursday, June 7. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Belmont students prepare to dazzle at year-end concert

Event gives students chance to bid farewell to seniors

Grade 10 Belmont Secondary students Navya Pottumutu (left to right), Ly Beaton and Grade 12 student Erik Arts practice in the school’s music room in preparation for the year-end concert on Thursday, June 7. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Coast Collective showcases West Shore students’ masterpieces

Coast Collective showcases West Shore students’ masterpieces

Meet the artists reception Friday, June 1 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Coast Collective showcases West Shore students’ masterpieces
Belmont Secondary students Chris Nix (left to right), Markus Meyer and Jon Bel, along with other volunteers will be taking part in the Spring Out of Hunger Food Drive, in which students head out into the community and collect non-perishable food items for the Goldtream Food Bank on Thursday, May 24. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Help West Shore residents spring out of hunger

Fundraiser collecting food for Goldstream Food Bank

Belmont Secondary students Chris Nix (left to right), Markus Meyer and Jon Bel, along with other volunteers will be taking part in the Spring Out of Hunger Food Drive, in which students head out into the community and collect non-perishable food items for the Goldtream Food Bank on Thursday, May 24. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Premiere John Horgan stopped at Lakewood Elementary to make an announcement for land purchase of a site that will benefit future students of Langford. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Land purchased for new elementary school in north Langford

John Horgan and Rob Fleming make announcement

Premiere John Horgan stopped at Lakewood Elementary to make an announcement for land purchase of a site that will benefit future students of Langford. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
WestShore Centre for Learning students Bravyn Wright, Brett Cunard and Joel Windrum show off some of the plants for sale during the school’s second annual plant sale this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Get into the growing season with a plant sale this weekend

Proceeds benefit the WestShore Centre for Learning’s community garden

WestShore Centre for Learning students Bravyn Wright, Brett Cunard and Joel Windrum show off some of the plants for sale during the school’s second annual plant sale this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Belmont Girl’s Sevens rugby team won the Island Championships this past weekend, beating Shawnigan Lake 22-5 in the final. (Photo courtesy of Michael Haley)

Belmont wins girls’ rugby Island championship

The Bulldogs head to provincials this weekend

Belmont Girl’s Sevens rugby team won the Island Championships this past weekend, beating Shawnigan Lake 22-5 in the final. (Photo courtesy of Michael Haley)
MUSIC MONDAY                                Students in the Sooke School District play the ukelele at The Q Centre in Colwood as part of Music Monday earlier this week. Roughly 2,300 SD62 students filled the arena to sing songs with communities across the country as a way to celebrate music in schools. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

WATCH: Students celebrate Music Monday

More than 2,300 students filled The Q Centre yesterday

MUSIC MONDAY                                Students in the Sooke School District play the ukelele at The Q Centre in Colwood as part of Music Monday earlier this week. Roughly 2,300 SD62 students filled the arena to sing songs with communities across the country as a way to celebrate music in schools. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Spencer Middle school student Trinity Dentoom shows off some of the new inspirational sayings that adorn the boys and girls bathrooms. All six of the school’s washrooms have been decorated with messages to promote positivity. (Kendra Wong/
News Gazette staff)

Messages promote positivity in Spencer Middle school washrooms

All six of the school’s washrooms have been ‘bedazzled’

Spencer Middle school student Trinity Dentoom shows off some of the new inspirational sayings that adorn the boys and girls bathrooms. All six of the school’s washrooms have been decorated with messages to promote positivity. (Kendra Wong/
News Gazette staff)
Standardized tests results are in for schools on the West Shore

Standardized tests results are in for schools on the West Shore

Ranking numbers are low, but there are upward trends in some schools

Standardized tests results are in for schools on the West Shore
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)
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