SIMS – One APP’ening Place


“The hands on component, vital of course, and the application assignments as we went” were the most useful components of the SD64 Literacy Apps Workshop according to one teacher participant. The all-day workshop was held before school startup at Salt Spring Island Middle School (SIMS) on September 3rd. It was facilitated by Kerry Randle, Provincial … Read More



With the lingering days of summer slowly fading away, our attention turns to the hopes and aspirations that are part of beginning a new school year. For students it’s often about seeing a new classroom and sharing summer stories with friends. For parents it’s about re-connecting with school staff and getting a sense about the … Read More

Three New Multi-Age Programs in September 2015


School District 64 will be proceeding with three new multi-age programs in September 2015. A Grade 4-8 program will be will offered on Pender and primary programming will be added at Fulford and Fernwood Elementary Schools on Salt Spring Island. We would like to thank the many parents who have been involved in the consultative process in … Read More

Aboriginal Education Surveys


Re: Data gathering in support of district Aboriginal Education programs In July 2014, the district renewed its achievement contract with the Ministry for the period 2014-2017. The contract identifies three inter-related and inter-dependent improvement goals, in an effort to push the boundaries of personalized, life-long learning: greater competency in foundation skills; successful transition from school … Read More

District Review Update


In the fall of 2012, School District 64 implemented a District Review Process. The focus for this process is based on the approach that as a district we are collectively responsible for all our students. Resource allocation should be based on transparency and a systemic big-picture view. The district has just completed Phase One of … Read More