School District 61 Greater Victoria

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School District 61 Greater Victoria
Greater Victoria SD61 logo.png
556 Boleskine Road, PO Box 700, Victoria BC Canada V8W 2R1
Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island

District information
SuperintendentShelley Green[1]
BudgetCA$134.3 million
Students and staff
Other information

School District 61 Greater Victoria is a school district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. This includes the municipalities of Victoria, Esquimalt, Oak Bay, View Royal, and parts of Saanich.


Plaque commemorating First BC School

The earliest history of schools in Western Canada is within the boundary of the current Greater Victoria School district. The first school in the area that is present day British Columbia was established at Fort Victoria in the 1840s. A plaque to commemorate this can be found on the side of the Christmas Store on Government and Fort Street in downtown Victoria.

The first public school was opened in 1853 near what is now Central Middle School. This building later became Victoria High School.

When the area became part of the province of British Columbia there were already three school districts in the area; the Victoria City School District was established on June 25, 1869, the Esquimalt School District (October 22, 1870) and Craigflower School District (July 23, 1870).


School Location Grades
Arbutus Middle School Saanich 6-8
Braefoot Elementary School Saanich K-5
Burnside Community School Victoria K-5
Campus View Elementary School Saanich K-5
Central Middle School Victoria 6-8
Cloverdale Elementary School Saanich K-5
Colquitz Middle School Saanich 6-8
Continuing Ed SD 61 Victoria 12
Craigflower Elementary School Saanich K-5
Doncaster Elementary School Saanich K-5
Eagle View Elementary School View Royal K-5
Ecole Intermediatre Cedar Hill Middle School Saanich 6-8
Esquimalt High School Esquimalt 9-12
Frank Hobbs Elementary School Saanich K-5
George Jay Elementary School Victoria K-5
Girls' Alternative Program Victoria 11-12
Glanford Middle School Saanich 6-8
Gordon Head Middle School Saanich 6-8
Hillcrest Elementary School Saanich K-5
Home Learners' Link SD61 Victoria K-12
James Bay Community School Victoria K-5
Lake Hill Elementary School Saanich K-5
Lambrick Park Secondary School Saanich 9-12
Lansdowne Middle School Saanich 6-8
Ledger School Victoria
Macaulay Elementary School Esquimalt K-5
Margaret Jenkins Elementary School Victoria K-5
Marigold Elementary School Saanich K-5
Mckenzie Elementary School Saanich K-5
Monterey Middle School Oak Bay 6-8
Mount Douglas High School Saanich 9-12
Northridge Elementary School Saanich K-5
Oak Bay High School Oak Bay 9-12
Oaklands Elementary School Victoria K-5
Pembroke Street School Victoria 11-12
Provincial Integration Support Program SD61 Victoria
Quadra Elementary School Victoria K-5
Reynolds Secondary School Saanich 9-12
Rockheights Middle School Esquimalt 6-8
Rogers Elementary School Saanich K-5
S J Willis Educational Centre Victoria 9-11
Shoreline Community School View Royal 6-8
Sir James Douglas Elementary School Victoria K-5
South Park Elementary School Victoria K-5
Spectrum Community School Saanich 9-12
Strawberry Vale Elementary School Saanich K-5
Sundance Elementary School Victoria K-5
Tillicum Elementary School Saanich K-5
Torquay Elementary School Saanich K-5
Uplands Campus (international) Oak Bay 8-12
Victor School Victoria 1-12
Victoria High School Victoria 9-12
Victoria SD Hospital Program Victoria
Victoria West Elementary School Victoria K-5
View Royal Elementary School View Royal K-5
Willows Elementary School Oak Bay K-5

SD 61 School Boards[edit]

1988/1990 Trustees[edit]

The six candidates elected on Saturday, November 19, 1988 to serve from December 1, 1988 until December 1, 1990 were:[2] David Brown, Elizabeth Cull, Brenda McBain, Peter Yorke and Brian Zelley

One of the interesting issues during the two year term was the naming of the new elementary school "Rogers Elementary School" which featured some debate in the board room: "Trustees disagree on name choice for new Saanich elementary school"[3]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Proclamation issued November 22, 1988 by the returning officer Thomas P. Moore
  3. ^ Gordon Head/Saanich News. Sept. 27-Oct.3,1989

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