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Important Information:

**2018-2019 All grade 8 students will automatically be registered at Belmont Secondary School in the French Immersion Program for 2018-2019. If your grade 8 student plans to attend another Secondary School in our district, you must complete a school change request on line.

**École John Stubbs was on CTV news, in a news piece about our Loose Parts / Créactivité playground.  Check out the link below:



February 14th Girls Elementary Basketball (Team B) – Happy Valley and John Stubbs at Crystal View

February 15th Girls Elementary Basketball (Team A) – John Stubbs at Millstream

Boys Elementary Basketball (Team A) – John Stubbs at Willway

Other news:

The weather this week has been quite something, the rain has been amazing, awful and yet a wonderful reminder of where we live. We are asking parents to ensure their children have a rain coat in school, as well as good shoes or boots for the rain. We believe that children need fresh air and movement during the day as it supports their learning as well as a healthy body. We send children outside in everything but torrential rain or hail or terrible storms. Children need to have the right gear for this. When children come back into the school building after outside breaks in soaking sweatshirts or non-waterproof outerwear, they can struggle to do their best learning because they can’t focus or because they feel unwell in wet clothing. Please help by ensuring they have the right outerwear in school, as well as a change of clothes just in case.

Additionally, we are also looking for more changes of clothing for children in the elementary wing of our school.

Hockey Academy is being phased of École John Stubbs over the next years. In September 2018, Grade 6 students will no longer have this option. Our school has many other wonderful opportunities that children can explore. Please contact Mme Szalipszki if you have any questions.

Hockey Academy will continue for Grade 7 and 8 for next year (2018-2019).

Upcoming Events:

Monday, February 12th                           – Family DaySchool is not in session.

Wednesday, February 14th            – Spirit Day – Red, White and Pink Day

Monday, February 19th                  – Scholastic Book Fair – week of Feb. 19-22

Hours 8:00am-9:00am, 12:20-1:00 and 2:30-4:30 Also open on Thursday night during the PAC movie night.

Thursday February 22nd              -PAC movie night (Scholastic Book Fair shopping too!)



School District No.62 (Sooke) requires bus drivers to work. If you have a Class I or 2 B.C. Driver’s License, with air brake endorsement, a medical certificate within the last six months and a valid First Aid Certificate, we are most interested in hearing from you!

For more information about our District, please refer to our web site at www.sd62.bc.ca

Rate of pay: $23.29/hr.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit their cover letter and resume, including the names and telephone numbers of at least two references to:
Dawn Israel, Human Resources Assistant, School District No.62 (Sooke), 3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC     V9B 5R1

Noon Hour Supervision Assistants On-Call
These are school district paid positions, whereby adults are hired to assist schools in supervising students. Qualified candidates must be a holder of a valid Standard First Aid Certificate or willing to get it at their earliest possible convenience. The hourly rate of pay is $21.94.

If you think you might be interested in applying, please complete a non-teaching application form which you can obtain from the school district website at www.sd62.bc.ca and forward it to Dawn Israel at the School Board Office, 3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC, V9B 5R1, dpisrael@sd62.bc.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Minutes have been tallied, donations counted and we are thrilled to report that this year’s Read-a-Thon was a success. Throughout the school, over 30 000 minutes were read and a total of $2638 was collected. This will be used to purchase new French books for the library. For their amazing reading and fundraising efforts, Mme. Grieve’s grade 4 class have earned a special class treat. Collectively, the class read 6130 minutes and raised $357. Special congratulations to Sasha in gr. 4 who read more than 75 minutes per day and Maria in gr. 6 who read for nearly four hours each day. Special thanks and congratulations to Isla in gr. 6 for logging lots or minutes as well as raising the most money. From guest readers to milk & cookies and dressing as a favourite book character, it was a wonderful literacy filled week. Thank you for your support.