Driven by our desire to help students thrive in their academic and personal lives, the Saanich School District provides quality educational programs and a safe and nurturing learning environment for the over 7,000 culturally diverse students within its 18 schools. Serving the Saanich Peninsula located just north of Victoria, BC, the district has one of the highest graduation rates in the province and a student body that consistently scores well on annual assessment tests, thanks in large part to the dedication and efforts of our 900 teaching and support staff.
The Information Technology department’s mandate is to provide the most current, relevant and cost-effective technology in support of student learning and achievement. Saanich was a finalist for Canada's Smartest IT in 2011, was a finalist for the VIATeC Excellence and Innovation awards in 2012, was the winner of the Capital Regional District (CRD) 2012 Climate Action Award Non-Profit and a finalist for the BC Hydro PowerSmart 2012 Award for New Technology. We are proud to make a commitment for sustainability and environmental leadership. Our technology is based on the best use of open source technologies including Linux, openLDAP, Moodle (LMS), Zimbra, LibreOffice and other applications.