Sooke school district offers language and cultural support to English language learners (ELL) registered from Kindergarten to Grade 12. We have students from a rich variety of backgrounds and who speak many different languages at home.

New immigrant families (permanent residents, refugees or those on work/study permit or diplomatic visas):

Please contact the International Office at 250-474-9818 or in person at 200-814 Goldstream Avenue before completing the online registration.

An intake interview and language assessment may be scheduled to determine the needs of the student. Then you will be ready to register your child online for school. This serves as a guide for programming and allows us to make a recommendation regarding type and frequency of support. We offer your child a welcoming environment that honours our students’ heritage, helping to ease the transition into Canadian life and culture.

If your child is transferring from a different school or district where they received ELL support, then please indicate this when you register your child at the new school. If your child’s primary language, or the language spoken in the home is not English, then please also indicate this when you register your child for school. Your child may benefit from receiving English language support even if they have been born and raised in Canada.

For more information, please contact the ELL Department: (250) 474-9818 or via Email.

School and Community Support

The Inter-Cultural Association of Victoria (ICA)
930 Balmoral Road
Victoria, BC  V8T 1A8  See map

Settlement workers in schools & SD62 contact:
Lisa Wang, SWIS Coordinator, ICA
Phone: (250) 388-4728

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society

Ministry of Education Information

English Language Learners
Includes information for:

  • Classroom teachers
  • ELL Specialists
  • ELL Standards
  • Policy and guidelines for school districts

Students from refugee backgrounds

Sooke School District

3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC V9B 5R1

Phone: (250) 474-9800
Email: info@sd62.bc.ca

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday