Vic High

Stelly’s Secondary student and North Saanich resident Merril McMillan will use her Beedie Luminaries scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Psychology at UBC or Queen’s University. (Courtesy of Beedie Luminaries)

North Saanich student among two local winners of $40,000 Beedie Luminaries scholarship

Stelly’s and Vic High grads receive financial support for post-secondary studies

 

The province has announced some amenities that will be included in Victoria High School’s expansion project. (Photo by Cole Descoteau)

Childcare spots, artificial turf field, non-profit space included in Vic High expansion

SD61 now aims to welcome students back at the high school by September 2023

 

Seismic upgrading and expansion work at Victoria High School is about a year behind due to pandemic-related factors, the Greater Victoria School District announced. (Photo by Cole Descoteau)

Victoria High School seismic work, expansion a year behind schedule

Greater Victoria School District now targeting September 2023 for reopening of historic school

 

The estate of Laura Gardom, pictured, donated a historic amount to Victoria High School. (Victoria News file photo)

Estate of Victoria High School alum donates $123,000 to fund post-secondary studies

Laura Gardom’s son says not being able to carry on her studies was a lifelong regret

The estate of Laura Gardom, pictured, donated a historic amount to Victoria High School. (Victoria News file photo)
Recent Victoria High School grad Zofka Svec is off to the nation’s capital for a year to work in the House of Commons page program and attend classes at the University of Ottawa. (Don Descoteau/News staff)

Victoria grad turns a new page in her personal history, accepts House of Commons job

Politics fan Zofka Svec will work as a page on Parliament Hill, attend the University of Ottawa

Recent Victoria High School grad Zofka Svec is off to the nation’s capital for a year to work in the House of Commons page program and attend classes at the University of Ottawa. (Don Descoteau/News staff)
Student Reese Emde takes part in a Vic High tradition and signs the brick wall in the school’s attic in 2018. While onsite group tours of the school won’t happen ahead of the seismic upgrade construction project due to start this year, a 3-D virtual tour is now available online. (Courtesy Vic High)

District launches virtual tour of historic Victoria High

Historic school destined for temporary closure due to seismic upgrades

Student Reese Emde takes part in a Vic High tradition and signs the brick wall in the school’s attic in 2018. While onsite group tours of the school won’t happen ahead of the seismic upgrade construction project due to start this year, a 3-D virtual tour is now available online. (Courtesy Vic High)
Cast members from the Vic High musical theatre production of Runaways. The show tells the stories of street-entrenched youth in New York, but has been informed by conversations with youth support workers in Victoria. (Photo by Kimberly Sholinder)

Vic High theatre tackles youth homelessness and more in 2020 musical

‘Runaways’ created in New York, but has parallels in Victoria: director

Cast members from the Vic High musical theatre production of Runaways. The show tells the stories of street-entrenched youth in New York, but has been informed by conversations with youth support workers in Victoria. (Photo by Kimberly Sholinder)
Victoria High was in a hold and secure on Wednesday just before noon. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Victoria High hold and secure lifted

Greater Victoria School District says ‘all precautions are being taken’

Victoria High was in a hold and secure on Wednesday just before noon. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke faces big playoff test against Vic High

Sooke faces big playoff test against Vic High

Winner advances to Island finals

Sooke faces big playoff test against Vic High
Students and alumni at Victoria High School took part in a specialty pre-med school course that examined the structure of the hand and arm (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Vic High students get ‘hands on’ lessons in anatomy

Students enrolled in a specialized pre-med course that studied the structure of hands and forearms

Students and alumni at Victoria High School took part in a specialty pre-med school course that examined the structure of the hand and arm (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The graduating class of 1969 was 580 students. This year marks the 50th anniversary, and locals are trying to organize a reunion. (File Contributed/ Eric Earl)

Vic High grads seek out classmates for 50th reunion

Nearly 600 students graduated from Victoria High School in 1969

The graduating class of 1969 was 580 students. This year marks the 50th anniversary, and locals are trying to organize a reunion. (File Contributed/ Eric Earl)
Victoria High School. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Op-Ed: Province must choose education over pricey Vic High upgrade

Taxpayers watchdog Stan Bartlett looks at the costly Vic High seismic upgrade project

  • Jul 8, 2018
Victoria High School. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Amanda Meiklejohn (left) and Madeleine Dorion pose in front of their signatures signed in the infamous Vic High attic, a grad class tradition since the 1950s. (Photo Contributed)

2018 Vic High grads may be last students to take part in 65-year tradition

Mysterious attic has been the home to grad signatures for decades, but upgrades may stop that

Amanda Meiklejohn (left) and Madeleine Dorion pose in front of their signatures signed in the infamous Vic High attic, a grad class tradition since the 1950s. (Photo Contributed)
The Greater Victoria School District has voted for a $73.3 million upgrade for Vic High. File photo

School Board votes for $73.3 million upgrade for Vic High, seeks provincial approval

Plans will keep the current building, and add a neighbourhood learning centre

The Greater Victoria School District has voted for a $73.3 million upgrade for Vic High. File photo
Tony Harrington, a Grade 10 student at Victoria High School, took home a silver medal for car painting at the National Skills Canada competition. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Vic High student adds national silver medal in car painting to his B.C. title

Grade 10 Tony Harrington was a finalist at Skills Canada-sponsored competition

Tony Harrington, a Grade 10 student at Victoria High School, took home a silver medal for car painting at the National Skills Canada competition. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
The Greater Victoria School District Board of Education wants to find out more details about a pair of seismic upgrade options for Victoria High School. They voted unanimously Monday to ask the superintendent to write a report with more detailed costing for the two options, both of which call for the retention of the existing 1914-built section of the school. File photo

Vic High seismic options move forward for costing

Superintendent to pen report outlining further details on upgrade options

The Greater Victoria School District Board of Education wants to find out more details about a pair of seismic upgrade options for Victoria High School. They voted unanimously Monday to ask the superintendent to write a report with more detailed costing for the two options, both of which call for the retention of the existing 1914-built section of the school. File photo
Victoria High School made it onto the top 10 most endangered places list released by the National Trust. will be getting some seismic upgrades rather than being torn down. (file photo)

VIC HIGH: City could lend expertise to district on heritage upgrades, councillor says

National Trust places historic high school on Canada’s Top 10 Endangered Places list

Victoria High School made it onto the top 10 most endangered places list released by the National Trust. will be getting some seismic upgrades rather than being torn down. (file photo)
The Greater Victoria School District is looking for public input on the disposition of Vic High. The existing building has been declared in critical need of seismic upgrading, but SD61 is weighing various options, including replacing the school. News file photo

OP-ED: Vic High debate needs a sensible fourth option

Stan Bartlett says spending wisely on Vic High upgrade crucial with other work looming in district

  • Apr 17, 2018
The Greater Victoria School District is looking for public input on the disposition of Vic High. The existing building has been declared in critical need of seismic upgrading, but SD61 is weighing various options, including replacing the school. News file photo
Aaren Topley, of Farm to School BC stands with Vic High garden co-ordinator Eden Murray in front of the school’s garden, now expanding to a learning farm. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Vic High cuts the ribbon on city’s first learning school farm

School garden, now 5,000 sq. ft, a partnership with Farm to School BC and Mason Street Farms

Aaren Topley, of Farm to School BC stands with Vic High garden co-ordinator Eden Murray in front of the school’s garden, now expanding to a learning farm. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
EDITORIAL: Could it be a fond farewell for Vic High?

EDITORIAL: Could it be a fond farewell for Vic High?

City’s iconic high school faces uncertain, but safer future

  • Apr 5, 2018
EDITORIAL: Could it be a fond farewell for Vic High?