Welcome! Thank you for your interest in W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Secondary School (WLSS). The WSÁNEĆ School Board and W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Secondary School staff hopes that you and your family will enjoy being a part of this vibrant educational community. We strongly believe that the future of the Saanich Nation will be determined by a collaborative partnership of students, parents, elders, and leaders working together with educators in the community to ensure our youth develop into confident, caring, capable, and compassionate human beings.
A Vision for a Caring and Thoughtful School Community
In a caring and thoughtful school community, the primary goal will be the success of each and every student. An essential element in attaining this goal is the establishment of a collaborative, professional learning community. A collaborative culture provides the support and expertise for staff as they encounter the challenges and uncertainties inherent in daily classroom practices. The establishment of collaborative teams ensures that all students have equal access to the knowledge, skills, and resources that promote successful academic and social achievement. In collaborative teams, staff agree upon the most essential learning outcomes for each unit in every course, the general pacing of courses, and develop a series of common performance standards that are used in the assessment of all students. Both students and teachers benefit from a clear understanding of what should be learned and how the learning will be demonstrated and assessed.