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A gentle reminder Wishart is implementing a new process for purchasing school supplies for the 2024/2025 school year. School supplies will be purchased at the school level to save you money, time, and ensure you don’t purchase unneeded supplies. This will also ensure all students will have equal access to the same school supplies. The cost is $60.00 per student. There might be additional items that your child’s teacher might request in September, however, bulk of school supplies will be purchased through these funds. All funds will be collected through SCHOOLCASHONLINE (https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/) . Please check your child’s SCHOOLCASHONLINE for details. Please order your supplies as soon as possible. Any family experiencing financial hardship will be supported by the school and Wishart PAC.


We are arranging the year-end field trip for students in Grade 5

PART A: May 30th
Students will be away from the school from 9:15 am – 2:45 pm. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE ARRIVING IN THE MORNING. We will be travelling by school bus to Wild Play for an exciting day in the trees, with games and a pizza lunch on the nearby field. At the end of the day, all students will be bussed back to Wishart School for our usual dismissal time of 2:45 pm.If you do not wish your child to accompany his or her class on this trip, please contact your child’s teacher, who will arrange alternate supervision. If you require financial assistance for your student to attend, please contact the school.

PART B: June 21st 
We will be travelling by school bus to the Commonwealth Pool for a Grade 5 swim. At the end of the swim all students will return to Wishart school.

PLEASE ENSURE TO GIVE PERMISSION FOR PART A AND PART B; ALONG WITH PAYMENT.  Both these sections need to be completed by the parents, along with a signed District waiver field trip form and completing the Wild Play waiver.

If you do not wish your child to accompany his or her class on this trip, please contact your child’s teacher, who will arrange alternate supervision. If you require financial assistance for your student to attend please contact the office via email (nolsten@sd62.bc.ca) Permissions and payment can be made on school cash online.


Parents are invited to join us on Wednesday, June 26th at 1:00 pm as we honour our Grade 5 students. This will be followed by a parent organized party for grade 5s!


After 4 years at Wishart Elementary, Mrs. McArthur will be moving to David Cameron Elementary in September 2024 as principal.  Mr. Preston Lowther, currently principal at Colwood Elementary, will be taking over, and Ms. Jane Sinclair will continue to be the vice-principal.

Mrs. McArthur would like to thank you all – staff, students and parents -for the love and support she has received over her time at Wishart. Wishart is an incredible school community and she feels blessed to have had the opportunity to be part of this school.


Cross Country for students in grades 2 and up! Royal Bay Family of schools’ students, including Wishart, will be running at JDF on Thursday, April 25th; permission forms have been sent home with interested students.

Grade 5 students will be playing soccer against neighbouring schools and the season will culminate in a jamboree.

Grade 4 and 5 students will be participating in track and field event and will begin practicing for the events in May. Track and Field will take place on Friday, June 7th at Royal Bay Secondary School. As always, thank you to our staff for coaching and sponsoring these events.


Please contact the school as soon as possible to inform us if you have a move coming up. If you know that your child/ren in Kindergarten – Grade 4 will not be attending Wishart next year, please let us know for planning purposes. Thanks in advance.


Just a gentle reminder to parents to check their students information on the parent portal- https://myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen/logon.do.  If you require any updates to be done regarding phone numbers, addresses and authorized pick up people please email the information that needs to be changed in to the school – nolsten@sd62.bc.ca



Please ensure you have your school cash online account up and running for your student/s. All school field trip permission forms and school fundraisers are done through the school cash online system.  Cash and/or Cheques are no longer accepted into the school. When students are going on school field trips please note that all permission forms must be completed 24 hours PRIOR to the field trip taking place.


If you need to set up a school cash online account please follow the instructions below:

Use this link to access school cash online: https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/

#1         Please ensure you use the consent link to “consent” to the use of the school cash online program PRIOR to registering for an account: Consent for use can take up to 48 hours; once this step is complete you can register in the school cash system.

#2       Register for your account. Follow the steps to register for an account by entering your email address. A confirmation email will be sent to the address entered. Please click on the link in the email to complete your registration


   #3        Adding your student: Please add your student by using their PEN number.  Once your student is added you will be able to see all permission slip and items for sale by the school.

If you have followed these steps and still require assistance please contact the office via email: nolsten@sd62.bc.ca


Please ensure all consents are up to date each year.  Please use this link  https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/apps/OnlineConsent  to consent to the following:

  • General consent for school Fieldtrips/Activites-
    this is for walking trips only; all bussing field trips will have online consent for each trip via school cash online
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Internet Access Consent
  • Media Consent
  • NA ‘TSA’MAHT Indigenous Education
  • School Cash Online Consent
  • SpacesEDU Consent
  • Web-based Applications General Consent

Please complete your student consents as soon as possible


Parents volunteering for field trips or classroom work require a volunteerCriminal Record Check when working with our students. This needs to be completed and on file at the school office prior to volunteering. Criminal record checks for the Sooke School District are to be completed through the Ministry of Justice.

Driving any students in a private vehicle also requires a completed Criminal Records Check as well as a driver’s abstract from ICBC and  a copy of your valid driver’s license and insurance showing a minimum of $1,000,000 liability.  These are now required for all volunteers when driving for field trips and must be in to the office at least 72 HOURS PRIOR to driving or attending a field trip. Please see the link with information below.

CRC and parent volunteer

The school office will keep your CRC and Drivers abstract on file for three years from the date of its receipt. Vehicle insurance and drivers license must be submitted yearly.

Thank you again for volunteering your time so our children can have the best educational opportunities.