ALERT: All Greater Victoria school playgrounds are CLOSED

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, all Greater Victoria school playgrounds are now CLOSED.  Signage has been installed. Currently, playfields remain open but we remind our community to please practice social distancing if visiting playfields.

ALERT: All in-class instruction suspended

Under the direction of the Provincial Health Officer, the Minister of Education has suspended in-class instruction in all schools until further notice. For more information and regular COVID-19 updates please visit:

School News

Upcoming PRO-D Day

SJ Burnside will be closed Friday, February 14 for a Professional Development Day for staff. Monday, February 17 is family day so we will see student's back to school on Tuesday,... Read more

Winter Break

The last day of school before winter break is December 20th.  Please return any over due library books.  We look forward to welcoming you back in the library when school... Read more

SJ Burnside Library Welcomes You!

Thank you to all our wonderful students and staff who have visited our library this year.  If you need help with an assignment, assistance with research, or are looking for... Read more

YEAR END 2019!

The last day of school for students is Thursday, June 27, 2019. Please return all books and textbooks by that date. We will be open on Friday, June 28 for... Read more

SJ Burnside Book Club has Begun!

The first meeting of our SJB Book Club was on Monday, February 4, 2019 at lunch. Here we discussed some titles we were interested in and what times would be... Read more


Be sure to join the new SJ Willis at Burnside Education Centre after January 7th, 2019. We will no longer be housed at 923 Topaz Ave., but rather will now... Read more

Fun Mondays Start in November!

Mondays can be a tough day of the week, but don't let them get to you! Visit the Library Learning Commons at lunch on Mondays in November starting Monday, November... Read more

The Library is OPEN!

Welcome back! The SJ Willis Library Learning Commons is now open during its regular hours, as posted on the website. It's not too late to return textbooks from previous semesters! Remember,... Read more


Please return or renew all textbooks to the library as soon as possible. Deposits for textbooks are currently being processed and your deposit may be held until September 2018 if... Read more

New Library Website Coming!

SJ Willis is proud to update their library learning commons website to align with other secondary school websites around our district. You will notice that school library websites are updating... Read more