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Greetings Students and Families!

Welcome back to another school year at Ruth King Elementary!

There have been some changes at Ruth King this year including the addition of my position as the new Principal.  Thank you to Mark Kaercher, former Principal, for introducing me to the Ruth King families in the spring.  My name is Ms. Vicki Ives and I come to your school community from Haida Gwaii, where I have resided and worked in the education field for the past 25 years.  I am excited about my new role and about living and learning together here on Vancouver Island.

Ms. Georgie Walker is the Vice Principal this year and she has been working at Ruth King for the past eight years.  She brings with her the knowledge of the area and expertise in teaching in the Sooke School District for the past 16 years.  Together, along with our wonderful staff, we are excited about the upcoming year and the possibilities that exist and will be discovered throughout our journey.  Families are always welcome in our building and your input is invaluable.

Feel free to email me if you have questions or concerns.  Our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meets on the second Tuesday of every month.  Please join and contribute to the decisions made for the education of your child.  “It takes a community to raise a child – and we want to work together towards this goal!”


Ms. V. Ives


Ruth King Elementary