HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Important Dates
  • December 17 – Last Day of Classes before Winter Break
  • January 4 – Welcome Back!
  • January 10-14 – Coast Salish Weave Display in Learning Commons
  • January 11 – PAC Mtg. 7pm – Virtual
  • January 24-28 – Graduation Assessments
Dual Credit Biology Class

Congratulations to the students of the Dual Credit Biology class who wrote their 3 hours Final Exam for their Camosun Biology 103 course. They have worked incredibly hard this term and we are tremendously proud of them. Danny B., Simar B., Jessy B., Stavros C., Alex C., Ariah C., Lily D.L., Colby G., Hannah K., Emma L., Gia L., Emma N., Nolan P., Anya R., Sydney S., Julianne S., Katie T., Marissa T., Brooklyn W.

Simar B.
Cosmetology

Congratulations to the winners of the Winter Wonderland/Holiday Themed Hairstyle Competition (Introduction to Hairstyling class).

Winners: Madison S., Yvette G., Avery D., Shiloh P.

Scholarship Information

Congratulations to Gia L. who was awarded a Loran Provincial Finalist Scholarship for $5,000.

Congratulations to Jasmine R. who has earned the amazing accomplishment of becoming a 2021 National Geographic Young Explorer! Check out the National Geographic website to explore how Jasmine, and the other explorers, are raising awareness to protect our Earth. 

The link for the PowerPoint info from the evening of December 7th is on the Belmont Scholarship weebly: https://belmontscholarships.weebly.com/.

Here are some Ministry scholarship opportunities to share with grade 12 students:

BC Excellence Scholarship – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Belmont Garden

While winter is upon us, our garden us still in full swing! We had nasturtiums blooming up until December, students have been busy building our compost & saving seeds!

Gingerbread Decorating at Belmont

A huge thank you to Ms. Boyte, Ms. Evans, Mr. Feser and Mr. Martin for bringing joy of gingerbread decorating to Belmont!

Door Decorating

Thank you so much to all the staff and students for their hard work creating beautiful doors! It has brought cheer and joy to the school!

A big thank you to our fabulous Admin Team as well for being our judges! They put a lot of thought and work into their assessment and even went to the trouble of commenting on each door and awarding some special mentions! I’ve attached a few special mentions here…

  • Happiest Gingerbread Person Award – C102
  • Most Creative Non-creative Award – B313
  • All Wrapped Up Award – A312
  • Fa (La)3 Award – A301
  • Best International Design! – A207
  • Best Shameless Self-Promotion! – A214
  • Best Use of Draco! – B204
  • Curie-tivity Award! – B312

Now, drum roll please, the winners are…..

2nd Place – B311 (Origami) Ryoko Sano

TIE FOR FIRST PLACE

B213 (Ski Hill) Shannon Bornhodlt (Fisher)

D102 (ART) Annilee Guy

Prizes are given for 1st & 2nd place:

1st Place – A Safe Pizza Party

2nd Place – A Sweet Surprise

Athletics

Congratulations to the junior girls’ basketball team who finished with a record of 2 wins and 2 losses at this weekend’s Tip-Off tournament despite only having 7 players for the final three games of the tournament. Alison T., Ida S., and Chelsea T. led the Bulldogs in scoring, while Ida and Elena H. were top rebounders.  Savannah S. anchored the defense and led the team in steals, and Ida and Keira B. recorded the most assists. McKenna J. also played well and contributed some key baskets and rebounds. The girls will be in action again this weekend with a home tournament. 

Junior Girls B Basketball Team

Congrats to the Junior Girls B team for their opening game win vs Brookes on Monday night. The girls competed well in an “A” tournament last weekend and will compete in another  “A” tournament this weekend with games at Spectrum and Belmont.

Fine Arts – Winter Concert
New Year Parenting Programs
Community Events

‘Tis the Season

Important Dates
  • December – February – Warm Clothes Drive
  • December 6-10 – Door Decorating Event
  • December 7 – Virtual Grad Scholarship Info Night, 7-7:45pm
  • December 8 – Winter Concert 7pm
  • December 9 – Holiday Movie Night
  • December 9 – Belmont and Grad Wear Orders Due
  • December 13-17 – Spirit Week
  • December 14 – ISP/ELL/GISP/Leadership Gingerbread House Decorating Activity
  • December 16 – “Starry Winter Night” for Grads, 6-9pm @ Belmont
  • December 17 – Santa’s Breakfast
  • December 17 – Last Day of Classes before Winter Break
10,000 Tonight

Leadership is working with Royal Bay and EMCS this year to raise money and food donations for the Goldstream foodbank during the annual 10,000 Tonight event. Please consider donating nonperishable items or cash donations for families in need.  If you would like to donate cash, please use the QR code on the poster below.  A tax receipt will be issued to you.  Thank you!

We will be raising money and collecting community food donations on the following dates:

Wednesday, Dec. 8th from 5pm – 8pm @ Belmont School (Glenlake Road side in the Bus Loop).

Royal Bay will also be collecting community donations on Tuesdays & Thursdays over then next 2 weeks!

Please support in any way that you can! Thank you!

Grade 12 Information

Attention Grade 12 students in CLC – The Camosun College Business program is coming to Belmont to present on December 2 during blocks A & D in the theatre. If you are interested please connect with Mrs Robertson in A119 or jrobertson@sd62.bc.ca.

Post Secondary Institution Selections on the Student Transcripts Service (STS) Website: Post-secondary institution selections for upcoming graduates are now available through the STS website. Please share this information with your students.

“Starry Winter Night” – at Belmont, Dec. 16, 6-9pm

Belmont Grade 12s only event, no guests

Tickets $25 – on sale from Dec. 1 – Dec. 8 (must have 100 tickets sold for event to run)
Tickets sold online only: https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/

Important: When you buy a ticket, you will need to select a group (1, 2, 3, 4). Grads, please plan with your friends to pick the same group number so you are together the night of the event. Groups will be rotating through game and food stations.

Tickets include: food and drinks, games, activities, and fun with your fellow Grads!
Suggested dress: semi-formal to formal – while some students may choose to dress formally, it is not a requirement, and everyone is welcome! We want it to feel a little special, but dressing nicely with what you have is great. 
*Some people may want to buy clothes, but we recommend not buying any clothing for the event until it’s confirmed that 100 tickets have been sold.

General expectations: students are inside for the evening; if you leave, you can’t come back in – for example, no vaping, no going out to your car. School code of conduct will be in effect, as is COVID safety precautions. Students who don’t adhere to the behavior expectations of the event may lose the ability to attend future Grad events (such as Prom).

Virtual Grad Scholarship Info Night

Jodi Robertson is the Scholarship Coordinator at Belmont. She is available via email to answer any questions you or graduating students may have about: what scholarships are available, the application process, and important deadlines at Belmont. Students can also email me to book times to meet in person.

Through the Belmont Scholarship Weebly,

https://belmontscholarships.weebly.com/, you will find: templates for scholarship resumes, information about different Canadian colleges and universities, links and application forms for scholarships, and more. Deadline dates are updated as they become available from organizations, the Ministry of Education, and the School District so checking regularly is best.

Jodi’s advice is to start now, as peak scholarship season is in February – June and it can become very overwhelming. Starting now with scholarship resumes and obtaining reference letters can help make the process easier and less daunting.

In addition, Jodi will be hosting a virtual Scholarship Info Night On Tuesday December 7th at 7:00 pm. The info session will run from 7:00-7:30 pm, followed by 15 minutes for questions & answers. A link will be sent out closer to the date.

Please RSVP to jrobertson@sd62.bc.ca if you plan to attend.

Honouring Indigenous Service Members during Remembrance Day Week

During Remembrance Day week, the Learning Commons commemorated Indigenous service members in WWI and WWII. The Aboriginal Veterans Honour List, which included 6600 Indigenous combat veterans, was displayed on the large sliding glass doors of the Learning Commons. Beside this list is a display of the “Cree Code Talkers,” who were a small, elite unit in the second World War tasked with relaying radio transmissions in the Cree language, which would become an encrypted code that was never broken. Their efforts were majorly important for the war effort; however, their efforts were only brought to light recently, due to the code talkers being sworn to secrecy. Displayed on the outer windows are a series of white crosses, each with a service member’s name, their Nation, and the territory they represented, so that passersby can read their names and show respect. 

Health & Safety

We want to take a quick minute to remind all families about SD62’s Communicable Disease Prevention Plan for parents. Please make sure you continue to:

  • Conduct daily health check each morning;
  • Keep student(s) home if they are ill;
  • Provide students with non-medical masks to wear while indoors; and
  • Wash hands before sending your children to school.
Belmont & Grad Wear Collection

Belmont Wear and Grad Hoodies are on sale now!

Belmont sweatpants, t-shirts, hoodies and grad hoodies are on sale now for a limited time! Sales are online-only. Visit bit.ly/belmontstyle for all the details! Brought to you by Belmont’s Entrepreneurship 12 class. Act quick as sales end December 9th! You can also scan this QR code below.

Simar B. is investigating leukemia cells in her dual credit Biology class. We are thrilled
to be partnered with Camosun and offer student advanced standing in their sciences!
Getting into the Spirit of the Season

Many thanks to Rachel N. (shown in picture below) and Daelyn S. for turning our office windows into a winter wonderland!

10,000 Tonight Food Drive
Games Day at Belmont
Fine Arts
Greetings from the BMD – November 2021

After last year, the Music Department is happy to be back to a normal school schedule, with masks of course! As we return to our normal ABCD schedules this year, we’re happy to finally announce that we’re back to our full ensemble classes. All of our music ensembles are off to a great start as we prepare for our upcoming events.

To start our year off with a bang, we were able to host our fall Meet the BMD event. Music students of all grades attended this event, making for a welcoming atmosphere to start the year. That evening we enjoyed many games and stations led and hosted by our lovely BMD Executive members. We also enjoyed a safely distanced pizza party to feed all of our musicians. To end this amazing event, we held a karaoke performance in the theatre.

To start our musicians off strong this year, the BMD hosted not one, but three music clinics! Our first clinic was held for our concert band players of all grades, featuring lessons from several talented UVIC music students. Our second and third clinics were held for all our drumline members, hosted by Mr. Rivollier, featuring other amazing clinicians who worked with our drummers. We’d like to thank our many clinicians for giving their time to help all of our student musicians!

Concert Choir members were treated to a visit from Mrs. Johnson, as one of SD62’s Indigenous Role Models. The drumming circle Mrs. Johnson facilitated created a very safe space for us to learn and ask questions.

As we progressed through these first few months, we also welcomed a new student teacher from VIU, Mr. Bradley! Mr. Bradley now teaches our guitar class and piano class, as well as conducting a piece for our concert band 9/10 ensemble. We welcome Mr. Bradley to the BMD!

This November, our concert choir performed live for Remembrance Day. On November 10th, several classes joined us in the Learning Commons, in honor of all veterans.

We’re very excited to announce the return of our annual Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 8th. All of our music ensembles, including Senior Winds, Concert Choir, Concert band 9/10, Jazz Band, Vocal Jazz, R&B, Drumline, and student combos will be performing at this fully masked event! Our event will begin at 7:00pm, with admission by donation. We hope to see you there!

School District 62 (Sooke) Hiring

Dear Families,

We are asked by our School District’s Human Resources Department to forward the following message to you:

School District No.62 (Sooke) requires Noon Hour Supervision Assistants to work on-call immediately.  These are school district paid positions, whereby adults are hired to assist schools in supervising students. Qualified candidates must be a holder of a valid Occupation First Aid Level 1 Certificate or be willing to get it at their earliest possible convenience. The hourly rate of pay is $24.91. Please see job description attached.

For more information about our District, please refer to our website at www.sd62.bc.ca.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit their cover letter and resume, including the names and telephone numbers of at least two references to the Human Resources Department at hr@sd62.bc.ca or www.makeafuture.ca.

Lest We Forget

Important Dates
  • November 10 – Remembrance Day Assemblies
  • November 11 – Remembrance Day (school not in session)
  • November 17 – BMD Purdy’s orders due
  • November 18 – Early Dismissal – Classes dismissed 12:05pm
  • November 18 – Learning Conferences – 2-4pm and 5-7pm
  • November 19 – Pro-D (student not in session)
  • November 22-December 3 – Grad Photos
  • November 26 – Mid-Term Report Cards Published
Remembrance Day Assembly

In honor of Remembrance Day, students and staff remember the fallen through a virtual assembly shown Wednesday morning. Please see attached link at https://youtu.be/DG13-qnACUw. Many thanks to Mr. Chan for his work on this video!

As well, Ms. Dawson and our Concert Choir hosted three small live performances in the Learning Commons. Performing “After the War”, a Canadian composition, to a live audience after a year of only making recordings was an absolute joy! See attached video of the live performance.

At 11:00 am, teachers lead their classes in a minute of silence

Grad Photos

Dear Grads and families,

Grad photos are taking place in the Belmont Learning Commons from Nov. 22 – Dec. 3. Photos are by appointment only. Appointments may be booked online at Prestige Portraits: https://schedule.prestigeportraits.ca/schedule/home.html

Online booking is open now and appointments should be booked 48 hours prior to photo day.

Please search for school under Province: British Columbia, City: Victoria

There is a free Yearbook only option so we can make sure all Grads are included in the Yearbook.

If you have any problems booking your appointment, please call: 1-604-294-1005

“Draco” the Service Dog

Draco dressed up as a “rufferee” this Halloween. No penalties were issued, just greetings and tail wags.

Family Studies 10 & 11

Family Studies 10 and 11 class, leading the kids from the Belmont Early Learning Center through a Halloween Story Walk. They planned it out, including writing the story and coming up with interactive pieces for the infant’s, toddlers, and preschoolers to work through. 

Immunization consent packages for grade 9 students will be sent home shortly. Follow the instructions inside the consent package and return the signed consent form to the school. Students in grade 9 will be offered immunizations in school-based clinics. Please discuss the information in the consent package with your child and include them in the decision to provide consent for immunization. This is an opportunity for adolescents to start making decisions about their own health.

Immunizations will be provided at the school for grade 9 students on January 20th & 21st, 2022.

A grade 9 student can make an informed decision about immunization regardless of their parent/guardian/representative decision to consent or refuse immunization.
For more information visit HealthLinkBC: The Infants Act, Mature Minor Consent and Immunization.

Contact the local Health Unit at 250-519-3490 if you have any questions.

Raising Digitally Responsible Youth – Informational Videos for Parents and Caregivers

Gain digital awareness and learn about ways to help teach your child about online safety. Videos – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Careers
Careers

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Important Dates
  • October 31 – Halloween
  • November 1-5 – Graduation Assessments
  • November 7 – Daylight Saving
  • November 9 – PAC Mtg. 7pm – MS Teams
  • November 10 – Remembrance Day Assemblies
  • November 11 – Remembrance Day (school not in session)
Message from the Principal – Ms. Laura Fulton

We are incredibly proud of the work of students and staff this fall. They continue to show resilience and enthusiasm as they dive into wonderful learning experiences! The sense of spirit and community is also strong at Belmont. Polite, kind interactions continue to be the norm at our school. Participation in our Spirit Week brought extra laughter this week as students and staff showed off their fun outfits and crazy hats!  

Please note that we will be half-way through the semester by November 18th. Parents and Guardians should be speaking regularly with their children about their progress with their schoolwork. They are also encouraged to communicate frequently with teachers about learning progress. Email addresses for teachers can be found here

Graduation Assessments

Please note the following updates regarding the upcoming Graduation Assessments next week Nov 1 – 5th:

  1. Semester 1, students enrolled in English 10, Math 10 and Career Life Connections 12 have now been scheduled for the November 2021 Graduation Assessments.
  2. These students will be informed directly by their classroom teacher of the details of their scheduled assessment date.
  3. Other students scheduled to complete their assessment(s) have been contacted via their sd62learns.org email account regarding their scheduled assessment date/time/location.
  4. In January 2022, Belmont will focus on:
    1. Gr 11 or 12 students who require Numeracy 10, Literacy 10 or Literacy 12 to complete their graduation requirements; and
    2. New: Gr 12 French Immersion students for Literacy 12 in French.
  5. Registration Deadline for the January 2022 Assessment is:
    1. 12 noon, Friday 10th Dec 2021; and
    2. Students are to email Mrs. Gunn directly at agunn@sd62.bc.ca to register.

Any questions can be directed to your student’s classroom teacher and we look forward to next week.

Student Parking

We have noticed an increase of students parking in designated staff parking. Students may only park in General spots only, and must have a student parking pass to park in our lot. Students can also park in the upper and lower Goudy lots as well as Langford Parkway overflow (gravel) parking lot.

Cars parking in unauthorized areas may be towed at owner expense as well as student vehicles who do not display a student parking pass.

Excessive speed or other unsafe driving practices, loud music, loitering around vehicle and parking in Staff, Visitor, Day Care, VIHA spots, loading/drop off zones, and Bus zone will result in suspension of parking along with other disciplinary action.

Students planning on parking in the Belmont parking lot, please register your vehicle for a parking pass at Student Parking Permit Application.

A Glimpse at this Week’s Spirit Week

Martina (from Italy) is commended on the extra effort  she put into her creation for ‘crazy hat day’, and also for embracing our beautifully wet, west coast weather!

Many thanks to our International and ELL Departments for organizing our annual pumpkin carving event! Max and Sein are focused on creating an amazing work of art!

In Geography 12, the class made composite and shield volcanoes, and then mapped their eruptions.
Everything you don’t know is something you can learn

Chemistry 11 students, Nate & Stephany identifying metal ions in a flame color lab. They now have a deeper understanding of metal compounds and will also be able to name which metals (or metal salts) are used to create the colors in fireworks!

Athletics

Congratulations to the Belmont Junior Girls Volleyball team as they head to the playoffs. The girls have been working hard since Sept. and hope to have a successful playoff run. In the 3 tournaments leadings to Citys next week, the team finished 4th at the VIU tournament, 3rd at Camosun and just this past weekend placed 2nd out of 16 teams at Mount Doug.

The team would like to thank all who have supported them and their well wishes.

10,000 Tonight Food Drive

What: Food Drive for Goldstream Food Bank

When: November 1st – 12th

Why: Goldstream Food Bank is in need!

How: Bring non-perishable foods items to reach our school goal of 10,000 items!

You can also donate $$$ online using the link below. Please use the drop down menu to select “10,000 Tonight Food Drive – Belmont Family”

https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/670/137/false/true

Thank you for your support!

School District #62 is Hiring

School District No.62 (Sooke) is in need of more Bus Drivers.  If you have a Class II B.C. Driver’s License, with air brake endorsement, we are most definitely interested in hearing from you.  Please see the full job description and required qualifications on our website at www.sd62.bc.ca, click on Employment.

School District No.62 (Sooke) requires bus drivers to work on-call immediately.  If you have a Class II B.C. Driver’s Licence, with air brake endorsement, a medical certificate within the last six months and a valid First Aid Certificate, we are most interested in hearing from you!

For more information about our District, please refer to our website at http://www.sd62.bc.ca

Rate of pay:  $25.63/hr.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit their cover letter and resume, including the names and telephone numbers of at least two references to:

Dawn Israel

Human Resources Consultant

School District No.62 (Sooke)

3143 Jacklin Road

Victoria, BC     V9B 5R1      

dpisrael@sd62.bc.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

November’sIn the Know” Parenting Series Beyond Behaviour for parents of children 13 and up.

November Date & Time: Tuesday November 9th, 12:00pm – 1:30 pm

Register:http://www.familysmart.ca/events 

Watch Now: https://youtu.be/8KPdXLTnw9M

Details: When our kids are having a hard time, or we are seeing something for the first time, we might wonder what’s going on? In this video conversation, a parent and counsellor talk about the developmental stages of children, what are typical behaviours, and how do we know when something more might be going on. This conversation is for all families and caregivers who feel like they are parenting in the deep end of the swimming pool or are just wondering what they can do when it feels like more. Join us for a video followed by a group discussion.

Help For the Hard Times.  These workshops are for families and caregivers whose child or youth has been a patient in a psychiatric unit or have had multiple ER visits at Victoria General, Royal Jubilee or Ledger House. The workshops cover: How to support a safety plan at home, How to take care of yourself and your family after a crisis, and How to find the resources you need.

November Dates & Times: 16, 18, 23, 25 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Information & Registration:  https://familysmart.ca/workshops/

HAPPY FALL Y’ALL!

Important Date
  • October 20 – Photo Retakes
  • October 21 – Great BC Shakeout @ 10:00am
  • October 22 – Pro-D Provincial (school not in session)
  • October 25-29 – Spirit Week
  • October 31 – Halloween
  • November 1-5 – Graduation Assessments
Graduation Assessments

Welcome to our first Graduation Assessment cycle for the year, November 2021:

  1. Scheduled Assessments:
    1. Graduation Numeracy Assessment English & French 10 (NME/F 10);
    2. Graduation Literacy Assessment 10 (LTE 10); and
    3. NEW for 2021, Graduation Literacy Assessment 12 (LTE 12).
  1. Assessment dates:
    1. Mon 1st – Fri 5th Nov 2021
  1. DRAFT Assessment Schedule
  2. Nov Registrants:
    1. All students in S1, ELA 10, MA 10 and CLC 12 classes will be registered; and
    2. Results will be released:
      1. Directly to students through the StudentTrancriptService;
      1. Using their BCeID account; and
      1. On Monday 17 January 2022.
  3. Jan Registrants:
    1. Gr 11 or 12 students who require NME 10 or LTE 12 to complete their graduation requirements;
    2. New: Gr 12 French Immersion students for Literacy 12 (French);
    3. Registration Deadline: 12 noon, Friday 10th Dec 2021
Parenting Programs

If you are interested in attending a parent group, there are two available which are listed below. Contact information is below if you would like to sign up or get more info.

Parents Together  (13-25 years)

Tuesday evenings 6:30-8 PM via zoom

Ongoing/drop in style

Parents in the Know  (13-18 years)

Wednesday evenings 6:30-8 PM

10-12 weeks until mid-December

BGCSVI LogoLisa Hoffman Deanna Riedke  
Parenting Program Coordinators
BGC South Vancouver Island
301-1195 Esquimalt Rd | Victoria BC V9A 3N6
E: parentingprograms@bgcsvi.org
P: 250.384.9133 ext: 222  M: L 250.217.4929 or D 250.686.9122 bgcsvi.org BGCSVI Facebook BGCSVI Twitter BGCSVI Instagram BGCSVI YouTube
BC Shakeout Earthquake Drill

On October 21st Belmont staff & students will be participating in the BC Shakeout Earthquake Drill at 10a.m.  The Drop, Cover, and Hold fact sheet is included below.     

Page Program Recruitment Campaign / Campagne de recrutement du Programme des pages

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the recruitment campaign for the House of Commons Page Program.

Each year, we recruit 40 bilingual students graduating from high schools and CEGEPs from across Canada to participate in the House of Commons Page Program. Pages work directly on the floor of the House of Commons and are responsible for a wide range of tasks related to Chamber activities. This provides them with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of Parliament by playing a role in the rich traditions of the Canadian parliamentary system. Our recruitment campaign for the 2022-2023 academic year is taking place from September 27 to November 7, 2021.

The Page Program has undergone an exciting transformation in the past year. To be considered, candidates must now submit a curriculum vitae (maximum of two pages), a cover letter that includes detailed examples clearly demonstrating how they meet the education, experience, and asset prerequisites listed on the notice of job opportunity, and a proof of enrolment confirming their student status (e.g. unofficial transcript, official transcript or report card from a high school or CEGEP).

To be selected, candidates must be starting full‑time or part-time post-secondary studies in September 2022 at the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Saint Paul University, Université du Québec en Outaouais, or with our new institutional partners La Cité or Algonquin College. Successful candidates will be required to reside in the National Capital Region during their year of employment as a Page. We encourage you to visit our website (ourcommons.ca/page) to learn more.

Please CEGEP’s website and on social media, and to follow them on Facebook (facebook.com/hocpagescdc) and/or Instagram (instagram.com/hoc_pages_cdc).

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Contact info below.

Bonjour,

C’est avec plaisir que nous annonçons le lancement officiel de la campagne de recrutement pour le Programme des pages de la Chambre des communes.

Chaque année, nous recrutons 40 étudiant(e)s bilingues diplômé(e)s d’écoles secondaires et de cégeps de partout au Canada pour participer au Programme des pages de la Chambre des communes. Les pages travaillent directement sur le parquet de la Chambre et accomplissent une grande gamme de tâches liées aux activités de la Chambre. Par l’entremise de leur travail, les pages ont l’occasion d’approfondir leurs connaissances sur le Parlement en prenant part aux riches traditions du système parlementaire canadien. Notre campagne de recrutement pour l’année scolaire 2022-2023 aura lieu du 27 septembre au 7 novembre 2021.

Le Programme des pages a subi une transformation importante au cours de l’année écoulée. Pour que leur candidature soit prise en considération, les candidat(e)s doivent soumettre un curriculum vitae (maximum de deux pages), une lettre de présentation comprenant des exemples détaillés démontrant clairement comment ils/elles répondent aux exigences en matière d’études, d’expérience et d’atout énumérés dans l’avis de possibilité d’emploi, ainsi qu’une preuve d’inscription confirmant leur statut d’étudiant(e) (c.-à-d. un relevé de notes non officiel, un relevé de notes officiel ou un bulletin scolaire d’une école secondaire ou d’un cégep).

Pour être sélectionné(e)s, les candidat(e)s doivent commencer des études postsecondaires à temps plein ou à temps partiel en septembre 2022 à l’Université d’Ottawa, l’Université Carleton, l’Université Saint-Paul, l’Université du Québec en Outaouais ou chez nos nouveaux partenaires institutionnels La Cité ou le Collège Algonquin. Les candidat(e)s sélectionné(e)s devront résider dans la région de la capitale nationale pendant leur année d’emploi en tant que page. Nous vous encourageons à visiter notre site Web (noscommunes.ca/page) pour en savoir plus.

Nous vous encourageons aussi à faire part du lien vers notre site Web (noscommunes.ca/page) sur le site Web de votre école ou cégep ainsi que dans les médias sociaux et à nous suivre sur Facebook (facebook.com/hocpagescdc) et/ou sur Instagram (instagram.com/hoc_pages_cdc)

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec nous.

House of Commons | Chambre des communes

students-etudiants@parl.gc.ca

613-992-7032

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“Great Hands-on Learning at Belmont”
Ashley O. & Anna R. are loving learning how to style in Cosmetology.

A warm welcome to Mr. Martinson to our Applied Skills and Design Department! Mr. Martinson brings wealth of experience to Belmont. He is enjoying connecting with students and sharing his passion for learning. Pictured below with Mr. Martinson is grade 11 student, Troy S.

Belmont Business Students

Belmont business students are leading the way in early weeks of Junior Achievement’s Canada-wide student stock market challenge! Jaiden B. and Snehbir P. from our Accounting 11 class moved into 3rd place in all of Canada on October 7th! They have been consistently in the top 5 this month out of over 1,400 teams nation-wide. David F. and Zaiden W. from our Entrepreneurship & Marketing 10 class have reached 12th place in all of Canada and have been consistently in the top 15 this month.

In teams, students are given $100,000 to invest in a 5-week stock market simulation where they can invest in stocks and ETF’s on all of the major stock exchanges. Be sure to ask the students from both classes for some hot stock tips the next time you see them!

Halloween Costume Guidelines

As Halloween nears, please take a moment to read the following guidelines. We would appreciate if you could go over these points with your child(ren).

These are general, district guidelines – please check with your child’s school if they have further recommendations or do not permit costumes.

SD62 Costume Guidelines for Secondary School Students:

  • Face makeup is okay as long as it isn’t too scary (students must be identifiable).
  • No costume masks are permitted. Students must continue to wear non-medical face masks.
  • Friendly clowns, jesters, mimes, etc. are okay. No scary clowns please.
  • No imitation weapons of any kind will be permitted.

Please use your best judgement to ensure costumes are appropriate for school wear.

For the safety of everyone, these guidelines are in place so that students can be easily identified

We do our best to create comfortable and safe environments in our schools and we thank you for helping us to do so.

Dear Families,

We are asked by our School District’s Human Resources Department to forward the following message to you:

School District No.62 (Sooke) is in need of more Education Assistants.  If you have an Education Assistant Certificate or have completed the Community Support Worker Program, we are most definitely interested in hearing from you.  Please see the full job description and required qualifications on our website @ www.sd62.bc.ca, click on Employment.

Grade 12 Information

We hope that grade 12 students have settled well into their courses and are reaching out to their teachers and counsellors as they navigate their final year of secondary school. We know that this year represents a culmination of thirteen years of school learning, and we look forward to celebrating student accomplishments.

Our first major celebration of the year has often been a winter formal. We had planned to hold this event at Olympic View golf course this year. After careful reflection, we have cancelled the reservation as current Healthy Authority rules would not have permitted dancing, mingling between tables, nor buffet service. This venue would have also required vaccine check. 

We are now connecting with the Grad Council and grade 12 students to see what kind of winter event they would be interested in supporting and attending at the school. This event would need to follow district Health and Safety and Health Authority event guidelines.

Students with suggestions are encouraged to speak with Grad Council members, Miss Rachael Sandberg, a Vice Principal, or the Principal. 

If any parents/guardians are interested in helping with Grad activities, which would include possibly helping with a winter event and with a potential June Dry Grad, please email our PAC president, Lacey Donaldson at bsspac@sd62.bc.ca. We are looking for a Grad PAC rep and for additional supporting members.

We want to continue to support our Grads and help make this year meaningful for them, while maintaining our health and safety expectations.

Young Canadians’ Parliament (YCP)

We have exciting news to share! Children First Canada is accepting new applications to Young Canadians’ Parliament (YCP) again and inviting young people to our event on October 16th – read on for more information. Through this growing movement, young people under 18 are speaking up for their rights and sharing their views with parliamentarians and other leaders in the Country. 

Over the last two years, we’ve invited federal leaders from every major political party in Canada to hear from young people. We are honored that over 20 federal leaders have joined our events. 

Here are three ways you can help: 

  1. Attend and share our next YCP event on Oct 16th, 1-4pm ET with your colleagues and other young people. This event will be attended by young people all across Canada. We’re pretty excited to launch this event this month. As always, it will include inspirational speakers and attendees will get an update on the recent Federal election and the implications for young person. Young people will also go into breakout sessions to discuss this further, because their voices and perspectives are important to us. In these sessions, they will have the opportunity to develop a presentation that could be shared at our National Child Day event and may also feature on the organization’s website. Check out our poster, CLICK HERE…. Young people do not want to miss this event..!! 
  1. Show your support by encouraging children and youth to become members of the YCP. You can do this by sharing the information in this email with your colleagues and young people, encouraging those under 18 to join the YCP. Click here to visit our website for more information. Young people can click here to register for the YCP and the upcoming event. 
  1. Share the attached graphic on social media to encourage young people to join the YCP. 

Watch this video to learn more about YCP: YCP promotional video. With a newly-elected government, we need your help to raise the voices of young people.  

Mountain Bike Camp

EMCS Society is running a mountain biking Pro D day in conjunction with Nolan Riding.

Parents can contact Barb Dunn, EMCS Society Program Office Assistant, at 250-642-6371 to register.  The registration cut-off date is Tues Oct 19th. See poster below. Thank you!