- Dec 6 – Belmont Youth Action Team hosting Self-Care Day
- Dec 6-15 – PACE Musical Theatre 7pm
- Dec 11 – 10,000 Tonight Food Bank Drive
- Dec 9-20 – Belmont Winter Season (Leadership Activities at Lunch)
- Dec 16 – BMD Legion Community Dinner
- Dec 17 – ISP Gingerbread Decorating Competition Blk A
- Dec 19 – Winter Formal 6-10pm Bear Mtn. Resort
- Dec 20 – Santa’s Breakfast 8:30am to 10am (altered bell schedule)
- Dec 21 – Winter Solstice
- Dec 23-Jan 3 – Winter Vacation
- Jan 16 – CLC12 students presenting Capstone Projects
Sharing Holiday Cheer and some awesome dance moves too!
This past weekend Ms. Conway’s Dancers took to the streets of Victoria as they participated once again in the 38th Annual Island Farm’s Santa’s Light Parade.
10,000 Tonight – December 11th Raising
Belmont’s 10,000 Tonight food drive is happening on Wednesday December 11th from 5pm-10pm and we need your help to make it a success! Volunteers can help drive the routes and collect donations or stay at the school and sort the items. This is a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family while helping out our local Goldstream Food Bank.
A reminder students can bring in non-perishable food items to their block A class by Friday December 6. The class with the most items will win a pizza party!
MOD Pizza is opening it’s first Canadian location in the Belmont Market on December 10th and they are generously donating 50% of their opening day pizza sales to Belmont to give to the Food Bank! Please help us support them on their opening day as it will greatly increase what we can donate.
Thanks for your support!
Career Life Education Update (Careers 10)
So far this year, grade 10 students have completed assignments in the Careers curriculum that have examined the following ideas:
- Finding a balance between work and personal life is essential to good physical and mental health;
- A network of family, friends, and community members can support and broaden our career awareness and options; and
- Effective career planning considers both internal and external factors.
In Careers 10, students operate on a blended learning model which allows them to take greater advantage of other elective courses by freeing up a block in their timetable. Students do receive some face-to-face instruction at least once a month, but if a planned session is missed, students must see a careers teacher in B210 during focus block to ensure they are staying on task.
This month, students are completing Benchmark Assignment 3 (Personal Network Connections), due 6 Dec, which allows them to explore who may be an asset to their future career or educational goals. Assignment 4 will be delivered to students fade-to-face in the second week of December and will be due in January. Students must complete all benchmark assignments in order to receive credit for the course.
With each month’s assignment, comes the opportunity to extend their learning. Students can use cross-curricular (work done in other classes), extra-curricular (activities done outside of school), or self-directed activities to reflect how the work they have already done meets the Career Life Education Big Ideas. These extensions are quick and simple, yet they do require an element of reflection. Please see a Careers teacher in B210 to discuss the extension opportunities for the course – you will never leave without an idea to use!
Belmont’s Youth Action Team (YAT)
On Friday, December 6th, during A & B blocks, Belmont’s Youth Action Team (YAT) is hosting its first ever Self-Care Day, including booths & various activities that focus on stress relieving and connecting students with Belmont Wellness Centre and local organizations that focus on youth and health.
Grads! Got your ticket to the Winter Formal?
Winter Formal is on Thursday, December 19th, 6-10pm at Bear Mountain Resort for Grads only. A reminder all school rules apply. On sale now on School Cash Online until December 12th. $60
Sr. & Jr. Girls’ Basketball
The Sr. & Jr. Girls’ are co hosting the Victoria Christmas Tournament once again with both our teams playing at 11:20am on Friday, December 6th. Games will go all day on both courts and continue all day Saturday.
The Belmont Music Department presents:
See you there for our annual holiday classic!
Strategies for helping the holidays go better – Thursday, December 5th
The Holiday Season is approaching and this can be one of the most stressful times for families. FamilySmart believes that we are all experts in our own lives with our children, and when parents get together to share their wisdom it can be helpful for everyone. Hearing another parent’s approach to handling a situation with their child might be something they want to try with our own family. That’s why our December meeting will be more casual giving us an opportunity to share stories and strategies with one another.
Date & Time: Thursday, December 5th – 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Location: Saanich Neighbourhood Place