October has arrived!

Our Ab Ed Staff provided these canvases

On another note, our District has recently finalized the Strategic Plan 2018-2021 which will help anchor the direction of schools and our community in the coming years.  Parents are invited to review the plan and know that as a school, Belmont students and staff will be using the Strategic Plan to help define a focus of inquiry this year.

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AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) News

AVID 9 student workshop

On Thursday September 27th our AVID 9 cohort collaborated with members of our Ab Ed staff participating in a workshop focused on the meaning behind Orange Shirt Day. What a great “cross-curricular” opportunity!

International Student Program

Our ISP program hosted a “meet greet, and welcome” activity with our AVID 12, Geography 12 and GISP (Global Intercultural Studies Program) students this past Friday where they collaborated on designing clothing out of newsprint in addition to using the colour orange.  Their efforts were celebrated with a fun fashion show judged by select staff and students. What a cool event for all our students!

ISP Newsprint Fashion Design Project!

Careers news:

Check out the upcoming volunteer opportunities, jobs and career events at http://bsscareercentre.weebly.com/.

Click on the tabs at the top of the webpage to select ‘volunteer’, ‘jobs’, ‘career events’, and ‘successes’.

Careers 10:

Students will participate in Career Life Education 10 through a blended model of face-to-face instruction complimented by a G Suite (Google) classroom. Assignments 1A, 1B, 1C are due October 5, 2018.  If you still need to join the google classroom here are the codes:

French Immersion:  7rv4jz

Avid:  w4mnesO

All others: Od7xmfi

Any questions come see Mr. Dube, Miss Rachael or Mrs. Robertson in room B210.

Grad Transitions:

Be sure to follow:

‘Grad Transitions 12’ on the Belmont App; and join the ‘Belmont Grad Transitions’ Google Classroom – Code: ar773or


Yes! It is already time to start thinking about buying your yearbook! Yearbooks will be $50 and can be purchased at the office with cash or online. Sales begin now and will go ONLY UNTIL December 21– so get your order in early! There will be no extra copies available for sale this year, so make sure you pre-order!

GRADUATING IN 2019? This message is for you!

Grads 2019! Now is time to start thinking about your Yearbook Grad Quote! All quotes must be submitted by December 21st! Please note: all Grad quotes will be submitted AS IS- please make sure your quotes are edited (spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors WILL NOT BE CHANGED by Yearbook staff). Any inappropriate content will not be accepted, and your quote will be automatically replaced with a standard inspirational message. Please email your quote to:


Students who are enrolled in the following Dual Credit Courses, must attend an orientation/registration session.

Accounting 110 and Marketing 110 -Thursday, October the 4 at lunch time in Room B222, (Mr. Grainger’s classroom).

Psychology 154 and Math 100 – Wednesday, October 17 during Focus Block  in the Learning Commons.

Information and registration packages will be distributed at these meetings do not miss the opportunity to have High School and Camosun College credits while you are still in High School. The college tuition is covered by the School District. Students however, will be expected to pay a nonrefundable application fee of $41.82.

See Mrs. Hyde for more information in the Career Centre.

Camosun Bio 103 Lab

Here are a few pictures of our Bio 103 students performing a sophisticated lab at one of the Camosun laboratory classrooms last Thursday.  They did very well testing for lipids, proteins, sugars and starch on 4 unknown milk samples.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and appreciated the lab skills learned at a post-secondary institution.  The students were successful in correctly identifying the samples based on their observations and conclusions.

Camosun instructor, Laura Biggs is shown below helping one group; 2 other group pics showing students testing for macromolecules.


Athletics News

Senior Girls Volleyball

Congrats to the Senior Girls Volleyball Team after their championship performance at the 29 team VIU Tournament this weekend in Nanaimo! After going undefeated in their Pool play, the girls defeated Brentwood College, Oak Bay and St. Thomas Aquinas from Vancouver to claim the VIU trophy. Everyone played well and First Team All-Stars were awarded to Taylee P. and Jocelyn S., while Gracie M. was named tournament MVP. This coming weekend the girls are playing in the local Camosun Tournament and would love some Belmont student support!

Upcoming Basketball tryouts…

Sr boys:

Thursday Oct 11: 3:30-5:30pm, Friday Oct 12:  2:25-4:30pm, Monday Oct 15: 7:00-8:30pm

Jr boys:

Monday Oct 8: 6:30-8:00pm, Thursday Oct 11: 6:30-8:00pm, Friday Oct 12: 2:25-4:30pm

Monday Oct 15: 7:00-8:30pm

South Gulf Island Fire/Rescue Youth Camp

Do you want to know what it takes to be a firefighter?  The Fire Rescue Camp on Pender Island from March 18-23, 2019 will challenge you in the basic elements of firefighting, search & rescue, medical first response and rope rescue.  There will be a strong emphasis on teamwork, physical fitness and community service.  Applicants must be 15-18 years of age.  For more information and an application, please see the Career Centre.  Deadline for applications is November 8, 2018.

Imagining Possibilities Conference 2018

Do you want to meet women in different career pathways, be able to take charge of your own future?  Do you want to learn about Personality Strengths, Finding your Heart’s Inner Wisdom, Self Defence, Job Search Boot Camp, the Real World of Money and Healthy Relationships?  These are some of the workshops offered at the full-day “Imagining Possibilities” Conference sponsored by the Soroptimist Club.  This free conference is on Thursday, November 1, 2018 for female students 15 years or older.  Pick up field trip permission forms and a conference description from the Career Centre.  Space is limited to 30 students on a “first come first served’ basis.  Deadline for forms is Thursday, October 18, 2018.

 Community News

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