- February 19 – Badminton Team practice after school Jrs. & Srs. welcome
- February 19 – Sewing & Craft Club mtg. in Mrs. Marier’s roomA101 @ lunch
- February 20 – All gr. 12’s must attend an important Grad mtg. during Focus Block
- February 21 – Badminton Team practice after school Jrs. & Srs. welcome
- February 21 – Mandatory Girls Soccer Mtg. @ lunch room B112
- February 23 – Choral Collaboration Day
- February 27 – Pink Shirt Day
- February 28 – Counsellors visit Spencer
- February 28 – Camosun Info Night 2019 5:30 – 8pm Lansdowne Campus
- February 28 – WorkBC: Find Your Fit (student 9-3:20/parents 4:30 – 7)
- March 1 – WorkBC: Find Your Fit
- March 1 – UVIC Band Fest – Concert Band 9 & Sr. Winds 10-12
- March 7 – Evening of Jazz 7pm Belmont Theatre
- March 8 – International Women’s Day
First Semester Honour Roll
As we completed the first semester, we tabulated final marks and the following students in grades 9 through 12 are recognized for their achievements. To note is 39% of Grade 9s, 40% of grade 10s, 41% of grade 11s, and 33% of our grade 12s earned honour roll status including an average of 14% of all students earning honour roll with distinction status (90% or above average in their courses). The lists below provide a snapshot of students’ first name and last initial.
As a staff we continue to discuss ways to honour our students’ academic efforts and achievements. Congratulations to all of our students for a successful first semester.
Our Culinary Program begins…
Teaching Chef Ms. Andrea Harvey and Culinary Assistant Mr. Steve Letts have joined our staff at the beginning of the second semester and are continuing to work with a dedicated group of students in preparing to open the Belmont Bistro and Lakeside Cafe in the coming weeks; an incredible task to bring this vision to life. Ms. Harvey and Mr. Letts both bring great experience and training to our community as we look forward to providing many students with skills that will last a lifetime. Our entire school looks forward to the opening and can’t wait to taste some great food.
Below our students learn about food preparation, safety, and choice cuts of beef as an example of the theory behind the culinary arts.
Belmont Grad of 2018 meets Royalty
This past week we received news that Sydney Waddington, a Grad of 2018, had the opportunity to meet Princess Anne (HRH The Princess Royal) in Worcester, UK. Sydney is participating in the Lattitude International’s oversees volunteer program. Each year, Lattitude International volunteers provide support for the secondary school and college’s blind and visually impaired students during the school day as well as in the residential housing and extracurricular activities. The picture below comes from the Worcester News and shows Sydney and Her Royal Highness greeting each other.
Girls’ STEM Leadership Conference: Sustaining Our Future
Female students from Grades 7-10 are invited to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) conference on April 25 & 26 at St. Margaret’s School in Victoria BC.
The purpose of the conference is to inspire young leaders by sharing stories of integrity, environmental stewardship and green innovation solutions to help our communities from the threat of plastics and extreme weather events. Women from a variety of careers such as Physical Oceanography Research, Software Developer, National Geographic Explorer, Ocean Networks, Mechanical Engineer, Microsoft Developer, etc will presenting.
Please see Mrs. Nicholson in the Career Centre if you are interested in attending this conference. Seats are limited.
Spring is early at Belmont. Well… then it snowed!
Belmont Bytes Gear Up for First Robotics International Competition
Our School Robotics Team Belmont Bytes, shared this video of our team preparing for the upcoming First Robotics Regional Competition hosted at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre March 7-9. The event is free and open to the public so come out and cheer on our team and two robots, JUNO and Rusty!
Find Your Fit and Career Fair
SD62 and Find Your Fit are collaboratively hosting hands on learning explorations for grades 5-10, a Community Night, and Secondary Career Fair and hands-on exploration sessions. General information for all events are below.
Feb. 28th 9:00am- 3:20pm
Secondary Career Fair and Find Your Fit
Find Your Fit and community partners have paired up to offer our grade 11 students a great day of hands on activities and career exploration opportunities. Students will explore careers, engage with community partners, explore apprenticeship opportunities, meet local business owners and learn about Work BC and all they have to offer.
Feb. 28th 4:30- 7:00pm
Community Night for all community members and students
This evening event will encompass a variety of hands on and learning opportunities for Middle and Secondary years, plus adults. The event will host vendors such as Work BC, currently industry employers, Health and Wellness businesses, the BC Construction Foundation, the technology sector and more.
Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in: career activity stations, a career technology zone, labour market information stations, as well as learn about career tool kits, career profiles, and careers treks.
Parents, friends and families – everyone welcome.
March 1st 9:00am- 2:15pm
Grades 8-9 Students: Belmont, RBSS, Spencer and John Stubbs (this year).
Grade 8 and 9 students will visit career activity stations and labour market information stations where they can take part in hands-on activities related to specific careers. These activities will help students uncover their strengths and interests, giving them the knowledge they need to get started with their careers planning.
Theatre on the Edge news…
Congratulations to A.J. (Grade 12) for winning first place in the black and white poster category and Angie (Grade 11) for finishing first place in the colour poster category in the Royal Canadian Legion Poster Contest. The students were honored with an awards ceremony at the Royal Canadian Legion #91 Prince Edward Branch on January 27th and were each presented with a certificate, pin, and $100 cash prize. Exceptional work A.J. and Angie! Congratulations again to you both!
Belmont Music (BMD)
The Music Department beat the snow by a day with a hugely successful mini-tour of two elementary schools in our district. We packed up two school buses and a one tonne truck and left Belmont at 7:00 am on Thursday Feb 7 to showcase seven performing ensembles in shows for Millstream and David Cameron Elementary. Belmont students were roadies, stage crew, and musicians, as well as excellent ambassadors. We shared the stage with the grade 8 band from Ecole John Stubbs and sang together with grade 5 students at David Cameron. It was fantastic!
Rugby Canada Development Academy
- Congratulations to the team on going undefeated at the Abbotsford Elite 7’s. The Academy scored 150 points for and only allowed 10 points against. Day one of the tournament was an opportunity to perform and put all of our practice in to game play, there were many executions highlights both offensively and defensively. Day two was a big learning day, the team had to adapt to adverse and freezing conditions and after a tough first game the girls bounced back with a strong performance in the second game. Another highlight was playing with Academy Alumni and Senior Team members. Carmen Izyk and Olivia DeCouvreur. Well done ladies!
- Good luck to the girls this Family Day weekend. The Academy will be competing in the Western Canadian Championships against Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Belmont Girls Rugby
- February practice: Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30pm-5:00pm in the gym
- March practice: Monday, Wednesday 3:30pm-5:30pm & Friday 2:30pm-4:30pm on the field