- April 12 – 13 – Victoria Music Festival @ Oak Bay High
- April 13 – “Spring It On” Westshore Cheerleading Showcase
- April 13 – Sarah Beckett Memorial Run @ Belmont
- April 16 – Law & Criminology classes visit Victoria Courthouse
- April 16 – SPEAC & SD62 present Parenting in the Digital Age 6:30pm
- April 17 – Track practice @ UVic 4 – 6pm (leave Belmont at 2:50)
- April 17 – Skills Canada Provincial Competition at Tradex Centre in Abbotsford
- April 19 – Good Friday (school not in session
- April 22 – Easter Monday (school not in session)
- April 21 – April 27 – Earth Week
- April 24 – Track Practice @ UVic 4-6pm (leave Belmont at 2:50)
- April 25 – EN 12 Prov. Exam AM/Comm. 12 Prov. Exam PM (Learning Commons)
- April 26 – SD62 PAC Bursaries application deadline
- April 27 – Victoria Jazz Festival
- April 29 – May 1 – Gr. Victoria Performing Arts Festival (School Dance)
- April 30 – May 1 – West Coast Jazz Festival
Celebrating the official opening…
On April 9th, we hosted the official opening for our new culinary program and in addition we celebrated the opening of our new turf field. Members of our SD62 Board of Trustees, Sr. Leadership Team, Aboriginal Ed. Team, City of Langord Council Members, District and City Facilities staff, students and staff took the time to recognize the tremendous generosity of both the City of Langford for our new turf, and to our District for their support in constructing the teaching kitchen for our future chefs. Our students and staff are truly grateful and fortunate for the resources we have access to. Thank You!
Provincial Competition – Trades
Veronica A. and Isha C. both won Gold Medals at the Skills Canada Regional Competition and will be moving on to the Provincial Competition at the Tradex Centre in Abbotsford, BC on April 17th. We wish them all the best as they compete with other students across the province.
Careers 10 students
Reminder for Careers 10 students to get in assignments #1-6. Resumes are due by April 26th. Any questions come see the Careers team in room B210 for help. This course is mandatory for graduation.
The Canada Youth Summit Video Challenge is an opportunity for students to share their service stories and enter for a chance to participate in the first-ever Canada Youth Summit. All cost associated with travel, accommodations and hospitality will be covered.
Students are invited to share a 1-minute video on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #InspireToServe. The video must answer the following question:
What does service mean to you? How has service benefited you personally and professionally, as well as your community?
The Canada Youth Summit Video Challenge will start accepting entries via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram on April 2, 2019, at 12:00 PM (ET) and will close on April 14, 2019, at 11:59 PM (PT). To be considered for participation in the Canada Youth Summit, students must also complete this Entry Form
The Canada Youth Summit will bring 300 youth from across the country to Ottawa on May 2-3, 2019 to celebrate the launch of Canada’s first youth policy, continue discussions on key issues that matter most to young Canadians, and inspire young Canadians to serve their communities. Four (4) Video Challenge entrants will be selected to attend this event and all costs associated with travel, accommodations, and hospitality will be covered for the duration of the trip.
Check out the Career Centre Webpage for many opportunities for employment, volunteering and career events. Click on the tabs (jobs, volunteering, events) at the top of the webpage http://bsscareercentre.weebly.com/
Langford Fire Rescue
Langford Fire Rescue if offering the opportunity to attend a program, Camp Ignite Mentorship program in the Lower Mainland. The goal is to empower young women and promote the Fire Service. The camp runs from Aug. 8 to 11, 2019 and participants will be staying at Simon Fraser University, but the camp will take place in a number of places across the lower mainland (North Vancouver, Vancouver, Maple Ridge and Port Moody). It’s open to young women entering into Grade 11 or 12 (ages 16 to 18). There is no registration fees and they can help to cover transportation cost to SFU. To complete an application, go to http://campignite.com/ or visit the Career Centre at Belmont for more information. Deadline to register is June 1st, 2019.
France Exchange 2019
Students participating in the France Exchange are home after a very successful month in France. Below is an Instagram post from a European fan!
Athletics – Belmont Golf Team
Belmont Golf team will begin their season at the annual Victoria Police Tournament.
Dates are April 30 and May 1st at Olympic View.
City Championships are May 7th at Highland Pacific.
Any student interested in joining the team, please see Mr. Lowe in the gym.
Just before Spring Break, our Sr. Girls Rugby team began the season with the annual SD62 7s Tournament. The picture says it all!
Bali Service Trip – BELMONT GISP
A group of 13 Belmont students participated in a service trip for 2 weeks during spring break in Bali, Indonesia. They attended Green Camp for a 9 day adventure filled experience where they practiced mindfulness, did yoga, learned about the Balinese culture by participating in ceremonies, drumming, dancing and singing. They went on Rice field walks, visited an organic farm, created a garden community, built bamboo railings for the camp, planted coral, discussed sustainability at length, explored mangroves, cleaned up the beaches and streets of trash, taught at a middle school about Canadian culture and so much more.
Huge congratulations to all 13 students who were great ambassadors to Canada and Belmont. (Josie S., Derek D., Anna W., Shae S., Emma B., Kim S., Kyla K., Riley M., Caitlin W., Emily C., Akshay B., Jacob T., Spencer L.)
Please take a look at the pictures showing our many adventures. Please encourage them to share their learning with you as it may suit your course.