- May 17 – Spirit Day (Tropical Day)
- May 20 – Victoria Day (school not in session)
- May 22 – Grade 12 assembly during Focus Blk
- May 22 – Aboriginal Grad at Camosun
- May 22-25 – Belmont’s Theatre on the Edge presents “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead” 7pm. Matinee on the 25th @ 2pm
- May 29 – Destination UVic – Gr. 12 campus tour
- May 30 – Commencement Rehearsal at UVic 9:00am
- May 30 – Elements Dance Competition
- May 31-June 1 – Dance Show 7pm
- June 4 – Sports Banquet 6pm
- June 5 – French Immersion Grad 6-7pm
- June 6 – Year-end Concert 7pm
- June 8 – ISP Year-end Celebration 1:30pm
- June 9 – Commencment Ceremonies 11am & 3pm
Encounters With Canada
Encounters With Canada is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens (ages 14 – 17 years old) to meet other young people from across the country. Spend an adventure-filled week in your nation’s capital! Check out future career options, discover your country, share your hopes and dreams. For 37 years, EWC has delivered a rich and varied, bilingual program. To date, more than 113,000 youth have lived the EWC experience… now it’s your turn! Please see Mr. Chan (Music Rooms – D Wing) or at https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/en for more information!
Gr 12 students heading to UVic for September: Destination UVic is on May 25 where students will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with an academic advisor, visit the info fair and connect with student services on campus and take an in-depth campus tour. There will also be Reg 101 workshops to attend on campus that day. Students who attend Destination UVic will be eligible to win a tuition credit towards their first year at UVic – one of two $500 prizes and one grand prize of $1000. Students can register to attend online.
Also, any students who are unable to attend this event, we will be hosting a Reg 101 workshop here at Belmont on Wednesday, May 29 during Focus block in room B205.
All students who have requested Biology 103 Dual Credit Course for September 2019, meet on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at lunch time in room B222 (Mr. Grainger’s classroom). The application package will be distributed along with Instructions on how to apply. You must attend this orientation/registration meeting to receive the BIO 103 Dual Credit package.
Careers 10 – All assignments for Career Life Education 10 have been delivered to the grade 10 students and are due by May 31st. This course is mandatory for graduation. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or students can come to B210 for help.
*Last call for Grade 11 & 12 students who still need to complete Planning 10/Career Life Education 10. All assignments are posted in the Google classroom and are due by May31, 2019. Any questions can be directed to email@example.com or students can come to B210 for help.
Ms. Allen’s Science Class
We’ve had a happy few days in a Science class as we watched 4 ducklings hatch. Meet Willy Honka, Farley, Jose, and Benedict. They will be staying at school for the next couple of weeks, so come take a look through the window of room B312 and welcome them.
Congratulations to Shaan B., a Belmont French Immersion Gr. 10 student, who was a Provincial Finalist this year at the SFU public speaking competition.
Recently, Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) immunization consent packages for select grade 10-12 students were sent home from the school. If you have not already done so, please review the information with your child as an opportunity for them to start making decisions about their own health. Please complete the consent form and return it to the school in a sealed envelope as soon as possible. If your consent package indicated that we have no or incomplete immunization records for your child, please attach this information to the consent form.
Although a child may be immunized with the consent of a parent/guardian or representative, a high school student can make an informed decision regarding immunization regardless of parental consent or refusal. This is referred to as “mature minor consent.”
For more information:
- Refer to HealthLinkBC file # 119 “The Infants Act, Mature Minor Consent and Immunization” available at: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/infants-act-mature-minor-consent-and-immunization.
- A short video presentation on mature minor has been created for students. It is available at: https://vimeo.com/231149258 or by going to islandhealth.ca/immunization-info à Immunizations à Additional resources à View our video on grade nine immunization and mature minor consent. Although this video is geared towards the grade 9 immunization program, it is applicable to students in grades 10-12.
- Contact the local Health Unit at 250-519-3490 (Westshore) or 250-519-3487 (Sooke) if you have any questions.
The Belmont Leadership Class has been involved with the Victoria Foundation’s “Vital Youth” program for the past several years. Josie S. (Gr 12) along her her colleagues met a few times this year to decide on which charity would receive a $1500 grant. Here is their report:
“We decided to give $1500 to the Anawim Society, which provides compassion, resources and a home for those living in poverty who want to improve their lives. The money will go towards buying groceries, running programs and other areas of need. We also gave Community Living Victoria $1000 to support the programs that enrich the lives of differently-abled youth. Everyone was very happy to donate to these two organizations as they make a big impact in supporting our community. ”
Cultural Exchange Spring Break 2020
Current grade 9,10, and 11 Sooke School District French Immersion and French students are invited to learn more about an opportunity to participate in a 7 week student exchange and cultural immersion program to France for the 2019-2020 school year. This exciting opportunity includes both an educational exchange component and experience living in a French environment. For more information, please attend a meeting at lunch on Friday, May 17th in the French Department.
Summer Learning Registration
Summer Learning registration is open and online this year. To register, please visit the Westshore Centre for Learning & Training website at link attached.
Galapagos Trip – Spring Break 2020
Info session for interested students & families in Belmont Learning Commons on Weds, May 29th @ 7 pm
Lower Island Championships took place at Uvic’s Centennial Stadium. Coach Cam Smith and T Evans were impressed with the days results. Please congratulate the following athletes:
Julianne S. = 4th in 80m Hurdles, 2nd in 200m
Louisa K. = 2nd in 100m, 4th in 400m, 200m champion
Macaila M. – 2nd in 200m
Tanisha V. – 3rd in 200m
Hailey S. – 2nd in Discus, 1st in Shot Put, 3rd in Javelin
Isabella W. – 2nd in 100m Hurdles, 4th in Long jump
Daryana M. – 6th in Discus, Champion in SP
Sophia L. – 2nd in 1500m Steeplechase, 2nd in 400mH
Liam S. – 5th in Discus, 8th in Shot Put, 2nd in Hammer
Beau L. (N.) – 4th in 200m
Riley B. – 8th 100m
Josh B. – 5th in 200m
Daniel Mielecki 6th in 3000m
Junior Girls Relay team (4 x 100) 2nd place
Junior Boys Relay team (4 x 100) 4th place
Island Championships will take place on May 15th and 16th for these incredible athletes.