- Sept 23 – District-Wide School Planning (school not in session)
- Sept 24-28 – Canadian Student Leadership Conference
- Sept 30 – Orange Shirt Day
- Oct 1 – Belmont Music Dept. (BMD) Retreat/Parent Mtg.
- Oct 1 – PAC Mtg 7pm/Dry Grad Mtg. 8pm
- Oct 2 – Cops for Cancer/Tour de Rock Visit & BBQ 12:30pm
On September 3rd we welcomed this year’s grade 9s, the graduating class of 2023, to school by hosting a welcome assembly followed by a morning highlighted by opening lockers and finding classes. Our grade 9s had the chance to rotate through their classes and meet their teachers in addition to be assigned their lockers.
On September 4th we welcomed back our grade 10-12 students lead by the graduating class of 2020. Our Clerical, Custodial, and Counselling teams worked diligently on preparing our school for the school year start up. As of today, our student enrolment is 1428.
On September 11th we hosted a school wide assembly where we celebrated the beginning of the school year by highlighting many of the great things happening at Belmont.
It’s always incredible to have all of our students together as we truly realize our school is very much like a small town where all feel welcome, safe, and cared for.
On September 17th we hosted the first PAC meeting of the year. Our past President Ms. Pritchard hosted in addition to welcoming the parents who attended. The 2019/20 Executive Elections where held and we welcome and thank this year’s executive:
- President – Ms. Alexander
- Vice President – Ms. Hill
- Treasurer – Ms. Elder
- Secretary – Ms. Tutak
All parents are welcome to attend our monthly PAC meetings to support many of our school programs as well as collaborate with our Admin team.
A reminder to all families to access the MyEd Family portal to review your child’s attendance as well as their report cards when we publish them.
Science in action…
In Ms. Wilkie’s Science 10 class, students were learning about Darwin’s finches and were each given a different ‘beak’ (clothes pin, tweezers, tongs, scoopula and a spoon) and they competed for various ‘food’ (rice, worms aka pipe cleaners, nuts, seeds etc). Just another example of some of the engaging activities our students and staff learn from!
Career Department News
Some upcoming informational dates for our students to be aware of:
- Wednesday, October 16 – UVic presentation during Focus block in B205
- Friday, October 18 – TVR seminar in Belmont theatre (to be confirmed)
- Tuesday, October 29, Belmont International students visit UVic – 10am – 2pm
- Wednesday, October 30, Western University @ Belmont A block in A208
- Tuesday, November 5 – PSI tour @ Belmont 10:30am – 12pm
- Tuesday, Nov 19 – UBC @ Belmont 9am -10:20am
November 6 is our annual Take Our Kids to Work Day across Canada!
Parents/Guardians please watch for a registration form being brought home from your Grade 9 child. On November 6th adults across Canada will be taking children in Grade 9 to work for the day. Your child will be given a yellow registration form which we need you to sign and have returned to the school by Monday October 21st. If this form goes missing, please contact Ms. Oliva Hyde (email@example.com) in the Counselling suite and we will get another one to you.
Thank you for helping us make this fun and exciting day a success for our students! All Grade 9s should be participating.
All parents of grade 10 students, please ensure you have given consent for your student to access Google Classroom and MyBlueprint websites. Both platforms are used for the Career Life Education 10 course required to graduate. Go to http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/online-consent-and-payments/.
Galapagos Islands Spring Break 2020
Come to the Galapagos Islands for Spring Break 2020. Info night on Wednesday, September 25th at 7 pm in the Learning Commons. Email Mr. Wilson for more details firstname.lastname@example.org.
LORAN Scholars Award
These national awards of up to $100,000 seek applicants of outstanding character with significant service and leadership experience. Belmont may nominate three students. Visit the Belmont Scholarship website (under the “Students” tab) for details on how to apply. Nomination forms due to Mrs. Hyde in the counselling suite by Oct. 1st.
Check the Belmont Scholarship website (under the “Students” tab) for scholarship opportunities and deadlines. Begin by preparing a scholarship resume (see the “Home” page of the scholarship website). See your Careers 12 teacher or counsellor for assistance.
Unable to field a Senior Boys team this season, Belmont entered a Junior Boys group and surprised almost every team they played, with their improvement in each set matching their energy and enthusiasm. After a close first set against the Mark Isfeld’s 11s squad, our boys turned up the serving “heat” and pulled off a sweep to claim the title of Consolation Champs.
UVic’s School of Health Information Science Open House
The School of Health Information Science is hosting its Fall Open House on Wednesday, October 16th 4:30-6:00pm at the University of Victoria’s Cornett Building room A125. We invite students to learn more about this exciting field by talking with our faculty and students. please join us for pizza while learning about the rapidly expanding field of information technology in healthcare!
The world is becoming increasingly reliant on the use of information technology in health care delivery. The School of Health Information Science has the most comprehensive and established undergraduate program in the study of health informatics in Canada, offering two programs including a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Science and a Combined Major in Computer Science and Health Information Science. Students may enter directly from high school or transfer from college or other undergraduate programs. Individuals graduate with a BSc degree, and benefit from virtually 100% employment with starting salaries typically above $55,000 per year.