- Dec 23-Jan 3 – Winter Vacation
- Jan 6 – Welcome Back
- Jan 9 – CLC12 students presenting Capstone Projects
- Jan 19 – Dance Show Tech Rehearsal
- Jan 21 – Copernican Day Blks A/C (2:20 pm dismissal)
- Jan 22 – Copernican Day Blks B/D (2:20 pm dismissal)
- Jan 22 – English 12 & English First Peoples Exams 1-3pm
- Jan 22 – Dance Show Tech Rehearsal 3:30-9:00pm
- Jan 23 – Comm. 12 & FRAL 12 Exams 1-3pm
- Jan 23 – Dance Show Dress Rehearsal 3:30-9:00pm
- Jan 24 – FRALP 12 Exam 9-11am
- Jan 23 24 – No Scheduled Classes
- Jan 24 – Dance Show Performance 7pm
- Jan 25 – Dance Show Performance 7pm
- Jan 25 – Chinese New Year – Year of the Rat
- Jan 27 – Semester 2 Begins ABCD
Hello Belmont Families and Students.
As we’ve come to the end of another decade and usher in 2020, on behalf of our entire staff, we hope you have had a happy holiday!
The weeks leading up to the winter break were very busy at Belmont as we hosted our annual Winter Concert, ISP Gingerbread House competition, the annual 10,000 Tonight Food Bank Drive, our Grad Winter Formal at Bear Mountain, and this morning’s Santa’s Pancake Breakfast.
We look forward to school re-opening on January 6 as we finish off the first semester on January 22. A huge shout out to our PAC for their continued support and to all the parents and volunteers who make our school such a great place to live and learn. Below are some pics of 10,000 tonight with grade 12 students Zak, Mat, Jon, and Keagan and Jim from MOD pizza delivering a cheque to the Goldstream Food Bank for $2500. These proceeds were donated by MOD pizza from their opening day sales at their new location at Belmont Market.
On December 20th we hosted our annual pancake breakfast and had a surprise visit from Santa Claus (who looked a lot like Assoc. Superintendent Dave Strange).
And to top off today’s events, we hosted our 1st annual RCMP & Staff vs. Student Dodge Ball match at lunch. The students defeated the RCMP & Staff in a close match 2 games to 1. Thanks to our local WestShore RCMP for organizing this match and also brining pizza to share!
ISP Gingerbread House Contest
On December 17, our International Student Program hosted the annual gingerbread house contest. It was awesome!
Gr. 11 Students
Boarding U of Alberta is an exclusive event open to Gr 11 students from across Canada. Twenty lucky students will be chosen to visit our North Campus in Edmonton for the weekend of May 29-31, 2020. This is their chance to test-drive a Top 5 Canadian University, and to see first hand if Edmonton and the University of Alberta are the right fit for them. If selected, their ticket will include flights, accommodations and a whirlwind weekend of exciting events both on campus and in Edmonton. For more information, including a video from previous years, see https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/tours-and-events/boarding-ualberta Applications will be accepted until end of day on February 17, 2020.
At the beginning of December, our ISP cohorts were so lucky to have Christine, June and Jack Jack visit our classes, work with our students and teach us about Nuu-chah-nulth culture. Student learned about the importance of traditional weaving practices and knit their own woolen pouches. Students also enjoyed traditional tea and smoked salmon. Many thanks to our Aboriginal Department for organizing this amazing experience for us!
Winter Warmies Drive
Gr. 12 student Austin T. organized a Winter Warmie Drive collecting mittens, scarves, coats and toques, etc. to donate to West Shore families in need. The Metchosin Firefighters came to the school to receive the donations from Austin. Thanks to families who donated items for this important cause.
Any girls, with or without experience, interested in playing rugby in the new year come see Mr. Barrick in the PE office for information.