Lets Celebrate Our Grads of 2021!

Important Dates
  • June 14-18 – Graduation Assessments
  • June 16 – Drumline performance at 11:40am
  • June 18 – VIHA Naloxone Training for Students 11am-2pm (B305)
  • June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • June 23-24 – Commencement Ceremonies x 12!
  • June 25/28 – Last Days of Class
  • June 29 – Report Cards Published at 12pm
Belmont Grads 2021

Our Belmont school community is so proud of our Grads, and especially the determination and perseverance they have demonstrated during this challenging year. Our Grads really do rock!

Belmont Grads featured in this year’s Government Congratulations

Two of our Belmont Graduates, Jeannie C. and Steven M., are included in this year’s Government congratulations to students and graduates!

Who Crashed the Grad Class of 2021?

The clerical staff of Belmont has created a tribute to the graduating class of 2021 by making a grad cap for each student with their name on it. The caps are on display on the outside windows of the Library Learning Commons but there is something wrong with the display…..

There are 2 names that are not grads like all the others.
There are 2 names that just do not belong.
Can you tell us which names are not grads like the others?
Can you tell us the names before this game is all done?

RULES OF THE GAME

  1. Figure out the name or names that do not belong to anyone in the grad class. You do not need to find both names to submit an entry. 1 name will get you entered! Include your full name in your entry.
  2. Submit your guess or guesses to belmont@sd62.bc.ca by Sunday, 12 a.m. (Midnight) June 20 2021.

If your answer is correct, you will be entered to win a prize!

  1. You can submit 1 entry for each name that you think does not belong or submit 1 entry with multiple names. If you submit an entry with multiple names you will still receive separate entries for each name that you guessed correctly.

Will anyone be able to figure out who crashed the grad wall by sneaking their name in??

Good luck to you all on being able to figure out who it is!!! Please don’t let these grad crashers go unidentified!!!

Thank you to the group of moms who came together on Friday, June 11th with the goal of putting on a Grad Motorcade for our Grads. Here are some photos of this special night.

2021 Belmont Grad Motorcade
Year-End Thank You Video to Students – features two Belmont students:

 Premier John Horgan, Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry have prepared a short video to thank B.C. students, including graduates, for their hard work, determination and resilience during this most challenging of school years. Please share this video. https://youtu.be/GmfNznx7cYo

Drumline Lunch Performance

Congratulations to our BMD Drumline who placed 2nd in the National Championships!!

Their performance will be in the Belmont Music Department year-end concert which will be shared with you in the next Bulletin.

Homestay Families Needed for 2021-2022 School Year

SD62 is looking for Homestay families for International students from around the world.

We are in specific need of Homestay families for Belmont Secondary and Royal Bay Secondary students arriving August 21 or September 3.

Grades 10 to 12, long-term stays, $925 monthly Homestay honorarium provided. Strict COVID19 protocols in place.

Basic expectations:

-Provide a clean, safe, nurturing, supportive home environment

-Provide a private furnished bedroom (must have egress window)

-Provide 3 meals/day plus snacks

-Provide help with transportation (for extra-curricular activities)

-Provide additional support as needed

Click here for the online Homestay application

Or for more information, please email  homestay@sd62.bc.ca

Congratulations BMD Drumline!!

BMD Drumline has placed SECOND in the National Championships for Drumlines! Congratulations to them and the Belmont Music Department.

Drumline will be performing an “encore” performance Wednesday, June 16 at 11:40 in front of the school.

Athletics

Good luck to Preston L. (Belmont grade 10 student )as he qualified for the BC Junior Amateur Golf and BC Men’s Amateur Golf this summer. 

Wellness Centre Summer Hours

The Wellness Center at Belmont, 3041 Langford Lake Road, is open most Mondays and Fridays with our Nurse Practitioner, Shyla Genoway.  We will also host a drop in Birth Control/STI clinic on Tuesday afternoons.  To book an appointment call 250-519-3580. Please access Wellness Centre through door number 4 and not the main doors.

We will also provide service at our Youth Clinic located at 345 Wale Road is on Wednesday afternoon for (Birth Control or STI testing only). To book an appointment call 250-519-3490 or 250-519-3580.

A poem for those lost and found at Kamloops Residential School

All flags at schools in the Sooke School District had been flying at half-mast for 215 hours to recognize the tragedy most recently discovered at a former residential school by the Tk’mlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, as well as in memory of the thousands of children sent to residential schools across Canada whose lives were taken and forever changed.

Many of our Belmont teachers and students have shown support and recognition for the 215 Indigenous children by wearing orange and putting up orange shirts and the feather from Gitxsan artist, Michelle Stoney. 

In acknowledgement of the flags being lowered in our District, Elder Shirley Alphonse of Cowichan Tribes has provided the following words of wisdom to close the ‘work’ being done throughout Sooke School District. Her words are written specifically for the families of those lost at the Kamloops Residential School.

In support, Elder Shirley Alphonse, Brother Rick and Elder Henry have created a short video attached which states the importance of our collective actions in moving truth and reconciliation in SD62.

Creator Great Spirit as we gather together in this circle we are thankful for each one as we remember and honor “the little ones” whose lives ended at Kamloops residential school those many years ago – May the ancestors watch over them – May the road to the other side be graced by tall majestic pine trees with sweet scented healing flowers along the way – little birds singing their lament acknowledging their passing – May candles lit in their honor light their way – May the angels comfort them along with our prayers as we send our love and wrap them in warmth protecting their journey. We also remember the families left behind – May they know comfort and peace with all the love we send. Hych-guh Siem!

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