- April 14 – Report Cards Published
- April 15 – Stat – Good Friday
- April 17-23 – Earth Week
- April 18 – Stat – Easter Monday
- April 25-28 – Graduation Assessments
- April 26- West Coast Jazz Festival
- April 27 – Track & Field Competition #4 @ UVIC
- April 27 – Administrative Day
- April 28 – National Day of Mourning for Workers killed or injured at the Workplace
- April 29-30 – Oak Bay Vocal Jazz Festival
South Island Partnership – Youth Train in Trades
We would like to congratulate two remarkable young women from Belmont who are certifying to be apprentice’s in non-traditional trades training programs at Camosun Interurban.
Jade B. is to be congratulated for completing her training in Sheet Metal and Metal Fabrication as of this month! Now that she has completed her 30 week training program Jade will commence work in industry as a metal fabricator where 75% of the trades people are men. Congratulations Jade!
Nyoman S. is to be congratulated for her outstanding success in the Fine Furniture/Joinery Trades Foundation program. Nyoman started this program at the beginning of her grade 11 year joining adult students in this very demanding and challenging trade. She will complete the program in June and return to Belmont for her grade 12 year. At the age of 18 Nyoman will have her Level 1 Joinery Apprenticeship and be well on her way to becoming a Red Seal Cabinet Maker. Only 12% of Cabinetmakers are women. Congratulations Nyoman!
WOMEN IN TRADES – FIELD TRIP TO CAMOSUN – APRIL 21st
Belmont and Camosun College are offering an excellent opportunity to girls who are interested in learning about the different trade and technology programs available at Camosun. The girls will spend the day exploring the campus and having hand’s – on sessions in various trades/technologies such as sheet metal, automotive, mechanics, mechanical engineering, electronics and plumbing etc.
To sign up for the full day field trip, which includes lunch and transportation, girls can come to room A117 for a permission form.
Check out the Belmont scholarship weebly: https://belmontscholarships.weebly.com/april.html
Myles Mansell Memorial Scholarship – $500
- in cadets or reserves
- heading to post-secondary next year
- preference given to those with community or school involvement
Applications due April 25, 2022
Metchosin Foundation Scholarships – 4 x $1000
-Environmental Stewardship, Community Citizenship, Academic Achievement and the Moralea Milne Beecher Bay Scholarship
- must have been a resident of Metchosin for at least 2 years of high school
- Students can also download the form from our website at https://metchosinfoundation.ca/scholarships/
Applications due May 20, 2022 by 3:00pm
REMINDER District Award Scholarships due Thursday April 14th at noon! If you need help Mrs. Robertson is available in the Careers Office A109😊
Commencement O Canada and Grad Song Auditions
For those of you who are musically talented, it’s time to start preparing to audition for the O Canada and Grad song performances! The chosen students will perform during both Commencement ceremonies. The Grad song can be an original composition or a cover.
- Wednesday, May 18th
- Choir room
- at Lunch
YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange (SWSE)
The YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange (SWSE) is a six-week summer program for 16-and 17-year-old youth. In Ontario, each English-speaking participant is matched with a French-speaking participant from Québec, and the two youth are hosted in one another’s homes to deepen their cultural experience. Youth are also provided with a full-time summer job in the non-profit sector where they will be paid the provincial minimum wage. During weekends and some evenings, the youth will join their Local YMCA Coordinator in group activities to explore their new community and form lasting friendships.
Does this sound like something that you would be interested in? Please see Ms Tiffany Evans for more information.
Belmont Rugby is Back!
After 2 seasons lost to COVID, Belmont rugby is back. Just prior to spring break the Boys and Girls teams competed in the SD62 7s tournament. The Sr. Boys went 3 and 1, and took home the Plate trophy. The Jr. Boys had strong showing, going 2 and 1 and coming 3rd in their division. The girls also went 2 and 1, to finish 3rd in their division. Since the break we’ve had our 1st league games. The Sr. Boys completely dominated Royal Bay 52 – 0, the Jr. Boys have split 2 games, losing a tight one to Spectrum, and beating Oak Bay.
In their 1st week of the season, the Girls went 1 and 1, beating rivals Royal Bay, and losing to a very experienced team from Claremont. The rest of the season looks very bright Belmont Rugby. Go Dawgs.
Ultimate Frisbee schedule:
Friday, April 22 – vs EMCS @ Belmont field @3;30
Wednesday, April 27 – vs Oak Bay B (Exhibition) @Oak Bay High @3:30
Friday, April 29 – vs Royal Bay @ Royal Bay field @3:30
Track & Field
Huge Congrats to the Belmont Bulldogs who competed in the second league meet at UVIC’s Centennial Stadium.
Love dancing? Want to be a part of a fun and supportive dance community here at Belmont? Belmont’s Dance Company will be holding one more audition for you to be a part of this year-long dance program next year! Dancers with all and any dance backgrounds are welcome. Please contact Ms. Narciso (email@example.com) or Ms. Kaupas (firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit Ms. Narciso in the dance studio (D111) for more information and to sign up!