May Celebrations

Important Dates
  • May 31-June 4 – Spring Dance Show TBD
  • June 1 – Commencement Rehearsal
  • June 7 – ISP Year-End Celebration
  • June 8 – French Immersion Recognition
  • June 9 – Year-End Concert, 7pm
  • June 11 – Dry Grad, 3-9pm
  • June 12 – Commencement Ceremonies
Belmont is Growing!

As the fastest growing school district in British Columbia, many of our schools are at or nearing capacity. Belmont Secondary School is now at capacity for the 2022-23 school year. New or waitlisted student registrations for the Belmont Secondary School catchment area will be moved to Royal Bay Secondary School. Families whose registrations to Belmont have not been finalized should fill out a School Change Request for Royal Bay. For students that require transportation to Royal Bay Secondary School, please register immediately as it is provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Leadership’s Vital Youth Committee

Leadership’s Vital Youth Committee wrapped up the year last night at a year end celebration where students, teachers, Victoria Foundation members, and grant recipients got together to reflect on the year and share gratitude for being able to give back to the community.

Here is a link to a news article that Belmont student Adele J. was in this week!

https://www.cheknews.ca/vital-people-vital-youth-initiative-teaches-kids-the-importance-of-giving-back-1028042/.

Circles for Reconciliation

Circles for Reconciliation has come to South Vancouver Island! This is a fantastic opportunity available to staff, students and parents! Participation is via Zoom.  5 Indigenous & 5 Non-Indigenous participate in the Circle. We are seeking community members to help us to continue the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s – Calls to Action. More information attached. Registration and information at this link: Pre-Registration Information – Circles for Reconciliation.

Youth Action Team

The Youth Action Team hosted Naloxone training at Belmont on May 11th, part of their Youth In Action Grant project, that aims to bring youth voice to the conversation around substance use education in schools and the community.  This was  It was a huge success!! 120 youth came through to be trained and receive a naloxone kit or certification. Teachers also took part to be trained and receive a kit! As part of the YIA grant project, the youth participated in an anonymous survey asking them about their knowledge around using substances safely and their ideas or requests about how they would like to see substance use education shared with them. The YAT team shared that they really enjoyed hosting this event and training their fellow students in using Naloxone. They also recruited a number of new members that are interested in joining the YAT to work on projects that facilitate health and wellbeing in their school and community.

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.

Athletics

Belmont Sports Banquet

Belmont Sports Banquet will be Wed. June 15th at 6pm at Belmont. All athletes who have paid their athletic fee are invited to attend. Please let Mr. Lowe know you plan to attend.

MTB Provincials

Belmont and Royal Bay are co-hosting the MTB Provincials at the Jordie Lunn bike park on Friday, May 28th. We should have over 200 students representing schools from all over the province competing for individual and team championships. We have about 9 riders from Belmont who will be representing us. Join us to cheer these students on!

Track and Field

The Belmont Bulldogs had an incredible Lower Island Championships at UVic’s centennial stadium last week. Many of the athletes came in the top 5 and qualified for island championships.

HUGE congrats to Sophie V. for qualifying in the 80mHurdles, 300mhurdles (Gold), and the triple jump (5th place).  Sophie also broke a city record in the 300m hurdles.

Kevin W. also had a fantastic performance in the senior boys 100m with a 5th place finish. (12.19s)

Marley B. won GOLD the Shot Put for the senior girls competition.

Clarissa M. received the silver medal in the high jump.

Kiyora W was 6th in the 800m.

Julianne S. was 7th in the 200m, and 5th in the Steeplechase.

Mariane U. was 6th in the Javelin.

Paula H. was amazing in the 1500m with a 6th place finish;  4th in the 3000m.

The Senior girls relay team (Sophie, Paula, Kiyora, Julianne) were 9th in the 4 x 100m relay.

The  Junior Boys received a BRONZE medal in the 4 x 100m.  

The Senior Boys received a SILVER medal in the 4 x 100m.

HUGE congrats to all the athletes!

Belmont Golf Team

Congratulations to the Belmont Golf Team as they placed third out of 25 teams at the Police Tournament this past Wed and Thurs.  The team will be heading towards their playoff season on Monday for the City Championships at Cordova Bay.

Notable finish was Preston L. who won the overall low gross with scores of 74-76 = 150 total.  Well done!

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