Spring is near!

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • March 1st – Commencement Fee are now on School Cash Online
  • March 8th – International Women’s Day
  • March 10th – BMD4BMD
  • March 12th – Daylight Savings Time (move clocks ahead)
  • March 13th – 17th – Spirit Week at Belmont
  • March 14th – PAC Meeting 7pm
  • March 17th – Commencement Fee deadline – Grade 12’s
  • March 17th – Last day of School before Spring Break
  • March 20th-31st – Spring Break – No school in session

Grads – Watch for Important information being sent home to families soon regarding Commencement Ceremonies – Graduation at UVIC on June 11th, 2023

On Saturday, Feb. 11, Belmont’s choir hosted 7 choirs from around the South Island and Burnaby. We opened the day with drumming and the singing of the Women’s Warrior Song, under the guidance of Elder Chipps and mentor Alana Johnson. Dividing into 2 large groups, students from a mix of all schools rehearsed together with guest clinicians before performing for each other. The afternoon was spent as an enthusiastic audience, celebrating the work of each choir. It was wonderful to be back together for the first time since the pandemic began.

Have you purchased a 2022-2023 Yearbook yet? Limited quantities left, See info below to get yours today! You can also go onto School Cash Online to purchase now.

Library/Resource Materials Owing – We respectfully ask that your student returns all overdue resources to the Learning Commons by June 23rd. If your student has resource materials owing (including textbooks, library books, etc), they must return the items, or pay for the materials prior to a yearbook being issued at the end of the year. Reminders have gone out throughout the year to prompt students to return materials. Students who are unsure what they owe, or are unsure how to pay can see Mrs. Baas in the Learning Commons

Do you have board games or puzzles that are collecting dust? We are looking for suitable board games (that could be played within a single lunch hour – for example: Uno, Chess, Anomia, Apples to Apples) and appropriate puzzles (500-1000 pieces) to add to our newly developing collection in the Library Learning Commons. If you have any that you are willing to donate, please drop them off in the office, or bring them to Mrs. Baas (sbaas@sd62.bc.ca) in the Library Learning Commons.

Belmont’s Theatre Company is proud to present “Once Upon a Mattress”

A charming fairytale turned on its head! The Princess and the Pea has never sounded so good or been so funny! A wimpy prince, a domineering Queen, a mute King, and a brash Princess are only a few of the quirky characters in this musical! FOUR SHOWS ONLY! Fun for the whole family!

Climbing Academy Competition Highlights

On Friday, February 17th, our climbing academy students competed in our first bouldering competition against Stellys, Chemainus and Cowichan. Everyone worked very hard to prepare for the event and achieved a personal best. Some of the boulder problems were very challenging! 

Below are some of our highlight results: 

In the Rec Female category: Hanna G. – 4th place  Franchesca P. – 6th place 

In the intermediate Female category:  Annabell H. – 5th place 

In the advanced male category:  Jacob P. – 5th place  Levi P. – 1st place! 

Grad Bottle Drive

A big thank you to everyone who dropped off items for the Grad Bottle drive on Feb 26 and to all the Grads, families, and staff who helped make the day a success! A special thank you to Kate C for organizing. Proceeds will go towards reducing the costs for Prom.



A Google Classroom has been created and all of the community based, and District/Authority scholarships applications have been added. 

Google Classroom code: 2jgukt4

Please join using student’s District Google Accounts (@sd62learns.org)

District awards include:

District/Authority Scholarship – 113 scholarships @ $1,250 each – fine arts, community service, physical activity, Indigenous Language and Culture, applied skills, international languages, technical trades and training. 

Monk Office Scholarship – 3% of the district’s purchase of environmentally friendly office products (we won’t know the amount until May).

Ron Warder Memorial Scholarship – 1 @ $750.

Victor Chen Memorial Scholarship – 1 @ $1,000 (open to students pursuing engineering at a BC post-secondary institution).

Mosaic Forest Management Scholarship – 1 @ $1,000 (for students planning to study forestry – preference given to Indigenous students; consideration may be given to studies in fisheries or other nature. 

Deadline: Friday, April 14, @ 12 p.m

Reminder of other upcoming Deadlines:

  1. Sooke Teachers Association Scholarship

A reminder to grads and families that the STA scholarship is due March 10th.  The link to apply is here: https://sooketeachers.org/scholarship/ 

  1. RE/MAX 2023 Quest for Excellence

The Quest for Excellence Program recognizes the pursuits in leadership and community contributions of Western Canadian students. High school students graduating in 2021 from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Northwest Territories are encouraged to write an essay to convey the contributions they have made to enrich the lives of others and their communities through leadership, motivation, volunteering and participation in charitable events or fundraising.

Deadline: March 13, 2023

LINK TO APPLY: https://remax-camosun-victoria-bc.com/apply-for-the-re-max-2023-quest-for-excellence/ 

  1. Power Pioneers Community Service Award

The BC Hydro Power Pioneers are recognizing youth who have excelled in community service. There are twenty $500 awards available throughout British Columbia. We’re looking for students who have made outstanding contributions in their local community for a considerable amount of time or have initiated, organized or contributed significantly to a one–time project.

Deadline: March 31, yearly

LINK TO APPLY: https://www.powerpioneers.com/media/2021/01/BCH20-030-PowerPioneers_CommunityServiceAward_Application-FillableARE.pdf 

  1. BC Retired Principals and Vice-Principals Association Scholarship

Up to seven $1000 bursaries/scholarships are awarded to students who are continuing their education at an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada. (Those planning a “gap year” should apply in the first year in which they register in a post-secondary program.) Students who are pursuing education in trades, technical, and career fields, as well as those entering universities and colleges, are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be judged on their academic achievements and demonstrated leadership and service activities both within the school and community. Financial need will also be considered.
Deadline: Due March 31st, 2023

LINK TO APPLY: https://bcrpvpa.ca/scholarships/

As always, please reach out to Mrs. Hoskins for support via email: choskins@sd62.bc.ca or in the careers office in C and D block (A119)

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