April 15th Bulletin

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • April 17-20 Earth Week
  • April 18 – 19 Grad Assembly (Block B)
  • April 20 Parent Learning Conferences (3hr early dismissal)
  • April 21 Pro-D (no school in session)
  • April 24-28 Graduation Assessments
  • April 28 National Day of Mourning


Reminder: if you have not yet completed forms for this year’s Commencement Ceremonies at UVIC, Please do so on School Cash Online or in the front office as soon as possible. The fee for this year is $40.00 and $5.00 per ticket for family for a maximum of 5. Ceremonies are held on June 11, 2023. Please note that the 3pm ceremony is now full, and we are now booking for the 11 am only.

Spring Break Trip to Panama

Over Spring Break, a group of Belmont students and teachers had the privilege of traveling to Panama with EF Educational Tours! Some highlights of the trip were snorkeling on the Caribbean coast, touring a pineapple farm, boating around Monkey Island, and learning from members of a local Indigenous community. It was a whirlwind itinerary, and we loved every minute of it!  Below are some pictures of the journey.

Track and Field

The season has started and there have been great successes in all ages and events.  The second league meet at UVIC last Wednesday night saw record number of Belmont Bulldogs in the throwing, jumping, sprinting and long-distance events. Congrats to all the athletes doing their best and earning personal best results. 

Parent/Teacher Learning Conferences

While we encourage you to connect with your child’s teachers at any point in the year, we have set aside Thursday, April 20th for semester 2 learning conferences. 

Interviews will be held on Thursday, April 20th. Please note whether appointments will be virtual or in person:  There will be a section where you enter which conference you would like according to the time slots.

  • Virtual appointments: 1:40-2:50pm & 6:20-6:50pm
  • In-Person appointments 3:00-3:50pm & 4:50-6:10pm

To book an appointment, please go to this link:

https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/BelmontSecondarySchool@sd62.bc.ca/bookings/ . We will keep the booking system open until Wednesday April 19th, 2023 at 12:00 pm. 

If you are unable to book online, please call our front office at 250-478-5501 beginning April 5th, 2023.   If you are unable to book an appointment with a teacher due to availability, please contact the teacher to set an alternate time.  Teacher contacts can be found here.

The morning schedule for students April 20th will be as follows:

Block B          9:00-9:45

Block A          9:50-10:35

Block D          10:40-11:25

Block C          11:30-12:15

Free Naloxone Training

Starbuck’s is hosting an event at Hull’s Corner (2972 Jacklin Rd) on Sunday April 16th, 2023 with Moms Stop The Harm. Friday 14th April 2023 will mark the 7th anniversary of the Toxic Drug Crisis being declared a public health emergency in British Columbia, and they will be providing a space for Moms Stop The Harm to host an informational day in our area. 

There will be free naloxone training on the patio with someone from Island Health, and inside the store there will be Moms who have experienced loss available to have a coffee with anyone who wants to talk.  

Hull’s Corner Starbucks

( At the corner of Jacklin & Langford PkyCross from White Spot Restaurant)

2972 Jacklin Road,  Langford, BC V9C- 0A3

April 16th, 2023

Time:  1:00 pm- 3:00 pm                            

Join us for:

Coffee with Our Community

As we discuss the

7th Anniversary of BC’s

State of Health Emergency regarding

the Toxic Drug Supply

Have you Pre Ordered your 2023 Yearbook Yet? If not, orders are being taken until May 21st, 2023. Scan to purchase or go to School Cash online to order yours today. You can also purchase in the office….. Get yours today!

Culinary Arts Program:

Sophia is hard at working creating donuts and putting glaze on them. She has been enjoying and working hard in this class, we have all enjoyed these

Scholarship Information and Deadlines:

Students who need support with District, PAC, or Belmont Scholarship applications are encouraged to reach out to Mrs. Hoskins (choskins@sd62learns.org) or come to the careers office (A119) at lunchtime or in C/D block.  Afterschool support is available, just email first!

Upcoming Local Scholarship Deadlines:

  1. PAC Bursaries (all elementary and middle schools offer them in Colwood, Langford, and Metchosin SD62 Schools) 

DEADLINE IS APRIL 19th 2023 at 3:00PM 

Applications are in the Belmont 2023 Grad Google Classroom 

  1. Belmont Scholarships including: 

Howard East Memorial AVID 12 Bursary

Gesslein Mini Excavating Trades Bursary

Metchosin Fire Delaney Dunlop Memorial Scholarship

Gaetz Designs Arts Scholarship

Gaetz Designs Women in Business Scholarship

Westshore Rotary Club Bursaries

Belmont Scholarship Society (one application for the following categories/awards:

  1. Iris Reiss Memorial: strong academics, financial need, preference for students who attended Colwood or Dunsmuir (split between Belmont and Royal Bay as of 2020)
  2. Juan de Fuca Veterinary Clinic: student pursuing a career in biology, sciences or animal sciences in particular
  3. ​Langford Women’s Institute: female students pursuing studies in agriculture, home economics, dietetics, nutrition, culinary arts, fashion, textiles, social work, health care, child care, women’s studies or trades – financial need considered before academic excellence
  4. Lifetouch Canada: student must be in good academic standing and demonstrate good citizenship
  5. Lorna Eberle Arts Scholarship: For Students who have excelled in and are pursuing theatre arts
  6. Rein Eberle Memorial Scholarship: students who are on the football team
  7. Royal Roads Running Club: student involved in sports, but not necessarily a top athlete
  8. Spotswood Memorial: female student who excels in academics and sports, especially basketball, and has excellent character
  9. Westshore Lions Club Lion H. Ralph Day Bursaries: three awards for strong academic students with significant financial need
  10. West Shore Developers Association: two awards for students who will be pursuing careers in the construction trades 
  11. Westhills Land Corporation: For students pursuing engineering in post-secondary


Applications are in the Belmont 2023 Grad Google Classroom

  1. Sooke Principals and Vice-Principals Legacy Scholarship

Deadline: May 2nd, 2023, 4:00PM at the Sooke Board Office on Jacklin Road

Grads can access the application in the Belmont 2023 Grad Google Classroom.  If you are applying for the dependent scholarship, principals and vice-principals can hand them out directly. 

  1. Sooke Fine Arts Scholarship 

Deadline: May 15th, 2023 at 5:00PM

Applications can be accessed in the grad google classroom or on the scholarship website.  

Other Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines:

  1. BC 4-H Club Scholarships 

Deadline: April 15th, 2023, at midnight

Link to apply: 

  1. BC General Employees Union – Scholarship for Dependents

Deadline: April 16th, 2023, at midnight 

Link to apply: https://www.bcgeu.ca/scholarships 

  1. Sooke Firefighters Association

Deadline: May 1st, 2023

Application is in the grad google classroom or on the scholarship website!

  1. BC School Sports Scholarships

Deadline: May 1st, 2023

Link to apply: https://www.bcschoolsports.ca/member-services/scholarships/bcss-zone-scholarships 

  1. Juan De Fuca Soccer Association Scholarship

Deadline: May 31st, 2023

Link to apply: https://www.jdfsoccer.ca/ 

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