Welcome to May

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Upcoming Important Dates:

  • May 3rd – Track and Field League Meet #4 at UVIC
  • May 5th – Red Dress Plaque Recognition
  • May 13th – Dance Program Bottle Drive
  • May 17th – O’Canada/Grad Song Auditions @ lunch
  • May 18th ICBC Presentation – Grade 11/12 Bl. B

The last few weeks have been busy at Belmont, check out the what has been happening and what is upcoming around the school.

Grads: Prom Information

Reminder to Grads: Prom June 24th, 2023

This year Prom will be held at the Crystal Gardens on June 24th, 2023. This year the cost is $140.00 per person. Payment and registration are available on School Cash online or in the front office. Guest Approval forms are also available in the front office. Information was emailed home to parents and is also available on our website.

Belmont’s Family Game Night

Please RSVP to this link for games night https://forms.gle/CDrhHUcNFNMu42Yi7

Congratulations to:

We would like to congratulate Eidan Poucel Mendez on finishing in FIRST PLACE in CPA BC’s prestigious provincial high school accounting competition which was held last Saturday!! Eidan competed against students from public and private schools across BC, and fellow Belmont students, to solve a variety of accounting challenges that the CPA organization presented him with.

When results are made official, there will be an awards ceremony in Vancouver on Saturday May 13th that Eidan, his family, and I will be able to attend and there will be cash prizes for Eidan and also for our business department. We’re just waiting for the results to be finalized. Way to go Eidan!

Japan: Land of the Rising Sun Spring Break 2024 Tour

Are you interested in touring Japan next Spring Break?  We are planning a Belmont trip for an 11-day tour of Japan’s temples, shrines, technology parks, bamboo forests, bullet trains, Tokyo shopping district, mountain viewpoints, Hiroshima Memorial Park, and much more! Students have this incredible opportunity to travel safely and experience the wonders of Japan’s culture, traditions and history through the partnership of Belmont teachers and E.F. Educational Tours. 

The Student Information Session is Thursday, May 4th at lunch hour in Ms. Bondurant’s room (A312) and the Parent Informational Session is Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 also in room A312.

Parents and students may contact Megan Bondurant at mbondurant@sd62.bc.ca for more information at any time. 

Climbing Academy 2023-24

Students registered in next year’s climbing academy:  there is a tryout climbing session next Wednesday, May 3rd, during B block (10:30-12:00) at BoulderHouse Langford.  This is to help place students in the rec or advanced class for next year. Current academy students do not need to attend.

If your child will be attending, please fill out this waiver in advance: 


* Your child will NOT BE ALLOWED TO CLIMB if the waiver has not been completed. 

Spring Salmon Bake

On April 11th and 12th the Home Economics and Nahtsamat departments worked together to host their annual Spring Salmon Bake. We welcomed role models Elder Henry and Belmont alum Doreen Scow to help us learn about preparing and cooking salmon and bannock, as well as how salmon is an important part of Coast Salish food and culture. It was a beautiful Spring day out in the garden, and the students and staff cooked up and enjoyed some delicious food together.

Belmont Music Department

The Belmont Music Department has returned from our trip to the Whistler Con Brio Music Festival. The members of Sr. Winds, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, and Drumline were excellent representatives of our department, school, and community. They were fantastic performers, audience members, and citizens throughout an extremely busy and enriching weekend of music.

Japanese Tea Ceremony

On April 12th, the Japanese 10/11/12 students had the unique opportunity to experience the art of tea ceremony at the Gorge Pavilion, surrounded by the natural beauty of the gorge and Japanese garden. The event was organized in collaboration with the Urasenke Tankokai Victoria Association, who presented the students with the traditional Japanese tea ceremony and its philosophy. During the event, the students learned about the history and philosophy behind the tea ceremony, as well as the intricate process of preparing and serving tea. The students also had the opportunity to taste the tea and sweets presented by the Urasenke Tankokai Victoria, which was specially prepared for the occasion.  

The students were able to fully immerse themselves in the experience and gained a deeper appreciation for Japanese culture and hospitality. It was a truly memorable experience for the students. 

Belmont Yearbook

Please remember to purchase your Yearbook by MAY 21st!

There are a limited amount of Yearbooks available this year. 

Purchase through school cash online. 


Scholarship Deadlines Approaching:

Sooke Principal/ Vice-Principal Scholarship

Deadline: May 2nd, 4:00PM at Sooke Board Office

Grads can access the application on the scholarship website or Grad Google Classroom.

Pacific Leadership Scholarship for Students of Public Servants

Every year there are 60 scholarships available for students who are children of public servants and under the age of 25.  Qualified students with a parent who has been an employee of the BC Public Service for the last three years may apply.
Deadline – May 12th, 2023

Clean Energy BC Student Scholarship 

  • Applicants must submit a 1-2 page paper (approximately 500 words) responding to the following question:
  • “Why is clean energy important to me as a young person in BC?”
  • Please cite any relevant experience with projects, volunteering, or community work, and indicate any future plans for involvement. Be sure to indicate the post-secondary institutions you have applied to, as well as any acceptances you have received!
  • Applicants must additionally provide one letter of reference (must not be a relative). This could be from a teacher, a community representative, a religious/spiritual teacher, or a coach. The reference letter should speak to your character as a person.
  • Please do not forget to provide your contact information – address, phone number, and e-mail.

Deadline: May 12th, 2023

​​Health Auxiliary Bursary
The BC Association for Healthcare Auxiliary for the Vancouver Island Area is offering bursaries to students going on to post secondary education in the healthcare field….broad scope healthcare.       
Deadline: May 15th, 2023

Sooke Fine Arts Show Scholarships
The Sooke Fine Arts Society offers up to two annual scholarships of $750 awarded to students graduating from EMCS, Royal Bay, WestShore, or Belmont, to provide financial support to students entering a post-secondary program which includes a visual arts component.  All criteria needs to be read carefully to make sure all components are met.   
Deadline:  May 15th @ 5:00PM 2023 

Judy Bourne Memorial Scholarship   
12 scholarships are available for students of Indigenous ancestry living within specified regions. Applicants must have proof of enrollment in a full-time program at a post-secondary institution, be in good scholastic standing for their Grade 11 and 12 years, and demonstrate community involvement and leadership abilities.  Applications can be emailed to chuber@makola.bc.ca  
Deadline:  May 18, 2023

My Blueprint Scholarships  
Students will have until May 28th at 11:59pm ET to complete the Entry Form.  From that group of applicants myBlueprint will randomly select 25 students, then they will submit an application form.  From there  5 scholarships of $1000 each will be given out.
Deadline: May 28th, yearly  

Lime Connect Pathways Scholarship
This scholarship is open to students who consider themselves to have a disability, visible or invisible.
Deadline:  May 29th, Midnight – 2023

Juan de Fuca Soccer Association Dick Darley Scholarship
To be eligible for consideration of this $500 scholarship, the candidate must:
    a) Be a grade 12 student
    b) Have played a minimum of three years in the Juan de Fuca Soccer Association
    c) Be dedicated and have contributed to the Juan de Fuca Soccer Association
Deadline: May 31st, 2023
The Union of National Employees
The Union of National Employees offers a yearly $1000 bursary to one BC high school student. Applicants must complete the application form and submit a 1200 to 1500-word essay detailing how the union movement has “helped to build the social values that Canadians hold dear”.

Deadline: May 31st. yearly

Rotary Club of Victoria Harbourside
For 2022, the following seven Scholarships are available:

  • Three (3) Rotary Club of Harbourside Victoria Scholarships ($1,500 each)
  • One (1) Scholarship giving preference to an Indigenous Student ($1,500)
  • Three (3) Charter Member Scholarships ($2,000 each)
    • One (1) scholarship awarded to a student who has a hearing or speech impairment or will be pursuing a career in speech pathology or audiology, in the name of Marke Hambley.
    • One (1) scholarship awarded to a student who has been involved in the military community or who has a member of their family who has served or is serving in the military, in the name of Tom Martin.
    • One (1) scholarship awarded to a student who has shown a deep involvement in athletics or will be pursuing a career related to athletics, in the name of Mike Creery.

Scholarships will be given to graduating students from School Districts 61, 62, and 63. 
(Note: Applications must be emailed to:   scholarships@harboursiderotary.org .)
Deadline:  May 31, Yearly   

Bernice Harriet Osborne Memorial Basketball Scholarship
Applicants must have participated in the Victoria & District Amateur Basketball Association (preference given to those who have participated for a longer period of time), and set a good example in life, school, athletics for his/her community. Financial need will be considered. 

Deadline:  May 31st, 2023

For all necessary applications and links, please visit the Belmont Scholarship Weebly under “May:”


WELCOME TO BELMONT’S SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE Scholarship Info Night: February More Info to Come! PREPARING TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES Most scholarships and bursaries require a scholarship resume. Use this template to  get started… belmontscholarships.weebly.com

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