Tis the Season!

Important Dates

  • Dec 6 – Belmont Youth Action Team hosting Self-Care Day
  • Dec 6-15 – PACE Musical Theatre 7pm
  • Dec 11 – 10,000 Tonight Food Bank Drive
  • Dec 9-20 – Belmont Winter Season (Leadership Activities at Lunch)
  • Dec 16 – BMD Legion Community Dinner
  • Dec 17 – ISP Gingerbread Decorating Competition Blk A
  • Dec 19 – Winter Formal 6-10pm Bear Mtn. Resort
  • Dec 20 – Santa’s Breakfast 8:30am to 10am (altered bell schedule)
  • Dec 21 – Winter Solstice
  • Dec 23-Jan 3 – Winter Vacation
  • Jan 16 – CLC12 students presenting Capstone Projects

Sharing Holiday Cheer and some awesome dance moves too!

This past weekend Ms. Conway’s Dancers took to the streets of Victoria as they participated once again in the 38th Annual Island Farm’s Santa’s Light Parade.


10,000 Tonight – December 11th Raising

Belmont’s 10,000 Tonight food drive is happening on Wednesday December 11th from 5pm-10pm and we need your help to make it a success! Volunteers can help drive the routes and collect donations or stay at the school and sort the items. This is a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family while helping out our local Goldstream Food Bank.

A reminder students can bring in non-perishable food items to their block A class by Friday December 6.  The class with the most items will win a pizza party!

MOD Pizza is opening it’s first Canadian location in the Belmont Market on December 10th and they are generously donating 50% of their opening day pizza sales to Belmont to give to the Food Bank! Please help us support them on their opening day as it will greatly increase what we can donate.

Thanks for your support!

Career Life Education Update (Careers 10)

So far this year, grade 10 students have completed assignments in the Careers curriculum that have examined the following ideas:

  • Finding a balance between work and personal life is essential to good physical and mental health;
  • A network of family, friends, and community members can support and broaden our career awareness and options; and
  • Effective career planning considers both internal and external factors.

In Careers 10, students operate on a blended learning model which allows them to take greater advantage of other elective courses by freeing up a block in their timetable. Students do receive some face-to-face instruction at least once a month, but if a planned session is missed, students must see a careers teacher in B210 during focus block to ensure they are staying on task.

This month, students are completing Benchmark Assignment 3 (Personal Network Connections), due 6 Dec, which allows them to explore who may be an asset to their future career or educational goals. Assignment 4 will be delivered to students fade-to-face in the second week of December and will be due in January. Students must complete all benchmark assignments in order to receive credit for the course.

With each month’s assignment, comes the opportunity to extend their learning. Students can use cross-curricular (work done in other classes), extra-curricular (activities done outside of school), or self-directed activities to reflect how the work they have already done meets the Career Life Education Big Ideas. These extensions are quick and simple, yet they do require an element of reflection. Please see a Careers teacher in B210 to discuss the extension opportunities for the course – you will never leave without an idea to use!


Belmont’s Youth Action Team (YAT)

On Friday, December 6th, during A & B blocks, Belmont’s Youth Action Team (YAT) is hosting its first ever Self-Care Day, including booths & various activities that focus on stress relieving and connecting students with Belmont Wellness Centre and local organizations that focus on youth and health.

Grads!  Got your ticket to the Winter Formal?

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Winter Formal is on Thursday, December 19th, 6-10pm at Bear Mountain Resort for Grads only.  A reminder all school rules apply.  On sale now on School Cash Online until December 12th. $60


Sr. & Jr. Girls’ Basketball

The Sr. & Jr. Girls’ are co hosting the Victoria Christmas Tournament once again with both our teams playing at 11:20am on Friday, December 6th.  Games will go all day on both courts and continue all day Saturday.

The Belmont Music Department presents:

BMD Winter Concert 2019

See you there for our annual holiday classic!

Community News

Strategies for helping the holidays go better  – Thursday, December 5th

The Holiday Season is approaching and this can be one of the most stressful times for families. FamilySmart believes that we are all experts in our own lives with our children, and when parents get together to share their wisdom it can be helpful for everyone.  Hearing another parent’s approach to handling a situation with their child might be something they want to try with our own family. That’s why our December meeting will be more casual giving us an opportunity to share stories and strategies with one another.

Date & Time: Thursday, December 5th – 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Location: Saanich Neighbourhood Place

RSVP: Lisa.Tate@familysmart.ca


Community Christmas Activities in Langford




Passing the Mid Term…

Important Dates

  • Nov 18 – Nov 29 – Grad Photos
  • Nov 20 – UVic Gustavson School of Business during Focus Blk, Rm B222
  • Nov 21 – Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences – early dismissal at 11:55am
  • Nov 22 – Pro-D (students not in session)
  • Nov 28 – Cultural Fair 4-6pm
  • Nov 28 – Parent Night @ UVic 7-8:30pm
  • Nov 30 – Dance Company in Santa’s Light Parade 5pm
  • Dec 2 – Dry Grad Mtg. 7pm
  • Dec 3 – PAC Mtg. 7pm
  • Dec 4 – 10,000 Tonight Food Bank Drive
  • Dec 5 – Winter Concert 7pm
  • Dec 9-20 – Belmont Winter Season (Leadership Activities at Lunch)

As we have just passed the mid-term point of the first semester, we want to remind families to ensure you have access to the MyEd Family portal to review your daughter’s or son’s attendance and report card. In addition, we will be completing student course selection for grades 9 to 11 students for the 2020/21 school year early in the second semester.

A reminder that we host our Student/Parent/Teacher conferences on November 21 from 2 to 4pm and 5 to 7pm.  We will have an early dismissal on that day at 11:55am. The bell schedule for the day is as follows:

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Jr. Boys Volleyball


Our Jr. Boys qualified for the BC’s by placing 3rd this past weekend in the Island Championships.  Next Wed. the team is heading to Kelowna, BC to participate in the Provincials.  Good luck team!

Jr. Girls Volleyball

The Junior Girls (10s) volleyball team season just wrapped up. They had a strong start to the season at the VIU tournament, finished well in the league standings and finished seventh in cities. They played in our senior tournament, taking most teams to three sets and won two of their matches!

Grade 9 Girls Volleyball

The grade nine girls volleyball team has had a very successful season and all of the girls have improved greatly!  They are headed to the second round of playoffs on Tuesday November 12th at PCS. They came first in their pool for the first round and are very hopeful to do well today! No matter what they will be playing for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. On November 22-23 the girls are headed to Vancouver for grade nine girls provincials – it will be a great learning experience for the girls so please wish them luck!!

Sr. Girls Volleyball

Due to the labour dispute in SD63, our Sr. Girls Volleyball team with support from our PHE & Athletics staff are hosting the Island Championships this weekend if you’d like to come out and watch some great volleyball.  The schedule is as follows:

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Career & Counselling Department News

Some upcoming informational dates for our students to be aware of:

  • November 19 – UBC @ Belmont 9am -10:20am

Take Your Kid to Work Day

We would like to thank all parents/guardians and members of the community for taking our Grade 9’s to work with them on Wednesday November 6th! We would like to give a special thank you to the local Langford RCMP detachment for giving 10 of our students a great experience that day! It was a true community effort that helped to provide our Grade 9’s with the wonderful experience of exploring the world of work. Thank you to everyone for creating this opportunity for our students.

Grad Info/Dates

A reminder to families and students of grade 12 students that you can find information about grad events, timelines, and info through our web page found under the Student & Parent tab under Grade 12 Information.


Recently our Grade 12 CLC classes supported a local clean-up by picking up garbage and refuse along the City of Langord’s Hull’s Trail which is in close proximity to our school.  Thanks to Ms. Robertson’s classes for their efforts in keeping our neighbourhood clean!

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Magic Wand 2019

Home Ec & AbEd team up for a great day!

Our salmon bake last week hosted by our Food Studies classes, Ab Ed, and Elder Henry Chipps  was a huge success, focusing on land stewardship, sustainability, and First Peoples food preparation. Thank you to Ab Ed team, Home Ec staff and our Elder Henry for supporting this event!

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BC Training & Education Savings Grant

Parents, Guardians, please see attached information from the Ministry.  Thanks.



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Travel to Japan, Land of the Riding Sun, Spring break 2021!
If you are interested in a once in a lifetime travel experience to the lights and bustle of Tokyo, the stillness of ancient shrines and bamboo forests, hot springs under Mt. Fuji, Japanese cuisine and culture from sumo wrestling and Zen Buddhist temples, to bullet trains and cutting edge technology, see Miss Bondurant (A312) or Miss Mitchell (B312).

The Parent Information Meeting will be during Parent Teacher Interviews November 21st at 6:30 in A312!

Schulich Leader


Important Dates

  • Oct 31 – Halloween
  • Nov 1 – 3 – Belmont Music Retreat
  • Nov 1 – Fire Drill 11:55am
  • Nov 4 – PAC Mtg. 7pm
  • Nov 4 – Dry Grad Mtg. 8pm
  • Nov 5 – 8 – Numeracy 10 & Literacy 10 Assessments
  • Nov 6 – Gr. 9 Take Your Kids to Work Day
  • Nov 7 – Salmon Bake with Foods classes
  • Nov 7 – Metis Dancing
  • Nov 8 – Remembrance Day Assemblies
  • Nov 8 – University of Alberta Admissions presentation 9 – 10am, Room A208
  • Nov 8 – Mid-Term Report Cards Published via MyEd family & student portal
  • Nov 11 – Remembrance Day (school not in session)
  • Nov 13 – Camosun College Info session for Aboriginal Students, Focus Block, A109
  • Nov 13 – University of Calgary Info Session, Focus Block, B205
  • Nov 18 – Nov 29 – Grad Photos

Mid Term Report Cards

On November 8th we will be publishing mid-term report cards via the MyEd student and family portal. A reminder to ensure you have access by knowing your log in information.  Instructions on how to reset your password can be found through our website under the Parents menu

Happy Halloween from our Students & Staff!


On November 8 we will be hosting our annual Remembrance Day assemblies in-lieu of the official ceremonies hosted on November 11 across Canada.  Our students and staff do a wonderful job of hosting this event. Some quick info on Remembrance Day can be found at 10 Quick Facts on Remembrance Day.

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Thanks to Mr. Huck & Ms. Hyde!  As this week comes to a close, we want say goodbye to Mr. Huck (Vice Principal) as he begins a new journey as the Principal at Royal Bay and Ms. Hyde (Career Coordinator Clerk) who is looking forward to retirement.   In both of their roles, they have made incredible contributions to our school and community and leave our school a better place. On behalf of our entire community, thanks for all you have done! Always a Bulldog!


Our Family Grows…  We have 4 new chicks that have joined our Belmont family!  They all hatched on Oct. 23 and are happy and healthy.  We congratulate the proud parents (Ms. Allen’s SCN9 class 🙂 They can be visited by the back window of Ms. Mitchell’s classroom B312.

Their names are Beauté, Coco, Ming Ming,  & Egon

Career & Counselling Department News

Some upcoming informational dates for our students to be aware of:

  • November 5 – PSI tour @ Belmont  10:30am – 12pm
  • November 6 – Grade 9 Take Your Kid to Work Day
  • November 19 – UBC @ Belmont 9am -10:20am


Belmont will be hosting our annual BCPSI (Post-Secondary Institution) tour next Tuesday, November 5, in the theatre. In this fair-style forum, students will have the opportunity to talk to admissions staff, collect brochures (and swag!), and ask questions about programs, campus life, varsity opportunities, support resources, etc.  14 institutions will be attending; please see the list below.

List of attending institutions:

Royal Roads University, BCIT, Thompson River University, Coast Mountain College, Camosun College, Canadian Armed Forces – Royal Military College, UVic, Quest, SFU, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Capilano University, UBC, Vancouver Island University, and Vancouver Community College

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Parent Night @ UVic

Parent Night is for the parents! Join us to hear the same information we provide to students when we visit local schools, including admission requirements for our programs, scholarships, and upcoming application deadlines. We’ll also offer some advice on helping your student transition successfully to life in university.  If you have any questions about the event, please contact the Vancouver Island Student Recruitment Officer, Stephanie Parker, at stephanieparker@uvic.ca.

Free parking is provided for all attendees (register to receive instructions).

  • Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
  • Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. (check-in opens at 6:30 p.m.)
  • LocationBob Wright Centre, University of Victoria

Register now

Grad Photos will be taken at Belmont School in the Learning Commons from Monday, November 18th to Friday, November 29th.  To reserve a sitting time, please visit schedule.prestigeportraits.ca.  Sitting fee is $25 (cash or cheques only), and due at the time of the appointment.  Students, you are welcome to be creative and bring something you are passionate about.  Examples, soccer ball, hockey stick and gloves, cheerleading pom, poms, ballet shoes, a hobby, etc. Please note: The Grad Photo will be used in the yearbook, so if you choose not to get Grad photos done please notify the school and we will need to put the school photo in its place.

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Wellness Centre

The Wellness Centre hosts a student lead Youth Action Team (YAT) at lunch time on Tuesdays.  This is for youth who are interested in health and wellness outreach.  Some of our topics they are currently focused on incude LGBTQ health education, environmental action, mental wellness, and equality for women.  Students are invited to attend if interested.


This past weekend, our Sr. Girls Volleyball team hosted their annual 16 team tournament with some of our Province’s best teams.  Our Girls finished 4th through hard work and determination.  Coach Toakley shared the weekend was also a celebration on “Seniors Night” as we recognized the grade 12s who are competing in their last year of high school volleyball.

Grade 12s in the top row are: Daryana, Abbey, Jasmyn, Anna, Luisa , and Carolina

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Sr. Girls’ Volleyball Team members on Sr’s night.

Cross Country

Congratulations to Julianne S., Jadyn T. (Junior Girls); Louisa K. (Senior Girls); Cole B. and Jo S. (Senior Boys)! These five Cross Country Athletes raced at the Island Championships hosted at Beban Park in Nanaimo on October 23rd.  Over the past month, Belmont had twelve Cross Country Athletes race in the Lower Island. Great work to all of those who came out, as it takes immense courage to compete and exert every ounce of energy on the race course.

MTB Club

Our school’s Mountain Bike Club began the school year with 5 rides at Bear Mountain, Upper Thetis (Scafe Hill), and at Hartland.  We’ll look to start our weekly rides after Spring Break when the time changes back to DST.  We will look to compete again in May at the BCSS Provincial Championships in Pemberton, BC. If any students are interested, please speak to Mr. Lamond.

Jim, Connor, Jimi, & Myles on top of Scafe Hill prior to a nice descent!

These are exciting times for young innovators! The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia would like to extend an invitation to youth in your community to participate in the 2020 Youth Innovation Showcase.

Who can participate?

  • Any young person between the ages of 12 to 24 who resides in BC or the Yukon.

The Details

  • Direct youth to register online at youthinnovation.ca
  • Youth to create & submit a 30-second video stating; their name, age, where they are from, the School they attend, if applicable, and their innovative idea.
  • Submission Deadline April 30, 2020
  • Semi-finalists will be invited to interview with a panel of industry members
  • Mentorship will provide constructive feedback, Q&A and Go-To-Market feasibility analysis.
  • Finalists will be invited to Vancouver to pitch their innovations at a #BCTECH industry event to industry, post-secondary academia and investors.

Why Youth Should Participate?

  • Win prizes!
  • Mentorship
  • Learn how to pitch their idea and speak in public
  • Engage with #BCTECH industry leaders
  • Learn about #BCTECH jobs of today and the future

About the Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia (SFFBC)

The Science Fair Foundation BC has been supporting youth science and technology education in British Columbia and the Yukon since 1983. With over 1,500 STEAM educators and professionals volunteering as mentors, judges and science fair hosts each year, SFFBC is the largest volunteer science outreach network in the province. SFFBC’s Science Fair Program is recognized as one of the most successful in Canada.
Contact us at info@youthinnovation.ca or visit youthinnovation.ca for more details.



Halloween approaches…

Important Dates

  • Oct 15 – “Parents as Education & Career Coaches” in the evening.
  • Oct 16 – All ISP Gr. 12”s please meet with Ms. Boyte in room A201.
  • Oct 16 – Live Different for Gr. 9 & 10’s, 10:15-11:15am
  • Oct 17 – Great BC Shakeout 10:35am, Block A
  • Oct 17 – Leadership selling popcorn $2 at lunch.  Please bring own container. Proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
  • Oct 18 – Photo Retakes
  • Oct 18 – Football Home Game 5pm
  • Oct 25 – Pro-D (students not in session)
  • Oct 29 – Belmont International students visit UVIC 10am – 2pm
  • Oct 30 – Western University @ Belmont
  • Oct 31 – Halloween

Career Department News

Some upcoming informational dates for our students to be aware of:

  • October 16 – UVic presentation during Focus block in B205
  • October 18 – TVR seminar in Belmont theatre
  • October 29, Belmont International students visit UVic – 10am – 2pm
  • October 30, Western University @ Belmont A block in A208
  • October 30th – Focus Block Grade 12 Assembly: How to survive your first year at post-secondary
  • November 5 – PSI tour @ Belmont  10:30am – 12pm
  • November 6 – Grade 9 Take Your Kid to Work Day
  • November 19 – UBC @ Belmont 9am -10:20am


Belmont Boys’ Soccer

The Belmont Boys’ Soccer Team has been fighting heard on the pitch this season.  We are at the half way mark now and are hoping to clench a berth for Islands at the beginning of November.  With two more home games and two away, the team appreciates your continued support.

Belmont Girls’ Basketball

Girls’ Basketball Tryouts: Senior A/Senior B/Junior

Weds October 16th – 8:00 – 9:30 pm

Thurs October 17th – 3:45 – 5:30 pm

Mon October 21st – 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Please see Mr. Walushka in the PE Office to sign up for Basketball

District 62 Costume Reminder

Costume guidelines:

  • Face makeup is okay as long as it isn’t too scary (students must be identifiable).
  • Half masks such as masquerade masks are okay unless otherwise stated by your child’s school. No full face masks are permitted.
  • Friendly clowns, jesters, mimes etc. are okay. No scary clowns please.
  • No imitation weapons of any kind will be permitted.

These guidelines are in place so that students can be easily identified. Please use your discretion when sending your child to school in costume.

Principals and Vice-Principals may ask your child to change in the event a costume is deemed unacceptable.

We do our best to create comfortable and safe environments in our schools and we thank you for helping us to do so.

Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Department would like to recognize the passion and dedication that our art students put into their work.  Jennifer L. and Elliott M. are two of these outstanding students.

Jennifer created a charcoal portrait of a very expressive child.  She had never worked with charcoal before and said she found this project to be a fun experience.  She also confessed that upon starting the project, she thought it was going to turn out “really ugly” so she was very cautious with every mark she made.  In the end, she was pleasantly surprised and happy with the results, yet still critical in a constructive way to always keep improving.  Jennifer heard two teachers had teared up when they saw her work – she found it “cool” that her work had touched others in such a way.

Jennifer L.

Elliott created a very majestic charcoal drawing of an eagle.  He had already had some experience working with charcoal and so said he felt quite confident starting this project.  He chose to represent an eagle for his subject matter because they are on of his favourite animals.  Elliott said he was happy with the results as this was on of his stronger pieces working with charcoal.


Belmont Improv

Any students interested in joining the Belmont Improv Club, please meet in the theatre every Monday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.  No experience necessary!  Come enjoy the fun and bring your friends!

Parent Info


Fall is in the air!

Important Dates

  • Oct 2 – Cops for Cancer/Tour de Rock Visit & BBQ 12:30pm
  • Oct 5 – World Teachers’ Day
  • Oct 7 – PAC Mtg 7pm
  • Oct 9 – Grad Assembly (during Focus Block)
  • Oct 14 – Thanksgiving Day (school not in session)
  • Oct 15 – “Parents as Education & Career Coaches” in the evening
  • Oct 16 – “Live Different” for Gr. 9 & 10’s, 10:15-11:15am
  • Oct 17 – Great BC Shakeout 10:17am
  • Oct 18 – Photo Retakes
  • Oct 18 – Football Home Game 5pm

Career Department News

Some upcoming informational dates for our students to be aware of:

  • October 16 – UVic presentation during Focus block in B205
  • October 18 – TVR seminar in Belmont theatre
  • October 29, Belmont International students visit UVic – 10am – 2pm
  • October 30, Western University @ Belmont A block in A208
  • October 30th – Focus Block Grade 12 Assembly: How to survive your first year at post-secondary
  • November 5 – PSI tour @ Belmont  10:30am – 12pm
  • November 6 – Grade 9 Take Your Kid to Work Day
  • November 19 – UBC @ Belmont 9am -10:20am

Parents as Education and Career Coaches – October 15, 2019 6pm Belmont Theatre: EdPlannerBC workshop flyer

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Home Economics

Miss Hoskins & Ms. Evan’s foods classes made orange shirt day cookies on Sept. 30th.  The students worked hard and powered through a difficult lab to spread the “Orange Shirt Day” message to the school.


International Student Program (ISP)

Our ISP department hosted a “Meet, Greet and Welcome” activity which brought together students from GISP, AVID 10 and AVID 12 to welcome our International students to our school community. Students engaged in a team building exercise that asked them to create an outfit using only newspaper and one strip of masking tape. They were also asked to include the colour orange to highlight the importance of Orange Shirt Day in our District and across the Canada. The event ended with a fashion show. More than 200 students participated in this event and everyone had a great time!



Belmont Music Department Fall Bulletin

Belmont Music Department Fall 2019 Bulletin (2)


Boys Soccer

The Belmont boys soccer season kicked off this week with a win against Brooks Westshore and an unfortunate loss against Parkland Secondary. The team is looking forward to the next three games at home Tuesday Oct 1 v Vic High, Oct 3 v Lambrick Park and Oct 8 v St Andrews. Come and cheer from the sidelines. Kick off at 3:30pm.

Community and Parent Resources

Brain Injury and Mental Health Oct 9 2019


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Dr. Allison Rees - Parent Workshop


Westshore Basketball Fall 2019