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


A Great Start to the School Year!

Important Dates

  • Sept 23 – District-Wide School Planning (school not in session)
  • Sept 24-28 – Canadian Student Leadership Conference
  • Sept 30 – Orange Shirt Day
  • Oct 1 – Belmont Music Dept. (BMD) Retreat/Parent Mtg.
  • Oct 1 – PAC Mtg 7pm/Dry Grad Mtg. 8pm
  • Oct 2 – Cops for Cancer/Tour de Rock Visit & BBQ 12:30pm

On September 3rd we welcomed this year’s grade 9s, the graduating class of 2023, to school by hosting a welcome assembly followed by a morning highlighted by opening lockers and finding classes.  Our grade 9s had the chance to rotate through their classes and meet their teachers in addition to be assigned their lockers.

On September 4th we welcomed back our grade 10-12 students lead by the graduating class of 2020. Our Clerical, Custodial, and Counselling teams worked diligently on preparing our school for the school year start up.  As of today, our student enrolment is 1428.

On September 11th we hosted a school wide assembly where we celebrated the beginning of the school year by highlighting many of the great things happening at Belmont.

It’s always incredible to have all of our students together as we truly realize our school is very much like a small town where all feel welcome, safe, and cared for.

On September 17th we hosted the first PAC meeting of the year.  Our past President Ms. Pritchard hosted in addition to welcoming the parents who attended.  The 2019/20 Executive Elections where held and we welcome and thank this year’s executive:

  • President – Ms. Alexander
  • Vice President – Ms. Hill
  • Treasurer – Ms. Elder
  • Secretary – Ms. Tutak

All parents are welcome to attend our monthly PAC meetings to support many of our school programs as well as collaborate with our Admin team.

A reminder to all families to access the MyEd Family portal to review your child’s attendance as well as their report cards when we publish them.

Science in action…

In Ms. Wilkie’s Science 10 class, students were learning about Darwin’s finches and were each given a different ‘beak’ (clothes pin, tweezers, tongs, scoopula and a spoon) and they competed for various ‘food’ (rice, worms aka pipe cleaners, nuts, seeds etc). Just another example of some of the engaging activities our students and staff learn from!

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Career Department News

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

  • Wednesday, October 16 – UVic presentation during Focus block in B205
  • Friday, October 18 – TVR seminar in Belmont theatre (to be confirmed)
  • Tuesday, October 29, Belmont International students visit UVic – 10am – 2pm
  • Wednesday, October 30, Western University @ Belmont A block in A208
  • Tuesday, November 5 – PSI tour @ Belmont  10:30am – 12pm
  • Tuesday, Nov 19 – UBC @ Belmont 9am -10:20am

Careers 9

November 6 is our annual Take Our Kids to Work Day across Canada!

Parents/Guardians please watch for a registration form being brought home from your Grade 9 child. On November 6th adults across Canada will be taking children in Grade 9 to work for the day. Your child will be given a yellow registration form which we need you to sign and have returned to the school by Monday October 21st. If this form goes missing, please contact Ms. Oliva Hyde (ohyde@sd62.bc.ca) in the Counselling suite and we will get another one to you.

Thank you for helping us make this fun and exciting day a success for our students! All Grade 9s should be participating.

Careers 10

All parents of grade 10 students, please ensure you have given consent for your student to access Google Classroom and MyBlueprint websites.    Both platforms are used for the Career Life Education 10 course required to graduate.   Go to http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/online-consent-and-payments/.

Galapagos Islands Spring Break 2020

Come to the Galapagos Islands for Spring Break 2020. Info night on Wednesday, September 25th at 7 pm in the Learning Commons. Email Mr. Wilson for more details swilson@sd62.bc.ca.

LORAN Scholars Award

These national awards of up to $100,000 seek applicants of outstanding character with significant service and leadership experience.  Belmont may nominate three students.  Visit the Belmont Scholarship website (under the “Students” tab) for details on how to apply.  Nomination forms due to Mrs. Hyde in the counselling suite by Oct. 1st.

Scholarship Support

Check the Belmont Scholarship website (under the “Students” tab) for scholarship opportunities and deadlines.  Begin by preparing a scholarship resume (see the “Home” page of the scholarship website).  See your Careers 12 teacher or counsellor for assistance.

Athletics News…

Consolation Champions!

Unable to field a Senior Boys team this season, Belmont entered a Junior Boys group and surprised almost every team they played, with their improvement in each set matching their energy and enthusiasm. After a close first set against the Mark Isfeld’s 11s squad, our boys turned up the serving “heat” and pulled off a sweep to claim the title of Consolation Champs.

You may notice some familiar faces above as our Grads continue to support current students with their gift of time!














UVic’s School of Health Information Science Open House

The School of Health Information Science is hosting its Fall Open House on Wednesday, October 16th 4:30-6:00pm at the University of Victoria’s Cornett Building room A125. We invite students to learn more about this exciting field by talking with our faculty and students. please join us for pizza while learning about the rapidly expanding field of information technology in healthcare!

The world is becoming increasingly reliant on the use of information technology in health care delivery. The School of Health Information Science has the most comprehensive and established undergraduate program in the study of health informatics in Canada, offering two programs including a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Science and a Combined Major in Computer Science and Health Information Science. Students may enter directly from high school or transfer from college or other undergraduate programs.  Individuals graduate with a BSc degree, and benefit from virtually 100% employment with starting salaries typically above $55,000 per year.

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PWPS Wale Rd (September 2019)

PITK Mon night Wale Rd Fall 2019


Belmont is Bustling!

Important Dates

  • June 4 – Athletics Banquet 6pm
  • June 4 – PAC Mtg. 7pm/Dry Grad Mtg. 8pm
  • June 5 – French Immersion Grad 6-7pm
  • June 5 – School-wide Assembly during Focus Block
  • June 5 – Cap & Gown distribution to gr. 12’s after Assembly
  • June 6 – Year-end Concert 7pm
  • June 8 – ISP Year-end Celebration 1:30pm
  • June 8 – Taste of Millstream (Millstream Village)
  • June 9 – Commencement Ceremonies 11am & 3pm
  • June 15 – Prom @ Crystal Gardens 5:00pm – 3:00am
  • June 18 – Yearbook distribution @ lunch in Gym A
  • June 19 – Locker clean out 3:10pm
  • June 20 – Awards Ceremony 6:30pm
  • June 20 – Blocks A/C Copernican (Fri. bell schedule)
  • June 21 – Blocks B/D Copernican
  • June 21 – Last day of classes
  • June 24-27 Numeracy Assessment (TBA)
  • June 24 – English 12 Provincial Exam 9am
  • June 25 – FRAL 12 Provincial Exam 9am
  • June 26 – Communications 12 Provincial Exam 9am
  • June 26 – Report Cards published

Commencement Rehearsal – May 30

Last week our Grads traveled to UVic’s Farquhar Theatre for their Commencement rehearsal.  We look forward to the 2 ceremonies on June 9 at 11am and 3pm.

Grad song rehearsal while students take their seats on May 30.

Congratulations to this year’s Valedictorian for the Grad Class of 2019!

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YMCA Summer Work Exchange program

Congratulations to Brenn A. who was accepted into the YMCA Summer Work Exchange program.  Brenn will represent Belmont and BC by participating in a 6 week work program in Quebec this summer along with other students from high schools in BC. Félicitations Brenn!

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The Royal Canadian Military Display will be visiting Belmont on Friday May 31,  2019.  The bus showcases a lot of what the Royal Canadian Military does both here in Canada and all over the world.   It has  interactive displays and a theatre onboard.  This is also a great opportunity for high school students to learn more about job opportunities and careers in the Canadian Military both Full-Time and Part-time.  The bus will be available at lunch and during C and D blocks.   Come down and visit the bus and look at their many displays.

Belmont ISP Students 2018 – 2019

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Belmont harvested pac choi and pomegranate crunch lettuce.


Belmont Robotics

The Belmont Bytes robotics team was invited to attend a robotics demo and a provincial funding announcement at Reynold’s Secondary on May 21st.  The BC Government announced a $250k contribution to support growth of FIRST Robotics programs in BC.

A quote from the BC Premier, “I always like it when I get to visit my old high school, Reynolds Secondary. Even better when there’s robots and I get to announce an additional $250k in funding for FIRST Robotics.

Investing in these programs creates more opportunities for students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and math, and helps prepare them for a career in BC’s thriving tech sector.”


Congratulations to Jessica M. on her recent acceptance into the Spanish Exchange Program 2019 – 2020.  Jessica will host a student in August for 3 months and then her 3 month experience will commence in January.  Felicidates!!


Fine Arts

School District 62 Visual Arts Show

Congratulations to our Coast Collective 2019 prize winning Visual Artists!

2nd Prize Painting:  Theo L.

3rd Prize Painting:   Kiera K.

1st Prize Sculpture:  Antonia A.

2nd Prize Sculpture: Miyu S.

1st Prize Indigenous Art:  AJ B.

2nd Prize Indigenous Art:  Mekayla W.

2nd Prize Mixed Media:  Morgana A.

Congratulations to all Art Show Participants.

Collective Voices 2019 runs until June 9th:  Coast Collective Gallery, 318 Wale Rd., Colwood

Just 1 of the many student exhibits from across our District at the Coast Collective.

Taste of Millstream (Millstream Village) – Saturday, June 8th



BMD Year-End Concert 2 2019


Sierra G. has recently been featured on CBC for her success with RBC Training Ground and Rugby Canada.  Sierra was nominated by Rugby Canada for funding from RBC Training Ground as a result of her testing.  She has been excelling in the Rugby Canada Development Academy and on track to be identified as a potential 2024 Olympian in Paris.


Belmont Ultimate Frisbee

Belmont Ultimate Dawgs go to BC Provincals!!

Belmont Ultimate Frisbee

The Belmont Ultimate team went to the Provincial Championships May 23 & 24 in Surrey, BC, and represented Belmont well with incredible determination and herculean effort.

The field was fierce and playing against the top teams in the province, including the first seed and eventual champions, this was the first time in BC High School Sports history that a banner was presented to the top AAA and AA high schools for Ultimate.

The Dawgs, Cole B., Devin B., Hamish B., Andrew C., Mykenzy G., Razel H., Peter M., Kayle M., Niklaus R., and Lina Y., as well as coaches Sano and Stee, were very, very happy to have been able to participate in such a historic occasion, to give their all during all six matches played, and to learn an incredible amount about the spirit, the sportsmanship, and the strategies and skill sets associated with Ultimate.

We say farewell to the grade 12’s who are graduating and wish them well in their future, hopefully continuing to play Ultimate at post-secondary institutions and in the community … and the rest of us, who are staying, are looking forward to next year, helping to increase interest in the sport, and wearing the Belmont colours with pride.

We also say a special thank you to Coach Dudzik and Dayna, without whose dedicated coaching and efforts to support the team, we would not be where we are … a BC Provincial Championships team!!

Belmont Mountain Bike Team

On May 24th Connor H., Liam S., Jim W. competed on behalf of Belmont at the BC Secondary School MTB Championships in Squamish.  Jim & Liam finished a combined 4th in the team category (X Country, Enduro) in the Gr. 9 division and Connor finished an impressive 7th overall for the Gr. 10 division.  As a school, our 3 athletes helped Belmont finish 15th out of 27 schools in our first provincials.

Jim & Liam after a muddy XC course



A well deserved post race meal!









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Belmont has Spirit!

Important Dates

  • May 17 – Spirit Day (Tropical Day)
  • May 20 – Victoria Day (school not in session)
  • May 22 – Grade 12 assembly during Focus Blk
  • May 22 – Aboriginal Grad at Camosun
  • May 22-25 – Belmont’s Theatre on the Edge presents “Rosencrantz &                       Guildenstern are Dead” 7pm. Matinee on the 25th @ 2pm
  • May 29 – Destination UVic – Gr. 12 campus tour
  • May 30 – Commencement Rehearsal at UVic 9:00am
  • May 30 – Elements Dance Competition
  • May 31-June 1 – Dance Show 7pm
  • June 4 – Sports Banquet 6pm
  • June 5 – French Immersion Grad 6-7pm
  • June 6 – Year-end Concert 7pm
  • June 8 – ISP Year-end Celebration 1:30pm
  • June 9 – Commencment Ceremonies 11am & 3pm

Encounters With Canada

Encounters With Canada is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens (ages 14 – 17 years old) to meet other young people from across the country. Spend an adventure-filled week in your nation’s capital! Check out future career options, discover your country, share your hopes and dreams. For 37 years, EWC has delivered a rich and varied, bilingual program. To date, more than 113,000 youth have lived the EWC experience… now it’s your turn!  Please see Mr. Chan (Music Rooms – D Wing) or at https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/en for more information!

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Destination UVic

Gr 12 students heading to UVic for September: Destination UVic is on May 25 where students will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with an academic advisor, visit the info fair and connect with student services on campus and take an in-depth campus tour.  There will also be Reg 101 workshops to attend on campus that day.  Students who attend Destination UVic will be eligible to win a tuition credit towards their first year at UVic – one of two $500 prizes and one grand prize of $1000.  Students can register to attend online.

Also, any students who are unable to attend this event, we will be hosting a Reg 101 workshop here at Belmont on Wednesday, May 29 during Focus block in room B205.


All students who have requested Biology 103 Dual Credit Course for September 2019, meet on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at lunch time in room B222 (Mr. Grainger’s classroom).  The application package will be distributed along with Instructions on how to apply.  You must attend this orientation/registration meeting to receive the BIO 103 Dual Credit package.

Careers 10 – All assignments for Career Life Education 10 have been delivered to the grade 10 students and are due by May 31st.  This course is mandatory for graduation.  Any questions can be directed to jrobertson@sd62.bc.ca or students can come to B210 for help.

*Last call for Grade 11 & 12 students who still need to complete Planning 10/Career Life Education 10. All assignments are posted in the Google classroom and are due by May31, 2019. Any questions can be directed to jrobertson@sd62.bc.ca or students can come to B210 for help.

Ms. Allen’s Science Class

We’ve had a happy few days in a Science class as we watched 4 ducklings hatch.  Meet Willy Honka, Farley,  Jose, and Benedict.  They will be staying at school for the next couple of weeks, so come take a look through the window of room B312 and welcome them.

Science Class

Congratulations to Shaan B., a Belmont French Immersion Gr. 10 student, who was a Provincial Finalist this year at the SFU public speaking competition.


Island Health

Recently, Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) immunization consent packages for select grade 10-12 students were sent home from the school. If you have not already done so, please review the information with your child as an opportunity for them to start making decisions about their own health. Please complete the consent form and return it to the school in a sealed envelope as soon as possible. If your consent package indicated that we have no or incomplete immunization records for your child, please attach this information to the consent form.

Although a child may be immunized with the consent of a parent/guardian or representative, a high school student can make an informed decision regarding immunization regardless of parental consent or refusal. This is referred to as “mature minor consent.”

For more information:

Belmont Leadership

The Belmont Leadership Class has been involved with the Victoria Foundation’s “Vital Youth” program for the past several years.  Josie S. (Gr 12) along her her colleagues met a few times this year to decide on which charity would receive a $1500 grant.  Here is their report:

“We decided to give $1500 to the Anawim Society, which provides compassion, resources and a home for those living in poverty who want to improve their lives. The money will go towards buying groceries, running programs and other areas of need. We also gave Community Living Victoria $1000 to support the programs that enrich the lives of differently-abled youth. Everyone was very happy to donate to these two organizations as they make a big impact in supporting our community. ”


Cultural Exchange Spring Break 2020Flag

Current grade 9,10, and 11 Sooke School District French Immersion and French students are invited to learn more about an opportunity to participate in a 7 week student exchange and cultural immersion program to France for the 2019-2020 school year. This exciting opportunity includes both an educational exchange component and experience living in a French environment. For more information, please attend a meeting at lunch on Friday, May 17th in the French Department.

Summer Learning Registration

Summer Learning registration is open and online this year.  To register, please visit the Westshore Centre for Learning & Training website at link attached.


Galapagos Trip – Spring Break 2020

Info session for interested students & families in Belmont Learning Commons on Weds, May 29th @ 7 pm

Email Steve Wilson swilson@sd62.bc.ca or Christine DoSouto cdosouto@sd62.bc.ca for more info.

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Lower Island Championships took place at Uvic’s Centennial Stadium. Coach Cam Smith and T Evans were impressed with the days results. Please congratulate the following athletes:

Julianne S. = 4th in 80m Hurdles, 2nd in 200m

Louisa K. = 2nd in 100m, 4th in 400m, 200m champion

Macaila M. – 2nd in 200m

Tanisha V. – 3rd in 200m

Hailey S. – 2nd in Discus, 1st in Shot Put, 3rd in Javelin

Isabella W. – 2nd in 100m Hurdles, 4th in Long jump

Daryana M. – 6th in Discus, Champion in SP

Sophia L. – 2nd in 1500m Steeplechase, 2nd in 400mH

Liam S. – 5th in Discus, 8th in Shot Put, 2nd in Hammer

Beau L. (N.) – 4th in 200m

Riley B. – 8th 100m

Josh B. – 5th in 200m

Daniel Mielecki 6th in 3000m

Junior Girls Relay team (4 x 100) 2nd place

Junior Boys Relay team (4 x 100) 4th place

Island Championships will take place on May 15th and 16th for these incredible athletes.


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