Spring Break!

Important Dates:

  • March 15-26 – Spring Break
  • March 29 – Welcome Back!
  • April 2 – Good Friday
  • April 5 – Easter Monday
  • April 12-16 – Graduation Assessments
  • April 19 – Pro-D (school not in session)
  • April 22 – Earth Day
  • April 23 – Semester 6 End
  • April 26 – Semester 7 Start

Aboriginal Territorial Acknowledgement

This past week we had an Aboriginal Territorial Acknowledgement mounted as a center piece in our cafeteria. We will be hosting an “official” unveiling on National Indigenous Peoples Day which falls on June 21st this year.

Harmonius by Connie Watts is now a focal center piece in our cafeteria. Thanks to our PAC for their support as well as our District Ab Ed team for their insight.
Grade 9 Immunizations

Our school hosted the annual VIHA Grade 9 Vaccinations.  For reference, the annual vaccinations are for Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Polio, and Meningococcal depending on the needs of individual students.  Permission slips were sent home in the fall.  VIHA (Vancouver Island Health Authority) was not able to complete all of the vaccinations and will look to complete any remaining ones after Spring Break.

If you have any questions, please contact VIHA through our Wellness Centre at 250-519-3580.

A New Staff Member…

On Wednesdays starting March 31, our newest staff member Draco will be joining our Learning Support Team. Draco is a retired service dog who will call room B204 home. We’re very excited to have him join our team!

Belmont Coast Salish Inspired Drum Project

The Belmont Drum Project is a legacy project for our school. Students in music and art worked together with the Aboriginal department to create 30 beautiful hand drums to be used in our classrooms. We began with tanned elk hides, sinew, and drum rings and ended with 30 exceptional pieces of functional art! Mandart’s Choir 9 students cut out and pulled the drums together on the frames. After drying and curing the drums, Ms. Guy’s art class painted a drum by drawing inspiration from the 13 Coast Salish Moons. Each art student selected a moon that spoke to them and created their master piece to reflect the time of the year. This legacy project celebrates the beauty of Coast Salish culture and students have generously gifted their time and Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen (good mind, feelings, and intention) to future students! Hych’ka to the Learning Commons team for holding a Gallery Walk to share the students finished drums!

Hych’ka to our Role Models for their knowledge and support, specifically Elder Henry, Brother Rick, Alana & Layla Johnson, and Knowledge Keeper Jeff Welch. These drums will be with us for the next 20-30 years!

“This collaboration between many departments, working together towards a common goal – to make drums – through this students have been able to be creative, participate in and recognize the beauty of Salish culture. They have done an amazing job. The Belmont music department will have 30 beautiful drums and be able to learn Coast Salish songs that have been gifted to our school. It shows a lot of respect. I can’t think of the words to express what they have done here together. I was glad to participate in most steps of the process. HYCH’KA!” — Elder Henry

Skills Canada Competitions

Skills Canada B.C. is an organization that leads and coordinates youth engagement in trades and technology careers in our province, including organizing and supporting regional and provincial competitions for students in trades.

We are proud to have a number of our talented Belmont students participating this year. For carpentry, the two Belmont students who participated were Mitch B, and Matheus DT. Both students came very prepared on the competition day and both completed the mini-greenhouse in the challenging 6 hour time period. Mat and Mitch advanced to the regional finals and their projects were judged alongside the top projects from districts 61 and 63. In welding, Miko T worked hard all day and showed incredible perseverance and growth in his welding and oxyacetylene torch cutting abilities.

Congratulations to all the participants and a big thank you to the teachers who supported them, and we look forward to having our students compete again next year!

Belmont Leadership

Belmont Leadership has had a busy couple of months since returning from winter break!   The students participated in beach clean ups in our school community around Glen and Langford Lake in an effort to keep our community clean! 

They also organized a “Share the Love” campaign where leadership students delivered hearts to classes and students shared something they loved on them!  If you missed them on the entrances, check out the photos below! It was nice to see some love around the school during this time! 

Scholarship Information

All SD62 District Authority Awards, SD62 Awards, Elementary and Middle school PAC Bursary, and Belmont Scholarship Society Scholarship are now up on the Belmont Scholarship website and in the grad google classroom for grads to apply! 

https://belmontscholarships.weebly.com/

All of these applications are to be either:

  • 1. Turned into Grad google classroom 
  • 2. Emailed to Ms. Hoskins 
  • OR 
  • 3. Paper based applications can be dropped off to Ms. Hoskins in room B112

Deadlines are:

  • 1. Sd62 District Authority – April 13th, midnight 
  • 2. Sd62 Awards – April 13th, midnight 
  • 3. Elementary and Middle School PAC Bursaries – April 30th, midnight 
  • 4. Belmont scholarship society awards – April 30th, midnight 

Please note these deadlines are strict and no late applications will be accepted. Make sure all necessary attachments are added before submitting – double check! 

Email Ms. Hoskins at choskins@sd62.bc.ca if there are questions throughout the process. 

Belmont & Grad Clothing Update

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our school and grad wear sales last month! Our local suppliers will be working over spring break to put all of the orders together and we look forward to getting orders out to everyone in early April. Have a wonderful spring break!

Attention Badminton Players!

The team will begin practicing after spring break.  Juniors and Seniors welcome.  Please contact Mr. Willing at bwilling@sd62.bc.ca for more information.

Metro Vancouver Japanese Bowl

For the first time ever, Belmont has 3 teams participating in the Metro Vancouver Japanese Bowl where high school students are challenged on language and culture. Good luck to the three teams who are Team 1:  Bach N., Dasol K., Chompoonake P.  Team 2:  Andrea-Marie O., Ela E., Gabriel L.  Team 3:  Abby I., Dakota K., Jeremy H.  This full day event will take place on Saturday, March 13. Good luck to all our teams.

Spring Break Resources

Camosun College Criminal Justice Info…

In the Know…

HELLO MARCH….LET SPRING BEGIN!

Important Dates:

  • March 4 – Lockdown Drill 10am & 2pm
  • March 5 – Semester 5 Ends
  • March 8 – Semester 6 Starts
  • March 8 – Student Gr. 10-12 Learning Surveys Start
  • March 8 – International Women’s Day
  • March 9 – PAC Mtg. 7pm – MS Teams
  • March 10 – Gr. 9 Immunizations
  • March 12 – Report Cards Published
  • March 12 – Sooke Teachers Association Scholarship – Due
  • March 15-26 – Spring Break
Pink Shirt Day

In 2007 in Nova Scotia, Grade 12 students David Shepherd, Travis Price and a few friends saw that a Grade 9 student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.

They knew they had to do something to show that this kind of behavior was not OK.

They decided to go out and buy a bunch of pink shirts and hand them out to other students to wear.

By the end of that week, most of the students in the school were wearing pink shirts to show support for the Grade 9 student who was bullied.

“You Will be Found” was created by our Belmont Concert Choir to promote Pink Shirt Day. Check it out!

Graduation Assessments

Assessment dates:

Mon 12th – Fri 16th April 2021: http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/graduation-assessments/

Registration Deadline:

12 noon, Tuesday 10th March 2021

  • See our website for details regarding how to register, linked above

The following students will be registered:

  • All students in Semester 5 and Semester 6, English 10 and Math 10 classes.
  • Grade 11 or 12 students who require the Numeracy 10 to complete their graduation requirements however, these students need to contact Mrs. Gunn at agunn@sd62.bc.ca by noon, Tuesday 9th March 2021 to be registered for the April assessment session.
Grad Song & “O’Canada” Auditions

Dear Grads, 

Anyone who is considering auditioning for the Grad song, please contact Ms. Dawson no later than March 12.

“O Canada” auditions will take place on May 19 – please contact Ms. Dawson at gdawson@sd62.bc.cac.ca no later than March 12.

Gr. 9 Immunizations

Grade 9 Immunizations will be resuming at the school. If you did not complete a consent form for immunization in the fall or have question’s regarding immunizations for your child please call West Shore Health Unit and ask to speak to a school nurse. You can complete telephone consent with a nurse at this time as well. 250-519-3490.

Although a child may be immunized with the consent of a parent/guardian or representative, a grade 9 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:

Optional: Immunizations will be provided at the school for grade 9 students on Wednesday, March 10th.

Scholarship Info Night Presentation

Scholarship info night presentation! Important info on how to access applications and upcoming deadlines below:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gm5Qbd3NsmYARsWBn4POGS_M4ADBndWC4ndqQgf1mPU/edit

Belmont in the News:

West Shore students put best foot forward for creative writing class. Belmont assignment explores empathy through a stranger’s shoes. Check out the attached article below from the Goldstream Gazette.

Fine Arts

The video below is to a project by our students in the Visual Media Design classes 10-12, and in collaboration with our Belmont Concert Choir classes that was inspired by Black History Month. Enjoy!

Visual Arts

Ms. Guy’s Senior Visual Art classes have been learning about Coast Salish culture, and were visited by Knowledge Keeper and role model Jeff Welch earlier this week. The Belmont Music Department built Elk hide drums, which the Art classes had the opportunity to paint as a legacy piece to be used by students for the next 20-30 years! The school community is invited to enjoy a ‘gallery walk’ in the Learning Commons on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Due to COVID-19, Gallery walks have been divided by the following zones/days:

TUESDAY- FIRST FLOOR

WEDNESDAY- SECOND FLOOR

FRIDAY- THIRD FLOOR

Thanks for your support!

Athletics

Football

Please see link below to an article in the Times Colonist of 5 players from the Belmont Bulldogs who have been recruited to various teams post graduation. Congrats to Riley S., Hayden T., Sterling M., Riley B., and Gerren H!

https://www.timescolonist.com/sports/high-school-class-of-2021-looks-to-overcome-loss-of-sports-seasons-1.24284595.

The EMCSS is offering a pretty are some opportunity for kids this spring break. This program is being heavily subsidized (I think kids will only pay approx. .1/3 of the cost). We have about 7 registered, but have 12 places. Could you please share – either with your schools at large, or with students who would benefit?

February “Share the Love”

Important Dates:

  • February 15 – Family Day (stat holiday)
  • February 15-19 – Gr. 10-12 Course Selection
  • February 24 – Pink Shirt Day
  • February 25 – Scholarship Info Night #2
  • March 4 – Lockdown Drill 10am & 2pm
  • March 5 – Semester 5 Ends
  • March 6 – Semester 6 Starts
  • March 8 – International Women’s Day
  • March 9 – PAC Mtg. 7pm – MS Teams
  • March 12 – Report Cards Published
February – “Share the Love”

Belmont Leadership class has organized “Share the Love” project. Each student and staff have been given a cut-out paper heart to decorate as they wish, and write something they love on it. Once finished, they will be put up on all the school entrances for everyone to enjoy.

Scholarship Info Night #2

Grade 12 grads and parents, please feel free to attend the meeting below for information on applications and deadlines for SD62 Scholarships, Elementary and Middle School PAC Bursaries, and Belmont Scholarship Society Scholarships 

Date: Thursday, February 25th  

Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM

Click the link below to join (make sure you have MS Teams app!)”

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MjM2OTg1NzQtZGU0Yy00YjIzLWJhYTctMDZjMzhkYmE5MjMz%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22f7c5b01f-413e-4ee8-9788-ce578108cd30%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22bd76af64-9391-498e-bce8-b179626ee0f3%22%7d

Join conversation teams.microsoft.com
School & Grad Clothing Sales Update

The Entrepreneurship 12 class, Mr. Grainger, Mrs. Cleland and Mrs. Fenn would like to thank everyone for being so accommodating with our move to online-only ordering for school and grad clothing in this unique school year! We hope to have orders to students by spring break and will keep everyone informed with updates. As a reminder, we are unable to accommodate order changes after February 16th so please check your receipts carefully. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Grainger. Thank you!

Scholarship Support

Ms. Hoskins is available for scholarship support.  Students can book appointment times or email her directly for virtual support: choskins@sd62.bc.ca  or choskins@sd62learns.org  

Important upcoming deadlines include: 

  1. Sooke Teachers Association Scholarship – Due March 12th  
  2. SD62 District Authority Awards – Due April 7th (Waiting on applications) 

Applications and Deadlines are posted on the Scholarship Website and Grad Google Classroom – please have grads check back regularly to both for updates! 

Gr. 9 Immunizations

Due to the ongoing pandemic and initial rollout of COVID vaccine, public health has postponed some Grade 6 and 9 immunizations originally planned for January and February. This delay is temporary and follows the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) guidelines for the school age immunization program. Immunizations will resume in the coming weeks and continue until the end of the school year, resulting in immunizations being offered to all Grade 9 students before the end of June. If you have any questions, please contact your local public health unit at 250-519-3490 and ask to speak to a School Nurse.

Parenting in a Pandemic

Parenting in a Pandemic
Parenting at any time can be challenging; parenting during COVID-19 can be even more stressful. Both you and your children may be feeling worried and overwhelmed. It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about COVID-19; how to best support your child as we all navigate disrupted routines and changes to home, school, and work life; and how to make sure you are taking care of yourself during this difficult time.

On this page you will find some information and strategies for parents and caregivers, as well as some links to resources you might find helpful. You can also contact the Kelty Centre if you are a parent or caregiver looking for mental health information, resources, or peer support related to your child’s mental health.

“Growing up in a pandemic: health and resilience in kids” Webinar

Parents and caregivers are essential to helping young people navigate change and build resilience, which supports physical and mental health and development. Join three UBC experts from the Faculty of Medicine as they share their insights for how to guide the children and teens in your family to thrive in the abnormal world of the pandemic.

Stress strategies for teens (and the rest of us)

According to a 2018 survey of SD62 grade 7-12 students, 34% report experiencing quite a bit or extreme stress and I suspect if youth are like us, they too are feeling even more stressed during this crazy time. While stress can be a helpful thing, its effects can add up and take their toll. Check out this page that has tips and strategies geared to helping teens (et al) learn how to manage life’s inevitable ups and downs. And remember, basics like eating well, getting some activity, managing screen time and getting enough sleep are also great stress management strategies.

The Teenage Experience – what to expect and how to help your teen (and them you!)

Teen Mental Health, a world leader in helping provide evidence-based resources for educators and parents, has developed two great resources that help parents and teens gain more insight in to adolescent development, including their mental health. Check them out here.  

Helping Kids Cope with Disappointment

While most young people are coping pretty well with this crazy COVID time, it’s hard not to feel disappointed with what’s not happening that typically is. So, what can you do to help your children deal with their disappointment? How can you turn these situations into learning experiences that help foster resilience so that your children are better able to cope with life’s challenges? This article provides helpful, evidence-backed, practical tips specific to the times we’re living in.

Talking about Mental Health

Finding accurate information and appropriate resources can be hard. Jack.org, School Mental Health Ontario and Kids Help Phone have partnered to bring you all the information needed in one easy-to-access hub so that youth mental health remains top of mind, and our communities are able to easily access the education, tools, support and reliable information they need.

Asking for help is a really good thing!

It is a crazy time and with the help of some SD62 youth, we’ve created this poster that connects readers to available (and free) resources that exist in our community, nearby and online. This poster is plastered on our school’s walls, please help extend the sharing.

Looking forward to Spring!

Important Dates:
  • February 1 – Semester 4 End
  • February 2 – Semester 5 Start
  • February 3 – Gr. 8 Student & Family Info Night 6pm MS Teams
  • February 8 – Report Cards Published
  • February 9 – PAC Mtg. 7pm MS Teams
  • February 12 – Pro-D (school not in session)
  • February 12 – Chinese New Year (year of the ox)
  • February 15 – Family Day (stat holiday)
  • February 24 – Pink Shirt Day
Student Inspiration…

Recently Jasmine R., a grade 11 student was awarded the Distinguished Honorable Mention Award in the Multimedia category in the 2020 Ocean Awareness Contest, a global arts competition sponsored by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs that engages youth in creatively raising awareness of environmental issues impacting our blue planet. Jasmine was selected from approximately 5,300 participants from around the world! Please click here for more details!

An Inspiring Morning!

On January 26, I had the pleasure of joining Ms. Christ-Rowling’s Outdoor Ed class on a hike up to the peak of nearby Mt. Wells. It was an incredible way to spend the morning and to see first hand how the activities and experiences Ms. Christ-Rowling provides for our students impacts their lives. – J. Lamond

Student Learning Survey 2020/2021

The Provincial Student Learning Survey is unique in its scope, size and usefulness to schools. It gathers information from parents/guardians/caregivers, teachers and students on topics related to school environment, safety, and achievement. The information is used for planning in individual schools and provides a district and provincial perspective.

Early in 2021 the Student Learning Survey will be administered to students in grades 10 and 12, their parents/guardians/caregivers, and all school staff. We encourage parents/guardians/caregivers to participate in this survey, as the results are important in identifying and celebrating current strengths, as well as determining where the school needs to focus improvement. The surveys contain standard questions for the Province – in addition, questions from the school and/or district that focus on local conditions or issues may be included.

The survey can be completed electronically and can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey. Any computer with an Internet connection can be used, and access to the e-survey is simple and secure. The survey can be accessed through the link with or without an anonymous logon code by selecting the school district and school name where your child attends school. Provincial, District and School Reports for previous years can be viewed at the same site under the Results section.

The e-survey site will be open until April 30th.

If you have any questions, please contact the school at 250-478-5501.

Transition to Semester 5

Hello Belmont Families,

Next week Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, we will transition to Semester 5 (S5)!

Last week students received their S5 schedules; today they reviewed the following links in class in preparation for next week’s transition:

Semester 5 Schedules:

Route: Belmont Home Page > Students > Semester 5 Schedules

Web: http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/class-schedules-am-vs-pm-cohorts/

School Entrance and Exit Zones:

Route: Belmont Home Page > Students > School Entrance & Exit Zones

Web: http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/return-to-school-entrances-exits/

Activating/Accessing MyEd Student Portals:

Route: Belmont Home Page > Students > MyEd Student Portal

Web: http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/students/myed-student-portal-information/

Bell Schedule:

Route: Belmont Home Page > About > Bell Schedule

Web: http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/08/Belmont-Class-Schedule-20-21-v2.pdf

School Calendar:

Route: Belmont Home Page > About > School Calendar

Web: http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/about/calendar-2/

Scholarship Information & Updates

For anyone who was unable to attend the scholarship info night via MSTeams, the presentation was recorded, and the link is attached below for anyone who is interested. 

Meeting Link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/53e65379-5a1f-480b-a852-231d38d0ca49

Presentation link:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wfZNZGosQWMOCQdmmBjnkovSUVrPmLu15EHtusBBfdI/edit?usp=sharing

SCHOLARSHIPS AT BELMONT SCHOLARSHIPS AT BELMONT docs.google.com

And the Belmont Scholarship website link is listed here for anyone who has not yet familiarized themselves with it:

https://belmontscholarships.weebly.com/

WELCOME TO BELMONT’S SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE – Home PREPARING TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES Most scholarships and bursaries require a scholarship resume. Use this template to get started – Click Here Some of you may have already created a scholarship resume in your Careers 12 class. belmontscholarships.weebly.com

Please email Ms. Hoskins with any questions – choskins@sd62.bc.ca“.

Grade 8 Info Night

If you are interested in attending Belmont next year as a Grade 9 student, please join us for the Belmont Grade 8 Student and Family Information Night on Feb. 3 at 6pm. You can join by clicking on this link: https://jump.sd62.bc.ca/BelmontGrade8StudentAndFamilyInfoNight

If you are unable to attend, a recorded version will be available later that week on the Belmont website

A few of our departments will also be offering information/Q & A sessions that evening from approximately 7-8pm. Links will be available on the Belmont website on Feb. 3. More information about all of our departments and programs is available on the Belmont website, under Programs. 

Belmont & Grad Wear

Our Entrepreneurship 12 class is selling Belmont and Grad Wear commencing today.  Visit the Belmont Clothing website created by the class at http://bit.ly/belmontstyle to see the full collection including high quality sweatpants, dry fit pants, hoodies and t-shirts.  As well, the class has posted it on Instagram so visit @belmontstyle21.    All sales are online only.  Act quick as sales will only run until February 5th for delivery before Spring Break.

To purchase, please go to your School Cash Online account at https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/.  If you have not yet set up an account, please consent first at https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/ before creating an account.  It will take 24hrs. after consenting before you can register for School Cash Online.

We DO NOT accept returns or exchanges so please carefully review the Belmont Clothing website before purchasing. (all prices include tax).

School, Students & Families – All Working Together to Prevent the Spread

We are all working together to keep each other and our families healthy and safe, and we need everyone to keep reminding our students to wear a mask and stay six feet apart when visiting outside. We have been receiving a number of calls from concerned community members who see our students congregating closely when on the nearby paths and in neighbourhoods.

Island Health continues to remind people to double down on their efforts to help stop the spread of the virus. COVID-19 is in all of our communities and everyone must continue to follow the steps we know are effective in reducing the risk of transmission.

Thank you to everyone who has been keeping students who are feeling unwell at home, and for completing daily health checks to ensure our schools remains a safe place for everyone: https://www.sd62.bc.ca/covid-19/resources-parents/daily-health-check

Careers News:

Family Resources:

Online Parent Meeting: Self Harm, how to help your child.Date: Wednesday, January 27th at 4:00 PM (Other dates available) Registration: www.familysmart.ca/itk Discussion facilitated by FamilySmart Parent in Residence. Watch a video with us and come together with other families for a facilitated discussion. (see poster attached to share)

Parenting Teens, support group: Topics include: Attachment and relationship-based practices, Communication and 6 critical messages, Developmental changes in pre-adolescence, Adolescent brain development, Boundaries, and turning over responsibility as appropriate Self-care – taking back your life, Adolescent mental health

  • Substance use and teens Time:  Tuesdays at 12-1:30 pm zoom Registration: Lisa Hoffman lhoffmanbgcvic.org  /   250 217 4929  please include your contact information and when you can be reached.
Youth Resilience in the Digital Age Virtual Conference (Free Online Event)

The Canadian Teachers Federations and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada are  pleased to be co-chairing the national Youth Resilience in the Digital Age Virtual Conference, in partnership with:

  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Canadian Teachers’ Federation
  • Kids Help Phone
  • MediaSmart
  • TakingITGlobal
  • Indspire
  • Actua
  • Mentoring Canada
  • Variety Ontario
  • Canadian Centre for Child Protection
  • Respect Inc.
  • Kids Boost Immunity
  • Jays Care

Join us for the Youth Resilience in the Digital Age Virtual Conference, Feb 8 – 12! Experts from across the country will show how to create safe, equitable, accessible online environments for kids and teens. Register: http://digitalresilience.ca #DigitalResilience2021 @BGCCAN @CTFFCE

This is a free event, and all webinars will be recorded and housed on a resource page after the conference. This conference is open to all and parents are encouraged to attend. Check out the full webinar descriptions on the registration link.

Christian Caillé Nature Based Programs Supervisor Pronouns: He/him Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria 3900 Metchosin Road, Victoria BC, V9C 4A5 (250) 661-7438 | ccaille@bgcvic.org   http://www.bgcvic.org   

A NEW YEAR!

Important Dates:
  • January 21 – Gr. 12 Scholarship Info Session 3:30-5:00pm – MS Teams
  • January 25-27- Grad Photo Retakes
  • January 25-29 – Graduation Literacy & Numeracy Assessments
  • February 1 – Semester 4 End
  • February 2 – Semester 5 Start
  • February 8 – Report Cards Published
  • February 9 – PAC Mtg. 7pm MS Teams
  • February 12 – Pro-D (school not in session)
  • February 12 – Chinese New Year (year of the ox)
  • February 15 – Family Day (stat holiday)
Gr. 12 Scholarship Info Session

Ms. Hoskins will host a virtual scholarship info session through MS Teams for grade 12 students and parents on January 21st, 2021 at 3:30-5:00pm.  Please feel free to attend, see a short presentation, and ask any questions you may have about the scholarship process.

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NDBlMjVkZDctNmM5My00MTcyLTliODYtMzczOGQ1ZmI3NjNk%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22f7c5b01f-413e-4ee8-9788-ce578108cd30%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22bd76af64-9391-498e-bce8-b179626ee0f3%22%7d

Coming Soon…Grad & Belmont Wear
2021 Vancouver Island Post Secondary Virtual Tour

Learn more about post-secondary options on Vancouver Island, BC!

This virtual presentation will be hosted in collaboration by UVic, VIU, NIC and Camosun College. Together they will present information and resources that will help inform your post-secondary decisions.

Topics covered in the presentation include:

  • Introduction to Vancouver Island post-secondary institutions
  • Pathways, partnerships and information on transfer options
  • Resources and tips to support program, school and career exploration in BC
  • Information on post-secondary during COVID
  • Q&A

Who: All interested Grade 10-12 students and parents are welcome to attend

When: January 19 from 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Zoom –

https://uvic.zoom.us/j/88684194746

Canadian Universities Event

The Canadian Universities Event (CUE) will be hosting its first ever winter event next week. On Wednesday, January 20th and Thursday, January 21st between 4:00 and 7:00 PM (PST), 48 post-secondaries from across Canada will be available to BC high school students to answer questions and provide information. These sessions are Q&A style – presentations will not be offered. Students are encouraged to drop in and ask questions to representatives from institutions.

In order to access the event, students must register at cuebc.org. Students who registered for CUE in Fall 2020 can continue to use the same login information to access CUE in winter through cuebc.org.

Belmont Music Department Promo

Check out what courses the Belmont Music department has to offer by clicking on the promo video . What a great overview of the musical opportunities Mr. Chan, Ms. Dawson, and Mr. Rivollier provide for all students.

Drama & Improv Club

Looking for a way to meet new friends and get involved with something at school? Belmont’s very own Drama & Improv club starts on January 15th! EVERYONE is welcome. Fridays 2.15-3.15 in the Theatre D101. Join us for fun on and off the stage. Email Danny on damartin@sd62learns.org or join the Google Classroom code wtzpb3h to find out more or ask questions. Can’t wait to see you! – Danny Martin

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School District No.62 (Sooke) requires Noon Hour Supervision Assistants to
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