Friday September 28, 2018
Spartan Day – Friday Oct. 5
Our first Spartan Day is NEXT FRIDAY! Please wear RED, bring a "Toonie for Terry" and be ready for a school-wide Terry Fox Walk/Run and a fun lunch time. Stay tuned for a revised class schedule for that day.
Orange Shirt Day Today – Every Child Matters
Claremont recognizes Orange Shirt Day today. This is a nationally commemorated day to remember the survivors of Indian Residential Schools while affirming that all children are valued in our community. Thank you for showing support for reconciliation and human rights. Wearing orange helps us all to share in this important message. Every Child Matters.
A reminder to students drivers that if you are parking in our student lot, parking passes and parking forms need to be completed and submitted to the office by the end of TODAY.
Good luck to grade 10 students Armaan NIJJAR, Dylan ATWAL, Lane GEGGIE-BOWKER and Daniel DAMIEN. They travel to Quebec next week to compete in the Canada Soccer National Championships.
Stay tuned for details about a Clubs Showcase coming in early October!!!
Math Club – Math Contests
The next Math Club (Oct. 1) will be only for grade 9 and 10 students. Come to room 130 at lunch on MONDAY to learn about what math contests there are specifically for grade 9s and 10s, including the team contest called Math Challengers, which some of you might have done in grade 8.
Reminder that Best Buddies meets MONDAYS at lunch in room 312. All students are welcome.
Congrats to Liam KIRKENDALEe who finished first place for the second time in a row at yesterday's Cross Country race at Henderson Park. For anyone still wanting to be a part of the Cross Country team, it is not too late. Please see Mr. Nelson or Mr. Dunlop for more information.
Jr Boys Volleyball
The Claremont Jr. Boys Volleyball team are off to what some have called a "Monster start" for this season: 6-0 against Oak Bay, SMU, and Belmont! We are looking forward to our next week of games at home vs. Stelly's, Reynolds, and St. Andrews on October 4th, and our first tournament on October 5th at VIU where we are consecutive reigning champions.
Work Experience 12 Credits – Deadline is TODAY
A reminder to students wishing to receive Work Experience credits for this year, that you need to register with Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre. TODAY is the deadline If you have a job or are volunteering, register soon to receive credit for your hours! This time can also count toward the grade 12 Grad Transition requirement.
Trade Program Seats at Camosun
Camosun College still has seats available for 2019 intakes of SIP (South Island Partnership) Programs in: Carpentry Foundation; Cook Foundation; Electrical Foundation; Fine Furniture; Joinery; Piping Foundation; Refrigeration; Sheet Metal Foundation; and Welding Foundation. Get more information about receiving both high school and college credits and free tuition with these programs from Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre.
Parents as Informed Partners
Saanich Career Education presents "Parents as Informed Partners" at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney on Thursday, Oct. 4th at 7:00 pm. Learn about various specialty programs, "dual credit", post secondary and trades training while still in high school, hear from a parent & student panel, partner post secondary institutions, and much more! Visit the Career Centre for more information on this great career path information meeting!
Upcoming Job Fairs
Hillside Centre Career Fair: TOMORROW (Saturday) from 11 am to 3 pm. Visit Guest Services for a list of participating Hillside retailers, and come prepared for interviews with your resume!
WorkBC Victoria Job Fair: Thursday, October 18, from 1- 4 pm at the Central Baptist Church in Victoria!Come prepared with copies of your resume and ready for interviews with featured employers including Wal-Mart, Fairway Markets, Canadian Tire, Lowe's, Slegg Lumber and more!
Visit the Career Centre for more information.
The Beach House Restaurant, on Cordova Bay Rd., is looking for dishwashers, line cooks and event prep cooks! Students interested in a culinary career are encouraged to pursue their Red Seal certification under the mentorship of the Beach House chefs!
Highschool Student Greeters are needed for the 2018 General Local and School Board Election on Saturday, October 20, 2018. $100 for a six-hour shift from either 8 am to 2 pm OR 2 pm to 8 pm. Students are required to to attend a one-hour training session prior to working on voting day and you will be compensated an additional $20. Applications are due Friday, September 21; email your application to email@example.com.
Please visit the Career Centre for more information.
Island Health and Saanich Peninsula Hospital have volunteer opportunities; this is a great opportunity for students considering a career in health care.
The Pumpkin Express Event at the Historical Society grounds needs volunteers, October 19, 20, 21 from 4:30-8:30pm. Supervise craft tables, train track crossings, pumpkin carvings, haunted story walks, scavenger hunt in the graveyard and face painting!
The Gulf Island Fire/Rescue Camp is 5-1/2 days long and takes place during Spring Break in March.
Find out about about the challenges, tools and rewards of this exciting career. Applications are due Nov. 8 and applicants must be 15-18 years of age. Please see Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre for Fire Camp details.
Loran Scholarship Deadline TODAY
Grade 12s interested in being nominated for the $100,000 Loran Scholarship, please provide your resume and personal profile to Mr Cannon by the end of TODAY. You may hand them in to him directly or to the office throughout the week.
Grads, please be sure to book your appointment for Grad Photos. All details are on the Claremont Grad Page.
Grad 2019 Pinnies
If you wish to order a Grad 2019 Pinnie, order forms are online on the Grad 2019 Page of the Claremont website; there are also some paper copies available in the office. Pinnies are $35. Deadline to order is October 5th.
The next Dry Grad meeting is Oct 2nd @ 7pm in the learning commons. It follows right after the Parent Grad Meeting @ 6pm.
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Peninsula Youth Clinic
The Peninsula Youth Clinic is located at Peninsula Medical, 2a-2379 Bevan Avenue, Sidney and is open every THURSDAY from 5:30 - 7:30pm with both a doctor and mental health clinician on hand.
Cordova Bay Local Area Plan
If you are under 50 and living in Cordova Bay, you are invited to contribute to the Cordova Bay Local Area Plan Update (guiding, planning and land use decisions for the community over the next 20 to 30 years). There is an upcoming interactive workshop, seeking constructive input from younger age groups and those raising families. Discuss issues such as: parks, housing, transportation, safety, the Village and more. Please join in to share what is important to you. WEDNESDAY, October 3, 5:30-7:00pm @ the Claremont Learning Commons. Pizza and refreshments provided for everyone.
Pendray Farms Corn Maze
On SATURDAY September 29, Pendray Farms Corn Maze is teaming up with Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank: with a donation of a non-perishable food item, 1 child per family will be given free entry to the maze that day. Pendray Farms is at 9537 West Saanich Road, North Saanich. Information flyers are available in the Claremont office.
*If you need a reminder about any of this information, the daily announcements are posted outside of the front office.*
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