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Tuesday April 16 News

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Tuesday April 16 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 10:36 AM

Tuesday April 16, 2019

CSI Golf

This is a reminder that the CSI Golf students are to meet the school board bus at the FRONT of the school TODAY.

Looking for Chess Players
Any chess players interested in competing in a high school chess tournament: see Mr. Gardner in room 327 as soon as possible. 

Biological Expedition to Mexico – Summer 2020
Are you interested in a biological expedition to Mexico in the summer of 2020? You will have the opportunity to conduct research with scientists from around the world in the 2nd largest expanse of tropical forest outside the Amazon - the Mayan Jungle - and on the coral reefs of Akumal.  Come to a meeting THIS WEDNESDAY at lunch in room 203. See Mr. Homan or Ms. McAvoy for more information.

Talent Show
The annual Talent Show is this week TODAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY at lunch in the theatre. We have a variety of acts, everything from singing, dancing, instrumental performances and stand-up comedy! Everyone is welcome to come watch!

Spartan Wear – Deadline to Order is Tomorrow
Spartan Wear is on sale.  If you would like a Claremont hoodie, t-shirt, sweat pants or a lanyard, please pick up an order form from the main office or the Accounting office.  Deadline to hand in your payment and order forms is THIS WEDNESDAY April 17.

Studio 63 Opening for Free Hair Appointments
Did you know that School District #63 has its own Hairstylist training program?  Studio 63 offers Hairdressing training in partnership with Vancouver Island University.  Appointments can be made at the studio Mondays-Wednesdays from 12:30 to 4:00 pm or Thursdays from 11:30 to 6:00pm for a free haircut, style or up-do!  To book an appointment, call 250 652-5381 and support our own SD#63 Hairdressing program (located at the Saanichton Learning Centre, 1649 Mt Newton X Rd).

Spirit Squad

Our next Theme Day is Denim Day.  Wear your jeans, denim jackets and denim shirts THIS THURSDAY April 18th.

Track Team

All members of the track team: there is a meeting TODAY at lunch in the small gym to discuss and arrange participants for tomorrow’s track meet at UVic.  There is still room for any newcomers who want to join.

Rugby – Scrum Fest
Congratulations on Claremont’s very successful 11th Scrum Fest. Our school again showed what amazing hosts we are, welcoming almost 200 middle schoolers and staff on Thursday morning, and roughly 900 visiting high schoolers and their entourages over the 3 days.
Deepest appreciation and thanks to Mr Ohl, Mr Belvedere, Mr Peacock, Mr Bowd, the rugby teams, student and parent volunteers, and coaches, for their many hours of hard work, energy and enthusiasm.  Thank you to Admin, PE staff, Brenda, Ms Marshall, Ms O’Brien, Mr Plant, Mrs Wallace, Trevor S,  teachers and support staff for your various and numerous supports.  This large event “takes a village” and is successful because of everyone’s support and help.

Job Fair – April 29

The Fairmont Empress is holding its last Career Fair of the season on MONDAY April 29th from 3:00-6:00 pm at the hotel. There are still quite a few positions available that are great for summer jobs. Check out the posting in the Career Centre for more information, or email taylor.acton@fairmont.com

TALE Program
Victoria School District #61 and West Coast Adventure College offer a July/August Tourism and Leadership Exploration Program (TALE) for grade 10,11 or 12 students. This blend of classroom instruction, outdoor activities, skill development and work experience earns students 8 high school credits in Tourism 12 and Work Experience 12A.  Applications are due Friday April 26th. Find out more from the Career Centre.

New Graphic Design Program
Do you love art & design and enjoy being creative and original? Victoria School District #61, in partnership with Pacific Design Academy, is offering a new Summer Graphic Design Program!  Earn 8 credits in Media Design 12 and Work Experience 12A!  Applications are due Friday April 26th. Visit the Career Centre for more information.

Free Training – Face Painting
Introduction to Face Painting – Saturday May 4, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney.  This is a fun hands on workshop using You tube and imagination!  A great skill to have for volunteering or working at fairs, festivals or farm markets! More info in the Career Centre.

Volunteer Opportunity
The Brentwood Bay Festival is coming up on Saturday June 1st and they will be looking for 8 to 10 volunteers to face paint and help young children with a craft or two. Visit the Career Centre for more info.

Job Opportunities
Please visit the Career Centre for more information about these jobs.

The Bottle Depot is looking for full-time summer help. Part-time positions are also available now until July. Competitive wage and great benefits.

The Sidney/North Saanich Library is looking for a Library Page. Work 8-10 hours/week including after-school, evenings & week ends. If you are an out-going individual that takes pride in being organised & efficient, this might be the job for you! Application deadline is April 23rd. Check it out online at http://virl.bc.ca/about/work-with-us/.

Peninsula Country Market at Stellys Fair Grounds - Saturdays - June 1, 2019 – October 13.  If you like to be outdoors, the sound of live music, fresh fruit & veggies this is a wonderful summer job. Duties will be to help set up and tear down tables and tents. This job requires a strong back and ability to lift 25lbs. 7:00am – 1:30pm – 6.5 hours @ $13.00/Hr.

Kiwanis Concession summer jobs.  Help is needed at the Kiwanis concessions this summer. The Kiwanis club raises funds by providing snacks during games throughout the spring and fall. They will be at two locations:
1) Rotary Park on Canora Road on Sundays April 14th to July 14th
2) Panorama Rec weekends starting August 25th.
In between, they will also have opportunities to work at tournaments and events. Shifts are flexible and can be 4 to 8 hours long. $13.00/hour. 

Multiple short-term outside jobs. From yard and garden help to helping move boxes in preparation for sale of home. Varying locations in Sidney and Broadmead areas.

Camp Ignite – Summer 2019
Camp Ignite is a Youth Fire Fighter Mentorship Program for grade 11 & 12 girls, ages 16-18.  It is a   4-day camp that educates and inspires young women about careers in firefighting. This camp offers girls an introduction to the world of firefighting as well as learning about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork. This year's camp will run from August 8-11, 2019.  Saanich Fire is looking to sponsor one grade 11 or 12 girl to attend. Application deadline is June 1. Please visit the Career Centre for application packages.

UVic Medical Program Info – May 7
Are you interested in becoming a doctor? Do you know you can earn your MD at UVic? The Island Medical Program delivers the UBC MD Undergraduate Program in partnership with the University of Victoria and Island Health. Learn more about the MD admissions process at the upcoming high school information session on Tuesday, May 7, from 6:30-8:00 pm, in the UVic Medical Sciences Building, room 105.

Saanich Summer Internship Program
Saanich Parks and Recreation is offering a Summer Internship Program designed for youth 16-18 years to gain valuable work experience!  Mentored part-time and full-time placements are available in summer camps and community settings throughout Saanich. Interns receive up to $500 for completing the program!  Application deadline is May 15. Apply via email to Alana.Goddard@saanich.ca explaining why you want to be a summer intern. Good luck!

GRAD 2019
Grad Packages

Today in the grad assembly, grade 12 students received the full information package for graduation.  Reminder that all forms and payment are due by THURSDAY April 25.

Beacon Community Services is a leader in the community whose mission is to help people and improve lives.  BCS offers up to 4 scholarships of $1500 to graduating Grade 12 students who show dedication to community service/volunteerism.  Deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 1.  See Ms Tong or visit the Career Centre for more information and application details.

Tofino Trip

Students going to Tofino: see Brenda about room sharing.
A wait list is being taken for the Tofino trip.  Bring your completed documents to Brenda.

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.

*If you need a reminder about any of this information, the daily announcements are posted outside of the front office.*