Thursday May 30, 2019
Saanich Jazz & Vocal Showcase – Tonight
Claremont Secondary is hosting a Saanich Jazz and Vocal Showcase TONIGHT at the Ridge Theatre -7pm start. The concert will feature Jazz bands and Vocal ensembles from Claremont, Parkland, Stelly's, Royal Oak Middle School and North Saanich Middle School. Our talented and hard working music students are looking forward to performing a variety of musical styles highlighting their learning this year. Tickets are $10 at the door with proceeds going towards our music programs. Hope to see you there and thanks so much for your support this year!
Student Parking Lot
As we head into the nice weather and see lots more student drivers in our parking lot, please be mindful of the garbage you are leaving on the school grounds... put it into the garbage can please!
Also, as a reminder: the School District’s School Code of Conduct does NOT permit students to be in their vehicles during class time... that goes for students having a SPARE as well. Before school, lunch, and after school are the only time students should be in their vehicles.
Stay safe on the roads, Claremont!
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Attention Volleyball enthusiasts! For all boys interested in trying out for the Sr. Boys Volleyball Team for September: there is a brief but very important meeting on FRIDAY at the beginning of lunch in the small gym. Information will be shared regarding the University of Alberta tournament from Sept. 5-8. If you are unable to be there please see Mr. Ryan in the PE office.
Naval Recruitment Information – June 11
Naval Recruitment representatives will be visiting Claremont on TUESDAY, June 11th at lunch. An information booth will be set up in the Student Lounge, and a Navy Bus, loaded with naval equipment and information, will also be available for students to learn more about careers in the Navy!
Camosun Summer Career Exploration Programs
Students born between January 2004 and December 2006 can have fun, learn new skills & explore exciting career areas during the summer at Camosun College.
Aug. 6-9: Entrepreneurship + Sheet Metal;
Aug 12-16: Science + Light Truck Transport;
Aug. 19-23: Carpentry.
Sign up for one or more programs. $150 per program. Visit the Career Centre or check out www.camosun .ca/dual-credit to find out how to register.
COSMO at Claremont – June 4
Save the date for the SD#63 Hairdressing class visit to Claremont on TUESDAY, June 4th at lunch! Get your hair styled for free and/or find out more about this amazing district-based program partnered with Vancouver Island University! Come to the Student Lounge and get your curls straightened, your strands curled, braided or in an up-do!
Camp Ignite for Girls
The 2019 Camp Ignite fire camp for girls application deadline is June 1st. If you are a girl 16-18 years of age in grade 11 or 12, you are eligible to apply for this amazing 1-week firefighting mentorship program. Aside from firefighting, each participant will learn about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork! Application forms are in the Career Centre.
Encounters With Canada
Encounters With Canada is now accepting applications for their 2019/2020 programs. Spend an amazing week in Ottawa for an experience in one of a variety of themes: Sports & Fitness, Science & Ecology, Global Affairs, or Law & Our Justice System. Right now they have an offer of $100 off the regular cost of food and accommodation. Air travel to Ottawa is paid for. The first Sports & Fitness theme week runs Aug. 25th to Sept 7th. The earlier you apply, the better chance of getting into your top choice. Visit the Career Centre for more information, application forms and a full list of available theme week and date options.
Job & Volunteer Opportunity Postings
Be sure to check out the SD#63 District Career Webpage for all the latest job and volunteer opportunity postings, plus post secondary career path options! There may be something for you, some with links to take you directly to application processes! See what there is at https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/
Please see the Career Centre for more information.
Starting in September: A local resident is looking for a responsible student to walk a kindergarten child going to and from Lochside Elementary School. 5 minute walk from home to school for 8:30 am, then 5 minute walk, from school at 3:00 pm, to home or after school care. See the Career Centre for contact information.
McDonald's @ Royal Oak is hiring! Work as part of a team, close to home, with very flexible hours!Apply in-store or pick up a mini application card from the Career Centre.
The Gardens at HCP (Horticultural Centre of the Pacific) is a public garden and place of learning in Saanich. The HCP is currently looking for a summer Gardens Assistant from June 30 – August 25th, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. 35 hours/week - $15 /hour. The successful candidate will work with the Head Gardener as well as other staff and volunteers in the garden.
Visit the Career Centre for more details about these opportunities.
Island Health "Step Up" Youth Program invites all interested grade 9- 12 youth, aged 14 + up, to apply for volunteer opportunities in various roles. "Step Up" and: C.A.R.E, LEARN, LEAD. This program runs from September to April, with interviews and training taking place July and August. In healthcare settings, volunteers will learn about Island Health's C.A.R.E values, policies and patient-care. Deadline to apply is June 30th. Learn more from the Career Centre volunteer posting or check out: www.islandhealth.ca/volunteer-resources/volunteer-opportunities/step-youth-program.
Extra Grad Ceremony Tickets
Additional tickets for the Claremont Graduation Ceremony will be available from the UVic Ticket Centre (at the Farquhar Auditorium) on MONDAY June 3 at 9:30 a.m. in person or over the phone. Ticket limit: 2 tickets/student for as many families as can be accommodated. $10 per ticket + taxes. UVic Ticket Centre: 250-721-8480.
Photos for Grad Slide-Show
Grads, if you brought in baby photos for the slide show, your photos have been scanned and they are ready for pickup in the office. Let’s get them back into your family’s photo albums!
SISP International Year-End BBQ
All International students & host families are invited to the SISP Year-End BBQ on TUESDAY June 4, 5:30-8:00 pm at Stelly’s Secondary School. Come celebrate the end of the school year with food, music and fun! Bring a chair or blanket. Contact Brenda for more information.
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.*
Thursday May 30 News