Monday September 30, 2019
Orange Shirt Day – Every Child Matters
Claremont recognizes Orange Shirt Day TODAY. This is a nationally commemorated day to remember the survivors of Residential Schools, while affirming that all children are valued in our community. By wearing orange, we show our support for reconciliation and human rights. Every Child Matters.
One of our own Claremont students will be singing over the PA system a traditional song, followed by teachers showing a video to their classes.
School Photos and I.D. Cards
Grade 9 students: your photos and I.D. cards will be handed out TODAY at lunch in the student lounge.
Grade 10, 11 and 12 students: your school photos and I.D. cards are available in the office.
Canadian Universities Event – Oct 1
Claremont has the pleasure of hosting this Fall's Canadian Universities Event (CUE) for School District 63 TOMORROW (Tuesday) from 1:00 to 3:30 pm! This is an opportunity to meet 50 university and college representatives all in one place! Grade 11 and 12 classes have been scheduled to attend at various times during the afternoon, and we will also be hosting students from Stelly’s and Parkland.
Toonies For Terry
Thank you to everyone who participated in fundraising in our ‘Toonies for Terry’ campaign. We raised $1600 for the Terry Fox Foundation.
VEX Robotics Club
There is a Competitive Team meeting TODAY at lunch in room 133. School Teams, check the build schedule outside Room 220.
Trivia Club starts on WEDNESDAY October 2 at lunch in room 322 (Ms. Stover's room) - see you there!
Field Hockey players: please meet TODAY at lunch in room 276 to check our numbers for the game today with SMUS. A reminder that you will have to leave your block 4 class, with your teachers permission, at 2:20 pm today. We have the early game.
Jr and Sr Girls Volleyball
This past weekend was an exciting one for the Girls Volleyball Program at Claremont.
Our Junior Girls, led by tournament MVP Maya Brodie and first team all-stars Ava Mann, Adia Pye, and Jill Waller, swept the Stelly's Kicker Tournament, easily taking home first place. Additionally, our Junior BLUE team came in 4th place, an incredibly impressive feat in the 20 team tournament!
Our Senior Girls Volleyball program also had a great weekend, losing only a single set on the way to the VIU Invitational Championship. Captained by Eve Collombin and led by first team all-stars Olivia Boulding, Mya Sheridan, and Abby Phillips, the Senior Girls dominated all the way through the finals. Congratulations girls! Go Spartans!!
This weekend, the Rowing team had their first test of the season on Elk Lake.
The Novices competed in a skills challenge and did well, and then followed that up with a duel in a mixed 8+, placing 3rd overall!
The afternoon saw the experienced athletes compete in the Head of the Hamster, a 3km loop, and we had terrific results:
Women's Quad placed 1st, 2nd, and 10th.
Men's Quad placed 1st, 2nd, 4th, 12th, and 14th.
Women's 1x placed 2nd.
Men's 2x placed 2nd.
All events saw Claremont boats on the podium, and the entire group was key to the regatta running smoothly as well as cleaning it all up at the end of the day in record time! Great work Claremont!
Please visit the Career Centre for information about job and volunteer opportunities.
Elections Canada is still in need of Poll Workers for the upcoming Federal Election. Students aged 16 and over can call 1-866-546-7620 or apply at the local office at the Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly's X Rd.
UVic School of Health Information Science Open House – Oct 16
The School of Health Information Sciences is hosting its Fall Open House on Wednesday, October 16th, 4:30-6:00pm at UVic’s Cornett Building room A125. Students interested in the life sciences, medicine and/or information technology would be especially interested in these programs. Students are invited to learn more about this exciting field by talking with faculty and students. Join us for pizza while learning about the rapidly expanding field of information technology in health care!
Please visit the Career Centre for course registration information.
Food Safe Level 1 - Friday Oct. 25Th, 8:30 am –4:30 pm @ SHOAL Centre in Sidney, 10030 Resthaven Drive. Cost is $50.00 - Cash, cheque or credit card is accepted. Food Safe is useful for anyone working in the food service, food retail, or food processing industries. You will learn how to handle food safely in order to prevent food from being contaminated.
Alert First Aid With CPR "C" & AED - Saturday, November 22, 2019 -8:30 am to 4:00 pm @ SHOAL Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive. Cost is $50.00 -Cash, cheque or credit card is accepted. This fun, interactive, and comprehensive 8-hour course trains people how to react & improvise during life threatening emergencies. This course meets the Adult & Child Licensing Guidelines.
Grads, it is time to book your grad photos. Lifetouch is bringing their portable photo studio to Claremont for a limited time, October 7-18. To book your appointment, please go to the Grad Portrait website: schedule.prestigeportraits.ca Don't put this off until later, or all of the appointments will be booked up and you will run out of time. Sitting fee of $25 is due at the time of your appointment (if you know you are not purchasing photos, no sitting fee is required, but we DO need you to have a photo taken for the yearbook). Information posters are posted around the school. More details are on the Claremont Grad Page.
Trip to Whistler
All International students interested in going to Whistler: sign-up begins TODAY on the SISP website. See Brenda for more information.
Peninsula Youth Clinic
For all youth aged 12-24: the Peninsula Youth Clinic is located at Peninsula Medical, 2a-2379 Bevan Avenue, Sidney (250-656-4143) and is open EVERY THURSDAY from 5:30 – 7:30pm, providing services for mental, physical, and sexual health. A doctor and mental health clinician is on hand.
Walk-ins are welcome! Services are completely free and confidential in their judgement free zone.
-any medical concern
-speak with a counsellor
-access to STI and pregnancy testing
-access to birth control
If you need a reminder about any of this information, the daily announcements are posted outside of the front office.*