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Friday October 4 News

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Friday October 4 News
by Andrea Martin - Friday, 4 October 2019, 9:49 AM


Friday October 4, 2019



A girl’s ring and necklace have been found (separately) in the school this week.  Please come to the office to claim them.

Peer Tutors

If you are a senior student interested in being a Peer Tutor, please see Ms. Giese in the counselling area to sign up.  All academic subjects are needed, but we already have requests for Peer Tutors in the areas of Science, Math and English.

After School Academic Support

Help from Education Assistants is available on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS for one hour after school in room 235 (computer lab) in the areas of English, Socials, Math and Science.  All students welcome.

School Photos and I.D. Cards

If you still need to pick up your school photos and I.D. cards, they are all available in the office – all grades.

Booking Counselling Appointments

If students need to book an appointment to see a school counsellor (Mr. Pama or Ms. Giese), please see Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre.


No news today.


Athletes of the Month

Congratulations to the following students on being named September’s “Athletes of the Month". You can read more about their accomplishments in the display cases outside the gyms.

Sr Male:  Shaun Schonert

Sr Female:  Jenna Sedgwick

Jr Female:  Maya Brodie-Rafuse

Jr Male:  Carter Munro


Gap Year/Volunteer Opportunities

Have you ever considered taking a Gap year after grade 12?  The Lattitude Global Volunteering Team will be at Claremont on WEDNESDAY October 9th after school in the front foyer...come check it out!!

Canadian Coast Guard 

Students interested in careers in the Coast Guard:  sometime during the week of Nov. 12-15, Claremont will be hosting a Coast Guard Recruitment Officer to present and discuss opportunities for students to join the Canadian Coast Guard. If you are interested in attending this presentation, please sign up at the Career Centre.

Job Opportunities

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.

GRAD 2020

Parent Social – Grad 2020 Fundraiser

Reminder to all grads of 2020 and their parents. TODAY is the deadline to purchase "Parent Social" tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the Accounting office or by contacting Lisa Wergeland at  lwergeland@saanichschools.ca  

This is a fundraiser for your grad class, so please tell your parents about this event that takes place on October 19th (7-11pm) at the Beach House.  $30 includes music, appetizers and silent auction.  All funds raised during this event will be used to reduce ticket costs for Claremont School Grad Events.

Grad Portraits

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 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

-get prescriptions

-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.*