Thursday October 10, 2019
World Mental Health Day
Today is World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and activating efforts in support of mental health. Mental Health affects us all. Let’s take care of one another at Claremont. Reach out to someone you trust for support.
Check out some of these helpful resources for youth to get more information and help!
Calm Harm App
Kids Help Phone
Youth Mental Health Canada
An iPhone has been found in the school. Please come to the office to claim it.
Camosun Duel Credit Courses – Meeting Today
If you have signed up for any Dual Credit course through Camosun College for second semester (Business, Criminolgy Psychology, or AP Bio), please attend a registration meeting TODAY at the start of lunch in computer lab 225. See Ms. Giese or Mr. Pama if you have questions.
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 (new location of the Career Centre is in the counselling hallway). Mrs. Watson is available 9:00-2:00 daily.
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.
Citizen & Service Awards
A number of Citizen & Service Awards were not picked up by students at the end of June. A list of recipient names is posted outside of the office and the Learning Commons. If your name is on the list, please come to the office to pick up your award.
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.
Photo Retake Day – Oct. 24
Photo retake day is THURSDAY October 24 in block 1, if you missed the first photo day, or if you want a new photo taken. If you want retakes, you must return your complete original package (and I.D. card) to the photographer at the time of retakes. Purchasing photos is optional, but all students in all grades need to have school photos taken, for school identification purposes (grade 12’s too - even if you are having grad photos taken).
Come join the Claremont CREW (Claremont Reduction of Environmental Waste) Club this FRIDAY at lunch in room 264 (the IGS classroom). Bring your lunch and join us in having a positive impact on our school and our planet!
There will be a meeting for the Curling Team TODAY at lunch in computer lab room 225.
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.
Please visit the Career Centre for contact information about job and volunteer opportunities.
A part-time dishwasher/cashier is needed at Adrienne’s Tea Garden at Mattick’s Farm.
Part-time yard work help is needed by a local senior citizen. $15 per hour.
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.
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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
-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.*