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Tuesday September 14 News

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Tuesday September 14 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 10:31 AM


Tuesday September 14, 2021


Parents: Pick-ups & Drop-offs

Reminder to parents when dropping off and picking up students: please be conscientious about not blocking the driveways of our neighbours. In particular, Strangcrest Place (right across the road from the school) and Arsenault Place (around the corner off Haliburton Rd), the cul-de-sacs become blocked when parent cars cluster at the end of the day. We hope that students can be picked up a little further down the road.  A short walk and some fresh air is always a good thing. Thank you for your cooperation.


Return Forms

Reminder for students to please return any leftover forms to the office.  These include Student Information Verification Forms and locker selection forms.


If Your Student is Absent or Late

Parents are asked to please email your student’s teacher AND the Attendance Line if your student will be absent or late for class. The Link for the Claremont Attendance Line is always quick to find on the Quick Links on the Claremont website’s home page: <span lang="EN-US">claremont_attendance@saanichschools.ca or 250-658-6666.



Fall Sports

Claremont is gearing up for Fall Sports.  If you cannot attend the first meeting or tryout for your sport of choice, please contact the appropriate coach.

Jr Boys Volleyball  All grade 9 and 10 boys interested in Volleyball - there are tryouts scheduled for this WEDNESDAY after school at 3:15 in the main gym, and THURSDAY at 5:15 in the small gym.  Please see Mr Bowd or Mr Reisig if there any questions or if you cannot attend. 

Jr Girls Volleyball (Mr Freeburn)

Sr Girls Volleyball (Mr Freeburn/Mr Waller) - please listen for announcements.

Sr Boys Volleyball  Mr. Ryan, Mr. Quested, Ms. Heppell

Jr Boys Soccer (Mr Jacques & Mr Mitchell):

THURSDAY Sept. 16, 3:45-5:00

MONDAY Sept 20 3:30-5:00.

Sr Boys Soccer (Ms. Yager) - meeting WEDNESDAY Sept 15 at lunch in the main gym.

First tryout THURSDAY Sept 16.

Rowing (Mr Sedun)  

Cross Country (Mr Nelson/Mr Dunlop)

Field Hockey (Ms. Taylor)

Aquatics (Mrs. Marshall) - TBA, listen for announcements


If students have any questions, please Mr Reisig (usually found in the PE office).

Check out claremontathletics.ca for more information!



GSA  Alliance

The first Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) meeting is this THURSDAY at lunch in room 320. Anyone is welcome! For more information, come talk to or email Ms. Gordon-Cooper.



No news today.


GRAD 2022

Grad Executive

The first Grad Executive meeting of the year is TODAY at lunch in room 200. Check the Grad Google Classroom for more info on what Grad Exec does.



Post Secondary Info Sessions - Are you interested?

Grade 11/12 students, please email Cammie Watson (Career Centre clerical) or come by her office if you are interested in virtual or in-person info sessions hosted by post-secondary school advisors. cwatson@saanichschools.ca - Room 222.

UVic, UCalgary, and Bishop'sU have already contacted Claremont staff about possible info sessions/visits.

Alternatively, you can go to specific school websites to contact the student advisor, and/or go to the Saanich Career Education website (https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/) for current info.


Pender Island Fire Camp – apply by Sept 15

Pender Island Fire Camp is scheduled to take place during Spring Break 2022!  Application deadline is September 15th - this is coming right up, so see Mr. Bussoli if you are interested. For more info about the camp, visit http://www.cadetcamp.ca/


Post Secondary BC (PSBC) Fall Virtual Fairs

PSBC is a consortium of primarily public post-secondary institutions in BC, who provide information you need to help make the best education decisions.

Virtual Fairs for students & parents:

-       Seven dates, open to everyone across the province, with each fair open for 10 hours.

-       Presentations (live or pre-recorded) up to six times daily (# will vary by institution)

-       Live text & video chat available with institutional representatives

-       Multiple “door prizes” will be awarded to student participants after each event

Registration for students will open on Friday, Sept 24 starting at 9:00am – Register for any date.  For more information, visit our Careers site at: https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/, or go to the PSBC Website: https://www.postsecondarybc.ca/


Canadian Universities Event

The Canadian Universities Event (CUE) is a forum designed to highlight Canada’s universities to BC’s secondary school students and families. CUE brings together over 50 of Canada’s finest post-secondary institutions and showcases them over two weeks in September & October. We are committed to helping students find their perfect fit in Canadian post-secondary education.

For dates and to register, visit the Saanich Schools Career Education website, https://careered.sd63.bc.ca/, or visit: https://cuebc.org/for-students/


The Career Centre has information about these job opportunities:

Adrienne's Tea Garden is seeking employees for dishwashing and a few other positions. Go to their website for information and to apply: https://www.adriennesteagarden.com/employment

Berwick Royal Oak is interested in hiring 10-12 students. The rate of pay is $20.97/hr.

Interested students can drop off their resume at the Berwick reception desk or email the Dining Services Manager directly, at: John.Steel@compass-canada.com



No news today.


A copy of the announcements is posted on the wall outside of the main office door.