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April 11

Daily News - April 11, 2024


Thursday, April 11, 2024



NEW - Zero Café

The Zero Café is open in the mornings from 8:25-8:55 and at lunch from 11:50-12:25 in the IGS room, selling Level Ground coffee, tea, and treats. The proceeds from sales go to IGS and help pay for field trips. Two of the goals of the café are to run a successful zero-waste and sustainable school business, and to encourage students and teachers to not drive away to get their beverage or snack.  If students are looking to get involved with school activities, helping at the cafe is also a way they can get to know other people and get volunteer hours too. Thank you for your support.


NEW - Blood Donor Clinic – May 13

Claremont will be hosting a blood drive on MONDAY May 13 in the small gym, 10:00-4:45. It is open to eligible students aged 17 years or older, staff, and the public.  The sign-up for appointment times is all done through Canadian Blood Services - on the app, on the website or by phone. For questions, please see Ms. Chapman in the math wing.  Book now at


Denim Day - April 12

Denim Day is TOMORROW (FRIDAY). Wear your favourite jeans or jean jacket. There will be an Elements competition to see who can wear the most denim. Send a photo to Ms Giordano to enter.


Dual Credit TEAC 105

This is a reminder to those students interested in TEAC 105.   Please complete your Step 1 - Camosun Application Form and Step 2 - Registration Payment ASAP.   No form, no payment = no seat.  If you are still not in the Google Classroom, please come see Mr. Bussoli in the Career Center (Rm 217) to get your code.


New School Bus Registration Information

If you plan to ride the school bus next year, there is new information about registration and fees.  Please see all information on the SD63 website Transportation page:  


Yearbooks : Deadline To Order is April 15

Have you ordered your yearbook?  The deadline to order and pay is April 15th.   If you are unsure as to whether you have ordered a yearbook, please check with Ms. Waller in the Accounting office THIS WEEK.  Don’t wait.  Lots of students wait until it is too late to buy a yearbook, then they are disappointed in June when they are sold out.


After School Homework Club

For all students who would like extra help in academic classes, help from Education Assistants is available four days a week (MONDAY-THURSDAY) for one hour after school in room 235. All academic subjects are welcome. This is open to all students in all grades.



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NEW - Track

Congratulations to the track team who performed very well yesterday. Some highlights include:

Ava DE POL: 1st place in 100m

Sebastian DAMIEN : 1st place in Jr Boys 1500m

Ethan NOZICK: 1st place in Sr Boys 1500m

George DERVISHI: 1st place in 1500m race walk.


NEW - Golf

Congrats to Milan SANGHA, Matt MILKOWSKI, Caleb DUKES, Anson ZHAO and Charlie PEARCEY for winning the first island golf event of the season in Parksville. The squad had an excellent four-person combined score of 302 (the 2nd place team shot 320; the 3rd place team shot 339).

Milan had the low score of the tournament with 69, Matt was third with 73 and Anson had an eagle (2 under par) on the first hole. All players had birdies on their score card. Well done, fellas!!!


UPDATED - Girls Lacrosse – Bottle Drive Saturday April 13

The girls’ lacrosse program is having a bottle drive THIS SATURDAY April 13, 10:00-3:00 (please note updated time frame).  They will be at the front of the school in the bus loop.  This is a great chance to get rid of your empties. Thank you for your support.



NEW – Chess Club

Claremont Open Chess Tournament starts THIS MONDAY April 15th. Sign up in room 327. All levels welcome.


Knitting & Crocheting Club

The Knitting and Crochet Club meets TODAY and every THURSDAY at lunch in room 323.  Beginners are welcome and we have lots of supplies and yarn if you have a project in mind.  If you know how to crochet (or would like to learn), consider joining us this term in making 60 flower granny squares to be sewn into a patchwork quilt to be donated to Blankets for Canada.



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¬ GRAD 2024

Mandatory Grad Assembly April 11 (Block 2)

Reminder that all grade 12's are required to attend a grad assembly TODAY in block 2 in the Ridge Theatre. This assembly will provide all details about graduation, plus you will be provided with all of the necessary paperwork.


Scholarships – Application Deadline April 30

Attention Grads: The District and Schools Scholarships Application Portal is now open.  Over $60,000 in scholarships and bursaries are available to grade 12s planning to enter post-secondary institutions.  Applications will be accepted online until April 30th.  To apply, go to the Scholarships page on the Claremont website.  Detailed information about each scholarship can be found there, as well in the District and School Scholarships Handbook.


Magic Wand

Hey Grads! The Magic Wand is a non-profit organization that offers an inexpensive and eco-friendly alternative to grad outfits for any students. This is a great opportunity to borrow, rather than buy, a complete special outfit for graduation. The only cost to the student is a small fee which covers the cost of cleaning.  Please contact Elizabeth Suresus to view her selection of grad dresses, suits, tuxedos, shoes, and accessories.




NEW - Borrow Me Boutique

Borrow Me Boutique is another low-cost option to RENT grad dresses.  For more information and to browse their selection of dresses, their website is:


NEW - Grad 2024 Fundraiser – Online Silent Auction OPEN!

This year's grads are looking forward to a dinner & dance at the brand new event space Sngequ House at the University of Victoria at the end of June. All proceeds from this auction will go to supporting the costs of this and other year-end celebrations for our 2024 graduates.

Thank you to all the amazing families and businesses who have donated to the auction. And thank you in advance for your continued support as you consider bidding on these fantastic items. Please consider sharing auction information with your friends and families.

The auction is LIVE April 11 to April 26. Here is the web address: or HERE.


Message From Grad Parent Committee – Stay Informed

Grad families of 2024: if you wish to be informed of ongoing grad meetings, grad events, and grad fundraisers, please email the parent grad committee at this email to be added to the communication list:



IMAGINING UVic Math Summer Camp for Girls

Are you a girl entering Grade 11 or 12 next year, and you love MATH?  Then apply for IMAGINING UVic (Inspiring Mathematical Growth and Intuition in Girls)!  At this summer camp, you'll learn new and exciting math concepts which go beyond the BC curriculum. Participants will also have various opportunities to interact with professors and graduate students in mathematics.  Deadline to apply is April 19, in order to be considered. Successful applicants will be notified in May. See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre, or email her for more information:

Or go to the UVic website to apply:


Women In Trades & Technology – April 16

Are you interested in the trades and want to learn more? Join us for the Women in Trades & Technology Day at Camosun!  Explore a variety of trades in a hands-on day of fun at Camosun! TUESDAY April 16, 9:30am-2:30pm. Visit the Career Centre to sign up!


Job Opportunity

Elk Lake Farm is Hiring for Farm Labour!  Jobs include: Weeding and taking care of the organic vegetable garden; shoveling; and picking fruit. This job suits someone who enjoys exercise in the outdoors, and is interested in learning how to grow food. 

Work can start now as well as continuing over the summer.

Flexible Hours @ $18/hour.  See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre or email her for contact info:


Job Opportunity

Peninsula Co-op is hiring. Come to the Career Centre or email Mrs. Watson ( by Friday, April 12, to sign up for an upcoming Hiring Info Session!



CPAC Elections – May 21

The AGM to vote for the new CPAC Exec for the 2024/25 school year will take place on May 21st.  We have the Treasurer’s role to still secure and we welcome a few other Members at Large or others who may want to share a role. For anyone still interested in being part of the Exec, please reach out to:

Nominees are listed below. 

President - Richard Anthony

Vice-President - Kirsty Hooker

Treasurer - OPEN

Secretary - Jennifer Magnusson

COPACS Rep - Bernard Tonks

Members at large -  Kelly Perry, Jenny Eastman

Many thanks to the parents volunteering their time with CPAC.


PAC Fundraiser: Country Grocer Receipts

Here is an easy way to support your PAC year-round. Save your Country Grocer receipts and bring them to the school front office.  We appreciate your participation in this fundraiser, which will benefit our school community with up to $2000 in grocery gift cards.



Peninsula Youth Clinic

The Peninsula Youth Clinic is located at 2379 Bevan Avenue in Sidney and is open every THURSDAY from 5:30-7:30pm for help with any medical concern (physical, mental, and sexual health). Call 250-656-4143 to make an appointment with a physician or counsellor.  Services are 100% free, confidential, and explicitly inclusive of all genders and sexualities!


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