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February 27

Daily News - February 27


Monday, February 27, 2023



Spartan Celebration Assembly – Tuesday Feb.28

Altered Class Schedule

Block 1:   9:00 - 10:10am 

Block 2:   10:16 - 11:36am  (last 10min = load gym) 

Assembly:  11:40 - 12:15pm 

Lunch:     12:15 - 12:45pm 

Block 3:   12:45  -  1:55pm 

Block 4:     2:01  -  3:12pm 


2023-2024 Course Selection Forms

Reminder to please return the course selection forms for next year’s classes by THIS FRIDAY, March 3rd.  We encourage families to have thoughtful conversations about course choices before making selections.  Please be sure about your choices before submitting your form.  Applications for Programs of Choice are due back in the office by FRIDAY March 3 (attached to a Course Selection Form).


2023-2024 Course Book

The digital Course Book for the 2023-2024 school year is posted on the Claremont website on the Registration Page. Families can familiarize themselves with course offerings, specialty programs and pathways to graduation.


Dual Credits Courses – Info Poster

Students interested in Dual Credit Courses, check out the info poster by the Student Lounge! Each course is outlined, with information about course topics, pre-requisites, credits gained, and more. You can also see these descriptions in the digital Course Book for 2023-24.


Encourage kids to READ

Come to the Learning Commons, grab a bookmark and colour them - then we'll send them to Lochside and Cordova Bay Elementary students. Choose from a variety of designs.


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, but especially if you are struggling in Math & Science. This is open to all students in all grades.


Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is running on TUESDAY and THURSDAY mornings (before block 1) at the Spartan Store.  All students are welcome to come by for a bagel (with choice of spreads) and a juice box. Items are $.25 each. 



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Boys Rugby

All Senior and Junior Boys Rugby players: please report TODAY at lunch to Mr. Belvedere's room 134 to pick up your jerseys.  Please also pick up and return your player packages by TOMORROW.


Girls Soccer – Tryouts This Week

Junior Girls Soccer tryouts are TOMORROW (TUESDAY) after school on the Claremont field, and THURSDAY at the Lochside turf. We will let those that make it into Thursday practise, as they need to arrange rides to Lochside.

Senior Girls Soccer tryouts are TOMORROW (TUESDAY) after school.



Robotics Club

Congratulations to Ava LANCASTER, Maddie BAXTER and Aidan CHEUNG for winning the Amaze Award and building Claremont's top robot in this weekend's robotics tournament in Comox. 

Claremont Robotics competes in the Island Championships this SATURDAY in Brentwood.  Go Spartans!



Mt. Washington Ski Trip

For all International Students going on the Mt. Washington ski trip in March: there is an important meeting TODAY at lunch in the Learning Commons.


¬ GRAD 2023

Grad Fundraiser:  Krispy Kreme Donuts – March 4

Krispy Kreme Donuts will be on sale THIS SATURDAY March 4th, 11:00-3:00, at 2 locations: Royal Oak Plaza (Co-Op) and Broadmead Plaza (Canadian Tire) and we are also doing PRE-SALES.  Parents, we need your help as well with selling the donuts with the students.  More info about organizing pre-sales is HERE. Thank you for supporting the Grad Class of 2023.


Grad Fundraiser: Purdy’s Easter Chocolates

It is never too early to think about chocolate!  From now until March 20th, you can order Purdy’s treats from our fundraiser by joining our campaign and browsing the tastiest selection of Easter chocolates online. More info about chocolates is HERE.         Thank you for your continued support.


Grad Fundraiser:  Ongoing Bottle Drive

An easy way to support the 2023 Grad Class is by donating empty bottles and beverage containers throughout the school year until June at the Bottle Depot location at Glanford/Quadra.  Account name is “Claremont Grad 2023.” Thank you for supporting the grad class of 2023.



Employment Opportunities

Criminal Justice Info Session – March 1

Camosun College is hosting a Criminal Justice Information Session!  There will be over 40 Community and Criminal Justice organizations attending. This informal event provides the opportunity for students to meet one on one to learn about the agencies, their roles and responsibilities, and career information.

WEDNESDAY, March 1st, 2:30-4:30, Camosun College Lansdown Campus - Wilna Thomas Building (Room 224).  For more info, please email


Victoria Airport Authority is hosting a Career Fair – March 7

Find out about dynamic opportunities at the airport, from aircraft ground handlers, customer service agents, security, food and beverage, and retail service representatives.

TUESDAY, March 7, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Eagles Landing: 3rd Floor, Air Terminal Building – Victoria International Airport.  Click HERE for more information about the fair and participating business partners.


Summer Employment with Saanich School District

Grade 12 Students: The Saanich School District #63 will be hiring summer staff in the Custodial Department!  Full-time, union positions will be available from the end of June until end of August, with the opportunity for continuing employment.  Earn competitive wages vs. minimum wage.  You must have your own transportation, and you must be a graduate by the end of June. For more information, see Mrs. Watson in office 222, or email her at



Join the CPAC Exec Team

We are starting to look ahead to the next school year. If you’re interested in joining the CPAC Exec, please reach out to our team!  A few Exec team members will be leaving this year as their grade 12 kids graduate, so we welcome new team members. During the school year, CPAC Exec holds a parent meeting once a month except for December and March. We’d like to hold the AGM this year in May.

Email us at if you’re interested.


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.


Upcoming Family Smart Online Events

To join a FamilySmart online event, register at:


MARCH - A Conversation for Families About Digital Wellbeing & Mental Health.

As parents, we struggle with balancing our children’s time spent in the digital world and what we consider the real world. It’s not easy to know how much time spent on technology is too much and how to set boundaries that don’t create conflict. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Kristy Goodwin, Digital Wellbeing and Productivity Researcher, Speaker, Author and Consultant to learn some practical solutions to our everyday concerns and challenges around our kids’ use of screens and their mental health.




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.