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February 5, 2024

Daily News - February 5, 2024


Monday February 5, 2024




NEW – Black History Month

February is Black History Month, where we celebrate the rich past and present contributions and accomplishments of Black people in Canada, while aspiring to embrace new opportunities for the future.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Civil Rights Activist, said: “It is always the right time, to do what is right.”


Spring Break Trip to Europe

Could those students going on the Claremont/Stelly's Europe trip at Spring Break please stop by the office TODAY and pick up a field trip package; it needs to be completed and returned to Mrs Laws as soon as possible.


Spring Break Police Leadership Camp

Congratulations to the twelve Claremont students who have been accepted into this year's Police Leadership Camp during Spring Break: Juliana, Emmett, Evan, Jay, Tommaso, Osman, Alex, Ryan, Indy, Jordan, Rainen, and Ella-Rose.  We are proud of these students and are excited that they were chosen to represent our school and district.


Course Changes

Course Change Forms cannot be dropped off without the student seeing a counsellor.  Whether you are requesting to add a course or drop a course, and even if your teacher says you can join their class, you still need to see a counsellor. The counsellors are working hard to accommodate drop-in appointments at this busy time, but it is great if you can make an appointment by seeing Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre (Room 217). Thank you!


Regional South Island Skills Canada Competitions

Registration for this year's Regional South Island Skills Canada Competitions will be open soon!  Online or face-to-face competitions will be held, covering areas like automotive, baking, hairstyling, welding, electronics, pipe trades, job search, photography, and more...  Competitions will be in March, with the deadline for registration mid-February. See Mr. Bussoli in the Career Centre (Room 217) if you are interested in competing.




NEW - Valentine’s Music Café – Feb.14

Claremont's Valentine’s Music Cafe is happening next WEDNESDAY Feb 14 @ 7pm in the Learning Commons. Buy your tickets every day at lunch at the theatre box office to enjoy an evening of fun music, refreshments and silent auction treasures. Come support our very talented students! Tickets are $15.





Girls Soccer Tryouts

Girls Soccer tryouts are starting soon.

Junior girls – tryouts are TOMORROW (TUESDAY) Feb 6 and Feb 13.  See Mr. Reisig if you have a conflict.

Senior girls – tryouts are next week on Feb 13 and 15.  Please see Ms Yager if you have a conflict.


NEW - Badminton

If you are interested in playing badminton, the next drop-in session is THIS THURSDAY 7:00-8.30pm in the big gym. Be sure to have gym strip and indoor shoes!



Rugby training will be WEDNESDAYS and THURSDAYS, 3:30pm - 4:30pm. Anyone and everyone are welcome to join or to just give it a go. See you guys out there.




NEW - Robotics Club

Claremont's Robotics team of Aiden Cheung, Jordan Shields and Connor Belanger finished in first place at the Gulf Islands Robotics Tournament this past weekend.  Also, four Claremont teams have qualified for the Island Championships at Brentwood four weeks from now.  Congratulations teams!!


Math Club

Sign up for the Pascal/Cayley/Fermat math contests on the bulletin board outside room133.  These are the easiest of all the University of Waterloo math contests, so they are good ones to try if you have never tried one before.  See Mr. Skanks for details.



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UBC Med Outreach Ambassador Program – Feb. 6

UBC Med Outreach Ambassador Program reps will be visiting Claremont TOMORROW (TUESDAY) @ lunch in Room 215.  The Ambassador Program enables current medical students to share their perspective on what it means to have a career in medicine, and they will provide valuable information and practical advice on pursuing the path to becoming a medical doctor. Don't miss this great info session!


Butchart Gardens Job Fair – Feb. 7

Butchart Gardens is hosting a Job Fair THIS WEDNESDAY, February 7th, 5:30pm-7:30pm at Butchart Gardens. (This event will have an exclusive gate opening with complimentary access / no garden admission).  Butchart’s will be recruiting for spring and summer employment in most departments. Bring your resume! 


Camosun Info Session – Feb. 7

The Arts & Science Department at Camosun College is hosting an info session THIS WEDNESDAY, February 7, at 6:30pm - 7:30 pm. Info will cover:

- The Digital Production, the Writing and Design Programs

- The Digital Communication Program

- The Comics & Graphic Novels Program

Come to the Career Centre (Room 217) for more info, or check out the Camosun website.


Camosun Student Service Fair – Feb. 13

Camosun is hosting a Student Service Fair at the Interurban Campus on TUESDAY February 13th from 5pm-7pm. This is a great chance to explore the range of services available and partake in some mini-tours of the facilities. Registration isn't required - just show up!



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.