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June 13

Daily News - June 13, 2024


Thursday June 13, 2024



NEW - Timetables for 2024/25

Student preliminary timetables for next year will be posted next week in the Student Portal.  STAY TUNED for the date.  Students will be able to access their timetables: ( using their SD63 user name and password, when they are made available.


NEW – Lost & Found Table

Are you missing your hoodie, jacket, backpack, shoes, water bottle, or something else??  Lost & found items are on tables TODAY in the horseshoe hallway near the front office, until noon on FRIDAY June 21. Remaining items will be removed after lunch on FRIDAY June 21 and donated to charity.


NEW – AP Physics Cardboard Boat Competition

Congratulations to Daniel MONTEIRO and Hayden MULLINS for winning the 2024 AP Physics Cardboard Boat Competition, which took place at the Commonwealth Pool on Tuesday.  Even though their boat was the third slowest in the speed run, they finished first in the rescue event and first in the buoyancy challenge to take first place overall.  Additionally, two new competition records were set this year for “The Slowest Boat Ever To Compete” and “The Most Peaceful Boat Sinking.”  Congratulations to all the teams!


NEW - Grade 11s – Class of 2025 Grad Colour

To our current grade 11 students: please come to the first 2025 Grad Exec Meeting THIS TUESDAY June 18 at lunch in room 200 to discuss your grad colour.



Our Grads will receive their yearbooks at the Grad BBQ on MONDAY June 17.  For all other students, yearbooks will be handed out next week TUESDAY - FRIDAY at lunch and after school in the Student Lounge.


Trip To Spain, Italy and France

Would you like to go to Spain, Italy and France next July 2025?  Ms. Wells is planning a fun trip that is open to all students in grades 9, 10 and 11 currently. Do you love great food, beaches, cool architecture, art and museums, shopping and exploring with friends? Come to a lunch info meeting TODAY in Ms.Wells' room 312 on the third floor. See you there!


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.


Zero Café Is Selling Ice Cream! 

Along with hot drinks and baked treats, the Zero Café is now selling ice cream cones at lunch time too!  Cones are $3.



NEW - Night of Dance

Congratulations to all dancers, Ms Giordano and Ms Tresidder on two fantastic Night of Dance shows.  The choreography was stunning and the dancers amazed us with their talent, technique, and passion. Bravo!



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Key Club

Hey Key Clubbers!  If you're a registered member, come to our LAST meeting TODAY where we will celebrate the year and our Kiwanis Advisor! See you at lunch in room 135.



International Farewell Party

For all of our International Program students: please come to our International Farewell Party NEXT FRIDAY June 14th at lunch outside of the student lounge.


¬ GRAD 2024

NEW – Sign Up For Grad BBQ

Reminder to grads to please go to the Grad Google Classroom TODAY to sign up for the Grad BBQ, so that your ticket packages can be prepared.  Ticket packages can be picked up from the Accounting office on MONDAY June 17.


Parent Volunteers Needed for Grad BBQ

Parents of Grade 12 students, we are still in need of volunteers/helpers for the yearbook BBQ on MONDAY June 17. Please help if you can! Please sign up to volunteer on this LINK.  Let’s make this a memorable experience for all the grads! Thank you.


Extra Grad Ceremony Tickets

All of the extra tickets for the grad ceremony are sold out.  For anyone who did not get a ticket for the ceremony at UVic, they can still watch the ceremony online (the link will be put onto our school website) or in the UVic Farquhar Auditorium foyer on large TV monitors (there is limited seating, but the space is large).

We also ask that if anyone cannot use their purchased ticket on Grad day, to please return it to the Ticket Centre, so that someone else can use the seat.



June is National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month, and there will be lots of events popping up which gives everyone the opportunity to celebrate Indigenous culture!

On FRIDAY June 21st, Royal Roads University is hosting their annual National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration from 10am to 3pm. The day will open with a performance from Lekwungen singers and dancers, followed by a welcome ceremony and traditional canoe landing protocol. There will be vendors and food trucks open all day, and more performances from drumming, singing, and dance groups will happen in the afternoon! There will also be canoe challenges/races and opportunities to join on plant walks with Quw'utsun (Cowichan) elder Kenneth Elliot.  More info at this LINK.




NEW – Volunteer Opportunity

Earn volunteer hours at Cordova Bay Day, a great community event!  The event will be on SATURDAY, June 22, but student volunteers are needed for TWO days:

FRIDAY, June 21 to help with event set-up AND SATURDAY, June 22 to help with kid's activities on the day of the event, and/or take-down of the event.  You can choose one or two days of volunteering.  See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre, or email her for more info.


Youth Leaders in Training

The City of Victoria’s ‘Youth Leadership in Training’ Program (YLIT) has a focus on recreational leadership skills, as well as public speaking, teamwork, communication, and many other important life skills. The training consists of 3 parts:

1. One week of leadership training at Crystal Pool.

2. Four weeks of placements in City of Victoria summer camps.

3. Team building out-trips.

Applicants must be 14-17 years old with an interest in recreation and/or child & youth care. They are selected in an interview process that consists of initiative tasks, questions, and scenarios. At the end of the program, YLITs receive a $600 honorarium for the completion of the program as well as a certificate and a reference letter.

Applications are due by June 28th!

For more info, see Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre, or email her:


Paramedic First Responder Camp

Alert First Aid is offering Paramedic (First Responder) Camp this summer!  This immersive and empowering experience is designed exclusively for individuals between the ages of 13-17. Over the course of two action-packed weeks, participants will experience learning and personal growth in the field of emergency medical care and will receive a Standard First Aid and CPR C Certificate, First Responder Certificate, Deluxe First Aid Kit, T-Shirt, and tons of practice time. The program costs $950.00 with two camp dates. Spots are limited.

Option A: July 8-12 & July 15-19

Option B: Aug 12-16 & Aug 19-23

To register, visit the Alert First Aid WEBSITE. Or see Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre for more information.


Volunteer Opportunity

Here is a great opportunity to enjoy HarbourCats Baseball, while supporting Habitat For Humanity Victoria AND earning volunteer hours!  Volunteers are wanted for all home games of the 2024 HarbourCats season. The season starts soon. There are two volunteer options:

1.    HarbourCats Usher:  volunteers will help attendees find their seats, control foot traffic, answer questions, etc.

2.    Habitat Ambassador:  volunteers will man our information booth, engaging visitors, collecting donations, hosting games, etc.  Sign Up is now open:



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.