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June 5

Daily News - June 5, 2024


Wednesday June 5, 2024



NEW - Dual Credit Courses

Students who have signed up for Dual Credit Courses: please check your Google Classroom messages and your Outlook Student Emails, REGULARLY, for important messages about your Dual Credit Course Registration. See Mr. Bussoli in the Career Centre if you have questions about your course, or if you have not met with him yet.


Work Experience

If you are taking Work Experience 12 NEXT YEAR and want to log your hours over the summer: Please come to the Career Centre and make an appointment to meet with Mr. Bussoli.  If you don't meet with him to get the correct paperwork, you WILL NOT be able to log your work hours over the summer.


NEW – Night of Dance: June 11 & 12

Night of Dance is next week on TUESDAY June 11 and WEDNESDAY June 12 at 7pm. Tickets will be on sale at lunch outside the theatre starting TOMORROW (THURSDAY). Only $5 for Spartans.


NEW – Donations Drive for SPCA: June 6-12

A group of grade 9 PEP students are hosting a donations drive for the Victoria SPCA. Please consider donating any old linens, such as towels, blankets, sheets, (NO fitted sheets or pillow cases, please), as well as wet or dry pet food (it can be open, just not past its ‘best before’ date), pet toys, carriers, and kitty litter. Please drop off your items in the labeled bin in front of the office, starting THURSDAY June 6 until WEDNESDAY June 12.


NEW – Student Accomplishment in Science Fairs

Congratulations to Zane STEWART (grade 9).  Zane entered the Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair at UVic at the end of April with his project on the “Optimisation of an Ionic Thruster”.  Out of ~ 74 projects from across the island, Zane was selected third overall, and was recognised with awards from BC Hydro and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. 

Zane was also selected to be one of Vancouver Island’s 7 representatives at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Ottawa with Team BC/Yukon at the end of May.  At the national science fair, there were 330 projects from across Canada; Zane was awarded an Excellence Award of Silver, Intermediate level (grades 9-10). Way to go, Zane!!


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.


Lost and Found

A badminton racquet & case was left in an upstairs classroom.  Please claim it in the office.



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NEW - Badminton

Congratulations to Jaden THOM, who won in badminton Men Singles and Doubles Open Victoria Closed category last weekend!  Well done!!




The IBPOC Affinity Group will meet for the final time this year TODAY at lunch time in room 201.  All students who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour and their allies are welcome!



The YCI Club is giving out mental health packages THIS THURSDAY and FRIDAY at lunch in the student lounge. Come by and pick one up!



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¬ GRAD 2024

Sign-up for Grad Banquet Tables – June 5 & 6

Grads, it is time to think about who you want to sit with at your grad banquet.  Seating is assigned for the dinner only; afterwards, everyone can move around freely and mingle.  Sign-up forms are available in the office NOW. Please come by to pick one up.  Sign-up will be TODAY & TOMORROW (THURSDAY) at lunch in room 200.

Here are the details…..

1. Pick 1 friend to represent your group.

2. Tables can seat up to 10 guests. Your group can be from 1–10 people.  You don’t need 10 guests to submit a group.  (sign-up forms are in the office)

3. Names can only be on one list, so confirm the Grad (and Guest) want to be in your group.

4. Fill in a Sign-up Form of who is sitting at your table (No List = No Sign-up.)

     a. First and Last Name of Grad

     b. First and Last Name of the Guest.

5. WEDNESDAY June 5 & THURSDAY June 6 at lunchtime: one member of your group brings the list to Room 200 (in the Science wing).

6. If you don’t sign up by the end of lunch on Thursday June 6th, tables will be assigned for you.


Extra Grad Ceremony Tickets – June 3

Grads: UVic sent your first two tickets for the grad ceremony to your student school email on Friday May 31stExtra tickets for the grad ceremony went on sale through the UVic Ticket Centre on MONDAY June 3rd.  Please call the UVic Ticket Centre directly, 250-721-8480 to book your extra tickets. Two tickets maximum, $10 per ticket.  All tickets must be booked under the graduating student’s name and will only be emailed to the student’s school email.

Please note this event has assigned seating with each ticket having a unique bar code relating to an individual seat.  Babies, even if being held, must have a ticket to enter the venue. Graduating students do not require a ticket to participate in graduation.



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!

THIS SATURDAY June 8th, the Change Makers Gathering Festival in Langford has drop-in Coast Salish art and cedar weaving workshops, performances by Indigenous drum and dance groups, an Indigenous artisans market, and a free bannock taco lunch! More info at this.

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 - 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:


FoodSafe Training – June 8

YEP (Youth Engagement Program) is hosting a Level 1 FoodSafe TrainingTHIS SATURDAY, June 8, 9am-4:30pm at Shoal Centre - 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney.

Cost: $60 (Ask for YEP Student price).  Call asap to register: 250-656-5537



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.