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Daily News - June 7, 2024


Friday June 7, 2024



NEW - Literacy and Numeracy Assessments – June 11 & 12

Literacy and Numeracy assessments are NEXT WEEK on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY.  All Socials 10 classes will be writing Literacy 10 and Workplace Math will be writing Numeracy 10.

Revised Class Schedule

To properly schedule these assessments, the entire school will follow a Copernican class schedule consisting of two long blocks per day. 


Block 1: 9:00 – 11:45  (Lit/Num Assessments: 9:00 – 12:00)

Block 3: 12:30 – 3:12  (Lit/Num Assessments: 12:30 – 3:30)


Block 2: 9:00 – 11:45  (Lit/Num Assessments: 9:00 – 12:00)

Block 4: 12:30 – 3:12  (Lit/Num Assessments: 12:30 – 3:30)

If you are writing one of these assessments, please arrive 10 minutes early to get set up.


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.


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, TODAY and next week. Only $5 for Spartans.


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, any time between TODAY and WEDNESDAY June 12.


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.



NEW – Music Spring Concert

A special congratulations goes out to our ENTIRE Music Department (our Concert and Jazz Bands along with our Choir) led by the amazing Mrs. English and Mr. Gordon:  they put on a WONDERFUL Spring Concert last night, with SO MANY fantastic performances including being paired up with our special guests from Royal Oak, the Grade 8 Concert Band!  Similarly, a huge shout out goes to our 9 Grads who were honoured for their longstanding involvement and achievement in our Claremont Music Program; we can't thank you enough for all you've done for us and we wish you nothing but the best for the future!



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



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¬ GRAD 2024

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 until the end of FRIDAY June 7.  All tickets must be booked under the graduating student’s name and will only be emailed to the student’s school email.

NEW – There are still a limited number of tickets available.  If any tickets are still available at the end of day FRIDAY June 7, they will go on sale directly through the UVic Ticket Centre on MONDAY June 12 @  9:30 a.m. until they are gone.  Please call the UVic Ticket Centre directly, 250-721-8480 to book your extra tickets. $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.




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.