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May 13

Daily News - May 13, 2024


Monday May 13, 2024



Blood Donor Clinic – May 13

Thank you to all students, staff and community members who will be rolling up their sleeves at our blood drive TODAY.  You are saving lives.


cc350 - May 24

The Claremont cc350 is on the horizon and rider sign-ups are now open.  This year the CC350 will raise funds for the BC Sierra Club and their incredible work with eco conservation. The event is on FRIDAY May 24th and will be a full day of fun & cycling for change. Grab a few friends and head to the IGS room at lunch for more info and to sign up!


New School Bus Registration Information

If you plan to ride the school bus next year, there is new information about FEES and registration.  Please see all information on the SD63 website Transportation page:  


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.



Claremont Musical Theatre Presents: “Anything Goes”… May 23 - June 1

Performance dates are May 23-25 and May 29 – June 1 at 7 pm.  Additional matinees May 25th and June 1st at 1 pm.  All tickets are $17.50 in advance or $20 at the door. Purchase tickets through your SD63 online account LINK or in person at the accounting office.  For questions, please call Mrs. Waller at 250-658-5221 ext. 81572.



NEW – Rowing

This past weekend, the rowers were treated to three glorious days of racing under the sunshine while at Shawnigan Lake. It was a showcase of skill, determination, and camaraderie.  We had a total of 22 podium finishes out of the 28 events: fourteen 1st place finishes, four 2nd place finishes, and four 3rd place finishes. GO SPARTANS!! You can check out all our results on our Instagram page @csirowing

Here is the breakdown of our podium results (there were lots of great races and performances that didn't result in podiums too!):

First Place Finishes:

Under 17 Women Coxed Quad (Alison Clarke, Isabella Silva, Tamsin Wiltse, Maya Turner, Olivia de Kleine)

Under 17 Women Straight Quad (Isabella Silva, Tamsin Wiltse, Maya Turner, Olivia de Kleine)

Under 19 Lwt63 Women Single (Tegan Zecher)

Under 19 Womens Single (Tendo Mukahanana)

Under 19 Men Single (Quinn McCoy)

Under 19 Men Double (Quinn McCoy, Henry Lindig)

Under 17 JV Women Coxed four (Ethan Goldberg, Alison Clarke, Tamsin Wiltse, Isabella Silva , Olivia de Kleine)

Under 19 Men Straight quad (Yechan Kim, Kiefer Wensauer, Quinn McCoy, Henry Lindig)

Under 17 Men Double (Jan Van Dijken, Finn McLennan)

Under 19 Lwt72 Men Double (Robin Weiss, Callum Dutchak)

Under 19 JV Men Double (Yechan Kim, Kiefer Wensauer)

Under 19 JV Womens Quad (Charlotte Dienst, Kiana Layton, Cyan Tran, Sara Ponce de Leon)

Mixed Quad (Tegan Zecher, Tendo Mukahanana, Robin Weiss, Callum Dutchak)

Under 17 Mens Novice Double (Ethan Goldberg, Liam Blakemore)

Second Place Finishes

Under 19 Lwt72 Men Single (Robin Weiss)

Under 17 JV Mens Four (Liam Blakemore, Shawn Song, Sam Dervishi, Nathaniel Macpherson, Liam Mitchell).

Under 17 Mens Straight Quad (Ryan Su, Finn McLennan, Jan van Dijken, Isaac Fairall)

Under 17 Womens JV Single (Alison Clarke)

Third Place Finishes

Under 19 Women Double (Stella Graham, Tiegan Szulc)

Under 17 Womens Novice Single (Camila Granados)

Under 17 Womens Novice Double (Sanjana Rao, Pippa Ettles)

Under 17 Mens Coxed Quad (Ryan Su, Jackson Perkins, Jan van Dijken, Isaac Fairall, Ethan Goldberg)



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¬ GRAD 2024

Message From Grad Parent Committee – Stay Informed

Grad families of 2024: if you wish to be informed of ongoing grad meetings, grad events, and grad fundraisers, please email the parent grad committee at this email to be added to the communication list:



NEW - Moose Hide Campaign Day – May 16

The Moosehide Campaign is THIS THURSDAY May 16th. This is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. The Campaign also supports the National Inquiry into the disproportionate numbers of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We encourage our students to wear a moosehide pin to support the cause. Pins will be available at the office for those who would like to pick one up.  More info: Moose Hide Campaign


NEW – Beading Workshop – May 15

For all of our Indigenous, Inuit, and Metis students: if you are interested in a Moose Hide Campaign beading workshop THIS WEDNESDAY, please let Mr. Slade or Darian know ASAP.



UVic Registration Info Session - May 14

Attention students attending UVic in the Fall - Join us for a Registration 101 Session!  During this informative session, you will learn how to be prepared for every aspect of course registration coming up in June: how to stay organized and choose first-year courses, build a course timetable, navigate the UVic registration system, and more! Please SIGN UP with Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre (room 217), or email her at   Session is TOMORROW (TUESDAY), May 14 at lunch (11:45-12:30) in the Career Centre. Bring your lunch!


Job Opportunity

Weeding - $20/hour.  A local neighbour is looking for one or two students to weed his yards for a few Saturdays, 4-5 hours each day (hours/days are flexible).  See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre (Room 217), or email her for more info:


Summer Job Opportunity

Cordova Bay United Church (around the corner from Claremont) is looking for a motivated, hardworking, flexible young person, who can work independently, as a Programs Assistant under the federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs program. The position involves office administration, working with children and youth, utilizing electronic communication techniques, as well as special projects.

Duration of job: June 3-August 30. $19/hour for 30 hours work per week. The training hours required during June might be able to be flexible. Application deadline: May 15.  See Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre or email her at for more info.


NEW - Health X-Ploration Day – May 28

If you are considering a career in the Health Care Industry, sign up for a field trip to Camosun College, for a Health 'X-ploration' Day! Students will explore dual credit pathways in various health programs including practical nursing, health care assistant, medical radiography, and certified medical lab assistant. TUESDAY May 28, 9:15-12:30.  See Mr. Bussoli in the Career Centre to sign up!


Island Ignite Summer Event: July 12-14

Are you interested in being a Firefighter and want to test it out? Female students going into Grades 11 and 12 are invited to join a two-day, hands-on event in Victoria, July 12-14.  Applications are being accepted now!  Visit the Career Centre for more information and to apply.



CPAC Staff Appreciation Lunch May 29

CPAC is planning a Charcuterie Staff Appreciation Luncheon on WEDNESDAY May 29th, to recognize the hard work of teachers, support staff and admin at our awesome school.  Please help us celebrate our amazing Claremont Staff and say, “Thank you for a great year!” by contributing some items for the charcuterie table or a dessert.  For more information and to sign up please visit: PERFECT CLAREMONT POTLUCK.


CPAC Elections – May 21

The AGM to vote for the new CPAC Exec for the 2024/25 school year will take place on May 21st

Nominees are listed below. 

President - Richard Anthony

Vice-President - Kirsty Hooker

Treasurer - Tynke Landsmeer

Secretary - Jennifer Magnusson

COPACS Rep - Bernard Tonks

Members at large -  Kelly Perry, Jenny Eastman, Eagle Su and Reet Dangerfield

Many thanks to the parents volunteering their time with CPAC.


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.



Learning Through Loss – Youth Event May 26

Learning Through Loss is hosting a free community event for students, Eat Play Influence, on Sunday May 26th - 12:00-3:30. 

Location: Fort Tectoria - 777 Fort St. 

This event is for students interested in learning more about how their positive influence can help youth in the Grief and Loss community and discover the healing powers of youth advocacy. Students who participate will receive a certificate of volunteer hours. For more information and to sign up, see Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre or email her at


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.