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Daily News - November 8, 2022



Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget

Claremont will be holding four Remembrance Day Ceremonies in the Ridge Theatre on THURSDAY Nov. 10.  Block 1: grades 9 & 10. Block 2: grades 11 & 12. We honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served our country, and those who continue to serve, in order to preserve our Canadian values and freedoms. Thank you to the men and women of our Canadian military: the soldiers, medics, equipment technicians, pilots, support staff and peacekeepers.

Poppies from the Royal Canadian Legion will be distributed to students on THURSDAY Nov.10 in block 1 classes. There will be donation bins at the entrance to the theatre as students and staff arrive for the Remembrance Day ceremonies. We encourage all students and staff to make a donation to the Legion Poppy Fund and wear a poppy proudly. There is also a donation bin and poppies at the front office.  Poppy funds raised assist Veterans and their families with many necessary services and supports.


Canadian Computing Competition

Any students interested in participating in the Canadian Computing Competition from the University of Waterloo, please see Mr. Beeston at lunch this week in room 236 to register.


Dual Credit Business Courses      

If you have signed up for a Dual Credit Business Course for Semester 2, please check your school email as there is an important step that must be completed.  Also, you must come see Mr. Bussoli ASAP to complete the process.


Dual Credit Course: Early Learning & Care Program

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of children? Perhaps considering a career as an Early Childhood Educator?  Camosun has an Early Learning and Care Program starting in February.  This is a dual-credit program, which gives you the certification to be an ELC Assistant. See Mr. Bussoli with questions or to sign up.


SD 63 Transportation Policy – Survey (Closes Nov.15)

The Board of Education is reviewing its bus transportation policy and is seeking feedback from parents, staff and students (middle and secondary). Your input is appreciated and can be provided using the survey link below. This survey closes November 15th.  Please complete the survey HERE.


Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is running on TUESDAY and THURSDAY mornings (before block 1) at the Spartan Store.  All students are welcome to come by for a bagel (with choice of spreads) and a juice box. Items are $.25 each. 


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, but especially if you are struggling in Math & Science. This is open to all students in all grades.



Year-Long Drama Presents: "One Stoplight Town"

The Year-Long Drama class is excited to present the new play "One Stoplight Town" this December in the Ridge Playhouse.  Shows are Dec.1,2,3 and Dec. 8,9,10 at 7:30 pm nightly.  All tickets are $10 at the door, cash only.  Thank you for supporting the cast and crew of Year-Long Drama!

Synopsis:  The story follows the citizens of a small town, which at first glance seems so sleepy and quiet that it is almost instantly forgettable. However, if someone were to stop at the only stoplight in the town and look around, they would notice that there is much more going on than first meets the eye. This show is full of vibrant characters, lots of humour, and shares a heart-felt take-away message.



Cross Country

The Cross Country Provincials were help at Royal Roads this past Saturday. Eight of our team members had qualified for their respective races and represented Claremont extremely well.

Leading the way for the Senior Girls team was Madelaine EAMES, who finished an amazing 8th overall out of the 200+ runners in the Senior Girls race. This helped the team finish 12th overall. Joining Mady on the Senior Girls team were Isobella DUKART, Alma KNEBEL, Petra FRISON and Silvia PASCOLI.

Also, congratulations to Sydney DUNHILL, Bridget BROOKES,and Lucas PEARSON who all finished in the top half of their Junior races that featured over 240 of the top runners in the province.  A special shout out to Lucas who had one of his shoes sucked off in the mud and ended up running the final 2.5km with only one shoe!

Go Spartans!!!


Jr Girls' Basketball

Junior Girls' Basketball tryouts continues THIS THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 5:30-7:00 pm in the small gym. If you have any questions, or you cannot make the tryouts, please let Ms. Robertson know.


Sr Girls Basketball

Sr. Girls Basketball tryouts for all interested girls start TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) Nov. 9th after school at 3:30 in the main gym. Please be on time. See Mr Reisig if you have any questions.


Jr Boys Basketball Tryouts - This Week:

Jr. Boys Basketball tryouts continue this week, they will be: THURSDAY Nov.10th, 5:15-7pm, and (for some) FRIDAY Nov. 11th, 2:00-4:00pm!!

Check the Jr Boys BBall Google Classroom page for the most up-to-date-information.



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Pizza Lunch – Nov.9

For all International students: our next pizza lunch is TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) in the Learning Commons.  Please attend!


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Police Camp - Spring Break 2023!

Police Camp is a unique youth leadership program for students in Grade 11 or 12 that have an interest in exploring policing and public safety. Students will spend one week experiencing classroom lectures, physical activity, group discussions and simulations supervised by dozens of police staff.  See Mrs. Watson in Room 222 before Dec.5 to learn more about the program.  Application deadline is WEDNESDAY, November 30th.


School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Nov.9

If you are interested in a career in the Arts, don't miss a visit with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago!  A student advisor from SAIC will be providing information about the school's programs, and how to enroll as an International student to the States.  TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY), November 9 at lunch in the Student Lounge.


Canadian Civil Liberties Association – Nov.10

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) will be making a stop on its nationwide rights education roadshow at the University of Victoria law school! Hear from legal

experts and rights advocates and explore how you can become a lawyer and advocate! The event is open to all high school students. Pre-register online so you can receive updates and information on how to register closer to the event date.  Event is THURSDAY Nov.10.


Queen’s University Bader College – Nov.17

The Recruitment Coordinator for Queen’s University’s Bader College will be at Claremont to present Canada’s only first-year study abroad opportunity.  Bader College is Queen’s University’s international campus based out of the beautiful Herstmonceux Castle estate in the UK.  Students spend their first year of university studying abroad before returning to our Kingston, Ontario campus for the upper year studies. Presentation is THURSDAY, Nov. 17 at lunch in the Student Lounge.


UVic Engineering & Computer Science – Nov.18

If you're interested in Civil Engineering and related programs, come to the Learning Commons on FRIDAY, November 18, at lunch time. A Student Advisor will be visiting from UVic's Department of Engineering and Computer Science, with information covering programs offered, admission requirements, and student life at UVic.


Post-Secondary BC Event – Nov.24

Connecting students with the best educational opportunities in British Columbia, the Post-Secondary BC event brings together over 15 of BC's finest schools, to provide tons of information about their school and programs.  Watch for more information to sign up for this event. The event will be at Claremont on THURSDAY November 24 in the Learning Commons.


Job Opportunities

Broadmead Care is looking for day and afternoon staff within our facilities for Food Service (hours 7:00-3:00, 3:15-7:15, 4:00-7:00, Housekeeping (7:00-3:00, 3:15-11:15), and Screening (5:30-1:00, 11-4, 12-8, 8-4).  They have 5 care homes from Sidney to James Bay, with our Royal Oak Lodge being the biggest. 

Work involves working with the elderly and would require a criminal record check (Broadmead Care will arrange for this), TB test, and Food safe (if working in food service). Most jobs start around $21 and up.  For more information, please contact:


Canadian Tire at Royal Oak is looking for energetic students who would like a part time job. We are looking for cashiers and floor staff for all departments (Automotive, Housewares, Hardware and Sports/Seasonal). Hours are flexible, but new hires are asked to work one weekend day shift and one night shift. Please bring a resume and fill out an application at the store.  See Mrs. Watson in Room 222 or email her for more info -



Claremont Staff Appreciation Dessert & Tea – Dec.7

CPAC is planning a Christmas Dessert & Tea Staff Appreciation Day on WEDNESDAY, Dec 7th between 11:30 and 1:30 in the Learning Commons. We would greatly appreciate parent's assistance by contributing a dessert!  Please see this link for details and to sign up: Christmas Staff Appreciation. Thank you for your participation!  For questions, please email:


CPAC Budget Approval Meeting - Nov 15th

The next parent meeting will be the review and approval of the $40K CPAC budget. Requests from Teachers and CPAC are currently being summarized. We also welcome parents to share any ideas they may have for fund allocation. We want to hear from you! Please email


CPAC News Subscription

Please register your email at this link in order to receive any news from CPAC (ie. PAC meetings, School Appreciation Events, Conferences, etc.).


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.



Studio 63 Hair Studio & Food Bank Donations

Did you know that School District #63 has its own Hairstylist training program?  Studio 63 offers Hairdressing training in partnership with Vancouver Island University.  Studio 63 is located at the Saanichton Learning Centre, 1649 Mt Newton X Rd.

From Oct.24 – Dec. 1, Studio 63 is hosting a canned food drive in conjunction with their hair studio services, to support our local food bank

Basic Haircut - $2 with canned food donation.

Shampoo, Cut & Style - $5 with canned food donation.

Call for Appointment or more info: 250-652-5381


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.