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Daily News - October 13, 2022


Screamfest Volunteers

There is a mandatory Screamfest meeting TODAY at lunch in the theatre for volunteers.  All Haunters and Crew required.  If you are interested in participating, please attend.

AP Biology

For all students interested (or are enrolled) in AP Biology next semester, there will be a brief meeting TODAY at lunch in Ms. McAvoy's Room 200.

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.



CSI Lacrosse

There will be a rare lacrosse game at Claremont TODAY.  Nanaimo District Secondary School is coming down to scrimmage our Senior team. The game will take place on our main field approximately 10:30-12:30. If students have a block 2 spare, or if you want to catch the last part of the game at lunch, there will be good viewing from the hill where we gathered for the Cops for Cancer presentation. Go Spartans!


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¬ GRAD 2023

Grad Wear

TWO DAYS LEFT!! The last day is TOMORROW (FRIDAY) to order Grad Wear. Hoodies, sweat pants, t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, and lanyards!  Check out the info on the Google Classroom and Instagram and get your order forms from the Accounts Office. 

Grad Portraits: October 11-21

If you have not booked your appointment yet, do it NOW. Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch has their portable photo studio here at Claremont for a limited time: only until October 21. To book your appointment, go to the LINK either 1) on the Claremont website under “Latest School News” or 2) on the Grad Google Classroom. Enter your province (BC), your city (Victoria) and your school (Claremont) to log in and book your appointment. Don't put this off until later, or all of the on-site appointments will be booked up and you will run out of time.  A sitting fee of $30 (cash or cheque) is due at the time of your appointment (however, if you know you are not purchasing photos later, no sitting fee is required, but we DO need you to have a photo taken for the yearbook).



Island Health Hiring Fair – Oct.18

Here is an opportunity to find out all about current and future job opportunities at Island Health, targeting grade 10-12 students. Drop by to learn more on TUESDAY, October 18 at lunch break in the Learning Commons.

Navy Reserves – Oct.20

Here is an opportunity to learn all about what the Navy Reserves has to offer! And... what do YOU have to offer the Navy Reserves? Drop by to learn more on THURSDAY, October 20 at lunch break in the Student Lounge.

HighTechU: Careers in the Digital Era – Oct.27

HighTechU is hosting a TED-talk-style lecture to give students a broader perspective on Careers in the Digital Era. In this presentation, you'll learn about what skills are in demand (in any field); high-opportunity jobs in BC; and how to get started with free resources online.  THURSDAY, October 27 at lunch in the Learning Commons.

UVic Info Session – Oct.28

UVic is hosting a presentation geared towards Grade 12 students (Grade 11’s can benefit from the information as well), covering general UVic topics, including: co-op and academic opportunities, application & admission processes, awards, student services, upcoming events, etc.  FRIDAY, October 28 at lunch in the Learning Commons.

Volunteer Opportunity

Heritage Acres (on Lochside Drive) and The Vancouver Island Model Engineers are hosting “The Halloween Pumpkin Express.”  Volunteers are desperately needed for getting props ready prior to the event and supervising Halloween activities.

Sunday, October 16, 10:30-2:30: setting up graveyard ghosts, witches and games.

Friday/Saturday, October 21 & 22, 4:00pm-8:00pm.

Sunday, October 23, 2:00pm-6:00pm

If interested please email to sign up and get more information.

Job Opportunities

North Ridge Excavating is hiring! If you are physically fit, have a good work ethic, and use common sense when working, this could be for you!  $20-$25 per hour.  See Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre for more information.

Canadian Tire Royal Oak is hiring part time cashiers and floor staff for all departments.

See Mrs. Watson in Room 222 or email her for more info -



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.).

CPAC Parent Meeting – Oct.18

Our 1st meeting of the year will be TUESDAY, October 18th at 7pm. In-person in the Learning Commons or Virtual on MS Teams. Invite link will be available in Principal Aaron Buckham’s upcoming Newsletter and on the CPAC site. 

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.