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Daily News - October 18, 2022



School Photos – Handed Out Oct.19

School photo proofs and student ID cards will be handed out in HomeRoom TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) at the end of block 1. Please go straight to your HomeRoom class right after block 1 to pick up your package.

Online order information is inside each photo package, and orders are due on October 24 if you want to receive your photos in the first batch that arrives at the school.


Photo Retakes – Oct.27

If you missed getting your school photo taken at the start of September, Photo Retake Day is NEXT WEEK, THURSDAY morning, Oct 27. Purchasing photos is optional, but all students in all grades need to have school photos taken for school identification purposes (grade 12’s too - even if you are having grad photos taken). If you want to replace your September photo, students must return their full photo package + Student ID card to the photographer on Photo Retake Day.


ScreamFest – Oct. 25,26,27

Claremont is hosting the 13th Annual "SCREAMFEST" Halloween event Oct. 25, 26, & 27 from 5:30 to 9:00 each night.  Tickets are on sale now at the Accounting office (cash or debit only for pre-event tickets). Tickets are $10 per person or $30 for families of 4+.  Ticket includes event entry, a chance to win contests, draws & door prizes, plus 5 coupons for access to the famous Haunted Walk or for use at the midway games or food at the BBQ and concession.

For planning your visit to the Haunted Walk:

6:00-7:30 is ‘SPOOKY’ for the younger visitors.

8:00-9:00 is ‘SCARY’ for the braver visitors.


Literacy & Numeracy

The next Literacy & Numeracy Assessments take place on November 4th.  A list has been posted by the front entrance of the school of students who need to sign up for the Numeracy 10 Assessment.  If your name is on that list, please see Mrs. Watson to sign up.


Zero Café

The Zero Cafè is officially open in the IGS Room (264) before school (8:30-8:55) and at lunch every day of the week.  Your favourite drinks are here: ice coffees, Caramel Lattes, Cappuccinos, Americanos, etc, etc, etc. We now have TAP for easy payments with debit and credit cards. Please pop down and check us out!


Lost & Found

A boy’s wallet, an empty airPod case, and eye glasses with black & red frames have been found.  Please come to the office to claim them.


Students: Check your School Email

Reminder for all students to check their School District email. Information and reminders are sent to your school email on a regular basis regarding course changes, registration, events, and other topics.


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.



Jr Volleyball Practice Opportunity

All Jr Boys B Volleyball players (and anyone else in gr 9/10 who would like to play and practice volleyball) there will sessions for the next 6 weeks on Mondays at 7:00 in our small gym. See Mr. Reisig if you have any questions.



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International Meeting – Oct.19

For all International students: there is a meeting at lunch TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) in the Learning Commons with Contestable Omoding from the Saanich Police.


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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.


Island Health Hiring Fair – TODAY

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 TODAY 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

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 -



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 TONIGHT at 7pm. It will be the AGM to vote in the new CPAC Exec for 2022/23. Meeting will be held in the Learning Commons and Virtual on MSTeams. 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.