Belmont Progress for June 2014
Trades training is a critical component of the high school experience. The Sooke School district has put a lot of energy and resources into making the trades programs some of the most efficient and forward thinking programs in the province.
T.A.S.K – Trades Awareness Skills and Knowledge – is an educational partnership between SD62 and Camosun College. The program allows students to explore a variety of trades including: Form Work, Framing, Floor Construction, Roof Construction, Plumbing, Sheet Metal and Electrical. The credits go towards high school graduation and can also be transferred to a trades training certificate.
Recent graduates and students of the T.A.S.K. and Belmont Residential Construction programs are working on the sites of the new Royal Bay and Belmont secondary schools. Seven students in total are busy learning new skills and sharpening old ones at the Royal Bay site. Students are working for Pitt Meadows Plumbing, Glenco Electric, DGS Construction, and Imperial Welding. There are two students working with Yellowridge Construction at the new Belmont site.
Royal Bay is looking to model the trade success Belmont has had by creating shop space and possibly trade academies. Royal Bay has a unique opportunity being located in a new housing development that has yet to be built. The school is currently working on creating partnerships with the developer, which would eventually see students working in apprenticeships with the builders.
All students in the program receive their OFA Level 1, Fall Protection, CSTS, and Hilti certifications while in the program.
Watch CTV’s story
Read the Times Colonist’s article
Read the Gold Stream Gazette’s article
The site of the new Royal Bay secondary school was once a gravel pit and School District 62 helped unearth a story that adds to the history of the new school.
Glen Lake Site Update #2
Movement around the site at Glen Lake is going to start up over the next two weeks. The awarded contractor, Yellowridge Construction Ltd., is cautious of neighbouring houses as well as the environment. The required blasting and clearing will occur only during the daytime hours. Yellowridge and the provincial government will post the appropriate signage and fencing will also be erected to protect the public.
First two weeks of August: Heavy equipment will arrive and occasional blasting may occur during the daytime hours. Please make sure pets are secured so that they cannot run away if spooked by the blasting noise.
The City of Langford has informed us that they will have a traffic report for the surrounding area coming soon. Although the contractor will do their best to keep noise down, please be aware that typical construction noises will begin.
Thanks for you time and understanding.
After putting out a call for name suggestions, then asking you to vote for your favourite, the Board of Education passed the public’s suggestion to name the new high school at the Royal Bay site Royal Bay Secondary School!
46% of you selected Royal Bay Secondary School as your favourite. The Board of Education passed the name this past Tuesday during their weekly Board meeting.
The Board also suggested that the Aboriginal Education Council recommend names for the theatre to be built with the school.
More than 1300 of you voted during this last phase- thank you!
Last month the public submitted their name suggestions for the new school at the Royal Bay site. We’ve listed the top five name suggestions (in alphabetic order only) and now it’s your turn to vote for your favourite!
The new secondary school at the Royal Bay site needs a name and we want to hear from you! Your input is important to us, the new school and this community.