April 19, 2021

Daily Announcements

April 19th, 2021


Hello Students, Do you want to make a difference?  Do you want to get connected?  Contact Mr. Spray about being a TA in quarter 4 in Maths 9-12.  This is such a great growth opportunity for you.  we can work around your schedule too!

Congratulations to Colleen McKee for finding Nutty first. He was hidden by the autoshop!

Try to find Nutty for a chance to win a prize. This weeks riddle is: caktr hbelarce

Mighty Oaks is a way to acknowledge especially extraordinary staff and students. Each week student council will select a name from those submitted and show why they make Oak Bay a better place. If a member of the school community stands out to you, you can nominate them by filling out the from at the link: bit.ly/obmightyoaks

Try to guess how many mini eggs are in the jar to win them all. The link the see the jar and guess is: bit.ly/eggguess

Important notice for grads who applied to an Ontario University  ACTION REQUIRED!!!
Many of the Ontario universities have recently moved to amalgamate the transcript process through the OUAC.
You will find the OUAC listed on the STS now instead of those individual universities.
*You will need to reauthorize the OUAC through the STS so your university will get your current midterm and final grades*

 A big THANK YOU to ALL the wonderful artists who handed in submissions for the Pride Art Draw.  The winners of our random draw were Ariel Fischer, Sadie Dickinson, Eileen Jiang and Jayda Thor.  Please come to the office as soon as possible to receive your prize.

U of Toronto is hosting a series of virtual events specifically for younger students (grades 10 & 10) after school or in the evening so that parents and families can attend as well if they would like.
The three sessions will have the same content but I wanted to provide a few different options to allow for different schedules and I would appreciate if you could share them with your students:

Registration for these events is open now and once students register they will receive the link via email.

In addition to this support for younger students my colleagues across all three campuses are running sessions for current applicants and have even begun some transition workshops for newly admitted students. Admitted students can find information about these events in their Welcome Guide which is hosted in the Join U of T site.

Are you interested in Cyber Security as a career?  Please join the Cyber Security Conference is being held on April 29th from 5:00-8:00pm.
Inspiring Careers in Cyber Security: The Future of Work in Technology
Hear from the Private & Public Sector Speakers, Career Advisors and Professionals on:

  • Career Paths
  • Job Opportunities
  • Required Skillsets
  • How To Get There

Click for more information and to register.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events

Career Exploration Conversations: A career development webinar for parents to support youth
WorkBC.ca is facilitating a one-hour interactive webinar to help parents and caregivers support youth as they explore career options. This virtual event is designed for parents of grade 9-12 students wanting to enhance their career coaching skills and gain exposure to WorkBC.ca tools to help with their youth’s career path.
The last Vancouver Island region webinar is on April 20 from 7 – 8pm PST.

Do you want to be an ENGINEER but don’t quite have the grades for a large post-secondary institution?  Our admission requirements are 67% or higher in:  ENGL 12, Pre-Calc 12, CHEM 11, PHYSICS 11 (only).
TRU’s BEng in Software Engineering Program may be exactly what they are looking for!
Our BEng in Software Engineering Program offers small cohorts, an achievable admission requirement package, the ONLY SENG program outside the lower mainland and an Engineering Degree at an affordable costApplication deadline is April 30th
It’s a competitive program so STUDENTS MUST APPLY NOW! APPLY NOW

Second Photo contest 2020 2021 details!!

Please see the information for this upcoming event for Mandarin and Cantonese students/families.
“Higher Education Options in the United States” webinar
Hosted by U.S. Consulate Vancouver and EducationUSA
Tuesday, April 20 at 5 pm – 6:30 PT – Cantonese – Register here
The U.S. Consulate in Vancouver is pleased to invite your students to a virtual seminar in either Mandarin (April 6) or Cantonese (April 20) with EducationUSA about higher education options in the United States. The session will begin with a 15-minute presentation in either Mandarin or Cantonese, followed by a Q&A session with EducationUSA adviser Jenika Heim. Translators will assist with the Q&A session.

The Career Centre coordinates and promotes events focusing on exploration for student’s possible career paths.  Please take a minute to fill out the form on the Career Centre Home page https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/ to let us know pathways you want to explore and we will keep you up to date on relevant events through email.

Previous Announcements

Are you in grade 9-11 and looking for something exciting to do over the summer?  Apply to the “Seed the City” summer work experience program.

  • Grow Food-Gain Skills-Earn Gr. 12 Credits
  • Learn how to grow, harvest and sell and cook local food
  • Learn to make your own pickles, jams, herbal teas and natural body care products.
  • Earn you Foodsafe Level 1 certificate
  • Become part of the local food movement that is improving the health of people and the planet

WHEN: July 6-August 26 (8 weeks)
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
WHERE: Reynolds Secondary – school garden & micro-farm
Apply by May 3rd at  https://lifecyclesproject.ca/our-projects/growing-schools/seed-the-city/
For more info, visit Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre or contact: Lean@lifecyclesproject.ca

 For all the latest information and regular updates from the Career Centre please click https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/whats-going-on

UVic – upcoming events to watch for – https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/index.php

Volunteering Opportunities

Moss St. Farmers Market is looking for volunteers on Saturdays starting in May.  Here is the link to sign up if you are interested.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/work–volunteer

Youth Volunteer Opportunities
Athlete Registrar – Special Olympics BC, Victoria For more details View
Casual & Regular Volunteer Drivers – Canadian Cancer Society. For more details View
ReStore Volunteer (Westshore and Uptown) – Habitat for Humanity Victoria. For more details View
Volunteer Tutor – Adult Basic Computer Literacy Program – Victoria Literacy Connection. For more details View
KidStart Volunteer Mentor – John Howard Society of Victoria.  For more details View
To view more relevant volunteer positions for youth Click

Job Opportunities

Do you want to work for the Government of Canada? The Federal Student Work Experience program job application and information can be found in the link.  https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/srs-sre/page01.htm?poster=1&lang=en

Summer Employment Opportunity!
Are you looking for a well paid summer job with a fun group of young people? Student Works Painting in Oak Bay is currently seeking hardworking, motivated individuals for our upcoming summer painting season. No experience necessary as full training is provided!
Benefits and pay
$16-22 /hr
A fun and challenging work environment
Full training on how to paint exteriors and interiors of buildings.
Work locally & FULL TIME
Apply with a Friend Today
To apply or find out more about the position, please email a resume to William Hancock @ williamh@studentworks.ca

Home Hardware in Fairfield Plaza is hiring full and part-time enthusiastic students who are motivated and have good customer service skills.  Please email your cover letter and resume to rossbay@telus.net

Beacon Drive in is hiring counter attendants.  Please click either link for more details.  Beacon Drive-In Restaurant Application