April 30th, 2021
Grads – The Amazing Race is coming to Oak Bay. And you can take part. You just need to get a team of 3 or 4 grads from your cohort (your BLK F class) and complete the google sheet that will be sent out later this week. The Race will take place at the end of this quarter – more details shared soon.
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
If you wrote the Pascal, Fermat or Cayley Waterloo Math contest, please pick up your certificate and score from Mrs. Smith in Rm 308 this week. Euclid is not marked yet. Congratulations to those who wrote it…five students in our school ranked in the top 25% of Canada! Way to go, Oak Bay!
High Tech U Virtual Summer Academy applications close on April 30th at 11:59pm. See the link for more details. https://hightechu.ca/main-section/our-programs?mt=skills-academy
Tourism & Leadership Exploration Summer Program
Do you…Love the outdoors? Want to travel the world? Want to learn more about leadership? Would you like to gain knowledge in wilderness first aid, navigation, leadership and communication skills, risk management, trip planning and survival skills? Apply to the TALE program and earn 4 credits for course work (July) and 4 credits for work experience (August) with a local company. Application are due April 30th. For more information click the link. https://careers.sd61.bc.ca/summer-programs/adventure-tourism/ Please see Ms. Giesbrecht for an application.
Saanich Police Career Pathways Information Evening – presented by SD61’s Pathways & Partnerships Team
The Greater Victoria School District 61’s Pathways and Partnerships Team, would like to invite parents, guardians, and students to an information evening hosted by Saanich Police focused on helping lower island students understand the pathway and process towards a career in policing.
– a student or parent/guardian interested in learning more about Saanich Police’s process for new recruits? • interested in beginning to build your personal skills and experiences to help guide you towards the policing pathway
– curious to hear from Saanich Police’s Recruiting Sargent, School Liaison Officer and a New Recruit?
– looking for more information and answers to questions about a career pathway with Saanich Police?
– wondering how your high school can help you with your next steps
Please join us for a ZOOM Information Evening! Date: Tuesday, May 18th 6:00-7:00pm Please fill out the form in the link below to REGISTER. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19INAKsengXafSlVYWOJnXkB_lsir5HNjL78T3TUqPmg/viewform?edit_requested=true You will receive communication and the Zoom link prior to the information evening.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD SIDE-HUSTLE? Side-hustles are micro businesses you can run out of your home to make some money. Please join a zoom-based entrepreneurship workshop exclusively for grade 10 & 11 students, by UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business on May 25 or 27. Click the link for more information and to register. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events
Humanities for Young People Webinar Series
In May, King’s in Halifax will be hosting Plague Sundays!, a series of bi-weekly webinars to ponder and process this plague year together. Please find more information here: https://hyp.ukings.ca/
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
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*
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:
Wednesday, May 5th at 07:00 PM EDT/4:00 PDT
Thursday, May 13th at 08:00 PM EDT/5:00 PDT
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.
CONNECT WITH THE CAREER CENTRE – Grades 9-12
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.
Second Photo contest 2020 2021 details!!
Congratulations to Colleen McKee for finding Nutty first. He was hidden by the autoshop!
SEED THE CITY SUMMER WORK EXPERIENCE COURSE IN GARDENING & FARMIN
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
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
Victoria Brain Injury Society is looking to hire a student as a Records Coordinator for the summer. You will work 24 hours per week from June 28th to August 3 (possibility of flexible start/end date) For more information on this opportunity and to apply please click the link here. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/work–volunteer
Kids Klub Summer Internship Program Join our amazing summer day camp team as we serve our community and build leadership, problem solving and communication skills. It’s a summer of fun and you get paid. Visit the website for more information. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/work–volunteer
Saanich Youth Leadership Summer Placement Program
Amazing new leadership opportunity for youth 14 – 17 years of age. This summer, Saanich is offering a Mentored Placement Program. Participants in this program will have the chance to work in an outdoor camp setting with kids and a personal staff mentor. It is a great stepping stone for youth who are interested in one day working in community recreation, education, social work, athletics, human services, child and youth care, ECE IT recreation and health education and so much more. The poster and more information is in the OB Career Centre website. Please click the link for the application process and program description. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events
The Old Spaghetti Factory is hiring part-time servers and hostesses.
H&M @ Uptown Mall is hiring a Sales Advisor. Please see the link for application details.
WorkBC is excited to announce the following free events open to the public we are putting on to celebrate BC Youth Week, May 1st to May 7th!
–May 3rd – 1 pm till 2:30 pm – For Employers of Youth (or Potential Employers of Youth) – An employer educational presentation focusing on the importance of youth inclusion in the workplace and how WorkBC can assist you in making this happen.
–May 5th – 1 pm till 3:30 pm – For Youth – Fortune Teller Career Discovery – An interactive webinar where youth envision the lifestyle they want and look at careers that can help them get there.
–May 6th – 1 pm till 3:00 pm – For Youth – Indigi-Mixed Media & the Arts – Indigenous artists share stories from their journey through the world of mixed media and the arts.
–May 7th – 1 pm till 2:30 pm – For Youth – Mental Wellness & the Job Search- Learn about mental wellness and ways to support positive mental health during periods of job search and stress.
Register now to attend – https://qrco.de/WorkBCYouthWeek
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