May 17, 2021

Daily Announcements

May 17th, 2021               


Grads, if you signed up for the amazing race you should have received an email last Friday with details. Team lists are also posted on the office windows to check. Please note your race start time and come with your team in your team uniform. Any questions at all please see Mr. Aerts in the office

Any students who still need to take their ELL assessment please note that your date has been changed from this Wednesday, May 19th at 12:30pm to Wednesday, May 26th at 10:00am in the morning flex block.

The Province of BC announced the launch of the Foundry BC app, which offers young people aged 12 to 24 and their caregivers access to integrated health and wellness services. Please share with your school communities. Visit the Foundry Virtual BC web page to download the app or to access the web portal online.

Bay grade 12 students attending UVic in the fall should join a  Zoom Information session on Course Registration  on May 27th from 11:35 – 12:20.  Register here by May 25th–events  You will receive the zoom link by email the day before the session.

Photo contest # 2 attached. Here are the photo contest entries ready to be pared down to the top 10 which will then be printed and displayed for a final round of judging!!
PLEASE, PLEASE remember that the theme is “FREEDOM” and if the photo doesn’t evoke that theme, you should select one that does!!

UNB (University of New Brunswick)  is hosting a Grade 11 presentation is next Thursday, May 20th at 7:30 pm ADT. During these 30 minute events, we will cover new terminology that pertains to post-secondary education, UNB’s programs, how students can prepare their application, and what their next steps will be in grade 12. Students can RSVP for these events here- RSVP
You can also book a one on one meeting with Shoba Gunaseelan to ask any questions you have about UNB.  Use this link for booking one on one.  Book a Meeting

 Interact Club is doing a menstruation drive!  Bring any unopened menstruation products and drop the in the box outside the office.

The Link Summer School Session this year is from June 28 – July 28.  It will be delivered in a “guided asynchronous” format.  This means that you can work on your own time.  Plan to dedicate 20 hours per week per course.  In person support will be offered twice a week by your teacher.  To see all the details please click the link for a Pdf.    Registration opened on May 10th at this link for a variety of grade 10, 11 and 12 classes.

Emily Carr University  Summer Institute for Teens will be facilitated online this year, making it easier for students to participate in this exciting pre-university program.
Summer Institute for Teens (SIT)
July 5-30, 2021
Ages: 16-18, or have completed Grade 10 by July 2021
Featuring small classes taught by professional, practicing artists and designers, the Summer Institute for Teens prepares students for the next step in their creative careers. Students spend four weeks engaged in intensive studio practice, where they develop a range of technical and creative skills, and create new work for their portfolios. Students have a choice of 10 online studios in a range of disciplines in the fields of visual arts, media and design. No previous experience in the subject area is required. By the end of the program, students will have broadened their understanding of art + design, created exciting new works and participated in an online exhibition with their peers.  For more information about the program, please visit our website. Students can currently benefit from a $400 discount if they register by May 31st!  We are hosting a virtual info session on Thursday, May 20th at 5 pm (PDT, GMT -7), where we will share all the details about our summer programs for youth. Students, parents and teachers interested in attending are invited to register on Eventbrite.

SOAR is a social enterprise based out of Toronto with a mission of fostering a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship in 21st-century learners through school and community programs. The SOAR Summer Innovation Camp is an interactive virtual program designed to immerse students entering Grades 7-12 in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation through project-based learning challenges. Camp participants will have the opportunity to engage in live workshops, take part in design challenges, learn from diverse entrepreneur guest speakers/mentors, and collaborate with like minded peers to create their own ventures. This year’s camp program will be offered in two 4-week sessions for students (July 5th-30th; August 3rd-27th). Further information about this year’s program is available at Although there is a fee involved in the camp, we have financial assistance options to ensure greater equity for all interested in participating.

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.
Are you:
– 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.  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.–events

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 to let us know pathways you want to explore and we will keep you up to date on relevant events through email.

Previous Announcements

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*

Congratulations to this weeks Mighty Oaks winner Ms. Sundher.
She was nominated for always bringing an energetic attitude and a positive personality to every class.

Congratulations to Ai Li Cheng, Lynda Fischer and Markus Lee who scored in the top 3 of the Gr.9 Waterloo Math contest!  Please see Mrs. Smith in Rm 308 to get your medal!  Anyone who wrote the Gr.12 Euclid contest, the results are out.  Come to Rm 308 to see how you did.  See you next February, Oak Bay, to write the contests again!

For all the latest information and regular updates from the Career Centre please click

UVic – upcoming events to watch for –

Volunteering Opportunities

Are you still looking for volunteer hours to graduate?  A local resident is looking to have a couple of students help move some soil into planter boxes.   Please see Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for her contact information if you are interested.

Job Opportunities

GTMANN is looking for carpentry construction workers from brand new worker workers to seasoned vet to staff our custom homes and multi-family projects.  Skill set is positive attitude, punctual, productive and reliable. We can train and mentor everything else.  Full-time $20.00-$35.00 per hour, benefits, 8 hours shifts Monday to Friday.
COVID-19 considerations:
GTMANN takes the pandemic seriously and employ safe working conditions include social distancing, masks and education on how to work safely on our projects  Experience:  construction: 1 year (preferred)
See the link for more details and to apply.

Social Visits Greeter
Mount St. Mary Hospital provides complex long term care to 200 residents in downtown Victoria.
The Social Visits Greeter adds to the quality of life of people who live at Mount St. Mary Hospital. In keeping with the COVID-19 Orders of the Provincial Health Officer the Social Greeter’s primary role is greeting and engaging with visitors and others entering the building to ensure their attendance at the site is essential and/or scheduled. Supports the safety of residents, by screening visitors, and communicating information and directions. Assists residents leaving for outings.  Please see the link for more details and to apply.

The Old Spaghetti Factory is hiring part-time servers and hostesses.

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.