June 14, 2021

Daily Announcements

June 14th, 2021               


NUTPRIDE – Come get a pride button on Tuesday at lunch in the foyer, there will also be a donation box to Pride Victoria.

Kingston Carpentry & Timber is looking to hire grade 12 students who are interested in becoming carpenters as a career after high school.  If you are interested please see Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for more information.

Graduation Literacy 10 and Numeracy 10 Assessment for the week of June 14th – June 18th
Students will be scheduled to write the Numeracy or Literacy 10 assessments if:
· They have a Math 10 or English 10 in Q4
· They have already taken Math 10 or English 10 this year and have yet to write the assessment.
· They are in grade 11 or 12 and have NOT written the Numeracy 10 assessment
· They are in grade 11 and have NOT written the Literacy 10 assessment

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Current grade 12 students are REQUIRED to write the Numeracy 10 assessment in order to graduate.  Current grade 11 students are REQUIRED to write the Literacy AND Numeracy 10 assessments in order to graduate.

A list of which students are scheduled to write the assessment including which assessments, the date, the time and the room that has been posted on the front office window and provided to all Grade 10 block H teachers. Students have been schedule to write the assessment during their part time morning block to ensure that they do not have to miss class time to write this assessment.  If they need to change the date to write the assessment, students are asked to come to the office to make the request.

More about the assessments:

  •  Students should arrive at 8:45 AM to login and settle in.
  •  Students will have 3 hours to write this assessment.
  •  This assessment is completely electronic and a device will be provided to each student.
  •  Students should bring:

o a water bottle, if desired,
o 2 pencils,
o 1 eraser,
o Numeracy only – A scientific calculator (there is an electronic calculator if a student forgets)

No other materials are permitted into the assessment room including internet watches (ie apple watch).

Scrap paper will be made available for students who need it

Students have been scheduled into rooms where there is enough space to have 6 foot distance between students. Students will be required to wear a mask while writing the assessment. Please do complete the daily health check the morning of and IF you are not feeling well, STAY HOME. There will be future opportunities to write this assessment.

These assessments are scored on a proficiency scale out of 4 which means that students will NOT receive a percentage or letter grade, but instead will receive a 1, 2, 3 or 4. There are not any course credits associated with this exam; instead, transcripts will show RM (Requirements Met) and a score out of 4. Please check with the university or college that you are applying to determine the entrance standards regarding this assessment. If you need assistance with this, please see Ms. Giesbrecht in the Careers office or any of our counsellors at Oak Bay High. If a student determines that they would like or require a higher score after they have written the assessment, they will have the opportunity to re-write in future years. Results typically take about 2 months to be finalized and can be found by the student logging into their MyEd account.

Literacy 10 specific information:
Thank you to Ms. Gilbert for providing a short orientation to the assessment. It is of significant value for students to view this orientation AND to work through a sample assessment or two.
Orientation Video found here:
· https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qROzflp-aVut-aU5DKRHwKwxzZkHkisk/view
Ministry of Education link which includes samples:
· https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment/literacy-assessment/grade-10-literacy-assessment

Numeracy 10 specific information:
For more information regarding the assessment itself, including samples, please visit the Ministry of Education website at: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment/grade-10-numeracy-assessment.

Pacific Design Academy is hosting, Finding Success in Design on June 16th @ 7:00pm.  A webinar about finding your career path in design post-secondary school.
Register here to attend.  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FDYpM4grSPyx_tSOjYNzVQ

Want a Sneak Peek into the World of Mobile Game Development?  This summer get the inside scoop on what it takes to build and market a thought-provoking word puzzle game that will help boost public literacy for millions, through the Educational Technology Assistant Volunteer position, a unique collaboration between HighTechU and Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement (IDEA) Games, a nonprofit organization focused on boosting linguistic, scientific, and cultural literacy.  https://hightechu.ca/2021/05/21/volunteer-with-idea-games/

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.

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–event

Previous Announcements

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.  https://thelink.sd61.bc.ca/school-spotlight/dl-summer-session/    Registration opened on May 10th at this link for a variety of grade 10, 11 and 12 classes.  

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 soaredu.ca/soar-summer-programs. Although there is a fee involved in the camp, we have financial assistance options to ensure greater equity for all interested in participating.

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer this summer at summer camps.  Quadratic Sound offers STEM based camps for kids and is looking for grade 11 or 12 student volunteers who wish to gain experience working with children as well as work in a fun team-oriented environment. These STEM based camps involve Minecraft Modding, Science, Game Design, Lego Robotics and more.   This is ideal for someone who wants to work with kids and is possibly looking to go into education at university after high school.  Send your resume to our camps team camps@quadraticsound.com

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

Kingston Carpentry & Timber is looking to hire grade 12 students who are interested in becoming carpenters as a career after high school.  If you are interested please see Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for more information.

A local Oak Bay resident is looking for gardening help.  She is looking for someone 2-3 hour twice a week, @ $15/hour.  Please see Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre if you are interested.

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.  https://ca.indeed.com/job/social-visits-greeter-4649063570fa5f4a

The Old Spaghetti Factory is hiring part-time servers and hostesses.
Server: https://www.86network.com/jobs/victoria/bc/the-old-spaghetti-factory-victoria/server-p77xxa
Hostess: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/jobsearch/jobposting/34257522?token=102:-35:92:-19:74:-120:76:36:86:-51:-66:107:-121:16:-126:63:86:-16:126:-61:-11:17:-80:41:-113:-37:93:-63:49:80:-1:37:-96:65:-82:-7:-112:-107:-34:62&subid=6617243&source=ja

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