November 4, 2021

Daily Announcements

November 4th, 2021               


Please allow for dismissal at 2:50PM for members of the Junior Boys Volleyball
Team. They have matches taking place today after school at Esquimalt Secondary School.

Tis the SKI-son to be jolly!  Ski & Snowboard interest meeting on Monday, November 8th in the Small Gym at LUNCH. Ski ya there!

Congratulations to the winners of the Oak Bay Book Read for the month of October – Max Zolbrod and Sophia Taylor. You can claim your gift cards in the library. Don’t miss out on your chance for prizes, winning is as easy as reading a book!

Leadership is having a clothing drive over the next 2 weeks. If you have any spare clothing, please drop it off in the boxes which will be set up around the school.

There will be a meeting at lunch on November 9th in room 231 (Mr. Atkinson’s room) for all boys who want to play Barbs Rugby .

Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine Program (RPM) is inviting interested students and their families from rural communities across B.C. to an informational event, “An Evening with RPM.”
The event is a chance for people to learn more about rewarding careers in rural health and the Selkirk College undergraduate program that can help get them there. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions of program coordinators, Takaia Larsen, and Jonathan Vanderhoek, as well as connect with current and former RPM students as part of a fun and informal evening.
To find out more and to join us virtually or in-person, please RSVP by registering here.
Learn more about Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) program here. 

Discover UBC’s Okanagan Campus Nov. 4th from 4-6pm.  Learn about UBC’s Okanagan campus, its close-knit community and its work-class academic experience from our advisors.  Hear from current students, as they share their stories and perspectives on their experience of this wonderful unique campus.  Register now as space is limited.

University Info Sessions
​It is extremely important for safety reasons that students sign up for all university sessions they are interested in.  This is the only way students will receive the zoom links or be allowed into an in person session.  See below for links. 

  • Nov. 18th Acadia University – to be rescheduled
  • Nov. 18th  UBC Faculty of Medicine  at Lunch – via Zoom in the Library – Use your SD61learn Acct. to sign up.  Click here to register
  • Nov. 22nd McGill University at lunch – Virtually via Zoom – Click here to sign up

Applying to McGill: Upcoming Oak Bay information session on Nov. 22nd at lunch
Canadian high school student session – Event 18 Nov 2021
8:00 – 9:00 PM EST  (Find the time in your time zone)
This event is for high school students located in Canada (excluding Quebec and Ontario).
We will share important updates and tips about the admission process for Fall 2022 including program selection, admission requirements, application timeline, how to submit supporting documents, scholarships and financial aid.
Should you wish to get more of a general overview about McGill, our two campuses, student life, and what it is like living in Montreal, please watch the following  McGill Information Session.
Register now
Category: Enrolment Services
​Source Site   /undergraduate-admissions 

Western University is hosting several virtual information sessions of different content and times to meet all students’ busy schedules.  Please take a look and sign up at this link.

Get to know the University of Toronto  – sign up for online information sessions at this link.

Join Dalhousie University to explore faculties, learn about supports,  connect with profs and students, and get a feel for student life on November 6th.  Register here to attend.

SFU will be hosting several types of information session online over the next few months.  Please go to the link if you are interested in learning more or applying.

Ryerson University –       ​Ryerson University Information session open to all students in BC, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories on Wednesday, November 10th from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Pacific (Registration required)

Visit the Career Centre website for upcoming University Sessions and how you can attend.

Previous Announcements

Katimavik’s National Experience
Katimavik is a life-changing experience for young adults to explore Canada, make new friendships, gain valuable experience and contribute to positive change through volunteerism.   Spend 5 months in communities across Canada, volunteering and learning as part of our fully funded, immersive youth program.  They are now accepting applications for the July to December cohort.  To learn more go to

The School of Business at Camosun College is hosting 2 upcoming virtual information sessions.
These sessions are a great way for prospective students (and their parents) to learn more about our programs and the many options we have available, everything from a 1-year certificate to a 4-year Bachelor’s degree!  Sessions will be on November 18th from 6pm – 7:30pm (PST) and December 16th from 6pm – 7:30pm.  No need to register in advance, simply visit our website and join the meeting approximately 5 minutes before the start time.

Students, the Yearbook needs your Summer photos!! With every photo submission, you will be entered into a draw for a $25 Starbucks gift card!! Please submit your photos here:

Tennis Club:  We play every Wednesday Morning from 7:05 until 8:15.  5 steps to join the tennis club
Google classroom code :ezepmdz
Fill out the sign up sheet inside google classroom
Bring 5$ the first time you come for tennis balls
Attend to Oak Bay Rec Covid Rules: Please read inside google classroom
Have fun.  We will supply a racket if you do not have one.

Volunteering Opportunities

Great volunteer opportunity to assist seniors, sharing your computer and IT Skills at Marion Village an assistive living and independent care complex close by.  Residents would likely need assistance with social networking media, email, connecting with family on zoom as well as aps and cell phone help.  Please see Ms. Giesbrecht if you are interested in this position.

Job Opportunities

Thrifty Foods James Bay is hiring:

Toy’s R Us is hiring cashiers, early morning stockers and sales associates
Cashier –
Early morning stocker –
Sales Associate –

Western Educational Adventures has posted their Summer Camp jobs and volunteer positions.  More information can be found here on the programs and how to apply.

Tim Horton’s at Hillside Mall and other locations is hiring for afternoons, weekends and holidays. They can be flexible and work around your schedule.  Please drop your resume off to Sherwin and let him know that you are from Oak Bay.