April 10, 2018

Daily Announcements

April 10th, 2018     

  • CAFETERIA -Baked Potato/ Soup & a Bun/Fresh Baked Goodies


Thursday, April 12th – Team Planning – No Block 3
STUDY HALL – Library and Cafeteria
8:25 – 9:21 – Team Planning
9:26- 10:22 – Block 8
10:27 – 11:07 – Focus Block
11:12 – 12:08 – Block 1
12:08 – 12:56 – LUNCH
1:01 -1:57 – Block 2
2:03 – 2:59 – Block 4

Junior Concert Choir – rehearsal today at lunch.  100% attendance please!

Reminder to all students writing the Euclid Math Competition that the competition will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, from 12:30 – 3:15pm in the library.  Bring your pencils, erasers, and calculators!

Complete/Finish a Math Course this Summer with AMP:  Are you interested in completing a course this summer?  Please see Mr. Spray in 309 and fill out this form: Spring/Summer AMP PROGRAM​

All golfers are asked to be in room 307 at the start of lunch on Wednesday for a team photo for the yearbook. Please dress appropriately, and be prompt so as not to keep the photographer waiting long. Also remember that the second tryout round at Uplands Golf Course is that afternoon starting at 3:45 pm

All grade 11 students wishing to run for Student Council President, please come to a mandatory meeting at lunch on Thursday, April 12th in room 143.  See Ms. Simpson if you have any questions before the meeting.  See all potential candidates there!

Secondary Springboard Victoria Police Department
On Tuesday, April 10th, SD61 is partnering with The Victoria Police Department to allow 16 of our students to explore and experience Policing through hands-on, scenario-based activities, demonstrations, and discussions with Victoria Police Department members:
Grade 11 & 12 students are welcome to apply to participate.
Student applications are due on or before Friday, March 16th
Don’t delay!  Seats fill up fast.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht for an application.

Opera Tickets – Anyone wishing to see Rinaldo by Handel please see Manjit after school in room 213.  Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at the Royal Theatre, tickets are $15 each.


SD61 is having their annual Career Fair on April 19th from 9:00am to 2:30pm at Archie Browning Curling Arena, 1151 Esquimalt Rd.  Students will take a bus leaving from Oak Bay at 11:15 and returning to the school by 12:45. There will be approximately 80 exhibitors attending and more committing to the event each day. See the current list here.   All Oak Bay students are welcome to attend. To sign up, see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre.


“Willows Beach tearoom” is looking for summer student help (must be 15 years old).
If you are interested in a summer job at a fun location, email janiburns@shaw.ca

Water’s Edge Café located in the Victoria Regent Hotel downtown is looking for a motivated, energetic morning person with excellent customer service skills to work in the café.  For more specific details please click here.

Prior Castle Inn (B&B -7 rooms) in Oak Bay has openings for part-time (or full-time in summer) student cleaners and a breakfast cook/relief cook. Because it is a small operation, a high school student would love the experience! Hourly rate starts at $12/hour.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht for application details.

Opportunities for students entering Grade 11 and 12 in September 2018 to be paid members of our Youth Get It Interns. They work as community ambassadors and as Member Service Representatives helping our members in our branches.  Being a Youth Get It Intern is a job that requires professionalism and a friendly and helpful attitude. Students will gain skills like leadership, community relations and financial literacy that prepare them for their future endeavours.
Represent Coast Capital Savings at community events
Work part-time after school or on weekends during the school year
Work full-time in the summer, 5 days per week
Work as a Member Service Representative helping our members in one of our branches
Complete 25 volunteer hours focusing on teaching financial literacy
Take part in a team building camp
Apply here deadline is April 11th.

Volunteer Opportunity

Canadian Blood Services is looking for volunteers.  Earn your 30 hours by supporting the community.  Contact dragana.nikolic@blood.ca if you are interested.

Swiftsure Volunteering
The 75th Swiftsure International Yacht Race is looking for volunteers from May 24-28, 2018.

Queen Alexander Centre for Children’s Health is looking for volunteers.  Please see the posting outside the Career Centre or online here for more information

Grad 2018 News


Grade 12’s participating in the Graduation Ceremony on June 6th, 2018 please check the list outside the office.  Your Oak Bay High Certificate will be printed with your “usual first and last name.”  If you would like a different name (formal/legal name etc.) printed on your certificate, please see Ms. S by FRIDAY, APRIL 13thYour Dogwood Certificate will have your LEGAL NAME printed on it.

TRANSCRIPT Information:  You can access your transcript online now, to see information for yourself or for picking post-secondary institutions to order and send to.  No need to have a paper copy now J.  Go to the Ministry of Education’s Transcripts and Certificate website at http://www.StudentTranscripts.gov.bc.ca.  If you have any questions go and see Mr. Alexander or Mrs. Giesbrecht.