April 11, 2019

Daily Announcements

April 11th, 2019       

  • CAFETERIA – Gourmet Hot Dogs
  • NUTTY’S LOCKER – Closed



  • 8:25-9:21 – H Block
  • 9:26-10:06 – FOCUS
  • 10:11-11:07 – B block
  • 11:12-12:08 – C Block
  • 12:08-12:56 – LUNCH
  • 1:01 – 2:10 – D Block 

Would the following students please see Ms. Taggart during focus in room 304:
Kayla Mitchell                    Nathan Ozyegit                 Daniel Pugh                        Evan Smith-Davies
Ana Myerscough               Lauren Partlow                 Molly Peters-Ivanova       Lindsay Simpson
Victor Stepanov

On Friday, May 17th Pro-D Day GNS is hosting an event with a non-for profit organization called Fast and Female for girls ages 8 to 18.
Fast and Female Ambassadors are Olympians, World Champs, Elite and Varsity athletes and they will spend a morning at Glenlyon Norfolk School empowering and inspiring girls to stay active and healthy in sports throughout their teens.
What is Fast and Female?
Event registration page here

Grade 12’s – Final deadline for GT assignments is April 23rd or your grad dinner/dance tickets will be refunded.

A group of senior Dental Hygiene students from Camosun College will be outside the Career Centre on Monday April 15th at lunch to speak to Oak Bay students about the profession and answer any questions about the program at Camosun.

Volunteers are still needed for the Career Fair on April 25th.  Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested.

A reminder to all students to respect our neighbours and their property while you are out and about at lunch hour.  We have had a couple of concerns/complaints lately and we need to make sure that we are being good neighbours.  This includes placing your refuge in a recycling unit, keeping your language in check and keeping off private property.  Let’s make sure we are living up to the pride we have in all of you.

Grade 11 breakfast will now be Thursday April 25th at 8:25 in the Cafeteria.  Come enjoy cinnamon buns and fresh fruit.

Attention all Oak Bayers!  We have received word that Christopher Tang rescued Nutty from the evil squirrels by finding him in Bram Stoker’s Dracula in the library.  Congrats!  But, Nutty has gone missing again!  We received the following message from Nutty “It’s dark, cold and I don’t understand all these numbers!”  Good Luck Oak Bay!  #findingnutty

Ocean Science Symposium – May 24th & 25th at UVic.  Two days of engaging and experimental educational activities focused on marine science and technology.  Please see Mr. Shrubsole for more information.

FLOWER POWER!  Oak Bay Interact will be selling flowers and notes to be delivered to your friends from April 8-11 at lunch in the Cafeteria.  1 flower for $3 or 2 for $5.  All proceeds go towards girls education in Malawi.

Grad 2019 Block Party – Friday, May 10th, 4:00-6:00pm at Willows Park Beach Drive.  Friends and family welcome!

April 16th – 18th Social Stairs at LUNCH
$10 each and please bring a piece of ID with you

“Countess Maritza” is playing at The Royal Theatre on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $15.  Please see Manjit in room 213 if you would like to purchase a ticket.

“Kids for a Cause” Club is collecting any new and unused hygiene products to be donated.  Some of the things they need are:  toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap and more.  They will be collecting these items in the boxes around the school until April 15th.

Previous Announcements

SD61 and Pacific Design Academy are offering Summer Graphic Design Program again this summer.  This is an 8 week program including a foundation of graphic design knowledge, connection to local industry, advance soft skills and work experience.  Students will earn 4 credits for skills and development and 4 credits for work experience.  Application can be pick up in the Career Centre and are due into Mrs. Giesbrecht by end of day April 26th.

SD61 and Westcoast Adventure College have teamed up again this year to offer TALE, Tourism And Leadership Exploration.  Gain knowledge in wilderness, first aid, navigation, leadership and communication skills while enjoying the outdoors.  Students will earn 4 credits for coursework and 4 credits for work experience.  Applications can be picked up in the Career Centre and are due into Mrs. Giesbrecht by end of day April 26th.

Mighty Oaks winner for this week is Marek Gorman from grade 12.

Job Opportunities

Barb’s Fish & Chips is hiring.  $15/hour, fulltime, part time, flexible work days and shifts.  Please pick up the application information in the Career Centre.



Earn volunteer hours towards your graduation.  Victoria Grandmothers for Africa Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser – May 4th, 2019.  Volunteers are needed to serve food, clear plates and help with the silent auction.  As a volunteer you will need to be at The Da Vinci Centre at 5:00pm and would likely be finished by 9:00pm.  If you are interested please see Mrs. Giesbrecht as soon as possible.

Volunteers are still needed for the Career Fair on April 25th.  Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested.

Need volunteer hours? Like working with kids? Live close to Margaret Jenkins Elementary? EMJS PAC is looking for reliable babysitters that can child mind during PAC meetings at the school, about two hours 7-9 pm on the last Thursday of each month. Contact jmcdiarmid@sd61.bc.ca for more info.

Victoria Highland Games is looking for volunteers.  The 156th Victoria Highland Games &Celtic Festival will be held in Victoria on May 18-20, 2019.  Volunteer opportunities include: selling tickets, providing info to visitors, helping with fun competitions and activities, helping out in the Celtic Music tent and so much more! Shifts are about 4 hours each and you can do as many as you wish!  Please see the link below if you are interestedhttp://victoriahighlandgames.com/games/participate/volunteers/ 

Youth volunteer opportunities available to students.