April 12, 2022

Daily Announcements

April 12th, 2022               


Monday – Pizza $2.50 per slice
Tuesday – Soup & a Bun $4.00 (Wicked Thai Chicken Soup)
Wednesday – Pizza $2.50 per slice
Thursday – Red Barn Hot Dogs $3.50
Friday – Snacks & Drinks

Track relay practice is canceled due to snow in April.

A reminder that the (WITT) Women in Trades and Technology Exploration Day applications are due to Ms. Giesbrecht by end of day April 13th.

On Wednesday, April 13th, a jar of Mini Eggs will be placed outside the office for an Easter guessing game.  Whoever gets the correct amount FIRST gets the jar to themselves.  The link to submit your guesses will be placed in front of the jar.

The official field opening for the rugby pitch will coincide with the Boot Game against SMUS this week at Oak Bay. Girls 7s kick-off at 3, Junior boys kick-off at 3:30, and the Barbs will kick off at 5.

UVic Summer Math Camp for Girls entering grades 11 and 12 – July 4th – 8th
This is a summer camp and seminar series open to all women-identifying students who will be entering grade 11 or 12 in September 2022.
Join us for a week of:

  • Exploration in various mathematical concepts
  • Collaborative problem-solving sessions
  • Opportunities to connect with cutting-edge researchers
  • Immersive on-campus experiences

… and a chance to build a network within the mathematical community!
For more information and to apply, please visit our website: https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/imagininguvic/
Apply by April 22nd!

Pacific Design Academy, 1252 Wharf St. Victoria, is hosting an open house for prospective students on April 21st at 6pm.
PDA will help your students to get the training and credentials it takes to succeed personally and professionally after Grade 12.  Employers are looking for design professionals with specialized training, which is why our programs are so intensive. This is a great opportunity for students to ask questions about the school and to see all of the amazing work PDA students have done this year!  You can find more about them at https://pacificdesignacademy.com/ for admissions and program information.  Click here to register: https://pacificdesignacademy.com/contact/
The links below will take you to their videos with PDA:

Future Global Leaders – UBC
Your students aged 15 to 18 can get a head start on their academic goals with the UBC Future Global Leaders program. This pre-university program is a great way for your students to work out what their passions are while they’re still in high school and prepare for success at university and beyond by studying a popular course without the stress of exams. Students can attend either online courses that last three weeks or join us on campus in Vancouver, for two-week courses (that combine morning classes, afternoon workshops, and fun social activities). Future Global Leaders runs on various dates in July and August.

University of Toronto – Prospective Student Event
We also want to remind you to please share our Prospective Student Information Session on Sunday, April 24th with your interested students. We’ll have representatives from all of our undergraduate divisions available to answer your students’ questions about programs, student life, applying, and more.
Date: Sunday, April 24th from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Check-in begins at 9:30 AM
Location: Fairmont Waterfront  
900 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5

The Canadian Coast Guard, Western Region is holding an exciting event at the Victoria Base (25 Huron Street) on Friday, June 10th called “Coast Guard Days” where they will have several booths and demonstrations highlighting who they are and the type of work done at the Canadian Coast Guard – from helicopter operations, vessel tour, search and rescue, aids to navigation, and more. They are inviting middle and high schools from the Greater Victoria area to get youth excited about Coast Guard and to showcase the various job opportunities within the organization.  This will likely take place in the morning but will be confirmed once we have the number of students interested. You will need to email Ms. Giesbrecht sgiesbrecht@sd61.bc.ca by April 13th if you would like to attend. 

Camosun College and the South Island Partnership will be hosting a Women In Trades and Technology Exploration Day on April 21st.  Explore trades opportunities in electrical, fine furniture, sheet metal and automotive as well as tech opportunities in computer science, Camosun Innovates, mechanical engineering, and electronics.   Please see the link https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events  for more details and if you are interested pick up an application form from Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre and return it before April 13th.

Previous Announcements

Congratulations to the Sr. Girls Soccer Team for winning the UVic Spring Classic Tournament!  They beat Reynolds in the final on PKs!  Special shout out to tournament MVP, Davin Fisher.  Way to go, girls!!!

Seed The City – Summer Work Experience Course  – For current grade 10 and 11 students.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events  Applications are due by end of the day on April 22nd.  Please see Ms. Giesbrecht if you have any questions.

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers are needed for the James Bay Community Picnic on Wednesday, June 8th from 3:30pm – 6:30pm.  Contact Samantha Bartlett the Recreation Program Coordinator if you would like to get involved. programs@jamesbaycentre.ca

Job Opportunities

Cactus Club is hiring – Fill out an application here:  https://www.cactusclubcafe.com/hiring/

Save on Foods is hiring – Apply here:  https://www.saveonfoods.com/sm/pickup/rsid/987/join-our-team