April 14, 2022

Daily Announcements

April 14th, 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

Grade 11’s – if you signed up for a Dual Credit class for next year, a reminder that you MUST be at the assembly in the Theatre on Tuesday during Focus block! Emails have been sent out already – this is a reminder.

Oak Bay Tennis faced off against SMUS on Wednesday.  SMUS won but OB has much to take back to the practice courts looks forward to playing them again.  Well Done Tennis Team.

Camosun Food Truck will be here TODAY at lunch.

A jar of mini eggs is outside the office for an Easter guessing game.  Whoever guesses the closest amount FIRST gets the jar to themselves.  Today is the last day. The link to submit your guess will be placed in front of the jar.

Attention Oak Bay students!  Fine Arts Leadership is hosting a Talent Show on Monday, April 25th.  Everyone is welcome.  Come and show off your talents, possibly win a cash prize and bring your friends to watch.  Look for posters around the school to sign up.

The official field opening for the rugby pitch will coincide with the Boot Game against Brentwood TODAY at Oak Bay. Girls 7s kick-off at 3, Junior boys kick-off at 3:30 and the Barbs will kick off at 4:30.

IMAGINING UVic (Inspiring Mathematical Growth and Intuition in Girls) is a summer camp and seminar series aimed at encouraging young women to pursue STEM fields. Interactive sessions lead by cutting-edge mathematical researchers will introduce participants to new and exciting math concepts which go beyond the BC curriculum. Participants will also have various opportunities to interact and form connections with professors and graduate students in mathematics.
This program is open to girls (which we interpret in the broadest sense of the word) who will be entering grade 11 or 12 in September 2022. We welcome non-binary, two-spirit, trans, and genderqueer individuals, as well as any other youth who identify with the program.
Please note that this program is by invitation only. All interested students must apply by April 22, 2022 in order to be considered. Successful applicants will be notified in May.   More information, including the application forms, can be found on our website: https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/imagininguvic/

There has never been a virtual fair in Canada with this many U.S. universities and colleges!
REGISTER TODAY! – April 21, 5:00-9:00 EDT / 2:00-6:00 PDT
Students, Parents, and Counsellors, we are just ONE WEEK away from the EducationUSA Virtual Fair featuring:
– 100 U.S. universities and colleges in virtual booths. You will be able to use your mic/camera to speak face-to-face with admissions representatives from anywhere in Canada! See an interactive list of the institutions here.
– EducationUSA Canada booth to get your general admissions questions answered and meet your regional representative.
– Student-Athlete eligibility updates from the NCAA and the NAIA. (Check out the webinar schedule!)
– Opening remarks by the U.S. Ambassador in Canada David L. Cohen.

UVic Summer Math Camp for Girls entering grade 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:  https://pacificdesignacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/PromoVid.mp4

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

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 day April 22nd.  Please see Ms. Giesbrecht if you have any questions.

Volunteering Opportunities

Do you have a passion for soccer and want to give back to your community?  Royal Soccer Club is looking for Soccer Day Camp volunteers and camp counsellors.  Please see the link here for more information on how to get involved.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/work–volunteer

Volunteers 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