April 18, 2018

Daily Announcements

April 18th, 2018   

  • CAFETERIA -Pad Thai/Fresh Baked Goodies


CONGRATULATIONS to the Barbs Rugby team for winning back the “Boot” beating SMUS 46-7.

Junior Barbs Rugby players need to pick up a “What Will I Miss” form from Mr. Atkinson’s room TODAY for their game at Brentwood on Thursday.

Youth Against Cancer will be holding its annual “Balloon Pop” on Tuesday, April 24th.  For just $2.00 you can win:  Gift Cards from Pizzeria Prima Strada, Jusu Bar, Cactus Club and much, much more!  Everyone gets a prize so come out and support Canadian Cancer Society.

Ultimate Frisbee – Friday, April 20th practice/game is CANCELLED.

Senior Concert Choir at lunch today.

No Men’s Choir Thursday morning before school.

Camosun College has a Trades Exploration program (TEAC105) which embraces learning about Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science Technology. The program is very useful to help students determine which discipline they may want to consider after high school.  Applications are now open for September 2018 and seating is limited so don’t delay.  If you are interested in applying please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre.

Just a reminder that there is a Camosun College Centre for Sport & Exercise Education information session Thursday evening from 6-7pm, PISE building room 329A on the Interurban Campus.

For more information, please check our website: http://camosun.ca/learn/infosessions/sport-exercise/ .

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.

Starting TODAY, Mrs. Yarr is teaching Food Safe in Blocks 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7.  Anyone who wants Food Safe certification who has a spare is welcome to attend and enjoy the deep Oak Bay discount.  Certification is $30.00 to Mrs. Adams.

TODAY AFTER SCHOOL, join the Cultural Connection Club and come try Bollywood dancing after school.  Bollywood Beats Victoria will be coming in to give Oak Bay students a free Bollywood dance lesson from 3:10-4:10pm in the Dance Studio.  No dance experience required.

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​


Federal Student Work Experience Summer Program
FSWEP is an opportunity for students to take part working in a trade over the summer.  Students will earn approximately $11.50  per hour from July 3rd to August 31.  Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht for an application and a description of the trade duties.     Applications are due into Mrs. Giesbrecht on April 25th.
​The trades offered are:
-Various Metal Trades (Metal Fabrication, Sheet Metal & Welding)
-Various Hull Trades (Shipwright/Joiner, Painter, Lagger, Electroplater & Rigger)
-Electrician (Marine & Weapons)
Program Requirements
Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be admitted to the Fleet Maintenance Facility – CAPE BRETON – FSWEP Program.
-Be between 16 – 19 years of age and currently enrolled in grade 11 or 12.
-Have their parent’s/guardian’s written permission.
-Demonstrate an interest, aptitude and a level of maturity suitable for a trade with the Department of National Defence.
Successful candidates must secure a “Reliability Status” security clearance


Pedalheads Bike Camps are looking for paid instructors and volunteers for this summer.
Paid instructors should be students in grades 10-12 (turning 16 prior to Dec 31, 2018) Volunteers should be from grade 8-10. Please see the poster outside the Career Centre and the website for details on how to get involved.  www.pedalheads.com

“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

Volunteer Opportunity

Pedalheads Bike Camps are looking for paid instructors and volunteers for this summer.
Paid instructors should be students in grades 10-12 (turning 16 prior to Dec 31, 2018) Volunteers should be from grade 8-10. Please see the poster outside the Career Centre and the website for details on how to get involved.  www.pedalheads.com

Volunteer Opportunity with Canucks Autism Network.  They run a highly supported sports and recreation activities for children, teens and young adults with autism.  It is a great opportunity for students to see how different each of our participants on the autism spectrum are and the support strategies we use.  Volunteer roles include: set up/take down of equipment, support using visuals, support staff with participants and enthusiastic participants in the activities.  We have online training that teaches about Autism Spectrum Disorder and we also have an onsite supervisor at every session to help with hands on learning.  Moreover, our programs are really fun and interactive and take place outside of school hours. Students are free to contact Julie by email Julie.ball@canucksautism.ca or there is an application form on the website https://www.canucksautism.ca/join-us/become-a-volunteer/

Margaret Jenkins needs volunteers to help out with their year-end celebration on June 27th.
They are looking for…4-6 students to work outside the gym from 12:30pm – 3:30pm.
– help to decorate and set up
– serve cake, and help with coffee
– help with the photo booth & dress-ups
– supervise recycling and compost
If you are interested in helping out please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for details.

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


Graduation Transitions Course deadline is April 23rd.
A reminder that the deadline to complete the Grad Transitions requirements is April 23rd.  This deadline is for attending the Grad dinner dance – tickets will be refunded if your GT is not complete.

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.