April 25th 2022

Daily Announcements

April 25th, 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

Junior Girls Soccer team have a meeting TODAY at lunch in Ms. Saxby’s foods room (142).

The Barbs will be hosting SMUS in the Boot game on Tuesday after school at 3:30pm.  Girls Sevens will play at 4:45pm & Juniors play at 5:15pm.

The Grad class is holding an online auction to raise money for their grad gift.  The link can be found in the April 22nd newsletter.

Grads! Do you want to have fun competing with & against your friends?  Sign up for the Grad Survivor Night.  Find the link on the Facebook page or scan the QR codes around the school.

Cyber Security Conference – April 28th 5-8pm
The cyber security workshop aims to help organizations reduce cyber risk in a systematic and consistent way by providing practical guidance on identifying risks, implementing protection and detection security controls, and enabling responding to and recovering from security incidents. Whether you are new to cyber security or a seasoned security guru, you will benefit from this practical workshop provided by a passionate security expert.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events

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/

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!

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.

Previous Announcements

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

Government House is looking for volunteers to help with some garden projects on Tuesday and /or Wednesday mornings if it fits in your schedule.   Please email Valerie Murray directly if you are interested.  vmurray0@gmail.com

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 

Grade 12 students – Are you interested in a career as a Cabinet Maker?
Vintage Woodworks is recruiting new employees to join their team as joinery apprentices or glass installers.
They have found great success in bringing in students including those with little or limited experience. They have built a team of professional red seal joiners and are proud of the work they have done to build these meaningful careers with their valued team.
Why Join Their team?
Vintage Woodworks has been in the industry for over four decades!
We are a family-oriented company.
We believe in paying our employees for the work they have put in. This includes previous experience!
We offer access to our shop after hours.
Receive full benefits after three months of employment.
We assist with Joinery Apprenticeship continuing education!  We provide growth opportunities and performance reviews so you may see where areas of improvement are needed.
Most work is done inside our heritage woodworking shop!
We host company events
If you are interested in this opportunity please email your resume to Judith Milne judith@vintagewoodworks.ca (General Manager).

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