April 4, 2019

Daily Announcements

April 4th, 2019    

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


All grade 11’s that signed up for Dual Credit Psychology, Biology, Entrepreneurship and Geography for next school year, need to attend a mandatory meeting TODAY in Focus in the theatre with Mr. Alexander and Mrs. Giesbrecht.  We will be going over important info and the application process for Camosun’s Dual Credit process – bring a pen or pencil – we have forms to complete!

If you are  thinking of perusing Engineering after high school come to the  UVic Engineering presentation that will take place at lunch on Thursday April 4th in the Career Centre.

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.

There will be a lunchtime meeting in room 231 TODAY for both junior and senior Barbs rugby players.

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.

Consent Ambassador training session will be held THIS FRIDAY at our school from 8:30 to 1:30.  There is limited seating and a small cost of $10 (fees will be waived in cases of hardship).  Students will be required to seek permission from their teachers by completing a “What Will I Miss Form?”.  Interested students need to see Ms. Paas (Vice Principal) in the office ASAP.

Grade 11’s & 12’s

Please join us in the Theatre on Friday, April 4th during Focus to hear Dr. Lisa Surridge to speak on “How to Survive and Thrive the 1st Year University.”

uStart applications are due into Mrs. Giesbrecht by end of day April 8th.

Green Shirt Day – Monday, April 8th, 2019
National Green Shirt Day is in support of the Humboldt Broncos, Broncos player Logan Boulet and organ donation awareness.  Show your support on Monday by wearing green or a jersey.  Click here for more information.

Operation Wallacea Mexico 2020, meeting TODAY at lunch in room 227. First deposit is due by Friday- please see Mr. Ashurst to reserve your spot!

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

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

Ultimate Frisbee
Friday OBH2 plays at Spectrum right after school
Friday  OBH1 plays at GNS right after school
Please try and arrange your rides and coaches will be at OBH parking lot right after to school to provide rides to players who have pre-arranged them.  Reminder to bring water and your jersey and your $60 for your gear if you have not already paid.  Jerseys will only be released to those players who have paid.

“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.

Reminder to sailors first practice is this Saturday, those who need online payment, it’s now available.  Brief meeting Wednesday at lunch in room 312 to confirm times and answer questions.

There will be a meeting at the start of lunch Thursday for golfers, in room 307. Please be prompt so everyone can get news at the same time. If you are a golfer and have not yet signed up for tryouts, please do so soon as the deadline for registration with BC School Sports is very soon!

Come support the Barbs rugby team as they kick off their provincial championship defence on Friday at Centennial Stadium. Kick-off is 2:30.

Previous Announcements

We at Oak Bay HQ regret to inform you that Nutty has not yet been found.  We have discovered this clue to help you find Nutty!  Here it is:
“The place in which he hides
Is where all the knowledge resides
In a heft book he slides
Where Nutty reads of a bat who glides” 

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology is a non-profit association that promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science, engineering and technology.  They offer an 8 week free eMentoring Program for STEM Careers.  Essentially students will pair up with a female role models across BC in science, tech, engineering & math careers.  Over email they will discuss career path, post-secondary life, work environments, finances, work/life balance, and what to do with your degree.  Applications are due by April 5th.  Please come and see Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested.

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.



Would you like to volunteer at the upcoming District Career Fair on April 25th.  There is a morning shift and an afternoon shift.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht to sign up.

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.