April 7, 2021

Daily Announcements

April 7th, 2021


April 16th is a Curriculum Completion day.  There will not be any scheduled classes on this day. Students will attend if:
– Their teacher has requested for them to attend to complete outstanding work,
– They have asked their teacher to attend, or
– They are scheduled to write the Numeracy 10 or Literacy 10 assessment.

Block E students who would have normally attended on Friday morning will now attend the morning of Wednesday, April 14th.  This means that the last student support block for quarter 3 will be on Wednesday, April 7th.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 8

April 5


STAT Holiday




Last Student Support Block of Quarter 3





Week 9

April 12






No student support block


Block E–Friday morning subgroup attends




Curriculum Completion Day


Literacy 10 & Numeracy 10 Assessments

Literacy 10 and Numeracy 10 Provincial Assessments
Students will be scheduled to write the Numeracy or Literacy 10 assessments if:
– They have a Math 10 or English 10 in Q3
– They have already taken Math 10 or English 10 this year and have yet to write the assessment.
– They are in grade 11 or 12 and have NOT written the Numeracy 10 assessment
– They are in grade 11 and have NOT written the Literacy 10 assessment
Student communication regarding assessment time and room will be provided shortly.

Congratulations to the March winners of the Oak Bay Book Read!
– Bree Anne Bartle-Clar
– Sofia Singh (and)
– Seoyoon Lee
You have all won a $15 gift certificate to Bolen Books, Starbucks or Tim Hortons.
Head to the library to claim your prize!!
There is still lots of time to get your name into the jar for April.
Winning is as easy as reading a book! The more you read, the more you can win!

So, you’re writing the NUMERACY exam in April?  If so and you’d like to know more about it, read the Google Doc in this e-announcement:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/14xPYC1CVsa4wjG9hiYflfwAUMdrrZsu89xlwfK92-u4/edit.   Mrs. Smith will also be hosting a short workshop on Thurs. April 8th at 11:30am in the library to give you some tips and show you a sample NUMERACY exam.  Good luck!

If you wrote the Pascal, Cayley or Fermat Waterloo Contest last month and would like to see your score, it is posted in Rm 308 or e-mail Mrs. Smith.  Our school did very well.  Out of 26 students who wrote it for Gr.9, 10 and 11, five students scored in the top 25% of Canada and will receive a certificate.  The top students in our school for each grade are:  Ai Li Cheng for Grade 9, Ngyuyen Tran for Grade 10, and Andy Xin for Grade 11.  Congratulations!

The Women in Skilled Trades webinar series introduces women and girls to career opportunities in skilled trades. The free webinars feature inspiring speakers and are open to students, educators and parents. A shareable promotional flyer can be found here.
– A one-hour webinar will take place on April 8th, 2021.
– Speakers from different skilled trade specialties will share success stories, information and resources.
– Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers.
To register and learn more: https://blog.canadianprosperityproject.ca/planning-a-future-in-skilled-trades/

Second Photo contest 2020 2021 details!!

Please see the information for this upcoming event for Mandarin and Cantonese students/families.
     “Higher Education Options in the United States” webinar
     Hosted by U.S. Consulate Vancouver and EducationUS
Tuesday, April 20 at 5 pm – 6:30 PT – Cantonese – Register here
The U.S. Consulate in Vancouver is pleased to invite your students to a virtual seminar in either Mandarin (April 6) or Cantonese (April 20) with EducationUSA about higher education options in the United States. The session will begin with a 15-minute presentation in either Mandarin or Cantonese, followed by a Q&A session with EducationUSA adviser Jenika Heim. Translators will assist with the Q&A session.

Virtual Career Fair April 6th to 9th.  Featuring 30 of BC’s top employers and institutions.
Click the link for more information and to register.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events

The Career Centre coordinates and promotes events focusing on exploration for student’s possible career paths.  Please take a minute to fill out the form on the Career Centre Home page https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/ to let us know pathways you want to explore and we will keep you up to date on relevant events through email.

Previous Announcements

– Are you in grade 9-11 and looking for something exciting to do over the summer?  Apply to the “Seed the City” summer work experience program.
– Grow Food-Gain Skills-Earn Gr. 12 Credits
– Learn how to grow, harvest and sell and cook local food
– Learn to make your own pickles, jams, herbal teas and natural body care products.
– Earn you Foodsafe Level 1 certificate
– Become part of the local food movement that is improving the health of people and the planet
WHEN: July 6-August 26 (8 weeks)
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
WHERE: Reynolds Secondary – school garden & micro-farm
Apply by May 3rd at  https://lifecyclesproject.ca/our-projects/growing-schools/seed-the-city/
For more info, visit Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre or contact: Lean@lifecyclesproject.ca

FREE SAT Boot Camp
The EducationUSA SAT Boot Camp is a five-session intensive for Canadian students who are preparing to take the SAT exam (ideally in Grades 10 or 11). These sessions are free of charge.
REGISTER HERE for the April SAT Boot Camp, April 12-16, 2021, 1 pm ET
– Session 1 (4 hours): Full-length Practice Test – this will be a live, proctored practice test
– Session 2 (2 hours): The SAT in admissions – general information about the SAT, registration, and time management tips
– Session 3 (2 hours): Reading Comprehension strategies
– Session 4 (2 hours): Math and Writing strategies
– Session 5 (3.5 hours): Full-length Practice Test – another practice test and a chance to practice your new skills!
It is best to attend all sessions, but it is okay to just come to the ones that you can. All sessions will be recorded, in case you are unable to make it. All registered attendees will receive a recording via email after the event.

For all the latest information and regular updates from the Career Centre please click https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/whats-going-on

UVic – upcoming events to watch for – https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/index.php

Volunteering Opportunities

Moss St. Farmers Market is looking for volunteers on Saturdays starting in May.  Here is the link to sign up if you are interested.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/work–volunteer

Job Opportunities

Do you want to work for the Government of Canada? The Federal Student Work Experience program job application and information can be found in the link.  https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/srs-sre/page01.htm?poster=1&lang=en

Summer Employment Opportunity!
Are you looking for a well paid summer job with a fun group of young people? Student Works Painting in Oak Bay is currently seeking hardworking, motivated individuals for our upcoming summer painting season. No experience necessary as full training is provided!
– Benefits and pay
– $16-22 /hr
– A fun and challenging work environment
– Full training on how to paint exteriors and interiors of buildings.
– Work locally & FULL TIME
– Apply with a Friend Today
To apply or find out more about the position, please email a resume to William Hancock @ williamh@studentworks.ca

Theatre SKAM is a Victoria, BC company, that has produced theatre in Victoria, nationally and internationally for 26 years. If you love theatre, love having fun, and want to use your skills to create memorable theatre experiences for the Victoria community, we’d love to hear from you! Positions vary, and include co-producer, camp counsellor, marketing assistant and stage manager. This is all through the Canada Summer Jobs grant, positions dependent on funding.

These positions run for varying durations: from 8 – 18 weeks starting and ending between May 3rd to September 10th, depending on the position. Successful applicants often return to work for SKAM on future projects. Hourly wages range from $16/hour to $20/hour depending on the position.

To be eligible, all applicants must be youth who meet these criteria:
-be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
-be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
-have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

We are currently accepting resumes for all positions listed below as we wait for funding to be confirmed by April 26th. All positions will have mentorship with professional staff to ensure high quality of work, timely deadlines and overall confidence for the youth in that position.
Camp Counsellor
Administrative Assistant
Marketing Assistant
Emerging Artists
Stage Manager
Production Designer
For more information and to apply, please head over to skam.ca/summerjobs
Applications are due on April 9, 2021 at midnight.

Home Hardware in Fairfield Plaza is hiring full and part-time enthusiastic students who are motivated and have good customer service skills.  Please email your cover letter and resume to rossbay@telus.net

Beacon Drive in is hiring counter attendants.  Please click either link for more details.  Beacon Drive-In Restaurant Application