December 11, 2019

Daily Announcements

December 11th, 2019       

  • CAFETERIA – Butter Chicken, Samosas, Pakoras


Cafeteria will be CLOSED NEXT Thursday, December 19th and Friday, December 20th.

TODAY at LUNCH there will be gingerbread house decorating in the Cafeteria.  Come down and have some fun.

Would the following students please see Ms. Taggart in Room 304 at lunch:

  • Evelyn Boorman
  • Lauren Ellis
  • Ainsley Fenton
  • Claire Harlow
  • Jocelyn Henderson
  • Andrea Johnson
  • Sophie Mackay
  • Maya McIntyre
  • Sonny Miller
  • Malia Stewart
  • Jordan Turnham
  • Grayson O’Gorman

St. Michaels University School is offering a SAT Preparation Course Feb. 29th – Apr. 30th for the May 2, 2020 Exam.  This includes 9 classes and 3 practice tests for $899+GST+shipping = $957.59.  If you are interested please register by Feb. 25th at   For more information on the SAT Prep course visit:


Happy December!  It is that time of the year where Oak Bay students bring in donations to put towards the sponsorship of families in Victoria who need a Christmas hamper so that their family Christmas can be a little more merry.  Mrs. Kinnear works with an external, reliable organization to identify families in the Victoria that are in need.  This year Oak Bay High is sponsoring 14 separate families!  

Certain advisories are leading the collection and purchasing of gifts and food based on the family’s requests.  If your child is not in one of those advisories but you are willing and able to contribute via a monetary donation so that these advisories can support these 14 families, it would be greatly appreciated.  Cash donations can be brought to Ms. Adams (our Accounts Clerk) or can be paid online through our school cash online.  Click here to access and sign in to school cash online ( you for considering donating what you can to ease the stress of Christmas for other families. 

The Practice SAT (PSAT) results are available online now.  Please come by the Career Centre for more information on how to gain access to them.

Fire Camp for teens (15-18 yrs.) from March 16 – 21, 2020.  This is a great opportunity for our students who are considering firefighting as a career.   Information and applications can be found at either or .   ALL APPLICATION’S ARE DUE INTO MRS. GIESBRECHT BY 4:00 PM DECEMBER 18, 2019.  The physical exam does not need to be completed until the student is shortlisted but if you can get one easily and with no charge it would be best to get it done early.  The $200 fee does not have to be paid until the student has been offered a seat in the program.  There are 20 seats available and not all applications will receive interviews.

DECEMBER 13th is the deadline for your RESEARCH REVIEW AND PRESENTATION PLAN for your Capstone Project.
In attempt to have all grade 12s compete this step before Christmas, Capstone Advisors are holding meetings according to your Advisory #.    Please come prepared with your documentation and be patient.
TAGGART’S Advisories:  Room 304 – FOCUS BLOCK
**Advisories 21 – 30               December 16
BUCKINGHAM’S Advisories:  Room 219 – FOCUS BLOCK
**Advisories ​51 – 58                December 16
Details and deadlines regarding Capstone are located on the Career Education website  —

The Polar Bear Swim is coming up!  Come on out to Willows Beach on December 20th at 8:30am.  Hot Chocolate for all participants!  Don’t forget your towel or beach shoes.

Santa Grams will be on sale at lunch in front of the gym from December 9th to 12th.  They are $1 each and come with a candy cane.  Santa Grams will be delivered on Friday during Advisory.

 MISSING:  Grey Indygena jacket is missing!   Please do not do your Christmas shopping at the oak bay lost and found. Please take what is your and leave the rest.  If found please return to the office.

New Course Opportunity: Yoga for Mindfulness
Ms. Baker and Ms. Alana would like to welcome students to join a new course: Yoga for Mindfulness!  The course runs outside of the timetable but is 100% flexible, so that it suits students’ busy schedules!  If you missed out during Term 1, don’t worry Term 2 will be fresh start!  If you would like to incorporate more scheduled downtime into your life, Yoga for Mindfulness may be the perfect fit for you!  Please see either Ms. Alana or Ms. Baker for more information 🙂

The Grinch once said “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”  Make a difference this holiday season and bring in a NEW pair of socks for someone in need.  Collection box is outside the Office.

Lost and Found items will be on display in the main foyer until December 13th.  Anything left behind will be donated.

Hello Oak Bayers, this is breaking news!  “Where’s Nutty?”  He has been captured and hidden in a secret location.  The clue we have is: “Multicultural foods I see, placed in the mechanism next to me.”

Previous Announcements

Get ready for TECHNOVATIONBC 2020, an international, all-girls tech entrepreneurship challenge. Simon Fraser University is the official Regional Ambassador for TechnovationBC. Please follow us on twitter @TechnovationBC and Facebook: TechnovationChallengeBC for news and updates!   Technovation is a 12-week event where you and your team will create mobile apps using App Inventor to address real-world problems. NO PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE NEEDED! You will be paired up with a mentor who will connect with you once a week to guide you through this process. SFU will provide monthly workshops on ideation, App Inventor and business pitching to set you up for success. In May 2020, you will compete with teams all over BC for a chance to advance to Semifinals in Silicon Valley!
Eligibility Criteria: Girls ages 10 – 18 living in BC.
We strongly encourage students to join us for one of the info sessions to learn more about the competition.
See Mr. Simonson for information about the info sessions…

Attention, young innovators! The Science Fair Foundation BC is looking to help you showcase your innovative solutions to industry, academia and investors at the 2020 Youth Innovation Showcase! If you’re a young innovator who resides in the province of BC or the Yukon and are between the ages of 12 to 24, we want to hear from you!  From innovative, new medical devices to a new, sustainable 3D printing process, youth from all areas of BC and the Yukon are invited to pitch their innovative solutions at the Youth Innovation Showcase!  Please register and learn more about the 2020 Youth Innovation Showcase at if you are interested or go to the OakBayCareerCentre Instagram page to see the poster

Outside the Timetable Courses, please click on the link below

Job Opportunities



BY YOUTH FOR YOUTH – The Canadian Francophone Games will be held in Victoria this summer, July 14 -18, and they are looking for volunteers.  Go to their website: and sign up to become a volunteer.  They are also looking to create a Youth Ambassador Program of 40 – 60 French immersion  and francophone schools in the province of BC.  These ambassadors will be involved in the planning and hosting of events.

Volunteer opportunity with the Downtown Victoria Business Association.  This year we are organizing “Lights of Wonder”,  Downtown Victoria’s first outdoor holiday light display and we are in need of volunteers and we thought highschool students would be a great fit.  Here is a link to the Facebook event in case you would like to see what the event is about:  Email:  Gabriela Rivera at  if you are interested.