December 21, 2017

Daily Announcements

December 21st, 2017   

  • CAFETERIA – Gourmet Hot Dogs/Fresh Baked Goodies


 Friday’s Schedule

  • 8:30 am – Polar Bear swim at Willows Beach (Pending lifting of beach closure)
  • 9:00 am – Students to Advisory classes
  • 9:15 am – Pancake Breakfast
  • 10:15 am – Winter Assembly

Come down to the office to pick up ONE FREE STUDENT TICKET to a VICTORIA ROYALS hockey game.

TEDx Pearson College Invitation

Oak Bay students are invited to attend the upcoming TEDxPearsonCollegeUWC, an independently organized TED event happening on Saturday, February 3, 2018. TEDxPearsonCollegeUWC will be a half-day afternoon TEDxUniversity event held at the Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Metchosin, Greater Victoria. Our theme for this event is “On The Flip Side”; the primary focus will be the inspirational stories and ideas of individuals who act locally, but whose achievements are of potential global significance. The talks are on various topics— radical projects, new ideas, an interesting way of approaching things, a lesson learnt from experiences, or even a common misconception to be cleared up.

In addition to the talks, there will be lunch and refreshments provided, as well as supplementary workshops, such as debates, discussions and the Human Library project. This is a real networking opportunity for innovative minds and passionate students in the greater Victoria area, looking to expand their horizons.

The event will be structured such that there is a live performance of the talks held in the Max Bell Theatre which is limited to a capacity of 100 and students must fill out a brief application outlining their interests. This will cost $12 to attend. There will also be a live showings of the talk in the Jane and Jack Matthews Room which will cost $8 to attend. The live showing price will still include access to all food, refreshments and workshops.

Students can purchase tickets here:   See Mrs. Giesbrecht if you have any questions.

PSAT Results are in!  Please pick up your results from Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre.


Chess Club will be starting first week of January on Wednesdays during lunch time.

Oak Bay students, staff and parents, please take a minute to click on the link below to complete a short, two-question survey about O.B. Nutty’s Locker (our school store run by Marketing 11 students).

Choir Vocal Council has been working to organise choir wear this year. We will be offering dark grey hoodies with our green choir logo on the front and back as well as black sweatpants with OB CHOIR written across the back. Prices should range around $30 for the hoodies and $18-22 for the sweatpants. Keep an eye out this week for further ordering information.

Looking for something fun to do at lunch??? Anyone interested in playing a FRIENDLY game of BASEBALL with a “soft-touch” baseball or a whiffle/blitz ball at lunchtime everyday please come out to the soccer field. No glove required, but it will make catching easier. Bases, a ball and bat provided.

Student Forms – At the beginning of September several forms were sent home with students for parents/guardians to fill out, sign and return to the school.  The office is missing forms for some students and would appreciate your help in getting the forms returned to the school. Students please check your backpacks and lockers.

Volunteer Opportunity

 WIN, Women In Need is looking for volunteers at four different locations.  You can apply on line at  or call the Volunteer Coordinator Michelle at 250-480-4006 ext 205.  For more information on the locations please see the poster outside the Career Centre.

Volunteer childcare for monthly PAC meetings at Margaret Jenkins Elementary.

Details: Volunteer Childcare for PAC meetings is the last Thursday of the month, starting in January 25, usually around 1.5 to 2 hours from 6:30-8 pm. Parents remain onsite, meeting in an adjacent room for Parent Advisory Council meetings. Suits someone who likes talking to and interacting with elementary school aged kids and lives close by Margaret Jenkins Elementary.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested.

Grad 2018 News

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  If you have any questions go and see Mr. Alexander or Mrs. Giesbrecht.