February 18, 2021

Daily Announcements

February 18th, 2021


Would the following students please see Ms. Taggart today in Room 304:
Finn Murph
Clara Meye
Michelle Mante
Ella Lieb
Keira Miln
Violet Gaffney

Thank you to everyone who participated in the  Valentines Baking Competition! All the participants had amazing treats! The winner of the competition is Avery Baillie-Dix. Please come pick up your prize in room 143 with Ms Simpson any day before lunch. If you want to see the winners and other participants’ baked goods click the link in the Oak Bay App. Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QtgennPCcrptsCEhDjs3mr1AozSAkG91thX7YMeglpk/edit?usp=sharing

We would like to invite you and your students and families to this exciting career expo on the evening of February 24th from 6:00-8:30pmLearn about exciting careers at this FREE online event for young women and those that identify as female in grades 7-12!
Students/families will register on the Eventbrite link here:
Join us from the comfort of your own home, and tune in virtually!
Learn more about careers in skilled trades, science, technology, engineering, math, emergency services, and entrepreneurship.
Making decisions about a future career path can be difficult, but we are here to help! Tune in to get insight into new careers, resources, and information, PLUS insight into different employers and post-secondary education options.
The event features:
– Dream Maker Panel: Women from various careers share their stories and inspire
– Employer Spotlight: Hear what employers look for in new employees!
– Pathway Spotlight: College, University, and Apprenticeship
– Games, Prizes, Survey, and More!
This is a FREE event! Join us and discover your career path!

Student representatives from across the district are hoping to collect some information from you in regards to a sustainability plan for schools in the Greater Victoria School District.  The data collected will be presented to the Board of Education.  Please take 2 minutes to complete this survey:  https://forms.gle/hugRkr2ndtrmtmBE7

Pink Shirt Day is fast approaching! Wednesday January 24th is anti-bullying day.  Please wear your pinkest, brightest shirts in order to show your support.

Cultural Connections Club is hosting a Lunar New Year quizlet game. Top 3 winners will receive SHIN RAMYUN NOODLES on the 22nd. Don’t forget to log in to save your result. Everyone is welcome to join! https://bit.ly/36YW2Ba

WorkBC in Victoria and Saanich are excited to announce the date for Work 4 (YOU)TH, WorkBC’s Virtual Youth Employment Fair!
Are you between the ages of 16 & 30? Join us to connect with local employers who are hiring youth. Find out why you should work for them and how to move to the next stage of the hiring process.
Come learn about how WorkBC makes it easier to find employment, including how our new Wage Subsidy Program may be able to pay an employer part of your wage to help you get hired!
When: Wednesday, March 10th from 11 am till 12:30 pm.
We will also be giving away gift card prizes to youth who attend the event!
Register Today! – http://work4youth2021.eventbrite.ca/

We are collecting photos for the Winter Student Life section in the Oak Bay High Yearbook. Please upload any of your winter photos with Oak Bay students in them through this link: http://bit.ly/obwinterphotos. All people who submit photos will be entered into a draw for a $25 Tim Hortons Gift Card.

Mighty Oaks is a way to acknowledge especially extraordinary staff and students. Each week student council will select a name from those submitted and show why they make Oak Bay a better place. If a member of the school community stands out to you, you can nominate them by filling out the from at the link: bit.ly/obmightyoaks

The Oak Bay High Library and English department have a book club contest for you! Check out a book on our contest list, read it then bring it back and ask for an entry form. Lots of prizes to be won! The more you read the more chances to win. Ask for more details at the library. Contest runs till June

Try to find a photo of nutty for a chance to win a prize! This weeks riddle is: “Between Berlin and Venice…”

GREENBRICKS CAREER EXPLORATION CONFERENCE  Explore your options! Students are invited to experience new career opportunities at this FREE career conference held remotely on Saturday, February 20th, 2021 from 9:00am – 2:30pm. The “green economy” is changing the face of the workplace in B.C. and around the world. This career conference is open to 150 students in grades 10-12.  This day allows you to interact with career mentors who have excelled in and are passionate about their green careers.  The day includes prizes and a chance to win a $500 scholarship!  Register here before the fills up!  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

 The Board Game Café is back!  Come Friday’s at lunch to the Cafeteria for board games, music and fun!

Do you want to be a doctor? Find out how you can earn your MD on Vancouver Island with the Island Medical Program (IMP), which delivers the UBC MD Undergraduate Program in collaboration with UVic and Island Health. At this special virtual evening information session, you’ll learn about the MD Undergraduate Program and the IMP, the admissions process, what it takes to become a doctor, and what it’s like being in medical school. A Q&A period will follow the presentation.  The info session will be co-hosted by Dr. Shahin Shirzad, Assistant Dean of Admissions, and current IMP medical students. The IMP admissions coordinator will also be on-hand to answer questions.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. Please click here to register and receive a Zoom link.
What: Island Medical Program’s Virtual Information Session with Dr. Shahin Shirzad
When: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom
Cost/Link: Free; register and receive your Zoom link here.

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


Job Opportunities

Oak Bay Rec Centre is hiring for Spring Break camps.  Please go to https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/work–volunteer for more details on the application process.  You can pick up paper copies of the application in the Career Centre.