February 19th, 2021
Grads, are you interested in being the class valedictorian for 2021 or do you know someone who would be great for this role? nomination forms are due to the office by Thursday Feb 25th.
The Fine Arts Leadership students would like to thank all of the students who participated in the Pink Shirt Day poster contest. First place goes to Kate Andrews, second place goes to Athena Lynngood.
Pink Shirt Day is fast approaching! Wednesday February 24th is anti-bullying day. Please wear your pinkest, brightest shirts in order to show your support.
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
Join us for a Camosun College Nursing Zoom on March 4th, @ 11:35 am in the Library or from you own device. If you think Nursing is the path for you, Zoom with Deb Delaney from Camosun to find out what you can do now in high school to prepare for your application. Please register here or https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events to be sent the zoom link.
If you signed up and paid for the University of Waterloo Pascal (Gr.9), Cayley (Gr.10) or Fermat (Gr.11) Mathematics Contest, it is taking place NEXT Wed. Feb.24th from 12:30-1:45pm (during Support Block). Please bring a pencil, eraser and scientific calculator with you (no phones or other devices allowed). We’ll provide you with scrap paper and a chocolate bar!! You can try some past contests to prepare at: https://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/past_contests.html. Do NOT guess answers. Blank answers get a zero, but wrong answers get negative points. Only fill in the multiple choice answer if sure. Your ranking in Canada, certificates and medal prizes will be awarded in late March. Stay tuned. The Gr. 12 Euclid contest is on Wed. April 7th (not next Wed). Good luck!!
Here are the room numbers for each grade; wear a mask for the entire 60 minute contest:
Room 306 (Courtney) – Grade 9s
Room 307 (Carter) – Grade 11s
Room 308 (Smith) – Grade 10s
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
DREAM BIG – GREATER VICTORIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
We would like to invite you and your students and families to this exciting career expo on the evening of February 24th from 6:00-8:30pm. Learn 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: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dream-big-greater-victoria-tickets-124287700859
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!
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/
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
CONNECT WITH THE CAREER CENTRE – Grades 9-12
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.
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
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
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
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.