February 26, 2018

Daily Announcements

February 26th, 2018    

  • CAFETERIA – Tacos/Fresh Baked Goodies


Grad Forms are due by Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

If you have ordered a pink shirt or pink bandana, please go see Ms. Adams in the Accounts Office to pick up your order.

Students wanting to write any Advanced Placement (AP) exams this year need to see Ms. Adams in the Accounts Office by Wednesday.

Junior girls soccer tryouts will be TUESDAY after school on the turf.

Feb 26th to 28th is our Pink Shirt Week to stand up against bullying.  On Monday, we will have our Tree of Kindness display where students can write a kind message to be displayed.  On Tuesday there will be a Pink Bake Sale by the Social Stairs and on Wednesday wear all your pink for the official Pink Shirt Day and have a chance to win a prize for the most pink!!  Be sure to join all the activities.

Senior Concert Choir today at lunch!

Free Table Tennis Clinic TODAY with qualified coaches from the Victoria Table Tennis Club, at the Youth Centre 5pm-7pm. Prizes included! See you there!

Netherlands “Water is Life” Exchange
Oak Bay High School (Canada) & Maurick College (Netherlands)
September 2018 – Visit from Maurick College Students to Victoria – Plastic Pollution Project
April 2019 – Visit to Maurick College (Netherlands) – Migratory Seabird Project
What are the perks of the ‘Water is Life’ exchange?
To develop practical scientific field skills
To engage in a local, relevant,real-world research project
Chance to earn 4 credits through ‘Directed Studies’ Course
To develop friendship and collaborative networks through exchange with Maurick College in The Netherlands
To visit and experience the cultureof The Netherlands, including a chance to visit Amsterdam
Interested in the Exchange and want to hear more?
Come to Mr. Shrubsole’s room (#233) on Tuesday March 6th at Lunch
Questions? Email djshrubsole@sd61.bc.ca

NAV CANADA’s Explore Aviation Summer Camp
Are you a girl who has what it takes to leave ordinary behind? If you do, then NAV CANADA’s Explore Aviation Summer Camp is made for you!
This summer, 20 girls entering Grade 10 high school from across Canada will gather in Cornwall, Ontario. Their mission: one week of learning, fun and friendship with a focus on aviation. This all-expenses-paid camp uses hands-on learning to give you the chance to explore exciting careers that will empower you to soar to success after graduation!
Who can apply:     ​​Girls going into Grade 10 in September 2018
Where: ​ NAV CENTRE, Cornwall, ON, with day trips to Montreal and Ottawa
When:​ July 15-20, 2018
Cost:    ​No cost to you! It’s paid for by a NAV CANADA bursary, which includes flight, room and board for the week
Why:    ​To inspire you to explore a career in aviation
Applications are due March 9, 2018.  See the link below for more information.
NAV Canada’s – Explore Aviation Summer Camp

Sea of Cortez Trip – Spring Break 2019
​16 spots available
March 16th – 23rd, 2019
Trip sign-up form link     https://goo.gl/forms/anD33HS3gi4qNvUq2
     Sign-up beforeFriday March 9th
     Successful participants will be contacted after this date
 Snorkeling every day from our live-aboard boat!
Desert Island Nature Hikes
Marine Life Encounters (dolphins and whale sharks) & Wildlife Conservation (whale shark research)
Cultural Interactions & Baja Gifts program
Questions: please contact Mr. Shrubsole (djshrubsole@sd61.bc.ca) or Mr. Atkinson (patkinson@sd61.bc.ca)
​Check out the Panterra website for more details and our trip last year! http://panterra.com/youngnaturalist-expeditions-2/

The Pascal, Cayley, and Fermat Math Competitions will all be written on Wednesday, Feb. 28th during block 5 and for a few minutes during lunch in the cafeteria.  Bring pencils, erasers, and a basic calculator.  Please come to room 306 ASAP to get a permission form to miss your block 5 class from Ms. Gnocato.  See you all there!

School Musical “Anything Goes” – Tickets can be purchased online, or from Ms. Adams in the Accounts Office.

uStart Applications have arrived. Click the link for more information and let Mrs. Giesbrecht know if you will be applying. Applications are due into Mrs. Giesbrecht by April 10th.

Friday March 2nd at lunch in 309.  We are looking for students who have ideas about how to continue to develop what advisory can be for OB students (Big ideas: Meaning, value, connection, function).  The group may be a one time meeting or may continue depending on student interest.
If you are coming please sign up at this link.


VIPACVancouver Island Private Accredited Colleges will set up information tables outside the Career Centre on Monday March 5th through to the 8th.   There will be a mini fair at lunch time on Thursday March 8th with representatives here to answer any of your questions.   Click here for list of Colleges: http://vipac.ca

Marine TASK Spring & Summer Program
South Island Partnership (SIP) would like to offer a new and exciting program to our secondary students: Marine TASK.  This program centers on several trades through a marine lens.  Four safety certifications will also be achieved through the program.  Below, you will see that this has two parts:
an online course (TACC 109 – Trades Access Common Core) from April to June
face to face, hands on instruction at Camosun Interurban in July and August.
Applications are due by March 16, 2018.  Grade 11 or 12 students who are interested in completing the TACC 109 course by distance, and are willing to invest their summer months into this unique and valuable opportunity, please pick up an application in the Career Centre.  Click the link for more information. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/trades.html


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Volunteer Opportunity

Swiftsure Volunteering
The 75th Swiftsure International Yacht Race is looking for volunteers from May 24-28, 2018.

Queen Alexander Centre for Children’s Health is looking for volunteers.  Please see the posting outside the Career Centre or online here for more information

Capital City Comic Con is looking for volunteers.
Friday, March 16 | 3pm – 9pm
Saturday, March 17 | 10am – 6pm
Sunday, March 18 | 10am – 5pm
Head to our website at www.tourismvictoria.com/capital-city-comic-con/and click on How to Get Involved. You’ll find the sign up form under Volunteer Opportunities.  Questions or queries can be forwarded to capcitycomicvolunteers@gmail.com.

Grad 2018 News


Grad Forms are due by Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

Grad Assembly is Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

VIPAC Vancouver Island Private Accredited Colleges will set up information tables outside the Career Centre on Monday March 5th through to the 8th.   There will be a mini fair at lunch time on Thursday March 8th with representatives here to answer any of your questions.   Click here for list of Colleges: http://vipac.ca

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 http://www.StudentTranscripts.gov.bc.ca.  If you have any questions go and see Mr. Alexander or Mrs. Giesbrecht.