February 6, 2018

Daily Announcements

February 6th, 2018    

  • CAFETERIA Baked Potato/Soup & a Bun/Fresh Baked Goodies


Valedictorian Forms are due TOMORROW by 4:00pm.

Would the following students please come to the office for a message:

Dylan Nguyen               Hailey Gray

Jacob Smit                      Will Vaughan

Maddy Gaul                    Brody Cote

Senior Math Study sessions with peer tutors in room 313 during Focus TODAY.

UVic’s School of Health Information Science is having an Open House on Thursday Feb. 8th from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm in the Hichman Building, room 110.  Join them for pizza and refreshments and learn about the dynamic and rapidly expanding field of information technology in healthcare.  For more information visit www.uvic.ca/hinf or email his@uivc.ca

If you purchased an Opera ticket, you can pick it up in room 213 after school.

Candygrams will be sold Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at lunch at the social stairs.

Love is Love 2018 registration link is up and running: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/love-is-love-2018-free-conference-tickets-42299132845.  Please make sure you register to ensure you have a spot!

A reminder to everyone interested in playing senior girls soccer, tryouts will be Thursday after school. Please be on the turf, ready to go at 3:15. 

Tennis 2018 informational meeting is Friday, Feb 9th at lunch in 309.  All welcome.

Sea of Cortez Trip – Spring Break 2019

  • 16 spots available
  • March 16th – 23rd, 2019


  • Snorkeling every day from our live-aboard boat!
  • Kayaking
  • Desert Island Nature Hikes
  • Marine Life Encounters (dolphins and whale sharks) & Wildlife Conservation (sea turtle release)
  • Cultural Interactions & Baja Gifts program

Interested in hearing more?: Come to the trip information meeting on Wed Feb 21st in Room 233.

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/young-naturalist-expeditions-2/ 

All International Students who are here to graduate in Grades 9, 10 and 11 will have a MANDATORY meeting during Focus on February 7th in the theatre.

The defending provincial championship girls rugby team will have a meeting on Thursday (February 8th) at lunch in room 302, to talk about the upcoming season. Anyone who is interested in trying girls rugby should come to the meeting.


On Thursday, February 8th, at lunch the Cultural Connection will be holding a small Carnaval d’hiver in honor of the French Canadian Festival.  Answer a trivia question or say a few words in French to win a traditional “snow” candy!

Nutty’s Locker 2nd product research survey, click the link and give your feedback on what you would like to see in the store https://goo.gl/forms/oSMlSXeQbPJ1BAbd2

St. Michael’s University if having a SAT (FREE) information session as below.

Parents are welcome to come.

Introduction to the SAT (FREE)

Tuesday, February 27                        7:00-8:00 pm

Copeland Lecture Theatre, SMUS Senior school

This session offers an introduction to the SAT, including test format, Frequently Asked Questions, and registration advice. Students will be guided through the College Board web site, learn one or two test-taking tips, find out about recommended scores for their university of choice, and set some goals and a study schedule to achieve those goals. Students will learn about various different test preparation methods and products, including both independent study, and the formal SMUS SAT Test Prep course.  This intro session is appropriate for students and parents who would like to learn more about the best way to prepare for this high-stakes test.

Those who plan to attend are encouraged to RSVP to Mrs. Aya Robinson, aya.robinson@smus.ca,  250-370-6120. 

What is Soldier for a Day(SFAD)?

Date: Feb 24th, 2018

Time: 10am to 3:30 pm

Location: 715 Bay St. Victoria BC

The Soldier For A Day work-study program will show students and those interested in the Canadian Armed Forces Army Reserve how a soldier is trained and some of the things they do as part of the Canadian Armed Forces. Participants will be given the opportunity to see some of the equipment and vehicles used. They may also experience a portion of our annual fitness test and may receive basic instruction in marching and drill.  Participants will also get a closer look at the different educational and job opportunities offered by each of the following local Army Reserve units:

The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) – Infantry, Pipes and Drums Band;

5th (BC) Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, 156 Battery – Artillery and Band;

39 Service Battalion, 11 Service Company – Support (Cooks, drivers, mechanics, etc.);

39 Signal Regiment, B Squadron 2 Troop – Communications.

Register online.  Space is limited!

Sign Up for the Search and Rescue Academy for Spring Break 2018 has now started.
​The Search and Rescue Academy is a great opportunity to get high school credits and the requirements to be a Search and Rescue volunteer in your community. This academy can give you a head-start in gaining a solid foundation in outdoor education and peak your personal interest in Search and Rescue.
​For more information, check out our Search and Rescue Academy brochure below:
Search and Rescue Outdoor Academy 2018


Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo is back in town!
Meet with top colleges, universities and graduate schools from Canada and around the world to find out about undergraduate and postgraduate degrees abroad, as well as certificate and diploma programs.  Learn about scholarships, admission requirements, program options and exciting destinations. Attend the free seminars for more detailed information.
Check out the Travel Zone for gap year and career break options; volunteering, work abroad, language travel and internships.
FEBRUARY 25th (EAST BUILDING) Vancouver Convention Centre
Expo open: 1pm to 5pm
Seminars: 12 noon to 5pm                 Admission Free                      WEBSITE

Oak Bay Track & Field Team -First meeting Wednesday, February 7th at LUNCH in the Big Gym.  All students welcome to join.

Women in Trades & Technology Exploration Day

Wednesday February 21, from 9:30 to 2:00 pm at Camosun College Interurban. 

Trades Technology
Electricians Civil Engineering Technology
Automotive Service Technicians Computer Science
Sheet Metal/Metal Fabricators


Electronics Engineering Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Check out these great careers in Trades & Engineering, while doing fun hands on activities.

Sign up at the Career Centre today!

Are you interested in Graphic Design?

On Thursday, March 1st, explore the world of graphic design at Pacific Design Academy!

Who: Grade 10, 11 and 12 students (16 seats available)

When: March 1st 2018, 9:30am – 1:30pm

Where: Pacific Design Academy

Why: To explore the industry of graphic design through hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations, and discussions

with PDA instructors, students, and local professionals.

What: Accepted students will be expected to make their own way to Pacific Design Academy, need to bring a lunch, notepad and pen. The rest of the materials will be provided.

Deadline for applications is Feb 20th.  Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested and would like an application.

Students, It’s not too late to complete math faster. You can complete math during the year and during the summer through Oak Bay amp Program.  See Mr. Spray for details in 309.


The Butchart Gardens is beginning their seasonal process of recruiting and hiring for the 2018 season. They are having a Job Fair on February 20th at The Gardens from 6 until 8 pm in The Coffee Shop. Applications are available online. Butchart Gardens Application   We generally hire for five departments each summer season:

Food Services: The Gardens has several restaurants which require waitstaff, cashiers, buspersons, and counter-service persons.  We also have two kitchen facilities which produce a la carte, pastry and industrial production.

Visitor Services: Primarily an outdoor position, responsibilities include pedestrian and vehicle traffic control, grounds maintenance, collecting admissions, and all other services provided for our international and local visitors.

Custodial Services: These positions require work both indoors and outdoors.  Responsibilities include maintenance of administrative buildings, visitor and staff washroom facilities, and garbage collection.

Seed & Gift Store: These positions require work both behind-the-scenes and with our visitors.  Responsibilities include extensive merchandise knowledge, cash transactions in numerous currencies, unpacking, stocking and reconciling paperwork.

Gardening: Primarily outdoor positions, or work in our Plant Identification Centre.  Most positions require eight hour shifts of heavy to moderate labour and require good public relations skills.

These are seasonal positions providing 25-40 hours of work per week.  Shifts will vary and weekend and evening work is required.

Volunteer Opportunity

None at this time

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