February 7, 2018

Daily Announcements

February 7th, 2018   

  • CAFETERIA Pad Thai/Fresh Baked Goodies


Track & Field Meeting TODAY at LUNCH in the BIG GYM.

Valedictorian Forms are due TODAY by 4:00pm.

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

Grade 9 Survivor is this THURSDAY at LUNCH!  Sign up in teams of 3 with Ms. Simpson in room 143.  Best dressed team and the first place team will win an awesome prize!

Come to the big gym at LUNCH TODAY to watch the Grad Dodgeball Tournament and cheer on your favorite team.

All grade 9’s who wrote the MathChallengers pretest are asked to meet in room 307 after school today. If you can not make the meeting, please see Mr. Carter as soon as possible. Rides and other details need to be discussed.”

Senior Concert Choir at lunch today – 100% attendance please!

Men’s Choir Thursday before school.

For all those students interested in playing Ultimate Frisbee for OBH please come to a short meeting on Thursday February 15th at Lunch in the BIG gym.

If you cannot make the meeting then please email your name, grade and birthday to davep@islandnet.com or leave your name with Janna White in the office to pass onto Dave P.

A reminder to all Math students that the deadline for committing to write the Pascal, Cayley or Fermat contest, is this Friday, Feb. 9. Please let your Math teacher know so that a contest can be ordered for you.

Reminder that the School of Health Information Science is hosting its Spring Open House on Thursday, February 8th, 4:30-6:00pm at the University of Victoria’s Hickman Building room 110.

So, you want to be a doctor?  Join the information session on Wednesday, February 21st from 7-8pm at UVic Medical Sciences Building, Room 160.  Questions?  Email impadmcom@uvic.ca

This year, Discover Tectoria will be taking place on Friday, Feb 23rd from 11am to 6pm at the Crystal Gardens. This lands on a Professional Development Day, and VIATEC wants us to spread the word to students and parents!  Discover Tectoria is the Island’s largest tech expo and it’s a great way to spend a Pro-D Day.

If you have any questions, you can check out their website: www.DiscoverTectoria.com

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

  • Jacob Smit Will Vaughan
  • Maddy Gaul Brody Cote

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

Monday was the BEST ski & snowboard race day in Oak Bay’s history.   Both the boys’ and girls’ ski teams are off to Provincials at “Sun Peaks” in Kamloops, along with Brie Neufeld & Jack Boden.

Oak Bay once again had 7 boy skiers in the TOP 12 which is amazing!  A special congrats to Logan Rampton who WON, Griffin Hart who placed 4th, Adam Whittaker in 5th, John Horwood in 7th, Christopher Horwood in 8th, Grayson Gammon in 10th, and Marcus Forrester-Houggard in 12th.  Congratulations “ISLAND CHAMPIONS”.

Our girls’ ski team had their best race of the season and was only one point behind the 1st place team “Mark Isfield”.  Congratulations to Jane Illman for placing 3rd in the girls’ ski event, Lara Hollingsworth in 5th, Molly Pearce in 6th, Julia Morgan  in 9th, Shelby Cain in 15th and Amelia Ellis in 18th.  A special congratulations to Evan Graham who placed 2nd in boys’ snowboarding.  Brie Neufeld once again won the girls’ snowboarding division and is crowned “ISLAND CHAMPION”.

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.

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!


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/

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. 


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.


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Volunteer Opportunity

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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.