February 9, 2018

Daily Announcements

February 9th, 2018   

  • CAFETERIA – Pizza/Fresh Baked Goodies


Course Selection Forms are due by Thursday, February 15th by 4:00pm.

Senior Science study sessions with peer tutors in room 313 TODAY during FOCUS.

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

Tennis 2018 informational meeting is TODAY at lunch in 309.  All welcome.

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

FIRST Tech Challenge

SMUS is hosting a FirstTech Challenge robotics competition on campus at (3400 Richmond Rd, Victoria, BC) on Saturday, Feb 17, and we have arranged a small STEM-focused university/career focused fair to take place from 11:00-1:00pm.  Anyone is welcome to come meet the reps and hear about the STEM focused offerings and options. Signage on campus will direct visitors to the hallway where the fair will be.

There are 9 organizations who are sending reps to the fair:

  • University of Alberta
  • Canada Learning Code
  • Camosun College
  • KPU
  • YYJTechLadies
  • Sendwithus (Operations & Software Development)
  • Academy of Interactive Entertainment
  • Capilano University, Student Recruitment
  • UBC Engineering

Register your bike to deter theft!!  Thursday, February 15th from 2:00-4:00pm outside the main entrance at Oak Bay High School.

Our Jr Girls BBall team’s season came to an end yesterday in a 44-36 loss to Pacific Christian. The team played very well defensively led by Julia Preston who limited the effectiveness of PC’s point guard. The offence really struggled in passing the ball but Delaney Chan stepped up with her best shooting game of the season, scoring 16 points. The Girls end up finishing 5th in the Victoria City Tournament and their season record was 12 wins and 8 losses.

Chinese New Year Celebration Dinner

To celebrate Chinese New Year/ Lunar New Year/Spring Festival, the Cultural Connection Club is organizing a dinner open to ALL students.  There will be authentic Chinese food (and possibly Korean food). The Celebration will happen on Monday, February 19th at 6:00pm in room 143.  Come right after school if you want to help our and learn how to cook Chinese food.   Sign-up sheet is outside room 202.


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.

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

  • Jacob Smit Will Vaughan                          Maddy Gaul

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.

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

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

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!

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”.

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/


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

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.


None at this time

Volunteer Opportunity

None at this time

Grad 2018 News


Baby Picture & Yearbook Dedication is due by Friday, February 24th, 2018.

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

Grad Assembly is Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

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.