January 11, 2018

Daily Announcements

January 11th, 2018    

  • CAFETERIA – Gourmet Hot Dogs/Fresh Baked Goodies


 Thursday, January 11th – Team Planning – No Block 3

  • STUDY HALL – Library and Cafeteria
  • 8:25 – 9:21 – Team Planning
  • 9:26- 10:22 – Block 8
  • 10:27 – 11:07 – Focus Block
  • 11:12 – 12:08 – Block 1
  • 12:08 – 12:56 – LUNCH
  • 1:01 -1:57 – Block 2
  • 2:03 – 2:59 – Block 4

Junior and Senior boys rugby practice TODAY after school at the oval.

Any grade 11 students interested in taking part in Survivor this Friday during Focus, go see Ms. Simpson, Nicole Quast or Trevor Izard to sign up.  It’s going to be lots of fun!

 Powerful performance last night by the Junior “B” Girls Basketball team in a decisive victory against St. Margaret’s School.

Leading the Charge was:

  • Ranan Anderea with 20 points
  • Pranathi Kanisetty with 12 points
  • Sophie McKay with 10 points and a handful of assists
  • Malia Stewart with 8 points, great rebounding and string defence.

Strong contribution by all players.  Way to go girls!!

 Grad Wear – Please come and pick up your grad wear in the office:

Kristy Chow                             Kip Johnson

Logan Rampton

University of Victoria’s Department of Theatre’s is hosting an information session and open house for new students:

I Want to Be in Theatre! 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

11:30am to 3:00pm

(Pizza lunch provided)

Phoenix Theatre Building, University of Victoria


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  • Backstage tour of our 3 theatres as well as wardrobe, props and scene shops.
  • A rehearsal scene of Crimes of the Heart.
  • A mix and mingle with current faculty, staff and students over a free pizza lunch.
  • Breakout information sessions with faculty members from each theatre focus area. Students choose 3 areas they wish to learn more about.
  • Q & A session with Fine Arts advisor, UVic Admissions specialist and theatre department student union representatives.
  • Application information for September 2018 and course enrolment tips.
  • A guided tour of UVic campus (optional).

Please register in advance by completing the online registration form before January 23.  For more information about our programs visit  www.finearts.uvic.ca/theatre. The deadline for applications to the 2018/19 school year is February 27, 2018.

Opera Tickets

Anyone interested in going to see “La Boheme” at the Royal Theatre, playing on February 13th at 7:00pm, please see Manjit for tickets after school in room 213.  Tickets are $15 each.


 Xavier Pelletier High School Internship Program (Grade 11 – School nominated) The High School Internship Program (HSIP) is an 8-week summer program that runs in July-August each summer at the BC Cancer Agency’s Trev and Joyce Deeley Research Center in Victoria. This program has been designed to offer students the opportunity to explore cancer research from the front lines, learning the latest techniques in the fight against cancer today and setting the ground for the future. Each student will be responsible for a research project, which they will develop and implement from start to finish with continual support from a designated supervisor and a team of research scientists. All Secondary schools on Vancouver Island are eligible to nominate (2) Grade 11 students. Students must take Biology 11 or 12 in grade 11 to be eligible. Oak Bay selects its 2 nominees in February. Interested students are asked to Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for more information by Friday Jan 12th.

The Cultural Connection Club is recruiting new members for this year.  If you would like to share about your cultures or if you would like to learn about other cultures, this will be a great opportunity.  Please join our meeting on Monday, January 15th after school in room 209 to learn more about us.  There will be food J

If anyone in grade 9 or 10 would like to join choir, this is a GREAT time to do it!   Rehearsals are Tues/Thurs lunch for men and women; Wed before school for women and Thurs. before school for men.  Choir is a fun, welcoming family and we would love to have you!

 Join the Faculty of Human & Social Development at the

University of Victoria for an OPEN HOUSE

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Human & Social Development Building

Rooms A240, A250, A264, A270 & Lobby

  • Child & Youth Care
  • Health Information Science
  • Indigenous Governance
  • Nursing
  • Public Health & Social Policy
  • Public Administration

(Community Development)

  • Social Work

Pizza, Popcorn, Door Prizes & Information


Oaks Restaurant dishwasher needed every Saturday from 10-4. No experience needed.

2250 Oak Bay Ave.  Please email your resume to Ditza Hopkins at  dhopkins@oaksrestaurant.ca or drop by the restaurant.

Rooof, a software company based out of Victoria (Market Square), is looking for a high-school student to work part-time, after school. We will work with the successful candidate to build a schedule that works for them!  You must be at least 14 years old, able commit to a minimum of 6 hours per week (minimum work day of 2 hours), focused, detail-oriented, and someone who will be comfortable doing a variety of tasks  Does this job sound perfect for you? Submit your resume online!  https://rooof.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=34

TEDx Pearson College Invitation

Oak Bay students are invited to attend the upcoming TEDxPearsonCollegeUWC, an independently organized TED event happening on Saturday, February 3, 2018. TEDxPearsonCollegeUWC will be a half-day afternoon TEDxUniversity event held at the Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Metchosin, Greater Victoria. Our theme for this event is “On The Flip Side”; the primary focus will be the inspirational stories and ideas of individuals who act locally, but whose achievements are of potential global significance. The talks are on various topics— radical projects, new ideas, an interesting way of approaching things, a lesson learnt from experiences, or even a common misconception to be cleared up.

In addition to the talks, there will be lunch and refreshments provided, as well as supplementary workshops, such as debates, discussions and the Human Library project. This is a real networking opportunity for innovative minds and passionate students in the greater Victoria area, looking to expand their horizons.

The event will be structured such that there is a live performance of the talks held in the Max Bell Theatre which is limited to a capacity of 100 and students must fill out a brief application outlining their interests. This will cost $12 to attend. There will also be a live showings of the talk in the Jane and Jack Matthews Room which will cost $8 to attend. The live showing price will still include access to all food, refreshments and workshops.

Students can purchase tickets here: https://www.universe.com/events/tedxpearsoncollegeuwc-tickets-victoria-VG64NM?ref=universe-discover.   See Mrs. Giesbrecht if you have any questions.

Volunteer Opportunity

CanAssist began as a small volunteer venture in 1999 and over the years has continued to rely on the passion, skills and energy of numerous volunteers. We’ve grown a lot since our early days, but we still depend on the generosity and enthusiasm of our valued volunteers.
Please look at our list of available volunteer positions . If you are interested in any of these positions, please fill out the appropriate form.
Click here: http://www.canassist.ca/EN/main/about-us/volunteers.html

Our Volunteer Coordinator will review your application and then get back to you.
​If you have any questions, please email volunteer@canassist.ca.

The BC Museum is looking for volunteers  to lead school programs, assist visitors in their shops and coat check area, interpret exhibits, act as hosts and ambassadors for the Museum and support the collections and research areas, including the BC Archives.
For more information about volunteering to apply click here:

The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue formerly the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (Pacific) is a volunteer organization of over 1,000 people from many backgrounds who give up a great deal of their own time to train, be trained, and be on standby, in case they are needed to respond to a marine emergency on the water. Volunteers have the use of modern well equipped rescue vessels that are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Join as a Junior Member (between the ages of 16-19)  http://rcmsar.com/become-a-member/

WIN, Women In Need is looking for volunteers at four different locations.  You can apply on line at http://www.womeninneed.ca/volunteer  or call the Volunteer Coordinator Michelle at 250-480-4006 ext 205.  For more information on the locations please see the poster outside the Career Centre.

Volunteer childcare for monthly PAC meetings at Margaret Jenkins Elementary.

Details: Volunteer Childcare for PAC meetings is the last Thursday of the month, starting in January 25, usually around 1.5 to 2 hours from 6:30-8 pm. Parents remain onsite, meeting in an adjacent room for Parent Advisory Council meetings. Suits someone who likes talking to and interacting with elementary school aged kids and lives close by Margaret Jenkins Elementary.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested.

Grad 2018 News


ATTENTION ALL GRADS: PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR GRAD WRITE-UP HERE:  bit.ly/2018obgrad. Needs to be completed by January 31, 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.