January 15th, 2021
Join the Kpop Club in room 143 at lunch TODAY. Let’s learn about the Korean pop culture and dance moves. All grades are welcome to join.
Cultural Connection Club will be hosting a movie event on Thursday, January 21st, after school in the black box, or theatre. We will be providing individually wrapped treats during an intermission. There will be limited seating due to space, so please sign-up through the link. https://forms.gle/irQXTrcoxnFFiPSHA
– Application deadline: The application deadline for all programs is January 31st. Late applications may be considered for some programs. More details in the next counsellor update.
– Self-reporting open from February 15 – March 15: “Self Reporting 101” information sessions will be held throughout February to assist students navigate the self-reporting process. I strongly advise all applicants to participate in one of these virtual sessions. Registration will be available on the Tours and Events section of our site.
– Virtual Appointments for students and their families: While we’re always happy to answer emails and take calls to answer questions, prospective students have the option to book a 30-minute virtual appointment with their student recruiter at any time. Students can explore appointment availability and book their time slot here.
We are collecting photos for the Winter Student Life section in the Oak Bay High Yearbook. Please upload any of your winter photos with Oak Bay students in them through this link: http://bit.ly/obwinterphotos. All people who submit photos will be entered into a draw for a $25 Tim Hortons Gift Card.
Reminder: Every Tuesday at lunch The OB GSA meets in Mrs. Gillespie’s room (208) to hang out and chat.
The Board Game Café is back! Come Friday’s at lunch to the Cafeteria for board games, music and fun!
Try to find a photo of nutty for a chance to win a prize! This weeks riddle is: “Up on high I wave away but not a word can I say…”
Would you like to write the University of Waterloo Math Contest? Open to Grades 9-12. The 1 hour math contests this year will be on February 24th (Gr.9,10,11) and April 7th (Gr.12) during Wed Support block. The cost for you is $2 (you’ll get a contest and chocolate bar on contest day!) Go to the Waterloo Math Contest website for practice exams and solutions: https://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/past_contests.html. Fill out the Google Form at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_sMrSPSPk8RBzAJX-hkRM_cYRXRUrjZMiqiXR9t-Wa8/edit. Please pay either Mrs. Smith in Rm 308 or Mr. Carter in Rm 307 by Jan.29th. If you don’t pay by the end of this month, a contest will not be ordered for you. The contest will be written in Rm 306, 307 and 308 on Feb.24th at 12:30pm sharp. Good luck!
Numeracy 10 Assessment – Information Session
Mrs. Smith will be hosting an information session about the Numeracy 10 Assessment in the library on Thursday, January 21st from 11:30am to 12:15pm, for any grade 10 who is scheduled to write the Provincial Numeracy Assessment. First come, first served. No need to sign-up. Click the link for some Numeracy Exam tips https://docs.google.com/document/d/14xPYC1CVsa4wjG9hiYflfwAUMdrrZsu89xlwfK92-u4/edit.
The Canadian University Event online was so successful in the fall they have decided to host a Winter Edition. The CUE BC Winter Edition will be less focused on presentations and more focused on drop-in chats and Q&As so that students can get quick answers to their questions. Any high school student from anywhere in BC is invited to join us and connect with nearly 50 Canadian Universities all in one place!
Dates: Wednesday, January 20th & Thursday, January 21st
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm PST
Where: CUE Website (cuebc.org)
Cost: FREE! But registration is required
For all the latest information and regular updates from the Career Centre please click https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/whats-going-on
UVic – upcoming events to watch for – https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/index.php
Oak Bay Rec Centre is hiring for Spring Break camps. Please go to https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/work–volunteer for more details on the application process. You can pick up paper copies of the application in the Career Centre.