January 19, 2018

Daily Announcements

January 19th, 2018   

  • CAFETERIA – Pizza/Fresh Baked Goodies


Community Leadership is running Health Week Jan 22-26.

The days are as follows:

  • 22-Monday : Bike or Walk to School Day
  • 23-Tuesday: Attend Yoga in the Small Gym @ Lunch
  • 24-Wednesday:  Sample Healthy Recipes at the social stairs @ lunch
  • 25-Thursday: Drink lots of water for Hydration Day
  • 26-Friday: Show some Kindness on Pay it Forward Day

Bikes locked to fences will be ticketed starting MONDAY. 

Senior girls soccer: Any girls interested in playing Senior Girls Soccer, we will have our first drop-in indoor session next Monday (January 22) in the big gym after school. Please see Miss McKinty if you can’t make it.

There will be an Oak Bay Volunteer Fair, Saturday January 20th from 1:30 -4:00 pm at Monterey Recreation Centre.  Discover the variety of volunteer opportunities for adults and teens in Oak Bay.  Meet Local community service organizations; learn how you can get involved and make a difference!  There will be door prizes, refreshments and live music.

Evening of Dance Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online here or go and see Ms. Adams in the Accounts Office.  Students/Seniors $8.00, Adults $10.00.

On February 28, 2018, schools across Canada will be recognizing PINK SHIRT DAY, which symbolizes a stand against bullying. Please see the link for more information https://www.pinkshirtday.ca

In support of this, students, parents, teachers and staff have the opportunity to purchase a PINK SHIRT for just $6 and/or a BANDANA for $4. You can place your order online here or see Ms. Adams in the Accounts office. Orders must be placed by JANUARY 31, 2018.
T-shirts and Bandanas will be delivered to our school on or by February 27th and can be collected from the school office.


STEM Fellowship UVic will be in the Career Centre at lunch on Wednesday January 24thSTEM Fellowship UVic is a club focused on inspiring young students to pursue post-secondary studies in sciences and engineering and showing them the gratification and benefit to society that can come from studying sciences.  They will present a brief, approximately 30 minute presentation for any students interested in what the sciences at post-secondary (and specifically UVic) are like, what they can benefit from studying them, and how to succeed in post-secondary in general. As STEM Fellowship has branches at several other universities across Canada, including the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto, we have an established network that could help many students find out about schools of their interest.

Congratulations to the ski and snowboard team on an awesome first race day at Mt. Washington.  The boys’ ski team won this Island event – Logan Rampton in 2nd, Griffin Hart in 3rd, Adam Whittaker in 4th, closely followed by Marcus Forrester-Houggard, and John & Chris Horwood.  The girls’ ski team was second with fast races by the top 4 girls.  A special congratulations to Brie Neufeld who won the girls’ snowboarding division, and to Jack Boden who placed 4th in boys’ snowboarding.

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.

Athletes of the Month

November                                                      December      

Jnr Boy – Lucas Maffia                                    Jnr Boy – John Horwood

Jnr Girl – Delaney Chan                                   Jnr Girl – Tegan Michael

Snr Boy – Sean Young and Findlay Day           Snr Boy- Caelan Scott

Snr Girl – Justine Stecko                                  Snr Girl- Jasmine Lambert

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.

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.

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.

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 • Nursing
  • Health Information Science • Public Health & Social Policy
  • Indigenous Governance • Public Administration
  • Social Work (Community Development)

Pizza, Popcorn, Door Prizes & Information


A local resident is looking for Social Media assistance Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  Minimum wage is offered. Hours are based on students availability and the task is to get each account streamlined, organize data to post. Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht if you would like the contact information for this position.

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

Volunteer Opportunity

At Victoria Hospital we provide opportunities for youth ages 16 and 17 to volunteer with other youth on either Saturday’s or Sunday’s. Junior volunteer’s help with water delivery, meal tray delivery, newspaper and lab deliveries, and library cart. Typically the Junior’s work in teams of 2-3 volunteers.
​Apply Now:  http://www.vgh.mb.ca/vol-youthopps.html

The Victoria Symphony has a variety of volunteer positions available throughout the season and also annually for Victoria Symphony Splash. Whether you are a student looking for some volunteer hours or just a lover of classical music we have the position for you.   Apply Nowhttps://victoriasymphony.ca/support-2/volunteer-for-vs


Volunteers are needed for the 2018 Race Series.
Thetis Lake*5K/10K Mar 25
Royal Roads5K/10K/Half Marathon Jun 10
Sooke Potholes*5K/10K/15KAug 26
Beaver Lake*5K/10K/Half Marathon Oct 28
Volunteer roles include: bib pick-up, event set-up/tear-down, parking lot marshal, gear check support, food preparation and service, course marshal and aid station helper.
​For details and to volunteer please  contact Caitlin Brown 250-386-2667 ext 235

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.

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.