January 24, 2018

Daily Announcements

January 24th, 2018   

  • CAFETERIA – Pad Thai/Fresh Baked Goodies


Community Leadership is running Health Week Jan 22-26.

The days are as follows:

  • 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

Bamfield Marine Bio trip meeting TODAY for all students going in room 233 at the beginning of lunch.

Chess Club TODAY at lunch in room 309.

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.

Senior Concert Choir at lunch today.

Men’s Choir 7:25 am Thursday before school.

Grade 12’s -Mr. Alexander will be in the cafeteria all week for Focus to help with completing your Student Transcripts for university applications – come on by!

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.

STEM Fellowship UVic will be in the Career Centre at lunch TODAYSTEM 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.


Oak Bay Youth Centre is hosting a “Job Hacks: How to Land the Perfect Summer Job” workshop on Friday, January 26th from 4pm-7pm in the Youth Centre.  Pizza & Pop included.

Our Jr. Girls basketball team finished league play last Thursday in a 45-35 loss to SMU.  The girls league record is 4-3 and 10-4 overall. Next up for the breakers is the Cowichan Tournament on January 26th – 27th. The winner of this 8 team tournament qualifies for the Provincials February 28th to March 3rd.

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.

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.



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

Grad 2018 News


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

Grade 12’s  – Mr. Alexander will be in the cafeteria all week for Focus to help with completing your Student Transcripts for university applications – come on by!

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.