June 17, 2022

Daily Announcements

June 17th, 2022               


Monday – Pizza $2.50 per slice
Tuesday – Soup & a Bun $4.00 (Wicked Thai Chicken Soup)
Wednesday – Pizza $2.50 per slice
Thursday – Red Barn Hot Dogs $3.50
Friday – Snacks & Drinks

Lockers need to be cleaned out by end of day TODAY.  Anything left behind will be donated.

If you are unsure if you purchased a yearbook this year.  There is a list posted outside the office.

Attention Ceramics and Photography students from Semester 1.
That is Ceramics block A
Traditional Photography Block B & C
and Digital Photography Block D.
You have until End of day Tomorrow Friday the 17th to pick up any of last year’s work that you want. Whatever remains, will be recycled next week. Photography students, that includes work that was on the display boards.

Connect 2 Care is hosting another Boardgame Cafe Evening this Friday June 17th after school from 3:30-5:30 in the cafeteria! There will be snacks, drinks and pizza! Entry by donation! Please sign up using the Google form which can be found on QR codes on posters outside the cafeteria, or this link:  https://forms.gle/F9HsxungA14UKE2U6

Excel Career College is  looking for a student to distribute posters in the Greater Victoria Area over the summer.  They will provide a bus pass and schedule, along with a list of ideal poster locations and map plus all materials.  Students will be paid $5.00 for every picture submitted of posters (in approved locations) Please see the poster on the Career Centre website to apply.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/work–volunteer

Grade 9 and 10’s – Here is the perfect opportunity for you to get your foot in the door and gain the skills to become a Youth Camp Leader in the future. Crystal Pool is excited to be running the Youth Leaders in Training Program (YLIT) again in 2022.  The leadership training at YLIT has a focus on recreation leadership skills as well as public speaking, teamwork, communication and many other important life skills geared towards 14-18 year old’s. The program consists of 1 week of leadership training at Crystal Pool, 4 weeks of placements in a summer camp in the City of Victoria, and various team building out-trips.  Applications are due by June 24 (application form required, resume is a bonus).  Here is a link to fill out the application online: https://forms.office.com/r/1jmbyEYiU7   Feel free to contact Kyle Clancy at ylit.vic@gmail.com if you have any questions or require more information.

The John Howard Society runs FREE employment readiness programs in Victoria for people between the ages of 16 and 30.  The FREE program runs throughout the summer months. The program is perfect for a student that wants a job but needs to gain training and skills. It is a great opportunity for those with little experience in the workforce to build up their resumes and connect with employers. We have our next Wellness Employment Skills and Training /Bladerunner program starting July 4th, 2022.
In addition to three weeks of full-time training to get employment ready, the program includes several FREE certifications in construction or hospitality, daily meals, bus tickets, opportunity for work experience, a completion bonus and ongoing job coach support!
Some of the FREE certifications and training includes:
Cooking and Knife Skill Basics with the London Chef
Intro to Barista Training
Emergency First Aid and CPR
Intro to Forklift Training
Workshops on resume, cover letter and interview preparation
Hands on building project
Call or text: 250-386-3428 jobteam@jhsvic.ca

The Criminal Justice Program at Camosun College has opened up 40 more seats for next fall.  If you are interested in a career in Criminal Justice please apply now. Here a link for more information about the program.  https://camosun.ca/programs-courses/criminal-justice-diploma

The Construction Foundation of BC is hosting Electrical Gateways (Workshops) for any interested graduating students over the summer.  Please phone Jenny Nadeau at C: 250-532-1002 or  O: 250-220-5861  and she will help arrange everything for you. She can also be reached by email at: jenny@constructionfoundation.ca   This is a great opportunity offered by the IBEW (Union) and chance to go through the Gateway and assessment with Western JETS to potentially get their foot in the door.

Previous Announcements

Grads, get your tickets to the grad social event.  Tickets are sold Monday to Thursday at lunch across from the Theatre.  $10.00 cash only.

Volunteering Opportunities

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities for the summer and beyond?
Consider joining the Youth Advisory Council of Victoria or Youth 20/20 Can.
For details on both go to https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/work–volunteer

The Victoria Jazz Society is seeking volunteers for the 2022 TD Victoria International Jazz Fest June 24, – July 3, 2022.  For more information on how to get involved go to:  https://jazzvictoria.ca/home/volunteer/

Are you interested in applying to volunteer at the hospital?  Good news!  The popular Step Up Youth Program for the 2022-23 school year is slated to begin again this coming fall.  Applications are now open! The Step Up Youth volunteer program is designed to support youth who are interested in learning about a career in healthcare.
Priority will be given to youth who participated in our virtual program, and we are recruiting for a limited number of volunteer positions for the following Island Health Facilities:
Saanich Peninsula Hospital, Saanichton
Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria
The Summit (Long-Term Care), Victoria
Applicant Info:
The program is for youth 15-18 years of age (no exceptions currently for those younger than 15. Applicants must turn 15 prior to the start of the program);
Commitment is generally one (2hour shift) once a week after school for the duration of the school year (September to April);
Volunteer duties vary based on location and each facility’s needs.
How to Apply:
Please check the Island Health website for updates and the link to the application.
Step Up Youth Program
Email: StepUpYouth@islandhealth.ca
Web: islandhealth.ca| Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | YouTube

Volunteering on Canada Day at the Inner Harbour – if you are interested in helping out please click the link below to fill out the short volunteer application.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/work–volunteer

Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture is looking for youth volunteers to join the Community Arts Volunteer Team. We are looking for some help during some of the free concerts and arts events scheduled in the neighborhood this summer.  The link to the volunteer form can be found on the Oak Bay Recreation Website:  https://www.oakbay.ca/parks-recreation/programs-registration/community-arts-volunteer-team

Do you ride BC Transit? Seniors Serving Seniors is looking for volunteers to assist seniors in becoming familiar with public transportation. Student would only need to attend one of the workshops that BC Transit will be facilitating and help the senior once or twice use the bus system.  If you are interested, please email ed@sssbc.org or call 250-413-3211.

Job Opportunities

Check out the new job postings at https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/work–volunteer