June 2, 2022

Daily Announcements

June 2nd, 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

Congratulations to the May Book Read Winners…
You have each won a $15 gift card from Bolen Books. Please go to the library to collect your prizes.
This concludes the Oak Book Read for this year. Thank you to everyone who participated. Happy Reading Oak Bay.

Next week is Wellness Week, hosted by Connect to Care, with events happening all week! To kick off there will be yoga at lunch in the dance studio on Monday June 6th, open to all students!
There will also be a special presentation on Allyship Tuesday during G block, please sign up by filling out the Google form available on posters around the school or by talking to Mr. Hamilton.

Attention Grads!!  The grad social event has a new date and time.  Join us on June 22nd from 12:00-3:00 PM for a pizza lunch, snack, a show, games and prizes.  Tickets will be sold everyday at lunch by the social stairs.  See you there!

We will have a meeting for all grade 10 & 11 students who wish to take on a leadership role for next years Cops For Cancer campaign next Tuesday, June 7th at the start of lunch in the gym.

Any students interested in joining Dungeons & Dragons Club next year meet in room 313 TODAY at lunch.

You be the judge. The finalists have been chosen. Their photos have been printed and they are on display. You must see the display to vote, It is located across from the Art room! Use the QR code to access the voting form.

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

There is still space available for any students wanting to learn more about the Canadian Coast Guard.  To sign up please see Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for the paperwork.  Students will have the opportunity to attend “Coast Guard Days” at the Victoria Base for a few hours the morning of June 10th.  There will be several booths and demonstrations highlighting who the Canadian Coast Guard are, and the type of work they do – from helicopter operations, vessel tour, search and rescue, aids to navigation and more.  The school permission slips need to be signed and back in to Ms. Giesbrecht by 3:00pm June 8th.

Do you want to take part in restoring Oak Bay parks? We are excited about our upcoming activity at Uplands Park on Saturday, June 4 from 1:00PM-4:15PM. This activity is made possible through our partnership with the District of Oak Bay and the Friends of Uplands Park. This forest needs some serious TLC, as invasive species have taken over and the trees are in danger! We need all hands on deck for some great hands-on habitat restoration. Join in on the fun, meet lots of good people and have some great snacks!  Sign Up Here: https://www.meetup.com/Greater-Victoria-Green-Team/events/285956543/  The Activity will focus on removing invasive plant species, primarily Daphne and English Ivy, from the Garry Oak meadows at Uplands Park at the Midland Rd entrance. This is very important to protect native plants and the biodiversity of this beautiful park! If you can’t join this time, we are going to be having lots more events in the coming months.  Please spread the word to your colleagues, friends and family!

Attention Grade 11’s – Are you planning on a career in Health & Human Services?
Camosun is offering two Dual Credit classes focusing on health next September-December at the Interurban Campus.
ELC130 – Early Childhood Profession
Health 111 – Indigenous Peoples Health
These courses take place on Friday’s from 3:30pm to 6:20pm.
Have your tuition covered by your school district
Credits earned go directly toward your High School and Post-Secondary transcripts
Avoids the five-course crunch in your first year. Five can be a lot!
See Ms. Giesbrecht, Mr. Alexander or the Career Centre website for more details on the classes.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events 

Indigenous people and women who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents are invited to participate in the fully-funded Bridge Watch Rating program. You will learn and enhance seamanship skills, earn nationally-recognized certifications, and embark upon an exciting, entry-level career in the Marine industry. Hear from experienced sailors, take field trips, practice hands-on techniques, and undertake a practicum at sea. Marine-based employers are excited to hire our graduates! Email bridgewatchrating@camosun.ca for more info.

See more detailed information at https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events

Previous Announcements

 Science Rendezvous – Free Family Festival!
This year, the University of Victoria and Camosun College partner to bring Science Rendezvous to Victoria for the first time. Science Rendezvous is a national STEM outreach initiative with one of the largest one-day festivals promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Canada.
Head to UVic or Camosun Interurban (or both!) on May 7 from 10 am to 3 pm to learn side-by-side from real, world-renowned scientists, engineers, mathematicians and computer and software experts who live right here in Victoria. This free event is open to all ages.
Activities include:
Explore why Vancouver Island Rocks! Look at local geology, rocks as part of Earth’s rock cycle, and play fossil detective to identify real fossils.
Vibrabugs: Do a bit of soldering and then race your electronic bug through a maze.
Discover the science behind medical X-rays
Look at stars using the largest telescope on any Canadian university campus
full details at bit.ly/SciRenYYJ

Future Global Leaders – UBC
Your students aged 15 to 18 can get a head start on their academic goals with the UBC Future Global Leaders program. This pre-university program is a great way for your students to work out what their passions are while they’re still in high school, and prepare for success at university and beyond by studying a popular course without the stress of exams. Students can attend either online courses that last three weeks or join us on campus in Vancouver, for two-week courses (that combine morning classes, afternoon workshops, and fun social activities). Future Global Leaders runs on various dates in July and August.

Volunteering Opportunities

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

Oak Bay Co-op Preschool (on Elgin Rd) is organizing summer camps for the first four weeks of the summer.  They will run Monday – Friday, June 20 – July 15th from 9:15 – 1:15.  We are looking for student volunteers to support our ECE.  This would be a great opportunity for any students interest in becoming a teacher.  Great for an elementary education resume.
Volunteers would…

  • prepare materials prior to children arrival
  • clean up of materials and space as needed throughout the camp day and after
  • help children engage in play
  • assist the ECE with group circle time and as needed
  • support children with transitions and routines such as arriving at school, washing hands, throughout play time, etc.
  • and much more!

Please email your resume to sarah.blackaby@outlook.com or to enrollment@oakbaypreschool.com

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.

 Government House is looking for volunteers to help with some garden projects on Tuesday and /or Wednesday mornings if it fits in your schedule.   Please email Valerie Murray directly if you are interested.  vmurray0@gmail.com

Do you have a passion for soccer and want to give back to your community?  Royal Soccer Club is looking for Soccer Day Camp volunteers and camp counsellors.  Please see the link here for more information on how to get involved.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/work–volunteer

Volunteers needed for the James Bay Community Picnic on Wednesday June 8th from 3:30pm – 6:30pm.  Contact Samantha Bartlett the Recreation Program Coordinator if you would like to get involved. programs@jamesbaycentre.ca

Job Opportunities 

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