March 10, 2021

Daily Announcements

March 10th, 2021


Reminder students, tomorrow is your last day to hand in your course selection change requests to the office.

Congratulations to the February winners of the Oak Bay Book Read!
– Annika Bagh
– Lanna Rummel
– Kristina Zatylny
You have all won a $15 gift certificate to either Starbucks or Tim Hortons. Head to the library to claim your prize!!
There is still lots of time to get your name into the jar for March. Winning is as easy as reading a book!
The more you read, the more you can win!

Grads – if you completed your grad google form and paid your grad fees by Mar 5th, come on by the office and pick up your free grad lanyard.

Grads – there will be a grad assembly this Thursday at 2pm during BLK G. Those grads who do not have a BLK G class the zoom link will be shared with your sd61learn email account on Thursday afternoon.

Are you in grade 9-11 and looking for something exciting to do over the summer?  Apply to the “Seed the City” summer work experience program.
– Grow Food-Gain Skills-Earn Gr. 12 Credits
– Learn how to grow, harvest and sell and cook local food
– Learn to make your own pickles, jams, herbal teas and natural bodycare products.
– Earn you Foodsafe Level 1 certificate
– Become part of the local food movement that is improving the health of people and the planet
WHEN: July 6-August 26 (8 weeks)
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
WHERE: Reynolds Secondary – school garden & micro-farm
Apply by May 3rd at
For more info, visit Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre or contact:

Calling all artists!  Design any sort of poster or artwork with the central theme of LGBTQTS+ Pride.  Any medium is allowed as long as it can be displayed on the wall.  One lucky artist from each grade will be drawn to win $50 each, so make sure to include your name, grade and contact info on the back of your artwork.  Hand your submission in to room 146 by Thursday, April 1st.

FREE SAT Boot Camp
The EducationUSA SAT Boot Camp is a five-session intensive for Canadian students who are preparing to take the SAT exam (ideally in Grades 10 or 11). These sessions are free of charge.
REGISTER HERE for the March SAT Boot Camp, March 15-19, 2021, 1 pm ET
REGISTER HERE for the April SAT Boot Camp, April 12-16, 2021, 1 pm ET
– Session 1 (4 hours): Full-length Practice Test – this will be a live, proctored practice test
– Session 2 (2 hours): The SAT in admissions – general information about the SAT, registration, and time management tips
– Session 3 (2 hours): Reading Comprehension strategies
– Session 4 (2 hours): Math and Writing strategies
– Session 5 (3.5 hours): Full-length Practice Test – another practice test and a chance to practice your new skills
It is best to attend all sessions, but it is okay to just come to the ones that you can. All sessions will be recorded, in case you are unable to make it. All registered attendees will receive a recording via email after the event.

Interested in learning more about Liberal Arts Colleges in the USA?
REGISTER HERE for the Liberal Arts Showcase, March 11, 3-5:15 pm ET
Liberal arts colleges provide a small, undergraduate-focused learning environment. Learn about what the liberal arts are and how you can take advantage of these uniquely American institutions.
This session will begin with a 15-minute presentation on “What are the Liberal Arts?” presented by EducationUSA adviser Jenika Heim. You will then learn about 8 liberal arts colleges and universities. Admissions officers will present on their majors, learning environment, campus, scholarships, admissions procedures, and more!
AGENDA (Times in Eastern)
3:00 – What are the Liberal Arts?, EducationUSA
3:15 – Bennington College (VT)
3:30 – Linfield University (OR)
3:45 – Franklin & Marshall College (PA)
4:00 – Concordia College (MN)
4:15 – Wesleyan College (GA)
4:30 – Oberlin College & Conservatory (OH)
4:45 – Beloit College (WI)
5:00 – Lincoln University (PA)

Mighty Oaks is a way to acknowledge especially extraordinary staff and students. Each week student council will select a name from those submitted and show why they make Oak Bay a better place. If a member of the school community stands out to you, you can nominate them by filling out the from at the link:

The Career Centre coordinates and promotes events focusing on exploration for student’s possible career paths.  Please take a minute to fill out the form on the Career Centre Home page to let us know pathways you want to explore and we will keep you up to date on relevant events through email.

Previous Announcements

 The Oak Bay High Library and English department have a book club contest for you! Check out a book on our contest list, read it then bring it back and ask for an entry form. Lots of prizes to be won! The more you read the more chances to win. Ask for more details at the library. Contest runs till June

For all the latest information and regular updates from the Career Centre please click

UVic – upcoming events to watch for –

Volunteering Opportunities


Job Opportunities

A local resident near Henderson Park is looking to hire someone to help her with gardening.  The pay is $15/hour, you can set your own hours, and she would likely need your help once every week or two.  See Ms. Giesbrecht if you are interested.

Beacon Drive in is hiring counter attendants.  Please click either link for more details.  Beacon Drive-In Restaurant Application

Lululemon at Mayfair is hiring.  Click for more information and to apply.–volunteer

BIN 4 is hiring a dish washer.  $16-$18/hr.–volunteer