March 11, 2019

Daily Announcements

March 11th, 2019       

  • CAFETERIA – Tacos
  • NUTTY’S LOCKER – Closed


There will be a lunch time meeting on TUESDAY for both junior & senior rugby players in Mr. Atkinson’s room.

Junior & senior boys rugby have a tournament on THURSDAY, they will miss ALL blocks.

Please consider joining Cst. Perry for Focus Block YOGA starting April 2nd in the Black Box.  Please bring a yoga mat if you can.

Our Ski & Snowboard Team had an absolutely amazing journey north to Smithers for the Provincial Championships.  It was an awesome event and an experience of a lifetime for all who traveled!  We had our best results yet at a provincials.  Our  Girls’ Ski Team  came 5th in GS, and 4th in Terrain.  We are SUPER proud of our girls!   Our  Boys’ Ski Team  came 5th in GS, and 7th in Terrain.  Way to go boys!   Griffen Hart missed TOP 10 by 0.01 of a second.  Our  COMBINED Ski Team  came 3rd.  That is an awesome result!   Our Boys’ snowboard team came 5th in GS, and 4th in Terrain.  Jake Trumble was our lead scorer (15th in GS and 11th in terrain).  Congratulations to all team members.

Coast Capital Saving – Youth Get It Intern
The student job that kick-starts careers.  We offer opportunities for Grade 11 and 12 youth to be paid members of our Youth Get It Interns. They work as community ambassadors and as Member Service Representatives helping our members in our branches.  Presentation TODAY at lunch in the Career Centre!
Being a Youth Get It Intern is a job that requires professionalism and a friendly and helpful attitude. Students will gain skills like leadership, community relations and financial literacy that prepare them for their future endeavours.
Applications close on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Waterloo will be in the Career Centre at lunch on Tuesday March 12th.  Please come by if you have applied or would like more information about their programs.

uStart applications are in now and due April 8th.  Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested in applying for next year.

Golfers! It is time to get organized! Tryouts will take place the first 2 weeks after spring break, but we need to meet and get all the necessary information on paper for each of you. To that end, there will be a meeting Tuesday at lunch in room 307. Please be prompt so we can get everyone there to hear what is coming up for golf season.

“Kids for a Cause” Club is collecting any new and unused hygiene products to be donated to the Cridge Transition House for Women. Some of the things they need are:  Toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and more.  They will be collecting these items in the boxes around the school from March 11th to April 15th .

We at Oak Bay HQ regret to inform you that Nutty has not yet been found.  We have discovered this clue to help you find Nutty!  Here it is:
“The place in which he hides
Is where all the knowledge resides
In a heft book he slides
Where Nutty reads of a bat who glides” 

Pacific Design Academy is having an open house on March 14th from 4-7pm.  Come by and meet instructors and learn about App & Web Design, Graphic Design, Apparel Design, Building Design & Structure and Digital Photography.

Previous Announcements

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology is a non-profit association that promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science, engineering and technology.  They offer an 8 week free eMentoring Program for STEM Careers.  Essentially students will pair up with a female role models across BC in science, tech, engineering & math careers.  Over email they will discuss career path, post-secondary life, work environments, finances, work/life balance, and what to do with your degree.  Applications are due by April 5th.  Please come and see Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested.

Job Opportunities

A local parent is looking for someone to supervise, facilitate and provide chess instruction to a group of about six 10-12 year olds.  This position can be paid or volunteer.  Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for more information. 

O’Keeffe Automotive Service on 1220 Newport Avenue is looking for a part-time worker to come in a few days a week after school to do some basic office work (filing, data entry, etc.).   Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested in applying.–volunteer


Need volunteer hours? Like working with kids? Live close to Margaret Jenkins Elementary? EMJS PAC is looking for reliable babysitters that can child mind during PAC meetings at the school, about two hours 7-9 pm on the last Thursday of each month. Contact for more info.

Victoria Highland Games is looking for volunteers. The 156th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival will be held in Victoria on May 18-20, 2019.  Volunteer opportunities include: selling tickets, providing info to visitors, helping with fun competitions and activities, helping out in the Celtic Music tent and so much more! Shifts are about 4 hours each and you can do as many as you wish!  Please see the link below if you are interested.

Youth volunteer opportunities available to students.