March 13, 2019

Daily Announcements

March 13th, 2019     

  • CAFETERIA – Indian Cuisine
  • NUTTY’S LOCKER – Closed


OpWall 2020 Biology trip to Mexico– meet TODAY briefly at lunch to check in and confirm with Mr. Ashurst in room 227. If you can’t attend, come by in Focus block Thursday. We need to get solid numbers before the break.

Any student who plays golf and has an official BCGA handicap, and who thinks they might be interested in playing for the school team MUST sign up with Mr. Carter as soon as possible. The deadline for team registration this year is April 10th. If you have not made your intention known to Mr. Carter before then, it is likely you will not be allowed to play for the school. Tryouts will take place, most likely, during the first 2 weeks after Spring Break.

Congratulations to the 3 Oak Bay students who recently participated in the regional Canada Skills Competition in Photography held at Camosun College. Students from all over the lower island participated. Representing Oak Bay were Kiera Bogle, Joel LeVecque (Bronze Medal) and John Jacob Pascual (Silver Medal). An impressive Finish for Oak Bay with 2 of the top spots. Well Done!!

Reminder to sailors to turn forms in to Mr. Schippers in room 312 by Friday.
   Monday spots almost full
Friday spots still has a bunch open.

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.

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

 “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.

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 

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.

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” 

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.