March 8, 2018

Daily Announcements

March 8th, 2018      

  • CAFETERIA – Gourmet Hot Dogs/Fresh Baked Goodies


Any student wanting to write an AP exam needs to pay for the exam TODAY by 3:30pm or the exam will not be ordered for you.

Any hockey students interested in playing a friendly game of hockey with the Oak Bay Police and Fire Department, please meet Mr. Fast in the Big Gym on Monday, March 12th at lunch.

Golfers…it is time to get signed up so we can do tryouts after Spring Break. If you are a serious golfer with an official BCGA handicap, you are asked to please be at a meeting in room 307 at lunch on Monday. It will be brief, so please be prompt! If you are unable to make that meeting, please see Mr. Carter as soon as you can to get the necessary forms and information.

Senior Women’s Choir FOCUS rehearsal on Thursday for Il est bel et bon.

Feeling the need for a pre-Spring Break refreshment? Come down to NUTTY’S LOCKER in the cafeteria TODAY and treat yourself to a variety of Keurig Hot Teas, Hot Chocolates and Hot Coffees! Only $1.50 bring your own cup and get a NUTTY’s card to buy 10 and 11th cup free! Free cream/sugar with purchase.

Are you interested in becoming a doctor? Did you know that you can get your MD at UVic?
The Island Medical Program (IMP) delivers the UBC MD Undergraduate Program in partnership with the University of Victoria and Island Health.
Learn about the MD program, the admissions process, and what it takes to become a doctor.
Presenting will be the Assistant Dean of Admissions, staff, and current medical students.
Time: 4:30 to 5:30pm
Where: Medical Sciences Building, Room 160, UVic (check out the campus map)
This event is free and open to everyone. Please click here to RSVP.

Secondary Springboard Victoria Police Department
On Tuesday, April 10th, SD61 is partnering with The Victoria Police Department to allow 16 of our students to explore and experience Policing through hands-on, scenario-based activities, demonstrations, and discussions with Victoria Police Department members:
Grade 11 & 12 students are welcome to apply to participate.
Student applications are due on or before Friday, March 16th
Don’t delay!  Seats fill up fast.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht for an application.

“Water is Life” Netherlands Exchange
Oak Bay High School (Canada) &
Maurick College (Netherlands)
What are the perks of the ‘Water is Life’ exchange?
To develop practical scientific field skills
To engage in a local, relevant, real-world research project
Chance to earn 4 credits through ‘Directed Studies’ Course
To develop friendship and collaborative networks through exchange with Maurick College in The Netherlands
To visit and experience the culture of The Netherlands, including a chance to visit Amsterdam
Interested?  Time to apply for the program now!
Application deadline Fri March 16th.
Questions? Email


The Victoria Foundation is hosting a Youth Mental Health Vital Conversation event with a moderated panel, as well as refreshments to follow.
Date:  March 14th, 2018
Time:  4:30-6:30pm
Location:  Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus, Gibson Auditorium (Young Building)
Register at:

The Young Engineers and Scientists (YES!) Fellowship  offers six-week summer research experiences  to graduating secondary students in British Columbia entering their first year at a recognized post-secondary institution. The Fellowship includes an award of $3,000. The intent of the YES Fellowship is to motivate graduating students with a passionate interest in science to pursue a research career by offering them the opportunity to experience a real life research environment.
This year the positions are limited to students who do not require travel or housing allowances.  These students will have taken one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics 12, and are interested in pursuing a degree in the life sciences.
Details can be found on the website:

Camosun College has a Trades Exploration program (TEAC105) which embraces learning about Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science Technology. The program is very useful to help students determine which discipline they may want to consider after high school.  Applications are now open for September 2018.  If you are interested in applying please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre.

uStart Applications have arrived. Click the link for more information and let Mrs. Giesbrecht know if you will be applying. Applications are due into Mrs. Giesbrecht by April 10th.

Camosun College Interurban Campus is hosting an information night on March 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  Business, Sport & Exercise and Trades & Technologies.

Islands Youth Parliament – IYP is a chance for 14 – 18-year-olds from Vancouver Island, Powell River, and the Gulf Islands to come together over the weekend of March 9 – 11 to learn parliamentary procedure, debate, write legislation and discuss the issues most important to them.

NAV CANADA’s Explore Aviation Summer Camp
Are you a girl who has what it takes to leave ordinary behind? If you do, then NAV CANADA’s Explore Aviation Summer Camp is made for you!
This summer, 20 girls entering Grade 10 high school from across Canada will gather in Cornwall, Ontario. Their mission: one week of learning, fun and friendship with a focus on aviation. This all-expenses-paid camp uses hands-on learning to give you the chance to explore exciting careers that will empower you to soar to success after graduation!
Who can apply:     ​​Girls going into Grade 10 in September 2018
Where: ​ NAV CENTRE, Cornwall, ON, with day trips to Montreal and Ottawa
When:​ July 15-20, 2018
Cost:    ​No cost to you! It’s paid for by a NAV CANADA bursary, which includes flight, room and board for the week
Why:    ​To inspire you to explore a career in aviation
Applications are due March 9, 2018.  See the link below for more information.
NAV Canada’s – Explore Aviation Summer Camp

Sea of Cortez Trip – Spring Break 2019
​16 spots available
March 16th – 23rd, 2019
Trip sign-up form link
Sign-up beforeFriday March 9th
Successful participants will be contacted after this date
​Snorkeling every day from our live-aboard boat!
Desert Island Nature Hikes
Marine Life Encounters (dolphins and whale sharks) & Wildlife Conservation (whale shark research)
Cultural Interactions & Baja Gifts program
Questions: please contact Mr. Shrubsole ( or Mr. Atkinson (
​Check out the Panterra website for more details and our trip last year!

VIPACVancouver Island Private Accredited Colleges will set up information tables outside the Career Centre on Monday March 5th through to the 8th.   There will be a mini fair at lunch time on Thursday March 8th with representatives here to answer any of your questions.   Click here for list of Colleges:

Marine TASK Spring & Summer Program
South Island Partnership (SIP) would like to offer a new and exciting program to our secondary students: Marine TASK.  This program centers on several trades through a marine lens.  Four safety certifications will also be achieved through the program.  Below, you will see that this has two parts:
an online course (TACC 109 – Trades Access Common Core) from April to June face to face, hands on instruction at Camosun Interurban in July and August.
Applications are due by March 16, 2018.  Grade 11 or 12 students who are interested in completing the TACC 109 course by distance, and are willing to invest their summer months into this unique and valuable opportunity, please pick up an application in the Career Centre.  Click the link for more information.


Prior Castle Inn (B&B -7 rooms) in Oak Bay has openings for part-time (or full-time in summer) student cleaners and a breakfast cook/relief cook. Because it is a small operation, a high school student would love the experience! Hourly rate starts at $12/hour.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht for application details.

Opportunities for students entering Grade 11 and 12 in September 2018 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.  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.
Represent Coast Capital Savings at community events
Work part-time after school or on weekends during the school year|
Work full-time in the summer, 5 days per week
Work as a Member Service Representative helping our members in one of our branches
Complete 25 volunteer hours focusing on teaching financial literacy
Take part in a team building camp
Apply here deadline is April 11th.

Volunteer Opportunity
Volunteer as a Canadian Buddy over Spring Break
When? Spring Break (March 19-23 or 27-31), 12-5:00 pm
Where? Global Village Victoria—1290 Broad St, Suite #200
Help Japanese teens with their English (in and out of class)
Guide your new friends in Victoria (sightseeing, sports, culture)
Gain valuable leadership skills and volunteer experience
To apply: Contact; 250-384-2199

Swiftsure Volunteering
The 75th Swiftsure International Yacht Race is looking for volunteers from May 24-28, 2018.

Queen Alexander Centre for Children’s Health is looking for volunteers.  Please see the posting outside the Career Centre or online here for more information

Capital City Comic Con is looking for volunteers.
Friday, March 16 | 3pm – 9pm
Saturday, March 17 | 10am – 6pm
Sunday, March 18 | 10am – 5pm
Head to our website at click on How to Get Involved. You’ll find the sign up form under Volunteer Opportunities.  Questions or queries can be forwarded to

Grad 2018 News

TRANSCRIPT Information:  You can access your transcript online now, to see information for yourself or for picking post-secondary institutions to order and send to.  No need to have a paper copy now J.  Go to the Ministry of Education’s Transcripts and Certificate website at  If you have any questions go and see Mr. Alexander or Mrs. Giesbrecht.