March 8, 2021

Daily Announcements

March 8th, 2021


All grads who paid their grad fees as well as completed their google form on time can come and pick up their grad lanyard starting tomorrow Tuesday March 9th in the office.

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.

UVic Parent Night for School District 61
What: An informative session that will address the transition from high school to university in addition to information about UVic academic planning.
– Presentation from Dr. Lisa Surridge, Humanities Associate Dean Academic
– Presentation from Dr. Susan Lewis, Acting Vice-Provost
– Q&A with both presenters
Who: Grade 11 and Grade 12 parents (students are welcome to attend as well)
When: March 9 from 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Zoom –
Please RSVP to: Stephanie Parker,

WorkBC in Victoria and Saanich are excited to announce the date for Work 4 (YOU)TH, WorkBC’s Virtual Youth Employent Fair!
Are you between the ages of 16 & 30? Join us to connect with local employers who are hiring youth. Find out why you should work for them and how to move to the next stage of the hiring process.
Come learn about how WorkBC makes it easier to find employment, including how our new Wage Subsidy Program may be able to pay an employer part of your wage to help you get hired!
When: Wednesday, March 10th from 11 am till 12:30 pm.
We will also be giving away gift card prizes to youth who attend the event!
Register Today! –

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.

Try to find a photo of nutty for a chance to win a prize! This weeks riddle is: “Sequoiadendron Giganteum”

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

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