May 12th, 2021
Grads, there is only 1 days left to sign up for the Amazing Race happening on Friday May 21st. Make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to be the winner of the first ever Oak Bay amazing race. Google form sign up was emailed to you or available here in the main office.
Photo contest # 2 attached. Here are the photo contest entries ready to be pared down to the top 10 which will then be printed and displayed for a final round of judging!!
PLEASE, PLEASE remember that the theme is “FREEDOM” and if the photo doesn’t evoke that theme, you should select one that does!!
Interact Club is doing a menstruation drive! Bring any unopened menstruation products and drop the in the box outside the office.
The Link Summer School Session this year is from June 28 – July 28. It will be delivered in a “guided asynchronous” format. This means that you can work on your own time. Plan to dedicate 20 hours per week per course. In person support will be offered twice a week by your teacher. To see all the details please click the link for a Pdf. https://thelink.sd61.bc.ca/school-spotlight/dl-summer-session/ Registration opened on May 10th at this link for a variety of grade 10, 11 and 12 classes.
SOAR is a social enterprise based out of Toronto with a mission of fostering a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship in 21st-century learners through school and community programs. The SOAR Summer Innovation Camp is an interactive virtual program designed to immerse students entering Grades 7-12 in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation through project-based learning challenges. Camp participants will have the opportunity to engage in live workshops, take part in design challenges, learn from diverse entrepreneur guest speakers/mentors, and collaborate with like minded peers to create their own ventures. This year’s camp program will be offered in two 4-week sessions for students (July 5th-30th; August 3rd-27th). Further information about this year’s program is available at soaredu.ca/soar-summer-programs. Although there is a fee involved in the camp, we have financial assistance options to ensure greater equity for all interested in participating.
Study and Go Abroad Virtual Education Fair
Date: Thursday, May 20th
Expo hours: 3pm to 9pm EST
Check the website for exhibitor information and profiles, and the webinar schedule.
For USA Bound Students
7:30-8:30 pm ET: The Seven Most Important Tips for Successful U.S. Admissions – Presented by EducationUSA Canada adviser Jenika Heim this event is best for Grade 11 students who already know some of the basics. REGISTER HERE.
5-6 pm ET: The Five Steps to U.S. Study – Presented by EducationUSA Canada adviser Jenika Heim, an introduction on how to apply to U.S. undergraduate programs. REGISTER HERE.
9-10 am ET: NCAA Eligibility Center updates webinar – Presented by the NCAA Eligibility Center with important updates for 2022. REGISTER HERE.
Saanich Police Career Pathways Information Evening – presented by SD61’s Pathways & Partnerships Team
The Greater Victoria School District 61’s Pathways and Partnerships Team, would like to invite parents, guardians, and students to an information evening hosted by Saanich Police focused on helping lower island students understand the pathway and process towards a career in policing.
– a student or parent/guardian interested in learning more about Saanich Police’s process for new recruits? • interested in beginning to build your personal skills and experiences to help guide you towards the policing pathway
– curious to hear from Saanich Police’s Recruiting Sargent, School Liaison Officer and a New Recruit?
– looking for more information and answers to questions about a career pathway with Saanich Police?
– wondering how your high school can help you with your next steps?
Please join us for a ZOOM Information Evening! Date: Tuesday, May 18th 6:00-7:00pm Please fill out the form in the link below to REGISTER. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19INAKsengXafSlVYWOJnXkB_lsir5HNjL78T3TUqPmg/viewform?edit_requested=true You will receive communication and the Zoom link prior to the information evening.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD SIDE-HUSTLE? Side-hustles are micro businesses you can run out of your home to make some money. Please join a zoom-based entrepreneurship workshop exclusively for grade 10 & 11 students, by UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business on May 25 or 27. Click the link for more information and to register. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events
CONNECT WITH THE CAREER CENTRE – Grades 9-12
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 https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/ to let us know pathways you want to explore and we will keep you up to date on relevant events through email.
Important notice for grads who applied to an Ontario University ACTION REQUIRED!!!
Many of the Ontario universities have recently moved to amalgamate the transcript process through the OUAC.
You will find the OUAC listed on the STS now instead of those individual universities.
*You will need to reauthorize the OUAC through the STS so your university will get your current midterm and final grades*
Congratulations to this weeks Mighty Oaks winner Ms. Sundher.
She was nominated for always bringing an energetic attitude and a positive personality to every class.
Congratulations to Ai Li Cheng, Lynda Fischer and Markus Lee who scored in the top 3 of the Gr.9 Waterloo Math contest! Please see Mrs. Smith in Rm 308 to get your medal! Anyone who wrote the Gr.12 Euclid contest, the results are out. Come to Rm 308 to see how you did. See you next February, Oak Bay, to write the contests again!
U of Toronto is hosting a series of virtual events specifically for younger students (grades 10 & 10) after school or in the evening so that parents and families can attend as well if they would like.
The three sessions will have the same content but I wanted to provide a few different options to allow for different schedules and I would appreciate if you could share them with your students:
Thursday, May 13th at 08:00 PM EDT/5:00 PD
Registration for these events is open now and once students register they will receive the link via email.
In addition to this support for younger students my colleagues across all three campuses are running sessions for current applicants and have even begun some transition workshops for newly admitted students. Admitted students can find information about these events in their Welcome Guide which is hosted in the Join U of T site.
For all the latest information and regular updates from the Career Centre please click https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/whats-going-on
UVic – upcoming events to watch for – https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/index.php
Are you still looking for volunteer hours to graduate? A local resident is looking to have a couple of students help move some soil into planter boxes. Please see Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for her contact information if you are interested.
GTMANN is looking for carpentry construction workers from brand new worker workers to seasoned vet to staff our custom homes and multi-family projects. Skill set is positive attitude, punctual, productive and reliable. We can train and mentor everything else. Full-time $20.00-$35.00 per hour, benefits, 8 hours shifts Monday to Friday.
GTMANN takes the pandemic seriously and employ safe working conditions include social distancing, masks and education on how to work safely on our projects Experience: construction: 1 year (preferred)
See the link for more details and to apply. https://ca.indeed.com/job/construction-worker-360c219d11928a11
Social Visits Greeter
Mount St. Mary Hospital provides complex long term care to 200 residents in downtown Victoria.
The Social Visits Greeter adds to the quality of life of people who live at Mount St. Mary Hospital. In keeping with the COVID-19 Orders of the Provincial Health Officer the Social Greeter’s primary role is greeting and engaging with visitors and others entering the building to ensure their attendance at the site is essential and/or scheduled. Supports the safety of residents, by screening visitors, and communicating information and directions. Assists residents leaving for outings. Please see the link for more details and to apply. https://ca.indeed.com/job/social-visits-greeter-4649063570fa5f4a
The Old Spaghetti Factory is hiring part-time servers and hostesses.
Do you want to work for the Government of Canada? The Federal Student Work Experience program job application and information can be found in the link. https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/srs-sre/page01.htm?poster=1&lang=en