May 12, 2022

Daily Announcements

May 12th, 2022               


Monday – Pizza $2.50 per slice
Tuesday – Soup & a Bun $4.00 (Wicked Thai Chicken Soup)
Wednesday – Pizza $2.50 per slice
Thursday – Red Barn Hot Dogs $3.50
Friday – Snacks & Drinks

Senior girls & boys rugby teams play at SMUS after school on Friday.  Kick-off times are 4:00 & 4:30.

For any dancers interested in participating in the Oak Bay Tea Party Parade on June 4th, there is a sign-up sheet outside Ms. Alana’s door in the dance studio. All levels are welcome and rehearsals will be mandatory.

Teachers if you haven’t already checked, please send a student down to check your drawer in the office for a package from Social Justice 12.

A big congratulations to the Oak Bay Track and Field team who came in 1st in all divisions at the Lower Island Championships this Wednesday.  Not only did the team win all four junior and senior divisions, but they also brought back the trophy for the Combined Divisions category that Oak Bay High School has won since 1991, for 31 straight titles in a row!!!

Throughout the Lower Island League and Championships there were highlights from Mason Andulajevic in the Senior boys division, who won Discus, Javelin, Shot Put and Hammer Throw events, which led him to the title of Top Male Field Athlete in the Lower Island.  In the Senior Girls division, Elly McDowell-Mitchell won the 100m, 200m, and 400m events throughout the season and is a key member of our 4x100m and 4x400m relays.  Tyler Browne was named Top Male Track Athlete of the season as he won the 3000m, 1500m, and 800m races while also being a major contributor on the 4x400m Junior Boys team.

The Track and Field team looks very strong this year going into our Island Championships May 18th to 19th.  Good luck next week Oak Bay and keep up the hard work!

Let’s Talk Trades – Camosun College – A Talk for Students from Experienced Woman in the Trades

May 24th at lunch – Please stop by the table outside the Career Centre – Julia, an Auto Mechanic and Karynn, a Welder will be here to share their stories, provide information and answer questions.

We are extending the Moose Hide Campaign Art Contest to Monday, May 16th.  There are posters around the school for those who are interested.  Also, a hand-in box will be left outside room 312 (Mr. Schippers).

Tickets go on sale for Grad Night this Monday, May 16th by the Social Stairs.  Get tickets to play games, eat food and enjoy a magic show with your grad class on Friday, June 3rd at 6:00pm.

$1.00 freezies and chips sales for the Malawi Girls School every Wednesday at Lunch at the social stair case.

GRADS attending the Dinner Dance on Friday, May 20th, don’t forget to come by the office to sign up for your dinner seating.

A reminder that the Current photo contest is open to anyone who would like to submit an entry. Information is accessible via a QR code on posters around the school and on the google classroom photo contests page. Deadline for submissions is this Friday. There are prizes and prestige. A display will be made of the top 10 entries

Grade 12’s – our major community and school based awards are open right now – due dates coming up in mid May – go to for all the info and application links:  District Authority Awards, SD61 Awards, Rotary, OB Firefighters, and other community awards.  Any questions, come see Mr. Alexander or Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Center.

Science Rendezvous – Free Family Festival!
This year, the University of Victoria and Camosun College partner to bring Science Rendezvous to Victoria for the first time. Science Rendezvous is a national STEM outreach initiative with one of the largest one-day festivals promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Canada.
Head to UVic or Camosun Interurban (or both!) on May 7 from 10 am to 3 pm to learn side-by-side from real, world-renowned scientists, engineers, mathematicians and computer and software experts who live right here in Victoria. This free event is open to all ages.
Activities include:
Explore why Vancouver Island Rocks! Look at local geology, rocks as part of Earth’s rock cycle, and play fossil detective to identify real fossils.
Vibrabugs: Do a bit of soldering and then race your electronic bug through a maze.
Discover the science behind medical X-rays
Look at stars using the largest telescope on any Canadian university campus
full details at

Previous Announcements

Future Global Leaders – UBC
Your students aged 15 to 18 can get a head start on their academic goals with the UBC Future Global Leaders program. This pre-university program is a great way for your students to work out what their passions are while they’re still in high school, and prepare for success at university and beyond by studying a popular course without the stress of exams. Students can attend either online courses that last three weeks or join us on campus in Vancouver, for two-week courses (that combine morning classes, afternoon workshops, and fun social activities). Future Global Leaders runs on various dates in July and August.

Seed The City – Summer Work Experience Course  – For current grade 10 and 11 students.–events  Applications are due by end of day April 22nd.  Please see Ms. Giesbrecht if you have any questions.

Volunteering Opportunities

Government House is looking for volunteers to help with some garden projects on Tuesday and /or Wednesday mornings if it fits in your schedule.   Please email Valerie Murray directly if you are interested.

Do you have a passion for soccer and want to give back to your community?  Royal Soccer Club is looking for Soccer Day Camp volunteers and camp counsellors.  Please see the link here for more information on how to get involved.–volunteer

Volunteers needed for the James Bay Community Picnic on Wednesday June 8th from 3:30pm – 6:30pm.  Contact Samantha Bartlett the Recreation Program Coordinator if you would like to get involved.

Job Opportunities

SD61 is currently looking for Summer Groundskeepers for this summer season.  The positions will run from July 4th to September 4th.  7:00 am – 3:30 pm.  With a hourly wage of $24.36 and 11% additional in lieu of benefits.  This is a great opportunity for students and young people (18 years old) looking for employment over the summer months.  Please refer the link below for the full posting information.

Grade 12 students – Are you interested in a career as a Cabinet Maker?
Vintage Woodworks is recruiting new employees to join their team as joinery apprentices or glass installers.
They have found great success in bringing in students including those with little or limited experience. They have built a team of professional red seal joiners and are proud of the work they have done to build these meaningful careers with their valued team.
Why Join Their team?
Vintage Woodworks has been in the industry for over four decades!
We are a family-oriented company.
We believe in paying our employees for the work they have put in. This includes previous experience!
We offer access to our shop after hours.
Receive full benefits after three months of employment.
We assist with Joinery Apprenticeship continuing education!  We provide growth opportunities and performance reviews so you may see where areas of improvement are needed.
Most work is done inside our heritage woodworking shop!
We host company events
If you are interested in this opportunity please email your resume to Judith Milne (General Manager).