May 16, 2019

Daily Announcements

May 16th, 2019     

  • CAFETERIA – Open During Break
  • NUTTY’S LOCKER – Closed


Evening of Dance tickets final performance tonight.  Tickets are $8 for students/seniors & $10 for adults.

Congrats to our tennis team, OB won it 5th straight Island Title.  Tspray and Robyn are very proud of all players.  A special thanks to team captains Olivia Wien and Victor “Vic City” Stepanov. Congrats to all team members:  Andy Z, Chris H, Devin Z, Ethan L, Ian C, Kanta M, Lauro T, Nathanael B, Victor S, Zibran, Aina N, ANouk D, Chiho M, Katharina S, Maaya O, Nicole M, Olivia W and Robin B. The team will be away next week Wednesday til Saturday to compete at the BC Championships.

Graduation Numeracy Assessment
All grade 10 AND 11 students are expected to write the Ministry of Education’s Graduation Numeracy Assessment (GNA) this school year.  This assessment will take place on June 21st with two sittings (8:30 AM or 12:30 PM).  Students will be scheduled to one of those two sittings shortly (schedule to be posted shortly).
Assessment info:
– the GNA typically takes two hours to complete; however, students may use additional time if needed.
– assessment questions are delivered online but require both computer-based and hand-written responses.
– the GNA is NOT tied to a specific math course.  Rather, it evaluates a student’s numeracy skills developed over the course of their education
– results will be reported using a proficiency scale out of 4 which means that students will not receive a percentage nor a letter grade, but instead will receive a 1, 2, 3 or 4.  There are not any credits associated with this REQUIRED assessment – transcripts will show RM (Requirements Met) and a score out of 4.
– For more information regarding the assessment itself, including samples as well as a parent brochure

This Friday (Pro-D Day) the Annual LOVE IS LOVE Youth LGBTQ Conference will be held at Lambrick. 

Saanich Summer Internship Opportunities (16 – 18 yrs) – Gain work experience.  Mentored part-time and full-time placements are available in summer camps and community settings.  Interns receive up to $500 for completing the program.  Application deadline is May 15th.  Apply be sending an email to explaining why you want to be a summer intern.  Call Alana at 250-475-7624 for more information.

On Tuesday, May 28th, Oak Bay is partnering with The Victoria Police Dept. 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, May 17th
See the link for more information.
Seats are very limited.  Pick up your application in the Career Centre 

Workplace Alternative Trades Training
WATT is a Free Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Training Program which includes 3 weeks of hands-on-electrical training, paid work experience, Apprenticeship sponsorship, ongoing mentorship and support, breakfast and lunch provided on classroom days and basic toolkit and Steel-Toe-Boots.   Students will earn several certificates, including Occupational First Aid Level 1, Fall Protection, Elevated Work Platform, WHMIS 2015, and Construction Safety Training Systems 09.  Please email for more information or call 250-418-0984.

Oak Bay Short Film Fest – The Oak Bay Annual Short Film Fest is on Friday, June 7 during Focus this year. We are welcoming short films under 5 minutes. Films should be submitted by Monday, June 3 to Mr. Laird.

Ocean Science Symposium – May 24th & 25th at UVic.  Two days of engaging and experimental educational activities focused on marine science and technology.  Please see Mr. Shrubsole for more information.

Previous Announcement

Congratulations to all sailors at the mid-season Regatta.  Oak Bay 2 came in 2rd with 23 points and Oak Bay 1 took home 1st place and the discovery cup with 21 points.  Sailors who did not get their medals please see Mr. Schippers in room 312. 

Traffic Control (Flagperson Training) through Camosun College
Minimum Age is 16.
Course Description
Traffic Controllers are responsible for public and construction traffic safety. Learn about the Industrial Health and Safety regulations and safe positions and procedures in this Government approved training course. Includes both theory and practical field sessions with practical and written exams.
Upon successful completion, a three-year certificate will be issued by the BC Construction Safety Alliance. If you are interested please go to the link to register for the course.

Camosun College Interurban Campus offers an Explorations in Technology (TEAC 105) course Fridays from 3:00pm to 6:00pm September to February for students (gr. 10-12) interested in exploring Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Civil Engineering and Computer Science. Students are responsible for paying the application fee $41.82 and there are no prerequisites.   If you are interested please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for an application.  Don’t delay! Seating is limited.  The link attached shows last year’s dates but fall 2019 will start on September 13th.

For Grade 12’s ~ 2019 District Authority Scholarships (formerly called the Dogwood Awards)
The Province has allocated to Oak Bay High School 37 awards this year worth $1250 each.
These awards will be given to students who demonstrate excellence in one of the following specialty areas:
Applied Skills:
Business Education
Information Communication Technology
Technology Education
Physical Activity
Community Service
Fine Arts:
Creative Writing
Performing Arts (Drama, Music, Dance)
Visual Arts (Includes Media Arts)
Indigenous Languages and Culture
International Languages
Technical and Trades Training
Here are the links for the applications and criteria (paper copies in the Career Center):
2019 Criteria for District Authority Awards
District Authority Award Application 2019
The due date for applications is May 24th, either emailed to Mr. Alexander or handed in to the Career Center.

In partnership with several other school districts in southwestern British Columbia, secondary schools throughout the Greater Victoria School District are offering a fantastic opportunity for up to 40 female secondary students (ages 15 to 18) to participate in the Ocean Literacy & Leadership Academy/Camp for Young Women, taking place for a week this summer at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on Hornby Island!

Please see the attached poster and go online – at to find out more about this camp/academy along with registration information/forms/etc.  As space is limited, interested students are encouraged to complete and submit the registration forms ASAP.  If you have any questions please see Mr. Shrubsole.

On Friday, May 17th Pro-D Day GNS is hosting an event with a non-for profit organization called Fast and Female for girls ages 8 to 18. Fast and Female Ambassadors are Olympians, World Champs, Elite and Varsity athletes and they will spend a morning at Glenlyon Norfolk School empowering and inspiring girls to stay active and healthy in sports throughout their teens. What is Fast and Female?  Event registration page here

Job Opportunities

Compass Canada is hiring Food Service Workers at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Vic. General Hospital, Priory Hospital, Queen Alexandra Centre, Aberdeen Hospital and Mt. Tolmie Hospital.  Duties: prep work such as washing, peeling, cutting and seeding fruits & vegetables. Compensation is $15.50 to $15.90 during probationary period ($16 to $17+ after probationary period) Apply online at

Pedalheads Bike Camps in Victoria is currently hiring bike instructors for their summer camps!
Here is the link for the applications:

Barb’s Fish & Chips is hiring.  $15/hour, fulltime, part time, flexible work days and shifts.  Please pick up the application information in the Career Centre.–volunteer


Volunteers are needed June 4-8 for the Community Foundations of Canada Conference at which 600+ philanthropic leaders from Canada & around the world will gather to discuss community development! There are evening and weekend shifts available that can work with your school schedule. This is a great way to earn some volunteer hours while staying engaged in the philanthropic movement! If interested, please email Anna at

Pedalheads is looking for volunteers.  Apply today at:

I Can Bike Camp is looking for volunteers from July 8-12 at Pearkes Arena.  Please email if you are interested.

Volunteer at Culture Day 2019 at Centennial Square on Saturday May 25th from 12-4pm.  They need help with set up/ tear down, guiding/leading.  If you are interested email

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.