May 2, 2019

Daily Announcements

May 2nd, 2019     

  • CAFETERIA – Gourmet Hot Dogs
  • NUTTY’S LOCKER – Closed


Come support the Barbs Rugby teams on Saturday at SMUS as they take on SMUS in the Alumni/Boot game.  Juniors play at 12:00, girls at 3:00 and seniors at 3:45.

Jr. Girls soccer meeting at lunch TODAY, Ms. Saxby’s room. Bring your uniform.

Make up throws and runs on the track today during focus.

The Camosun Cuisine Machine food truck is coming to Oak Bay TODAY for lunch time – come and check it out at the main entrance – all items are $10 and under.  The Culinary Arts Food Truck is staffed with students in the Professional Cook Training and was built with students in trades and graphic arts/business programs.  Come and check out the truck!  The Cuisine Machine will also be at Oak Bay on Thursday, May 23rd.

Island Medical Program information session.
Are you interested in becoming a doctor? Do you know that you can earn their MD at UVic? The IMP delivers the UBC MD Undergraduate Program in partnership with the University of Victoria and Island Health.  At their upcoming high school information session, students will learn about the MD admissions process and discover what the med school experience is like from current IMP students.
When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Medical Sciences Building, Room 150, UVic (check out the campus map)

Congrats to our school golf team in hard-fought Police Tournament. Unfortunately, the guys had a rough time playing Olympic View…a golf course that can chew you up and spit you out if you don’t keep it in the fairway. Leading the way was future star Brendan O’Brian of Monterrey, who will likely be here next year and able to play in all the tournaments instead of just this one exhibition event. Matt Sweeney, Nate Burnham and Sebastian Brubaker rounded out the lineup, and those 3, along with Chris Tang and John Horwood will play next week in Lower Islands at Highland Pacific Golf Course.

International Tuna Day is this Thursday.  Unique posters are all around the school with fun facts about Tuna and sustainable fishing.  There will be a kahoot TODAY at lunch in the cafeteria.  Prizes are provided

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

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.

Grade 11 & 12 students are invited to apply to a Cyber Security Spring Board put on by SD61.  Students will explore the world of Cyber Security through presentation, workshops, and connection to experts and student in the field. The day will take place in the Michele Pujol Room at UVic on May 13th from 8:30 am to 3:00pm.   Applications can be picked up in the Career Centre or from Mr. Laird and are due into Mrs. Giesbrecht by May 3rd

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.

Hello Oak Bayers, this is breaking news about “Where’s Nutty”.  You may remember last fortnight we received a message from Nutty saying “It’s cold in here and I can’t understand all these numbers!”  We just received another message from Nutty on his whereabouts.  The new message is as follows “Where I am is mainly made of wood, a kid named Jack is in here every block G”

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.

Grad 2019 Block Party – Friday, May 10th, 4:00-6:00pm at Willows Park Beach Drive.  Friends and family welcome!

Previous Announcements

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

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


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

Earn volunteer hours towards your graduation.  Victoria Grandmothers for Africa Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser – May 4th, 2019.  Volunteers are needed to serve food, clear plates and help with the silent auction.  As a volunteer you will need to be at The Da Vinci Centre at 5:00pm and would likely be finished by 9:00pm.  If you are interested please see Mrs. Giesbrecht as soon as possible.

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.

Victoria Highland Games is looking for volunteers.  The 156th Victoria Highland Games &Celtic Festival will be held in Victoria on May 18-20, 2019.  Volunteer opportunities include: selling tickets, providing info to visitors, helping with fun competitions and activities, helping out in the Celtic Music tent and so much more! Shifts are about 4 hours each and you can do as many as you wish!  Please see the link below if you are interested

Youth volunteer opportunities available to students.