May 2, 2022

Daily Announcements

May 2nd, 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

Grads – remember you need to complete the grad google form as well as pay for your dinner dance and grad tickets by the end of the day this Thursday. Thanks to the over 200 who have already done this.

Congratulations to both boys rugby teams.  The Senior Barbs placed 5th in the BC Invitational 7’s Tournament and the Juniors finished 3rd.

Congratulations to members of the Tennis Team.  In the last two weeks, Oak Bay defeated Lambrick, Reynolds, and Claremont and clinched the top spot on the island for the 7th straight year.  Oak Bay will represent Vancouver Island in the BC championships which will be held in Victoria This year.

All Indigenous students interested in joining John Harris to work on a miniature hand carved cedar paddle, come to the Indigenous room right at the start of lunch TODAY.

The grad gift silent auction is still going on.  New items are being added every week!  Link is in the newsletter and on posters around the school.

Reminder to all grads to sign up for Survivor Night!  Held this Friday, May 6th from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  Sign up link is on the grad Facebook page

The Grad Block (Willows Beach) Party is back on for 2022 on the PROD day Friday, May 20th from 2:00-4:00! There is a long-standing tradition of grade 11 parents and students volunteering to help out so that the grade 12 families are free to celebrate. Please consider giving some of your time to support this year’s grads. Please come by the office to sign up or on this google form:

Anyone interested in this Semesters Photo Contest please scan the QR code on the posters located on the some of the bulletin boards around the school or click on the link

Grads! Do you want to have fun competing with & against your friends?  Sign up for the Grad Survivor Night.  Find the link on the Facebook page or scan the QR codes around the school.

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

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.

Previous Announcements

Congratulations to Soleil Mark for winning the April Creative Writing Contest. Please come to the office to collect your prize. Keep your eyes peeled on Monday for instructions for the May contest which will be the last of the year!

If you are interested in seeing what is going on in the ceramics studio on a day to day basis. Maybe you have a student in the class or a friend. Please check out/follow/ whatever the correct term is…worsleyceramics on Instagram.

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).

Cactus Club is hiring – Fill out an application here:

Save on Foods is hiring – Apply here: