May 29, 2018

Daily Announcements

May 29th, 2018    

  • CAFETERIA -Baked Potato/Soup & a Bun/Fresh Baked Goodies


Math 11 Numeracy sample exam.  It is recommended that all grade 11 students complete the sample prior to Friday June 22nd.  This will be completed during one block and a focus block during regular scheduled math blocks.  Here is a support UPDATED LINK

Our Connect to Care group is hosting a wellness fair WEDNESDAY May 30 – in the cafeteria area starting at lunch and through periods 6 and 7.  Please consider coming by over lunch or with your classes to check on wellness information from a variety of local organizations.

First meeting for Cops for Cancer 2018 is TODAY at lunch in the BIG GYM.  All grades are welcome and especially new grade 9’s. Everyone try to bring one friend!! See Mr. Sheffer if you have any questions.

Junior Concert Choir at lunch.

Congrats to Valdi Alarie-Hill on his silver medal performance at the BC High School Decathlon Event for track & field.

Congratulations to the OB tennis Team.   They finished 6th in the provincial championships this weekend.

The GSA will host a FREE movie night on Thursday, May 31st at 6:30pm – The Imitation Game

Are you feeling stressed?  This Wednesday, May 30th after school from 3:00-4:00pm on the rugby field come distress with dogs from the Pacific Animal Therapy Society.  PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN DOGS.  We hope to see you there!

We took the Ultimate Frisbee team to the Senior Provincial Invitational on the weekend and they performed very well against some very experienced and skilled lower mainland teams.
We went 2-1 on Saturday losing to top ranked Kitsilano 13-9 (after being way behind).
In our Sunday pooling we won our quarter against Earl Marriot 13-5 and then we were all encouraged as Mr. Cristante (our sponsor teacher) came to watch our semi-final against Burnaby Mountain.   The kids battled hard and it was a 1 point game at half and we end up winning 12-10 in a time cap.
Our final was against an undefeated AR MacNeil team from Richmond who had won their quarter 13-1 and their semi 13-3.   AR MacNeil went up early 5-2 but we managed to battle back to tie it 10-10 after some very long points and very good spirited play from both sides.  AR MacNeil had a 6″4″ grade 12 student who ended up getting the game winning  defensive block and they won 11-10 and took home the banner.
Given that we only had 1 grade 12 student (Jasmine Lambert), our team did extremely well and everyone is keeping their heads held high.
Jasmine, by the way, was awarded the female MVP award for all 6 of our games and was an excellent co-captain and leader all season long.
We are hoping to have one last game this Friday at 3:30 versus GlenLyon Norfolk.
Thanks SO much to all three of you for all of your support and assistance and we hope to start practising a little earlier next year.

Would the following students please come to the office for a message:

  • Sydney Muir
  • Henry Down
  • Katie Muirhead
  • Ewan McKenzie
  • Alex Gonin


Congratulations to the Junior Barbs Rugby team for winning the City Championships and the Senior Sevens team for placing 2nd!

Congrats to the Oak Bay High School Golf team for qualifying for BC’s yesterday at Gorge Vale Golf Course. They placed in the 5th and final spot and will be off to Nanaimo on the 4th, 5th and 6th of June…back in plenty of time for the grad ceremony.

  • 1st place: Claremont…score: 311
  • 2nd place: Dover Bay…score: 315
  • 3rd place: Esquimalt…score: 317
  • 4th place: Ballenas…score: 319
  • 5th place: Oak Bay…score: 349
  • Enrico Mattarella was again our low score with a fabulous 79 to lead us to BC’s

Way to go!

Reminder to all grade 12’s…
Applications and information on both the Greater Victoria Scholarships and the District Authority Awards can be found in the Career Centre.  Please see Ms. Giesbrecht or Mr. Alexander if you have any questions.  Due date for all awards is June 8th except for the Stephanie Johnson scholarship which is due May 31st

Oak Bay Short Film Fest premieres again.  Submissions of 5 minutes max being accepted until June 1st.  Festival is Friday, June 8th during Focus.  Any questions please see Mr. Laird.

Complete/Finish a Math Course this Summer with AMP:  Are you interested in completing a course this summer?  Please see Mr. Spray in 309 and fill out this form: Spring/Summer AMP PROGRAM​


 Are you looking for a great summer job with flexible hours, great pay and a fantastic work environment?

If yes, then Tim Horton’s at Royal Jubilee Hospital would like to hear from you.

What we offer:

  • Starting wage of $15/hr, $16.25/hr following probationary period.
  • Flexible shifts starting from 5:30 a.m. Just fill out your availability form and we work around your schedule. (Including when you go back to school in September.)
  • No late nights, unit closes at 9 p.m. M-F; 8 p.m. weekends and Stat holidays.
  • Complete training with one of best QSR businesses in Canada.

What you need:

  • You must be at least 16 years of age.
  • You must have your Level 1, or Basic Food Safe Certificate (course available on line).
  • You need two references (yes, you can use your teachers).
  • Finally, a friendly outgoing personality and a willingness to learn are strong assets to have.ves is a

If interested in this job opportunity, please email your resume to:

Victoria Golf Club is hiring seasonal employees.  Please click here for all the details or see the poster outside the Career Centre.–volunteer

Looking for part time work in Victoria?  Here is a link that shows many new opportunities.  Home Depot, Staples, Browns Socialhouse, Footlocker, Subway and so much more.

Volunteer Opportunity

We are seeking volunteers for the Margaret Jenkins Spring Fair on June 8 (5-8pm) – any students who would like to volunteer please sign up via this link: In recent years, they have had students help with the cupcake walk, face painting and the recycling station.

Oaklands Sunset Market is looking for volunteers on Wednesdays from June 27th to August 29th.  Hours vary between 1:00 pm – 10:00pm. Please see the attached link or the poster outside the Career Centre.–volunteer

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is looking for volunteers on May 27th 2018 at Willow’s Beach Park.  Please email Jenessa Noviello at for call 250-388-6496 Ext. 7326 if you are interested.

Camp Pringle is seeking youth between the ages of 16-18 years of age to volunteer this summer as Counsellors in Training.  If you are interested in volunteering a few weeks during the summer please contact Kezia Cowtan at 250-743-2189 or email

Grad 2018 News

Reminder to all grade 12’s…
Applications and information on both the Greater Victoria Scholarships and the District Authority Awards can be found in the Career Centre.  Please see Ms. Giesbrecht or Mr. Alexander if you have any questions.  Due date for all awards is June 8th except for the Stephanie Johnson scholarship which is due May 31st

TRANSCRIPT Information:  You can access your transcript online now, to see information for yourself or for picking post-secondary institutions to order and send to.  No need to have a paper copy now J.  Go to the Ministry of Education’s Transcripts and Certificate website at  If you have any questions go and see Mr. Alexander or Mrs. Giesbrecht.