May 29, 2019

Daily Announcements

May 29th, 2019       

  • CAFETERIA – Indian Cuisine
  • NUTTY’S LOCKER – Closed


Camosun College has posted their student summer programs.  These programs are for students born between Jan. 2004 and Dec. 2006 and there are only 18 seats per session.  These will all take place at the Interurban Campus Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm.  This year there is $150.00 fee to take part.
The five programs:
August 6th to 9th – Entrepreneurship or Sheet Metal
August 12th to 16th – Science or Light Truck & Transport
August 19th to 23rd – Carpentry
Registration for all five programs will open this Friday, May 31st.
To register, students and families will need to go to the main SIP web page, found at, and click on our Summer Programs link.
Starting Friday, this link will be available and live. Within the registration site, there will be detailed information on each program.  

Cultural Connection Club will have its end of year celebration after school in room 209 TODAY.

TODAY, cool down at lunch!  Come out, and support Kids Sport.  Freezies will be on sale outside the cafeteria for $2, all proceeds will be donated to Kids Sport.

Operation Trackshoes – Sporting event for people with special needs NEEDS VOLUNTEER counsellors to support athletes.  Desperate shortage for day counsellors.  Event taking place on Saturday, June 8th & 9th at UVic.  Any questions please contact Ms. Kubicek or Ms. Chow at  Training session on Wednesday June 5th at UVic at 3:30pm.

Big Congratulations to the OB Tennis for winning another island Championship.  Oak Bay completed their 2019 Provincial Campaign and finished 6th in the province.  OB lost in very tight matches for both 4th place and 5th place.  Both matches came down to 1 or 2 points.  Robyn and Tspray are very proud of the team and how they worked together to finish the year well!

Attention GRADS:  If you are headed to UVic next year please attend the UVic Registration 101 session in the Cafeteria during focus block on Friday May 31st.  You will learn how to navigate the system to pick you course.

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.

We are collecting personal hygiene products for our needy, shelterless people living in Victoria.  There is a box available at the office

If you are applying for a gap year through Lattitude and hoping to depart in 2019, your application is due by May 31st.  Space is limited. Students can use a promo code to receive a $100 discount off their program fees.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht if you would like the code.

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
June 2019 Exam Schedule
Regular scheduled classes finish on June 14 with a modified (shortened) schedule. On June 17-21 we have scheduled classes, but each block is lengthened to allow for culminating events, projects or final exams. While each block is 2.5 hours in length, it is the teacher’s discretion whether the student may leave after 1.5 hours. We ask that students leaving before the scheduled break times leave the campus to allow for continued “quite time” during that week

Previous Announcements

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. 

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.

Job Opportunities

Ryan Vending is hiring. Two main roles are Customer Service Rep and Route Drivers and Warehouse/Operation Support Associate.  For more information reach out to or see the poster outside the Career Centre.

Camp Pringle Counsellor in Training (CIT) program focuses on team leadership and builds the skills needed to work with children in the outdoor recreation or camping industry. Participants are paired with a Camp Pringle staff member to co-lead a group of children at summer camp. CIT is for teens aged 16 to 18 who are interested in outdoor recreation and working with children. All CITs are expected to participate in training from July 2-5, and co-lead for four to six camp sessions from July 7 to August 16, 2019 (participants may choose the weeks that work best for them). CITs work from Sunday evenings until Friday afternoons. Participants receive free meals and accommodations while at camp as well as a weekly honorarium of $150.00. All participants will also receive a reference letter documenting their success in the program and service hours to the camp. For more information on the CIT program or other volunteer opportunities please contact  check out our website, or find us on Facebook and Instagram.–volunteer


Victoria Symphony Splash is looking for volunteers.  The event takes place on Sunday, August 4th in the Inner Harbour.  Sign up by applying online at

James Bay Community School Centre is looking for volunteers to volunteer at their 19th Annual Community Picnic on Wednesday June 12th from 3:30 – 6:30pm.  They need help setting up, cleaning up, supervising the bouncy castles and kinder play area as well as facilitate mini games, café support, face painting and more.  Please call 250-389-1470 or email for more information on how to get involved.

Government House Volunteer Opportunity
The Cary Castle Mews Tea Room is looking for volunteers to greet guests, take food and beverage orders, clear table and wash dishes.  There is a minimum of 4 hours required per week from May 21st to August 30th.  If you are interested in joining the dynamic team of dedicated volunteers contact Cynthia Vance at 250-387-2080. 

Engineering for Kids – Volunteering Opportunities for Summer 2019
Volunteers assist camp leaders in delivering fun hands-on learning activates at week long camps building catapults, launch rockets, solve engineering challenges in Minecraft, program LEGO robots to explore the moon, and more.  Camp weeks: July 2 – August 30. Learn more on how to apply at 

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 

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.