May 6, 2021

Daily Announcements

May 6th, 2021


Interact Club is doing a menstruation drive!  Starting Monday bring any unopened menstruation products and drop the in the box outside the office.

The Link Summer School Session this year is from June 28 – July 28.  It will be delivered in a “guided asynchronous” format.  This means that you can work on your own time.  Plan to dedicate 20 hours per week per course.  In person support will be offered twice a week by your teacher.  To see all the details please click the link for a Pdf.    Registration opens on May 10th at this link for a variety of grade 10, 11 and 12 classes.

A reminder that the Board Game Café hosted by Connect 2 Care will be running tomorrow at lunch outside the Cafeteria if weather permits.

Any students writing the AP English exam are welcome to attend lunch review sessions on Wednesday (today), Monday, and Tuesday in room 221.

For anyone interested in joining Chess Club, there will be a meeting TOMORROW at the beginning of lunch in the textiles room, room 145, to chat about when and where future meetings will be held.

Congratulations to the April winners of the Oak Bay Book Read!
– Bella Nguyen
– Evangelina Paradiso (and)
– Annika Bagh
You have all won a $15 gift certificate for either Bolen Books, Tim Hortons or the itunes app store.
Head to the library to claim your prize!!
There is still lots of time to get your name into the jar for May.
Winning is as easy as reading a book! The more you read, the more you can win!

Try to guess how many mini eggs are in the jar to win them all. The link the see the jar and guess is:

Saanich Police Career Pathways Information Evening – presented by SD61’s Pathways & Partnerships Team
The Greater Victoria School District 61’s Pathways and Partnerships Team, would like to invite parents, guardians, and students to an information evening hosted by Saanich Police focused on helping lower island students understand the pathway and process towards a career in policing.
Are you:
– a student or parent/guardian interested in learning more about Saanich Police’s process for new recruits? • interested in beginning to build your personal skills and experiences to help guide you towards the policing pathway
– curious to hear from Saanich Police’s Recruiting Sargent, School Liaison Officer and a New Recruit?
– looking for more information and answers to questions about a career pathway with Saanich Police?
– wondering how your high school can help you with your next steps
Please join us for a ZOOM Information Evening! Date: Tuesday, May 18th 6:00-7:00pm Please fill out the form in the link below to REGISTER.  You will receive communication and the Zoom link prior to the information evening.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD SIDE-HUSTLE?  Side-hustles are micro businesses you can run out of your home to make some money.  Please join a zoom-based entrepreneurship workshop exclusively for grade 10 & 11 students, by UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business on May 25 or 27.  Click the link for more information and to register.–events

Humanities for Young People Webinar Series
In May, King’s in Halifax will be hosting Plague Sundays!, a series of bi-weekly webinars to ponder and process this plague year together. Please find more information here:

Mighty Oaks is a way to acknowledge especially extraordinary staff and students. Each week student council will select a name from those submitted and show why they make Oak Bay a better place. If a member of the school community stands out to you, you can nominate them by filling out the from at the link:

Important notice for grads who applied to an Ontario University  ACTION REQUIRED!!!
Many of the Ontario universities have recently moved to amalgamate the transcript process through the OUAC.
You will find the OUAC listed on the STS now instead of those individual universities.
*You will need to reauthorize the OUAC through the STS so your university will get your current midterm and final grades*

U of Toronto is hosting a series of virtual events specifically for younger students (grades 10 & 10) after school or in the evening so that parents and families can attend as well if they would like.
The three sessions will have the same content but I wanted to provide a few different options to allow for different schedules and I would appreciate if you could share them with your students:
Wednesday, May 5th at 07:00 PM EDT/4:00 PDT
Thursday, May 13th at 08:00 PM EDT/5:00 PDT
Registration for these events is open now and once students register they will receive the link via email.
In addition to this support for younger students my colleagues across all three campuses are running sessions for current applicants and have even begun some transition workshops for newly admitted students. Admitted students can find information about these events in their Welcome Guide which is hosted in the Join U of T site.

The Career Centre coordinates and promotes events focusing on exploration for student’s possible career paths.  Please take a minute to fill out the form on the Career Centre Home page to let us know pathways you want to explore and we will keep you up to date on relevant events through email.

Previous Announcements

WorkBC is excited to announce the following free events open to the public we are putting on to celebrate BC Youth Week, May 1st to May 7th!
May 6th – 1 pm till 3:00 pm – For Youth – Indigi-Mixed Media & the Arts – Indigenous artists share stories from their journey through the world of mixed media and the arts
May 7th – 1 pm till 2:30 pm – For Youth – Mental Wellness & the Job Search- Learn about mental wellness and ways to support positive mental health during periods of job search and stress.
Register now to attend –

Second Photo contest 2020 2021 details!! 

For all the latest information and regular updates from the Career Centre please click

UVic – upcoming events to watch for –

Volunteering Opportunities

Are you still looking for volunteer hours to graduate?  A local resident is looking to have a couple of students help move some soil into planter boxes.   Please see Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for her contact information if you are interested.

Moss St. Farmers Market is looking for volunteers on Saturdays starting in May.  Here is the link to sign up if you are interested.–volunteer

Youth Volunteer Opportunities
Athlete Registrar – Special Olympics BC, Victoria For more details View
Casual & Regular Volunteer Drivers – Canadian Cancer Society. For more details View
ReStore Volunteer (Westshore and Uptown) – Habitat for Humanity Victoria. For more details View
Volunteer Tutor – Adult Basic Computer Literacy Program – Victoria Literacy Connection. For more details View
KidStart Volunteer Mentor – John Howard Society of Victoria.  For more details View
To view more relevant volunteer positions for youth Click

Job OpportunitiesVictoria

Brain Injury Society is looking to hire a student as a Records Coordinator for the summer.  You will work 24 hours per week from June 28th to August 3 (possibility of flexible start/end date)  For more information on this opportunity and to apply please click the link here.–volunteer

Kids Klub Summer Internship Program Join our amazing summer day camp team as we serve our community and build leadership, problem solving and communication skills.  It’s a summer of fun and you get paid.  Visit the website for more information.–volunteer

Saanich Youth Leadership Summer Placement Program
Amazing new leadership opportunity for youth 14 – 17 years of age. This summer, Saanich is offering a Mentored Placement Program. Participants in this program will have the chance to work in an outdoor camp setting with kids and a personal staff mentor. It is a great stepping stone for youth who are interested in one day working in community recreation, education, social work, athletics, human services, child and youth care, ECE IT recreation and health education and so much more. The poster and more information is in the OB Career Centre website. Please click the link for the application process and program description.–events

The Old Spaghetti Factory is hiring part-time servers and hostesses.

H&M @ Uptown Mall is hiring a Sales Advisor.  Please see the link for application details.

Do you want to work for the Government of Canada? The Federal Student Work Experience program job application and information can be found in the link.