May 7, 2019

Daily Announcements

May 7th, 2019    

  • CAFETERIA – Chicken Strips & Fries/Vegan Strips & Fries
  • NUTTY’S LOCKER – Closed


Come cheer the Barbs 7’s team as they host Esquimalt & Reynolds after school TODAY.

Come support the junior boys rugby team as they take on Claremont on Wednesday at the oval at 4 in the city semifinal.

Track & Field make up runs, throws and jumps during Focus on Wednesday and Thursday.

Evening of Dance tickets are now on sale in the office.  Performance will be May 14th -16th at 7:00pm in the Dave Dunnet Theatre.  Tickets are $8 for students/seniors & $10 for adults.

University of Cambridge Undergraduate Information Session
TODAY – May 7th 2019 at 4-5pm
St Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Road
Victoria, BC, V8P 4P5
What it is like to study at the University of Cambridge?
What are the costs involved?
What grades do you need?
How do you apply?
How can you maximise your chances of success?
Amy Roberson, Deputy International Student Recruitment Manager at the University of Cambridge will give a detailed
presentation and will be available to answer your questions. 

Traffic Control (Flagperson Training) through Camosun College
Minimum Age is 16.
Course Description
Traffic Controllers are responsible for public and construction traffic safety. Learn about the Industrial Health and Safety regulations and safe positions and procedures in this Government approved training course. Includes both theory and practical field sessions with practical and written exams.
Upon successful completion, a three-year certificate will be issued by the BC Construction Safety Alliance.
If you are interested please go to the link to register for the course.

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.

Applications for the Youth Internship Program at  Recreation Oak Bay (Ages 15-18yrs) are due Monday May 13th
The Youth Internship Program and Recreation Oak Bay (Ages 15-18yrs) is an excellent opportunity!
If you know youth that loved the summers at camp when they were a kid and always remember those great leaders and mentors ! Now is their chance to give back as a summer camp intern. This Youth Internship Program involves working in recreation with children, and gaining work experience over the summer. Successful applicants  have the opportunity to build leadership and employment readiness skills in a fun and supportive environment.|
There is a $500 honorarium per successful candidate who successfully complete the program.
Criteria to apply:

  • A resident or attend a school in the District of Oak Bay.
  • Between the age of 15-18years.
  • Willing to work 4 weeks in summer camps with children between the ages of 4-12year.
  • Consent to a criminal record check.
  • Attend 5 hours of Youth Internship orientation and Leadership Training: Time TBA.
  • Attend Oak Bay Summer Staff training on a Saturday and Sunday in June for two full days.
  • Interested applicants will be able to Email their cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources:
Or drop off at the Job Application Drop Box, at Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee Street, Victoria BC, V8R 5E6.
For more information please contact Caroline Lawrence, Sports Coordinator at

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)

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

 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.

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

Congratulations to the Barbs rugby team as they defended the “Boot” defeating SMUS 53-23. They look to defeat Saint George’s on Thursday up at UVic at 3.

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.

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

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