November 1, 2018

Daily Announcements

November 1st, 2018      

  • CAFETERIA – Gourmet Hot Dogs


Everyone ready for the creative writing prompt for the November writing competition—-
This will be the first line of your story–

  • She held my shaking hand so tight that I felt safe and sorry at the same time.

For more details contact your English teacher.
Contest closes at 3:00pm on Thursday November 22nd.

There is a meeting TODAY at LUNCH in the “Black Box” for anyone interested in participating in the ski and snowboard team this season.  Information packages will be given during this meeting.

Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Volleyball team (ranked #6 in the province) on another fine performance vs BC#3 Claremont last night.  After being dominated in the first set, and down 19-11 in the second, the Barbers battled back for an exciting 29–27 win.  Oak Bay hosts several ranked teams this weekend in our own gym, starting with BC #2 “A” Credo Christian Friday after school, and BC #10 “AAA” Argyle at 7:30pm.  Lower Island Semis and Finals will be at Oak Bay Nov 5, starting at 5:30.

Art Lovers July 1 – 12, 2019 Paris & Florence Trip – Mandatory Parent & Student information night TONIGHT 7pm in Room 146 for the Art Trip.

Anyone interested in joining a new club??  Kids for a Cause (formerly Me to We) come on up to room 304 at lunch on Monday, November 5th.

Cst Perry has set up a questions/concerns box at the table in the counsellor center. Please feel free to forward any questions/concerns to Cst Perry in this manner or email her at . Starting in November Cst Perry will be posting her office time at OB High through the morning announcements. She encourages everyone to come by to see her about any questions they may have or just even to chat.

 Thursday Nov. 1st – Lattitude Global Volunteering will be in the Career Centre at lunch.

Wednesday Nov. 7th – McGill will be in the Career Centre after school.

Wednesday Nov. 7th – UVic will be in the Career Centre at lunch.

Previous Announcements

A Soldier For A Day in BC – is a grade 10 to 12 interactive, one day seminar to introduce students and parents to the paid volunteer community service opportunities offered by your BC Army Reserve.  Saturday November 17 from 9:30am to 4:00 pm at LGen E. C. Ashton Armoury – 724 Vanalman Ave.

Southern Gulf Islands Fire/Rescue Cadet Camp – Are interested in firefighting as a career?  Apply now for the Fire Fighters Camp which will take place over spring break from March 18th to 23rd.  Successful applicants will be staying and working day and night at the fire hall.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht as soon as possible to let her know that you will be applying and to pick up an application. The medical appointment need not happen until the student has an interview scheduled for late November and the $200 fee does not have to be paid until the student has been offered a seat in the program.  Applications are due into Mrs. Giesbrecht by November 7th so they will make it to the program organiser by November 8th.  NOTE: THE APPLICATION DEADLINE ON THEIR WEBSITE IS INCORRECT (IT IS NOT NOVEMBER 16TH).  Don’t delay your application.  Get it is to Mrs. Giesbrecht as soon as you can.

Applications for SHAD 2019 are officially open and due by November 19.
A quick refresher on SHAD:
High potential students spend July living at a university while engaging in hands-on learning in STEAM & Entrepreneurship.
SHAD looks for grade 10, 11 or 12 students who are: involved in their communities, creative & keen learners
A range of bursaries are available, ensuring the program is accessible to students with demonstrated financial need. Last year, we awarded over one million dollars in bursaries and scholarships. The cost of the program should not be the reason a student does not apply!  See Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre if you have any questions.

Grade 11 and 12’s are welcome to attend the university presentations in the Career Centre over the next couple of months.  Check the link below frequently for dates and times as they are subject to change.

Job Opportunities–volunteer


Volunteers needed…World Accordion & Tango Festival – Nov 10-16, 2018.  For more information on how you can help please check the website at and apply to