November 10th, 2020

Daily Announcements

November 10th, 2020


The following university zoom information session will take place over the next few weeks. Please email Ms. Giesbrecht for the links.
McGill University – Nov. 12th @ 3:15pm
St. Francis Xavier – Nov. 17th @ 3:15pm
Ryerson University – Nov. 24th @ 3:15pm 

Did you know that walking is one of the best ways to get some daily exercise? To encourage this, community leadership is sponsoring a weekly step competition. Submit a screenshot of your weekly step average through google forms and you will be entered to win great prizes such as Oak Bay swag. There will be a new form linked on the Oak Bay app each week for you to fill out.  Link for google form:   Contact community leadership or Ms Simpson if you have any questions!

Bishop’s University is hosting an information zoom session on Nov. 17th at 4:00pm PST.  Contact Ms. Giesbrecht for the zoom link.  If you can’t make this one there is other sessions scheduled for Dec. 1st and Jan. 14th.  Bishop’s is more than just a university – it’s a lifestyle. BU is renowned for its small, intimate classes, amazing school spirit and genuine sense of community. It’s a place where you can pursue your passions and take advantage of a multitude of opportunities to make a difference and let your voice be heard.

Do you want to learn more about McGill and Montreal?  Find out about programs, admissions, campus life and living in Montreal by joining an informative and interactive webinar on Nov. 18th at 6:00pm. The presentation will include admissions requirements for Canadian High School students, including Top 5 grade 12 requirements and pre-requisite courses.  If you would like to join the session please click the link to register

Any student in grade 9, 10 or 11 who thinks they may be interested in writing a Math contest in February, please see either Ms Smith (room 308) or Mr. Carter (room 307) to get information and practice contests.
We will be asking for a commitment in late January so that we know how many contests to order. Space will be limited this year due to distancing requirements…only 15 per contest….so get your name in early!

All students are welcome to the OB Anti-Racism Club.  Please join with this google classroom code:  gbgd6oa   (Previous code was incorrect.) When you join, please complete the anonymous form.  Our goals from meeting one include 1.  How do we increase the amount of Anti-racism curriculum within our existing curriculums,  2.  How do we create a dialogue where we educate ourselves and others on real issues of race within our communities and then what are our next steps.  3.  How can we help educate well-meaning people who just happen to say racist things and don’t even know it…  This is a student lead group.  Please join us.  There will be another meeting between Nov 14- Nov 18th.  The day will be announced in soon.

Western is hosting a Virtual Fall Preview Day on Nov. 15th at 8:00am PT.  For more information please go to

Western University will not be hosting an Oak Bay event this year but would like interested students to check out their interactive experiences online.  You can do this at your convenience from home.  To register and learn more about the university and the application process please click the link.

The Yearbook Committee are collecting photos for the Summer Student Life section in the Oak Bay High Yearbook. Please upload any of your summer photos with Oak Bay students in them for the yearbook. All people who submit photos will be entered into a draw for a $25 Tim Hortons Gift Card. Use link to upload photos.

Previous Announcements

The GSA or Gay/Straight Alliance is meeting again in Room 208 at lunch every Tuesday.  All students are welcome.

Cultural Connections Club will be meeting in Room 225 on Tuesday’s at lunch. The Club brings together different cultures from around the world by  having domestic and international students learn more about each other through food, movies, language and conversation. All are welcome to join!

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

UVic – upcoming events to watch for –

TEAC 105 – Explorations in Technology at Camosun  (grades 10-12) February 2021 start date.
Students interesting in exploring mechanical engineering, electronics, civil engineering and computer science will be introduced to career options and basic skills to help support their post-secondary decision making.  This course is on Friday afternoons for 13 weeks.  There is an application fee of $43.51 but students do not pay for the course.  Please contact Ms. Giesbrecht if you are interested in applying.