November 14, 2017

Daily Announcements

November 14th, 2017    

  • CAFETERIA – Pizza/Fresh Baked Goodies


There is a mandatory event for ALL graduating Grade 11 and 12 ISP students on Wednesday at the Uplands Campus. We will meet in the front of the school at 8:20. The meeting will go over post secondary options for international students. A “What Will I Miss Form” needs to be filled out and is available in the International Room.

There is a clothing drive happening right now until November 23rd.  There will be boxes around the school.  Make sure to bring in your old clothes!  All clothes will be going to Our Place.

The Junior Girl’s Volleyball Team is holding a bake sale at lunch today so that they can go to provincials.  Please come out and support the girls.

The Jr. Boys Volleyball team had a very strong showing at this year’s Island Championships. The team went undefeated in pool play and did not drop a set. They suffered their only loss of the tournament in the semifinals where they were defeated by St. Andrews in a very close hard-fought match. The boys rebounded for a win in the bronze match by defeating Dover Bay for a 3rd place finish.

Congratulations on a successful season.

For the 9th time in 11 years, the Oak Bay Barbers Sr. Boys volleyball team won the Greater Victoria High School Championship, the Judy Bourne Memorial Cup.  The Cup pits the AA Lower Island Champion (Pacific Christian School) against the AAA Lower Island Champion (Oak Bay High) for the bragging rights in the city.  Oak Bay defeated PCS 3-1 (25-15, 25-17, 22-23, 25-19) at Oak Bay High.

Judy Bourne was a long-time boys’ volleyball coach in Victoria, coaching elementary, junior high, and senior high school volleyball for many years, and was also a well-respected men’s volleyball coach.  She was an educator and First-Nations housing advocate, and was taken from us by cancer in the early 1990s.  The Judy Bourne Memorial Cup has been played for, in her memory, by senior high school boys since 1998.

Collette Cristante, Judy’s daughter, and Judy Cristante (a student in grade 12 at Oak Bay and Judy Bourne’s granddaughter), were on hand to present the Cup to the Oak Bay Barbers.


Oak Bay hosts the Sr. Boys Volleyball Island Championship Nov 17 and 18, with Oak Bay’s first match at 12:00 noon on Friday Nov 17th, in the main gym.

 UBC will be in the Library at lunch on Wednesday November 15th

Ryerson University will be in the Career Centre at lunch on Thursday November 16th

 The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will be putting on an “Experience the Canadian Armed Forces” event on Saturday, November 18th from 10 AM-3 PM at the Bay Street Armoury, 713 Bay Street, Victoria. During this event, the public will be allowed to try many things including our physical fitness test, combat simulator, military survival food, and more. Please note that if you wish to try our physical fitness test and are under the age of 18, you will need parent/guardian consent. There will also be recruiters on hand to answer any questions you may have about employment opportunities in the CAF.

Whether you are looking for information about jobs, or looking to have fun and try out the different activities, please feel free to let anyone else you know who may be interested.  An information card is attached and the Facebook event can be found here:

This is the first time we have run such an event in Victoria so don’t miss out on this rare opportunity.

Would you like to explore Aviation as a career?  School District 61 along with Viking Air will host a day of exploring the world of aviation (manufacturing, inspecting, engineering, marketing, flying, etc.) at Viking Air through interactive and hands-on activities Friday November 24th from 9:00am-1:30pm.  NOTE: this is a Pro D Day.  Seats are very limited and applications are due in to Mrs. Giesbrecht on or before Nov. 17th.  Applications can be found in the Career Centre.


  • Bring your resume and meet our team!  We will be hiring for various positions including,

Cashier, Deli Clerk, Grocery Clerk, Sandwich Bar Clerk and Produce Clerk


  • Footlocker @ Mayfair Shopping Centre is looking for a Sales Associate
  • Michaels at Uptown is looking for a Cashier
  • H&M at Uptown is looking for a Sales Associate
  • Sephora at Mayfair is looking for a temporary/seasonal Cashier
  • Hotel Grand Pacific is looking for a Room Service Server
  • Montana’s at Tillicum Mall is looking for servers and hosts
  • Silver City Theatre is currently looking for part-time help.  Go to their website for information and to apply
  • Cakes Etc. is looking for a dishwasher/general help. Drop off your resume to 2821 Quesnel Street

Hello Oak Bay Nation!  We have handed out shoe boxes to each Advisory.  If you have the time to donate anything to the children in need who are not as fortunate as we are, it would be very appreciative. Remember the deadline is in 2 weeks so make sure you get things in.  Thank You

The following students have AGENDAS to pick up, please see Mrs. Adams in the accounts office.

                        Ethan Bradbury-Agar

                        Jonathan Brioschi                              Sara Brioschi

                        Jacob Butler                                       Eric Hasegawa

                        Benjamin Collins                                Abbe McCutcheon

                        James Martell                                     Liam Wilson

                        Alexandra Guarasci                           Lucas Keirns                                      

                        Jimin Lee                                             Yuhan Zhang

                        James McGhie                                               

All staff and students – please consider joining us NOVEMBER 23 for our “Salute to the Saloon Singers” Concert featuring Joe Coughlin on our Dave Dunnet Theatre.  Show starts at 7:30, you can purchase tickets here at Oak Bay and all proceeds go towards our Sno’uyutth Legacy Scholarship fund.

Anyone looking for volunteer hours, we are looking for Peer Tutors.  Please see Mrs. Kinnear in room 313 if you are interested.

Sign up for Battle of the Bands!  Details and sign-up sheet outside the Blackbox.

Volunteer Opportunity


Grad 2018 News

2018 Grad Wear can now be ordered on-line through Passion Sports. 

  • Log on:
  • Create an account, choose and customize the item (colour, personalization, and size)
  • Items can be ordered until Friday, December 1st 9:00am.
  • All purchases will be delivered to the school on Friday, December 15th.

TRANSCRIPT Information:  You can access your transcript online now, to see information for yourself or for picking post-secondary institutions to order and send to.  No need to have a paper copy now J.  Go to the Ministry of Education’s Transcripts and Certificate website at  If you have any questions go and see Mr. Alexander or Mrs. Giesbrecht.