November 15, 2017

Daily Announcements

November 15th, 2017   

  • CAFETERIA – Pad Thai/Fresh Baked Goodies


UBC will be in the Library at lunch on TODAY.

All students (boys and girls, grade 9-12) interested in joining the Olympic Weightlifting club, please come see Mr. Turner at Lunch in room 217.  No experience necessary.

Grade 9 boys basketball, there is a meeting at lunch today in room 222.

Any hockey students interested in playing a friendly game of hockey with the Oak Bay Police and Fire Department, please meet Mr. Fast in the Big Gym on Monday, November 20th at lunch.

Junior A and B girls have basketball practice on Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in the Small Gym.  The Junior “A” team will meet in the Library TODAY at 12:15.

Oak Bay, each one of your Advisories has a Christmas shoe box that we need your help to fill up.  These shoe boxes go to less fortunate children in poverty stricken countries.  We will be collecting the boxes on November 20th.  Ideas for the boxes are:  small toys, school supplies, non-liquid hygiene items.

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


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.

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

 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.

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

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

                        Ethan Bradbury-Agar                       Jacob Butler

                        Benjamin Collins                                Eric Hasegawa

                        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.

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.