November 16, 2018

Daily Announcements

November 16th, 2018  

  • CAFETERIA – Pizza


There will be a brief but very important Youth Against Cancer meeting TODAY at lunch in Room 304.

Mighty Oaks (Student of the Week) nomination forms are now in the office.  Students and Teachers, let the nominations begin!

Kids for a Cause Club is collecting NEW and warm socks to donate to those in need.  Our goal is to collect a total of 1400 pairs of socks!  Please feel free to bring as many socks as you’d like until December 3rd.  There will be boxes around the school to collect your donations.

Oak Bay High is collecting any used batteries from Nov 16th to Dec 2nd.  Please drop off any battery donations in the boxes around the school.  One AA battery has enough zinc to save the lives of 6 children.

Anyone interested in joining a new club?  Stem Club will be meeting Tuesday, November 20th in room 227 at lunch.  This club will allow you to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering & related activities.

Yearbooks can still be ordered through the Oak Bay High website.

All grade 10’s interested in fun competition, a survivor challenge will be happening on November 20th at lunch.  Sign up is outside the office.

Encounters with Canada is offering $100 off for the Sports & Fitness week from Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, 2019.  During the session you will meet other students who share the same passion for sports and fitness that you do.  You will spend 6 days in Ottawa focusing on promoting a healthy, active lifestyle. Look at the website for more information and if you are interested in applying please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre.

Nov. 22nd University of Toronto will be in the Career Centre at 3:00pm

AMP or Out of the Timetable Math class.  Would you like to challenge your math class, complete your math class faster or complete 2 math classes in one year or do your math outside of class time with support? come see tspray in room 309. Please sign up here​

Previous Announcements

Congratulations to the Jr. Boys Volleyball Team for their first place result at the Island Championships this past weekend. The boys put together their most consistent effort of the season and performed very well. The team defeated Carihi in the quarterfinals (2-0 in sets), and followed that up with a straight set victory over Claremont in the semi-finals. Oak Bay faced a tough Reynolds team in the final, and managed to come away with a spirited victory in the deciding third set. Well done and an excellent conclusion to the season.

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.

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.

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


Threshold Housing is hosting a winter carnival to Shine a Light on Youth.
When: December 1, 2018 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Where:  Bastion Square
​Assistance is needed with set up/take down, facilitating activities, handing out goodies and ensuring families and youth have fun.
Email if you are interested in volunteering.

St Luke’s church is having a church bazaar on Saturday Nov. 17th between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.  If you are interested in volunteering please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre.

Festival of Trees Event Set Up Volunteers – 1150 Douglas St.
There are many positions available such as:
• Tree assemblers
• Tree movers – help us place the trees according to the map
• Placing signage in designated areas
• Assembling tables, chairs, etc.
Please click this link to see how to get involved

Deck the Halls! Nov. 14th 3:30 – 9:00pm at The Bay Centre
– Wednesday, November 14, 2018 3:30 pm –9:00pm (or a portion of)
– The Bay Centre – 1150 Douglas St, Victoria, BC
– There are many positions available such as:
Registration Desk
Prize Distribution
Event Set Up – tables, chairs, etc.

Youth volunteer opportunities available to students.