November 17, 2021

Daily Announcements

November 17th, 2021               


Board Game Café at lunch TODAY in the Cafeteria!  Come grab a game and play with friends.

The Senior Girls Field Hockey team is playing Mount Doug in the May Tulley Shield this Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the UVic water turf!  Let’s get out to support our AAA Provincial Champs in the last game of their undefeated season!

Environment Club will be hosting a clothing swap on Wednesday, November 17th.  Bring your lightly used clothes to Mr. Shrubsole’s room(233) on the 15th and 16th.  Please no holes or stains on the clothing.  Come by the Cafeteria to get some free clothes on Wednesday (17th) at Lunch.

Friday, November 19th is Pajama Day – wear your comfiest pajamas to show school spirit.

Barbs Rugby tryouts start next week on the turf after school.  Juniors are on Monday, November 22nd and November 29th.  Seniors are on Wednesday November 24th and December 1st

Photography enthusiasts. If you are interested in judging photos or taking part in upcoming photo contests, please join the google classroom “Photo Contests” with

If you signed up for the Waterloo Math contest, please come to Rm 308 at 10am sharp this Wed. Nov.17th with a pencil and calculator.  Scrap paper will be provided.  It is a 2 hour long contest, so written from 10am to 12 noon.  You may bring a snack and water too.  You’ll miss Block B on Wed, but your Block B teachers were informed of your absence.  Good luck writers! E-mail Mrs. Smith if you have further questions!

I have just posted a google form with photos from Traditional and Digital Photography’s first assignment (RULE OF THIRDS).  I invite anyone to have a look and help us decide which are to be printed for display! you don’t have to join the photo contest classroom page to vote but it doesn’t hurt!!
link to google form. You will need to use your account to participate

VanArts is hosting free webinars on our 12-month diploma programs for Web Development & Design, and Professional Photography. Featuring working graduates from our programs, this will be a golden opportunity to ask questions about life in these industries. Join us streaming in real time on YouTube, and ask questions in the live chat.
WEB DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN – Wednesday, Nov 17 @ 6pm:
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY – Wednesday, Nov 24 @ 6pm:
Register for one, or both! We will email you a link to the livestream before we start.

UVic Faculty Open Houses
UVic is underway with offering their faculty open houses, where students have the chance to explore  faculties, their programs, and the unique opportunities available in those areas of study. The remaining faculty events are as follows:
November 17, 6:30PM – Fine Arts
November 18, 5:30PM – Human and Social Development
November 25, 5:00PM – Science
November 29, 5:00PM – Social Sciences
November 30, 6:00PM – Humanities
Students can register for these faculty open houses, here

University Info Sessions
​It is extremely important for safety reasons that students sign up for all university sessions they are interested in.  This is the only way students will receive the zoom links or be allowed into an in person session.  See below for links.

  • Nov. 18th  UBC Faculty of Medicine  at Lunch – via Zoom in the Library – Use your SD61learn Acct. to sign up.  Click here to register
  • Nov. 19th Acadia University – time still to be determined
  • Nov. 22nd McGill University at lunch – Virtually via Zoom – Click here to sign up

Applying to McGill: Upcoming Oak Bay information session on Nov. 22nd at lunch
Canadian high school student session – Event 18 Nov 2021
8:00 – 9:00 PM EST  (Find the time in your time zone)
This event is for high school students located in Canada (excluding Quebec and Ontario).
We will share important updates and tips about the admission process for Fall 2022 including program selection, admission requirements, application timeline, how to submit supporting documents, scholarships and financial aid.
Should you wish to get more of a general overview about McGill, our two campuses, student life, and what it is like living in Montreal, please watch the following  McGill Information Session.
Register now
Category: Enrolment Services
​Source Site   /undergraduate-admissions

Western University is hosting several virtual information sessions of different content and times to meet all students’ busy schedules.  Please take a look and sign up at this link.

Get to know the University of Toronto  – sign up for online information sessions at this link.

Join Dalhousie University to explore faculties, learn about supports,  connect with profs and students, and get a feel for student life on November 6th.  Register here to attend.

SFU will be hosting several types of information session online over the next few months.  Please go to the link if you are interested in learning more or applying.

Ryerson University –       ​Ryerson University Information session open to all students in BC, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories on Wednesday, November 10th from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Pacific (Registration required)

Visit the Career Centre website for upcoming University Sessions and how you can attend.

Previous Announcements

The School of Business at Camosun College is hosting 2 upcoming virtual information sessions.  These sessions are a great way for prospective students (and their parents) to learn more about our programs and the many options we have available, everything from a 1-year certificate to a 4-year Bachelor’s degree!   Sessions will be on November 18th from 6pm – 7:30pm (PST) and December 16th from 6pm – 7:30pm.  No need to register in advance, simply visit our website and join the meeting approximately 5 minutes before the start time.

Shad is for grade 10 and 11 students who want to live-on a university campus, dive into hands-on STEAM and entrepreneurship learning, tackle a real-world problem, and make strides in their confidence, teamwork, and critical thinking skills. Each summer, 1000 students join the program and leave with lifelong connections, increased confidence, new career paths, awakened passions and university-aged mentors.  All this in 27 days.  At Shad students collaborate and build meaningful relationships outside of their home province. Each campus, and each design team, has a mix of rural and urban participants from diverse economic backgrounds. Students learn the value of their own perspective and the differing perspectives of those around them.  Go to for more information and to apply.  Shad applications are open now and the deadline to apply is December 6th at 11:59pm ET.

Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine Program (RPM) is inviting interested students and their families from rural communities across B.C. to an informational event, “An Evening with RPM.”
The event is a chance for people to learn more about rewarding careers in rural health and the Selkirk College undergraduate program that can help get them there. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions of program coordinators, Takaia Larsen, and Jonathan Vanderhoek, as well as connect with current and former RPM students as part of a fun and informal evening. To find out more and to join us virtually or in-person, please RSVP by registering here.  Learn more about Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) program here.

Katimavik’s National Experience
Katimavik is a life-changing experience for young adults to explore Canada, make new friendships, gain valuable experience and contribute to positive change through volunteerism.   Spend 5 months in communities across Canada, volunteering and learning as part of our fully funded, immersive youth program.  They are now accepting applications for the July to December cohort.  To learn more go to

The School of Business at Camosun College is hosting 2 upcoming virtual information sessions.
These sessions are a great way for prospective students (and their parents) to learn more about our programs and the many options we have available, everything from a 1-year certificate to a 4-year Bachelor’s degree!  Sessions will be on November 18th from 6pm – 7:30pm (PST) and December 16th from 6pm – 7:30pm.  No need to register in advance, simply visit our website and join the meeting approximately 5 minutes before the start time.

Students, the Yearbook needs your Summer photos!! With every photo submission, you will be entered into a draw for a $25 Starbucks gift card!! Please submit your photos here:

Tennis Club:  We play every Wednesday Morning from 7:05 until 8:15.  5 steps to join the tennis club
Google classroom code :ezepmdz
Fill out the sign up sheet inside google classroom
Bring 5$ the first time you come for tennis balls
Attend to Oak Bay Rec Covid Rules: Please read inside google classroom
Have fun.  We will supply a racket if you do not have one.

Volunteering Opportunities

Great volunteer opportunity to assist seniors, sharing your computer and IT Skills at Marion Village an assistive living and independent care complex close by.  Residents would likely need assistance with social networking media, email, connecting with family on zoom as well as aps and cell phone help.  Please see Ms. Giesbrecht if you are interested in this position.

Job Opportunities

Ross Place is an all-inclusive senior’s community looking to hire students for serving and dishwashing on a part-time or casual basis.  Email: Molly Cembrano, Human Resources Assistant.  Click here to see job descriptions.–volunteer

Oak Bay Rec. Centre is hiring!  Click here to see the positions and application instructions–volunteer

Thrifty Foods James Bay is hiring:

Toy’s R Us is hiring cashiers, early morning stockers and sales associates
Cashier –
Early morning stocker –
Sales Associate –

Western Educational Adventures has posted their Summer Camp jobs and volunteer positions.  More information can be found here on the programs and how to apply.

Tim Horton’s at Hillside Mall and other locations is hiring for afternoons, weekends and holidays. They can be flexible and work around your schedule.  Please drop your resume off to Sherwin and let him know that you are from Oak Bay.