November 19, 2020

Daily Announcements

November 19th, 2020


Attention Grade 11’s – Are you considering an American University after high school?  Grade 11 students will have an opportunity to write a Practice SAT (PSAT) exam the morning of Jan 26th in our library.  Seating is limited and will be issued on a first come first serve basis once the student has registered with Ms. Giesbrecht and paid the $25 fee.  Check-in will be at 7:45am with the exam to start at 8:00am and finish at approximately noon.  In order to secure your seat bring in a $25. cheque payable to Oak Bay High School to Ms. Giesbrecht as soon as possible.

HighTechU has been granted funds through the extended Canada Summer Jobs program to hire a number of High-School Software Development Interns part-time starting at the end of November until the end of February 2021.  These positions will be virtual and will work directly for HighTechU, building out a selection of the projects created during the Academy for release as free and open source (FOSS) applications:  Applicants must be currently registered in a BC high-school and must be over the age of 15 to be eligible (see job description for details).
More details on the application process and the job description can be found at:
The deadline for applications is next Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 11:59PM (PT).

Hi Calling all grade 11 and 12 students! Get ready to test drive your university experience and discover why studying in the Faculty of Environment is more than you think.  Join us for a series of free and informative zoom webinars that will take you on a tour of our offerings.  Each 45 minute webinar features an SFU professor and current students from different majors within the Faculty including Geography (November 24), Resource and Environmental Management (November 26), Environmental Science (November 30) and Archaeology (December 2)  to help you experience how studying in the Faculty of Environment at SFU really is more than you think! Register here.

Library – Overdue Notice
-Students, please return all Textbooks used in the First Quarter ASAP.  NOTE:  No other books will be assigned to you until all over-dues (including those overdue in the past)  are returned.
-IF YOU ARE STILL USING THIS RESOURCE(s) for a class, please disregard this notice.
-You are welcome to search our book room for this/these resources if you believe that you have returned a textbook/s.
-If your book cannot be located, please either replace/purchase a new book OR remit payment either by cash or cheque to the Library for the amount indicated.

Would you like to write the University of Waterloo Math Contest?  Open to Grades 9-12. The 1 hour math contests this year will be on February 24th (Gr.9,10,11) and April 7th (Gr.12) during Wed Support block.  The cost for you is $2 (you’ll get a contest and chocolate bar on contest day!)  Go to the Waterloo Math Contest website for practice exams and solutions: Listen for announcements close to contest date for location.  Fill out the Google Form at this link:   Please pay either Mrs. Smith in Rm 308 or Mr. Carter in Rm 307 by Jan.29th.  Good luck!

The following university zoom information session will take place over the next few weeks. Please email Ms. Giesbrecht for the links.
-Nov. 24 – Ryerson @ 3:15pm

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

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!

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

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

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.