November 2, 2022

Daily Announcements

November 2nd, 2022       

Cafeteria Items:
Monday Ali Baba Pizza – $3.00/slice
Tuesday – OPA Chicken or Falafel Pita Wrap – $8.00
Wednesday Ali Baba Pizza – $3.00/slice
Thursday – Bon Sushi (Veggie or California Roll) – $6.00

New Today

Grade 9 students, if you have not picked up your immunization forms, please come to the office as soon as possible to pick up.

Cross Country is on, rain or shine!  Please meet in room 313 right after school.

The cafeteria will be open tomorrow to sell Sushi, on Friday, the Cafeteria will be closed.

Reminder to Block A Teachers:
Please send a runner to the office to pick up the Career Connections Expo sign-up forms and then take a few minutes for students to fill them in.  The list of presenters is under Quick Links on the Oak Bay website.

Barbs Rugby will be hosting an informational evening for parents on November 3rd in room 231 at 7:00 PM to discuss an international tour during spring break 2024.

Students, please check the Numeracy & Literacy Assessment lists posted outside the office and Cafeteria for you to see when and where you will be writing.  Make sure to check both lists, you might be writing 2 assessments.

Grade 12’s – January 2023: Camosun Early Learning and Care Program offering the following Dual Credit Courses to students in School Districts 61, 62, 63 and 64

Health 111​ – Online delivery; Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 9:00pm (January 10th – April 11th)
ELC 110 – Perspectives on Child Development: Classes at Camosun Interurban Campus; Fridays, 3pm – 6pm (January 13 – April 14th)
For more information please click–elc-110.html
See Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre to apply.

Career Centre University Information Sessions
– Nov. 1st – Gustavson School of Business UVIC @ lunch in the Career Centre
– Nov. 2nd – University of Alberta @ lunch in the Career Centre
– Nov. 3rd – University of Calgary @lunch in the Career Centre
– Nov. 3rd – University of Toronto from 6-7:30 pm at St. Michaels University School (see the poster at this      link)–info-sessions.html
– Nov. 4th – Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson) @ 11:35 am in the Career Centre
– Nov. 5th – KPU is hosting a National Portfolio Day from 11-3 pm.  Preregister for the free event HERE
– Nov. 7th – Pacific Design Academy @ lunch in the Career Centre
– Nov. 8th –  UBC Medical Info session @ lunch in the Career Centre UBC MD Ambassador Outreach Program
– Nov. 16th  – Dalhousie @ lunch in the Career Centre
– Nov. 17th – Katimavik Info session @ lunch in the Career Centre.  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. If you are thinking of a gap year after high school come and learn about the opportunities they offer.
– Dec. 5th – Guelph University @ lunch in the Career Centre

Guelph University Upcoming Virtual Information Sessions
Guelph is hosting two virtual information sessions for prospective students this fall students may be interested in attending. Details are as follows:
What: Grade 12 Information Sessions
Where: students are encouraged to register in advance here
When: Wednesday November 9 & Thursday December 1 – both dates from 5-8pm EDT (2-5pm PST)
Format: We are offering six 30-minute information sessions. The event is free to attend.
Students who pre-register will receive a reminder email with link to join the event and will have the option to select which session they’d like to attend on the day (i.e., they’re not registering for a specific session in advance). 

EducationUSA Canada Virtual Showcase – Southern USA
In November, EducationUSA has a real TREAT for you! We have our second virtual Showcase event highlighting the South region. This event includes booths with 20 U.S. universities and colleges from the southern United States and webinars with TRICKS to improve your application! Please share the registration information with your students and their families!  Thursday, November 17th,  4-6 pm PT  REGISTER HERE   For more information please go to the Career Centre website.–events

Have you thought about becoming a Police Officer?
Police Camp is back!  It will take place the first week of Spring Break (March 18th to 25th) and is open to grade 10, 11 and 12.  Police Camp is a unique youth leadership program providing high school students the opportunity to grow their personal and team leadership skills through a policing, public safety, and public service lens. Over eight days, students will be involved in classroom lectures discussing a wide variety of topics, be led through challenging daily physical training and activity, participate in day and night simulations, practice drill instruction, learn social responsibility and life skills, and much more. As students build self-confidence and interpersonal relations with their peers in a team-based environment, they will also build long-term connections with members of our police services. Please see Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for an application.

Previous Announcements

For students considering the Bachelor of Commerceprogram - The Peter B Gustavson School of Business will be holding virtual information sessions every Wednesday evening between now and December 1st. Students can visit the Gustavson School of Business site to register for a session and can email with any questions related to these sessions.   

The School of Business will also be hosting a few specific events that proved extraordinarily popular the last time they were offered. The dates/times of these events are as follows:
Adulting 101: Personal Finance for Students Planning for College & University” – November 17th at 6pm.
Entrepreneurship 101What Makes a Good Side-Hustle?” on November 22nd at 6pm.
Registration is open now and available here

Havan Virtual Career Expo for women –  Virtual Construction Career Expo  Nov. 1, 11am – 7pm, with the platform remaining open through Saturday, November 5. The LIVE day will feature panel discussions from 4pm – 7pm, featuring women currently working in the industry.  Register Here

House of Commons Page Program – Recruiting 40 bilingual students graduating from high school to participate. Apps due Nov. 6.  Are you interested in becoming a page and being part of an unforgettable year-long experience? The page program hires a new cohort of 40 students annually. (Grade 12’s may apply) Its recruitment campaign begins every September, and those applying must be looking to enroll in their first year of university or college the following September.

University of Toronto is holding a Student Information Session in Victoria on Thursday, November 3.
They will have representatives from all undergraduate divisions available to answer all of your questions about programs, student life, and applying.
Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM
St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Rd, Victoria BC

Camosun College School of Business is hosting a LIVE Information Session from 6:00-7:30pm next Thursday Oct. 27th in the Centre for Business and Access CBA 219.  Tim Kemp and Troy Dunning will start with a ppt. session in CBA 219 and then invite all attendees to walk to the atrium of the Business School where all six program areas will have faculty, program administrators, past program graduates and/or current students to answer questions from prospective students or families.  FREE refreshments will be served.
Register by emailing the School of Business, 

This year, the UBC Sauder School of Business is hosting an in-person information session for students and family members interested in the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) program. The UBC Sauder BCom Fall Preview information session is an opportunity to learn more about the admissions process and offers a first look at student life in the program.
We kindly ask that you share the following details with your students.
Event Name: UBC Sauder BCom Fall Preview information session
Date & Time: Saturday November 5, from 9:00am– 12:30pm
Location: Henry Angus Building at UBC Vancouver (map)
Registration is required. Please register at

Volunteering Opportunities

The Mustard Seed is looking for volunteers to gift wrap, distribute hampers, serve meals and more leading up to the holidays!  Click the link to get more information–volunteer

The Volunteer Coordinator for Baptist Housing is looking for volunteers who would like to volunteer regularly though the year.  Baptist Housing operates Shannon Oaks an independent living seniors home (just opposite Save on Foods), and Marion Village an Assisted Living/Independent Living community opposite Oak Bay Rec Center.   Students would help with activities, or with technology assistance.  They are also looking for performance level musicians.  Would you like to Volunteer with Baptist Housing?
Click HERE to apply or

 Job Opportunities

New Job Opportunities–volunteer  @ Willow King Spa and Broadmead Care.

Campus Nissan Victoria is hiring a part-time Receptionist.  Please click the link for more information about hours and on how to apply.–volunteer