November 22, 2018

Daily Announcements

November 22nd, 2018   

  • CAFETERIA – Gourmet Hot Dogs


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

Nov. 26th – UVic’s Gustavson School of Business in the Career Centre at lunch

Nov. 27th – Camosun College in the Career Centre at lunch

Nov. 28th – University of Alberta in the Career Centre at after school

Our Sr. Boys Volleyball team is holding a Food Bank Drive as part of the BC Championships.  They will be collecting items to be donated to our local food bank on Monday Nov 26.  You can help this drive by bringing your donations to the school, and dropping them in the box in the office, or dropping off in room 236.  The Mustard Seed has indicated that cereals and cooking oils are some of their greatest needs at this time.

Barbs Rugby TRYOUTS

  • Juniors – November 27th & December 4th
  • Seniors – November 29th & December 6th

 Cultural Connection Club will be hosting a Games Night on Wednesday, November 28th at 5:00pm in the Cafeteria.  Come for Pizza, games and a chance to make new friends!  Everyone Welcome.  Sign up outside room 202.

 Shoe Box is here!  This year we are working with The Shoebox Project, they aim to help local single mothers.  The donation criteria is different this year.  We are mainly looking for small warm clothing like gloves or socks, hygiene items like floss or soaps. For more details check out Donation drop off is in the office.

A reminder that the deadline for the November Creative Writing Contest is TODAY.  Entries can be submitted through the Library.  Ask your English teacher for details.

 How to Apply to Post-Secondary
Monday, November 26th @ 7 pm in the Theatre, Mr. Alexander is holding an information night on How to Apply to Post-Secondary.  ALL parents and student are encouraged to be there (especially if grade 12’s have not been coming to scholarship class!). It’s designed to be an info night for parents and grade 12’s around the process of deciding what post-secondary(s) to apply for. Please come and bring your questions!

High Tech U for Vancouver Island Youth – UX Day 2018 on December 1st from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Engineering Computer Science Building at UVic.  Applications open on Dec 1st for the seven week program.   To find out more and register to attend please go to their website.

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. 

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.

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

There was a guest in our school who left his purple scarf on the bench outside the cafeteria last Tuesday.  It is very sentimental to him and he hopes for its return.  If you have seen it would you please bring it to the office so it can be returned to him.

Congratulations to the sr. boys volleyball team for their strong play this weekend at the Island championships.  Playing without their starting setter all tournament, and backup setter Lucas Maffia playing through injury, the Barbers almost upset host Claremont, losing 13-15 in the fifth set.  They head to the BC Championships next week as the #5 seed.

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.

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.

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

Youth volunteer opportunities available to students.