November 28, 2019

Daily Announcements

November 28th, 2019      

  • CAFETERIA – Hot Dogs


UVic will be in the Career Centre TODAY at LUNCH.

Ryerson University will be in the Career Centre TODAY at 3:10pm.

All Junior Girls Volleyball players (GREEN and WHITE teams) are invited to our fun, wrap-up mini games TODAY at lunch.  Please bring your lunch, get changed quickly and meet in the gym.

GRAD PHOTO RETAKES – DECEMBER 12th, 2019 at Oak Bay Rec Centre.  Go to to book an appointment.  $10 sitting fee.

The Barbs rugby tryouts
Junior – Tuesday, December 3rd, after school on the oval.
Senior – Thursday, November 28th and Thursday, December 5th, after school on the oval.
All levels are welcome to come tryout and it will be non-contact. Please bring soccer/rugby cleats if you have them.

Would the following students please see Ms. Taggart in Room 304 at lunch:
Maya McIntyre
Sophie Elbers
Catherine Palfry
Matthew Sweeney
Grayson O’Gorman

Junior girls B basketball team practice will be at 5pm on Thursday, November 28th in the Big gym .

Hello Oak Bayers, this is breaking news!  “Where’s Nutty?”  He has been captured and hidden in a secret location.  The clue we have is: “Multicultural foods I see, placed in the mechanism next to me.”

Digital Photo Contest open to all students and staff. Follow link for details. Submissions are due this Friday.

Get ready for TECHNOVATIONBC 2020, an international, all-girls tech entrepreneurship challenge. Simon Fraser University is the official Regional Ambassador for TechnovationBC. Please follow us on twitter @TechnovationBC and Facebook: TechnovationChallengeBC for news and updates!   Technovation is a 12-week event where you and your team will create mobile apps using App Inventor to address real-world problems. NO PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE NEEDED! You will be paired up with a mentor who will connect with you once a week to guide you through this process. SFU will provide monthly workshops on ideation, App Inventor and business pitching to set you up for success. In May 2020, you will compete with teams all over BC for a chance to advance to Semifinals in Silicon Valley!
Eligibility Criteria: Girls ages 10 – 18 living in BC.
We strongly encourage students to join us for one of the info sessions to learn more about the competition.
See Mr. Simonson for information about the info sessions…

 Do we need 4 Focus block at Oak Bay
History: Focus Block is 5 years old.  Goal to give students TIME IN SCHOOL to do what they need to do.  (Could be academic or non-academic).  Prior to that, students had 1 hour a week first thing Friday morning.
SIGN IN DATA OCTOBER:  Gr 9: 54%, Gr 10: 41%, GR 11: 49%, GR 12: 29%
Question:  Do students value 4 focus blocks per week?  What letter grade would you attach to our focus Block attendance results?
Possible Suggestion:  Reduce the number of focus blocks to align with student values
Timetable Impact:  As there would not be as many focus blocks, classes would get about 10 minutes longer on days without focus blocks.  IE 70min classes would increase  to 80 min “ish”.
Action Required:  If you VALUE 4 focus blocks, ATTEND and SIGN IN.
This message is from a teachers that want to see OB have as many focus blocks as students need.​

Calling all Muggles! The Youth Centre is hosting a Harry Potter Trivia Night on Friday, November 29th from 4pm – 7pm!

Remember that wacky pair of socks you received last Christmas and never wore?  Kids For A Cause will be happy to take those off your hands and donate them to someone in need this holiday season.  Please bring in any new socks and drop them off outside the office.

Previous Announcements

Attention, young innovators! The Science Fair Foundation BC is looking to help you showcase your innovative solutions to industry, academia and investors at the 2020 Youth Innovation Showcase! If you’re a young innovator who resides in the province of BC or the Yukon and are between the ages of 12 to 24, we want to hear from you! From innovative, new medical devices to a new, sustainable 3D printing process, youth from all areas of BC and the Yukon are invited to pitch their innovative solutions at the Youth Innovation Showcase!  Please register and learn more about the 2020 Youth Innovation Showcase at if you are interested or go to the OakBayCareerCentre Instagram page to see the poster

Parent Night @ UVic
Parent Night is for the parents! Join us to hear the same information we provide to students when we visit local schools, including admission requirements for our programs, scholarships, and upcoming application deadlines. We’ll also offer some advice on helping your student transition successfully to life in university.  If you have any questions about the event, please contact the Vancouver Island Student Recruitment Officer, Stephanie Parker, at
Free parking is provided for all attendees (register to receive instructions).
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. (check-in opens at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Bob Wright Centre, University of Victoria
Register now

Fire Camp for teens (15-18 yrs.) from March 16 – 21, 2020.  This is a great opportunity for our students who are considering firefighting as a career.   Information and applications can be found at either or .   ALL APPLICATION’S ARE DUE INTO MRS. GIESBRECHT BY 4:00 PM DECEMBER 18, 2019.  The physical exam does not need to be completed until the student is shortlisted but if you can get one easily and with no charge it would be best to get it done early.  The $200 fee does not have to be paid until the student has been offered a seat in the program.  There are 20 seats available and not all applications will receive interviews.

Wanna Make  a Difference at OB?  Come see tspray in 309 to find out how you can become a Math TA.  This is a great way to supports people, learn valuable people skills, get credit or volunteer hours….ALSO Please sign up at the link (

Outside the Timetable Courses, please click on the link below

Job Opportunities



BY YOUTH FOR YOUTH – The Canadian Francophone Games will be held in Victoria this summer, July 14 -18, and they are looking for volunteers.  Go to their website: and sign up to become a volunteer.  They are also looking to create a Youth Ambassador Program of 40 – 60 French immersion  and francophone schools in the province of BC.  These ambassadors will be involved in the planning and hosting of events.

Volunteer opportunity with the Downtown Victoria Business Association.  This year we are organizing “Lights of Wonder”,  Downtown Victoria’s first outdoor holiday light display and we are in need of volunteers and we thought highschool students would be a great fit.  Here is a link to the Facebook event in case you would like to see what the event is about:  Email:  Gabriela Rivera at  if you are interested.