November 6, 2017

Daily Announcements

November 6th, 2017   

  • CAFETERIA – Tacos/Fresh Baked Goodies


All players who tried out for the Junior Girls Basketball team there will be a meeting TODAY at lunch in the Library Meeting Room.

Mrs. Giesbrecht is looking for a grade 11 or 12 student volunteer to be the patient at PARTY program on November 9th.  If you are interested please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre as soon as possible.

Queen’s University – Badar International Study “Castle” will be in the Career Centre on Thursday November 9th at lunch

Missing school iPad charger from (Room 123-Reading Room) Please return ASAP.  Thank You

Would the following students please see Ms. Taggart at the beginning of lunch in Room 304:

  • Jessica Maitland
  • Jessica Troughton
  • Rachel Hughes
  • Jerry Zhang

Hello Oak Bay Nation!  We have handed out shoe boxes to each Advisory.  If you have the time to donate anything to the children in need who are not as fortunate as we are, it would be very appreciative. Remember the deadline is in 2 weeks so make sure you get things in.  Thank You


  • Senior Concert Choir Men AND Women today at lunch – very important rehearsal in preparation for Remembrance Day Assembly on Friday!
  • No Men’s Choir on Thursday. Men come Friday at 7:30am.

The Jr. Boys Volleyball Team had a very strong showing at the Lower Island Championships.
The team finished in 2nd Place and were very solid throughout this tournament, They were defeated by Claremont in the finals,  are now off to the Island Championships this weekend.

The Oak Bay Cross Country team captured both the boys and girls provincial titles on Saturday, November 4th at Jericho Beach in Vancouver.  Leading the Oak Bay charge for the girls team was grade 12 standout Justine Stecko who captured the individual gold medal, finishing well clear of the rest of the field.  Also scoring for the victorious Oak Bay team were grade 11 Alisa Lyesina in 20th place, grade 11 Sarah Bryan in 21st place and grade 12 Cara Butler in 37th place.  Non scoring team members were grade 10 Delaney Chan in 40th place, grade 12 Lily Maric in 44th place and Mathilda Schuck in 158th.    Oak Bay scored 43 points to defeat  defending champion Sentinel Secondary of North Vancouver who scored 56 points.  Revelstoke Secondary won the bronze team medal.   A total of 242 runners and 27 teams competed in the senior girls 4.6 km race.

The Oak Bay boys team won their third consecutive BC title upsetting pre-race favourite R.E. Mountain of Langley.  The Oak Bays boys team’s scoring runners are all grade 11s and while they won the BC junior boys title last year, the team entered the championship as underdogs.  Leading the way was Findlay Day, the Island Champion, in 11th place. Other scoring team members were Jack Boden in 22nd place, Michael Barber in 34th and Joe Robertson in 37th.  Non scoring team members were grade 12 Ethan White in 138th and grade 11 Emmett Hodgins in 196th place.  Oak Bay scored 67 points to win gold, R.E. Mountain scored 90 points to win silver and Reynolds scored 95 points to win the team bronze.  A total of 233 runners and 27 teams competed in the senior boys 6.9 km race.

For the Oak Bay girls, it was their first BC championship title since 2009 and 12th title overall.  For the Oak Bay boys it was their third consecutive BC title and 11th title overall.  Both teams added one more title to  their record number of BC high school cross country championships.

The Oak Bay junior boys team finished in 6th place and the junior girls finished in 16th place.


 There will be a mandatory meeting TOMORROW in room 304 for those Oak Bay On-Line students attending the P.A.R.T.Y Program on November 9th.

All grade 9 students are invited to come to the grade 9 breakfast during study hall in the Cafeteria on Thursday, November 9th at 8:30 am.  There will be door prizes, free food and new friends.

The following students have AGENDAS to pick up, please see Mrs. Adams in the accounts office.

                        Ethan Bradbury-Agar

                        Jonathan Brioschi                              Sara Brioschi

                        Jacob Butler                                       Zachariah Charlesworth

                        Benjamin Collins                                Eric Hasegawa

                        Jean-Luc Daigle                                  James Martell

                        Alexandra Guarasci                           Abbe McCutcheon

                        Lucas Keirns                                       Liam Wilson

                        Jimin Lee                                             Joseph Stafford-Veale

                        Zoe Mathers                                       Jasper Rye

                        James McGhie                                   Yuhan Zhang

                        Shannon McMillan                           

 All staff and students – please consider joining us NOVEMBER 23 for our “Salute to the Saloon Singers” Concert featuring Joe Coughlin on our Dave Dunnet Theatre.  Show starts at 7:30, you can purchase tickets here at Oak Bay and all proceeds go towards our Sno’uyutth Legacy Scholarship fund.

Students who wish to order a yearbook can do so until November 10 at a cost of $55.  Yearbooks can be paid for through the school’s online fee payment system. Click the “Online Fee Payment” button on the school website or click here.

Anyone looking for volunteer hours, we are looking for Peer Tutors.  Please see Mrs. Kinnear in room 313 if you are interested

Sign up for Battle of the Bands!  Details and sign-up sheet outside the Blackbox.

BIN 4 Burger Lounge and Lot 1 Pasta Bar are looking to hire all kitchen positions.  Email your resume to or

Volunteer Opportunity

The 9th Annual Gingerbread Showcase needs Ambassadors!
Are you looking to get into the holiday spirit while you help Habitat Victoria raise funds to build homes for local lower income families? Are you 16 or older? We have over 350 volunteer spaces to be filled at Victoria’s premier festive event, the Gingerbread Showcase which runs from November 18, 2017 to January 2, 2018. ​During a three-hour shift you will be welcoming some of the 25,000+ visitors who will come to The Parkside Hotel & Spa to vote for their favourite elaborate, completely edible creation while making a donation to our charity. On-site training will be offered November 17 and 18. Sign up on your own or with a friend for one or many shifts!
Learn more about the Gingerbread Showcase.
Click here to sign up and choose your shift(s) as an Ambassador  No password required!
Click here to choose a spot in one of two ambassador orientations No password required!

 Volunteer to teach seniors in our community about basis computer skills two Saturday per term (Fall & Spring).  The positions available are Session Leader, Session Assistant and Public communications Coordinator.  Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht or either of the attached links on how to get involved.  Or

Grad 2018 News

TRANSCRIPT Information:  You can access your transcript online now, to see information for yourself or for picking post-secondary institutions to order and send to.  No need to have a paper copy now J.  Go to the Ministry of Education’s Transcripts and Certificate website at  If you have any questions go and see Mr. Alexander or Mrs. Giesbrecht.

Queen’s University –  Badar International Study “Castle” will be in the Career Centre on Thursday November 9th at lunch.