November 6, 2019

Daily Announcements

November 6th, 2019      

  • CAFETERIA – Butter Chicken, Pakoras, Samosas
    • The Cafeteria will be open for snacks on Thursday from 10:20-10:35


We will be having our first meeting of the season this TODAY at LUNCH in the SMALL GYM.  The meeting will start 5 minutes after the lunch bell.

There is a meeting at LUNCH in the Big gym for any girls interested in playing on the Junior B Basketball team.

Club meeting for all Fishing Club members TODAY at LUNCH in room 152.

There will be a second ski team meeting  on Friday at lunch in the choir room for anyone not able to make Wednesday’s meeting.  Paperwork to  be completed will be available for pick-up in Mrs. Horwood’s box in the office after the lunch meeting Wednesday.  Think snow!

The Oak Bay Book Read has officially begun!! Read books and win prizes!
For every book you read you can enter to win a monthly draw for a pizza lunch or Bolen Book gift cards. More details in the library. ​

Barbs rugby needs to know if there is enough interest for a tour next spring break (2021). Please fill out the form this week (

Dalhousie University will be in the Career Centre at 12:30pm on November 7th.

Connecting Local Green Companies with High School Students
The numbers are in – worldwide, students have taken to the street to demand action on Climate Change – Victoria was no exception.  We ALL need to do our part.
We here at the BC Sustainable Energy Assoc. Youth Involvement Project are doing our part by building connections between local green companies and high school students interested in exploring the future green economy and getting job experience that matters.
Our goal is to help match interested students with these companies for their required graduation work experience.  It’s WIN-WIN-WIN.
If you are interested in learning more please come to the information session scheduled in the Career Centre at lunch on Nov. 14th.

Kids For A Cause is starting a sock drive! Please bring in your new socks to the collection bins by the office.  We are hoping to collect 500 pairs of socks

 Intramural Dodgeball November 13 -14 in the Big Gym.    Sign up here:

Grade 10’s:
Be sure to complete the assignments posted on Google classroom for your Career Life Exploration credit.  Go to, grade 10, and sign into Google classroom to access your assignments.

Any student wishing to write the Canadian Senior and Intermediate Math Contest on Nov. 20th, please let either Mr. Shiao or Mr. Carter know by the end of next week (Nov. 8) so the correct number of contests can be ordered and delivered by contest day.

Anyone who has a canvasing envelope from the C4C fundraiser must return it to the office.  We need ALL envelopes back, even ones that are empty.

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.

Previous Announcements

Congratulations to Oak Bay Cross Country team who competed hard at BCs this past Saturday. The Jr. Boys and Sr. Boys both finished 5th in the province. The Sr. Girls placed 4th in the province, with a big help from Delaney Chan who finished 7th in BC. All athletes are recognized for their vigorous training and dedication to the team this season.

Congratulations to the Model UN team which did brilliantly at this weekend’s conference run by UVIC. The team as a whole was recognized as the second best overall delegation and individual awards went to the following team members:  Calum Taylor, Griffin Foster and Olivier Shafonsky

 Register for the free Island Medical Program Information Session.
At this special evening information session, your students will learn about the MD undergraduate program, the IMP, the admissions process, what it takes to become a doctor, and what it’s like being in medical school. A Q&A period will follow the presentation.
This event will be co-hosted by Dr. Shahin Shirzad, Assistant Dean of Admissions, and current IMP medical students. The IMP admissions coordinator will also be on-hand to answer questions.
When: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Medical Sciences Building, Room 150, UVic (Campus map)
Everyone is welcome (including guardians and teachers), and admission is free. Due to limited seating, this event is ticketed. You can pick up your free ticket through our Facebook Event, the IMP events calendar, or directly on EventBright.

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.