November 6, 2020

Daily Announcements

November 6th, 2020


There will be an organizational meeting for all girls interested in playing basketball this year on Monday at lunch in the Big Gym.

Do you want to learn more about McGill and Montreal?  Find out about programs, admissions, campus life and living in Montreal by joining an informative and interactive webinar on Nov. 18th at 6:00pm. The presentation will include admissions requirements for Canadian High School students, including Top 5 grade 12 requirements and pre-requisite courses.  If you would like to join the session please click the link to register

Any student in grade 9, 10 or 11 who thinks they may be interested in writing a Math contest in February, please see either Ms Smith (room 308) or Mr. Carter (room 307) to get information and practice contests.
We will be asking for a commitment in late January so that we know how many contests to order. Space will be limited this year due to distancing requirements…only 15 per contest….so get your name in early!

 All students are welcome to the OB Anti-Racism Club.  Please join with this google classroom code:  gbgd6oa   (Previous code was incorrect.) When you join, please complete the anonymous form.  Our goals from meeting one include 1.  How do we increase the amount of Anti-racism curriculum within our existing curriculums,  2.  How do we create a dialogue where we educate ourselves and others on real issues of race within our communities and then what are our next steps.  3.  How can we help educate well-meaning people who just happen to say racist things and don’t even know it…  This is a student lead group.  Please join us.  There will be another meeting between Nov 14- Nov 18th.  The day will be announced in soon.

The first-ever Canadian College and University Fair is on November 6th and 7th. With over 70 colleges and universities exhibiting, this is a great opportunity for your students to explore their options.
Students can safely connect with school representatives from across Canada. Schools attending include; UBC, Bow Valley College, ULethbridge, Olds College, USask, UManitoba, York U, UofT, Centennial College, Ryerson U, Queen’s U, UWaterloo, Concordia U, UNB, Memorial U â€” and universities from the US, the UK and EU! Here is a full list:
CCUF is free to attend for students, counsellors, and parents alike. Plus, one lucky student attendee will win $7,500!
There are also over 60 insightful presentations over the two days  Register here:

Acadia University (Nova Scotia) will host a zoom information session for Oak Bay students on Nov. 5th at 3:15pm.  If you would like the link to the zoom please email Ms. Giesbrecht

University Zoom Sessions 
to register.
-Nov. 9 – Dalhousie @ 3:15pm
​-Nov. 12 – McGill @ 3:15pm
-Nov. 16 – Queens @ 3:15pm (NEW)
-Nov. 17 – St. Francis Xavier @ 3:15pm
-Nov. 24 – Ryerson @ 3:15pm
-Ryerson University – Nov. 24th @ 3:15pm

Western is hosting a Virtual Fall Preview Day on Nov. 15th at 8:00am PT.  For more information please go to

There are still a few seats left in the Dual Credit TEAC105 course at Camosun College which the school district pays for. This dual-credit course provides current high school students with an introduction to careers and basic skills in Computer Science, Electronics, and Computer, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering Technology.  Complete hands-on projects in each of the 4 areas as you explore potential career and post-secondary options within the 4 technology areas. For more information on this opportunity please click the link.   Contact Ms. Giesbrecht if you have any questions or would like an application.

Western University will not be hosting an Oak Bay event this year but would like interested students to check out their interactive experiences online.  You can do this at your convenience from home.  To register and learn more about the university and the application process please click the link.

The Yearbook Committee are collecting photos for the Summer Student Life section in the Oak Bay High Yearbook. Please upload any of your summer photos with Oak Bay students in them for the yearbook. All people who submit photos will be entered into a draw for a $25 Tim Hortons Gift Card. Use link to upload photos.

Previous Announcements

The GSA or Gay/Straight Alliance is meeting again in Room 208 at lunch every Tuesday.  All students are welcome.

 Cultural Connections Club will be meeting in Room 225 on Tuesday’s at lunch. The Club brings together different cultures from around the world by  having domestic and international students learn more about each other through food, movies, language and conversation. All are welcome to join!

 For all the latest information and regular updates from the Career Centre please click

UVic – upcoming events to watch for –

TEAC 105 – Explorations in Technology at Camosun  (grades 10-12) February 2021 start date.
Students interesting in exploring mechanical engineering, electronics, civil engineering and computer science will be introduced to career options and basic skills to help support their post-secondary decision making.  This course is on Friday afternoons for 13 weeks.  There is an application fee of $43.51 but students do not pay for the course.  Please contact Ms. Giesbrecht if you are interested in applying.