November 9th, 2021
All Indigenous Students:
John Harris, Elders and Indigenous Knowledge Facilitator for the Greater Victoria School District, will be joining us TODAY (November 9th), at lunch, to support a conversation in regards to the Indigenous Room at Oak Bay High School.
All Indigenous students are welcome – please join us in our Indigenous Room (room 215) at the start of lunch.
Please see Mrs. Wignall with any questions.
There will be a meeting at lunch TODAY in room 231 (Mr. Atkinson’s room) for all boys who want to play Barbs Rugby .
If you missed the ski & snowboard meeting on Monday, information packages can be picked up in the office.
Environment Club will be hosting a clothing swap on Wednesday, November 17th. Bring your lightly used clothes to Mr. Shrubsole’s room(233) on the 15th and 16th. Please no holes or stains on the clothing. Come by the Cafeteria to get some free clothes on Wednesday (17th) at Lunch.
Leadership is having a clothing drive over the next 2 weeks. If you have any spare clothing, please drop it off in the boxes which will be set up around the school.
Shad is for grade 10 and 11 students who want to live-on a university campus, dive into hands-on STEAM and entrepreneurship learning, tackle a real-world problem, and make strides in their confidence, teamwork, and critical thinking skills. Each summer, 1000 students join the program and leave with lifelong connections, increased confidence, new career paths, awakened passions and university-aged mentors. All this in 27 days. At Shad students collaborate and build meaningful relationships outside of their home province. Each campus, and each design team, has a mix of rural and urban participants from diverse economic backgrounds. Students learn the value of their own perspective and the differing perspectives of those around them. Go to www.shad.ca for more information and to apply. Shad applications are open now and the deadline to apply is December 6th at 11:59pm ET.
Congratulations to the Oak Bay Cross Country team on their results at the BC Championships in Vancouver this weekend. Despite incredible wet and muddy conditions our junior girls, junior boys, and senior boys teams all finished in 3rd place overall, with our senior girls finishing in 13th. Strong races were had by all team members, with highlights from Tyler Browne who finished 4th in BC for junior boys, Basil Parkins finished 9th in BC for the senior boys with Julian Cameron in 23rd for the senior boys as well. Congratulations to all of our Oak Bay runners!
The School of Business at Camosun College is hosting 2 upcoming virtual information sessions. These sessions are a great way for prospective students (and their parents) to learn more about our programs and the many options we have available, everything from a 1-year certificate to a 4-year Bachelor’s degree! Sessions will be on November 18th from 6pm – 7:30pm (PST) and December 16th from 6pm – 7:30pm. No need to register in advance, simply visit our website and join the meeting approximately 5 minutes before the start time.
SFU is hosting regional admissions webinars, “See Yourself at SFU.” The webinars will focus on SFU’s program options, admission requirements, student life, and more. They are being offered from November 15th–18th, and occur from 12pm-1pm and 4pm-5pm. The hour includes a presentation and a Q&A session.
Monday, November 15th 12pm-1pm—Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast:
Monday, November 15th 4pm-5pm—Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast:
Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine Program (RPM) is inviting interested students and their families from rural communities across B.C. to an informational event, “An Evening with RPM.” The event is a chance for people to learn more about rewarding careers in rural health and the Selkirk College undergraduate program that can help get them there. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions of program coordinators, Takaia Larsen, and Jonathan Vanderhoek, as well as connect with current and former RPM students as part of a fun and informal evening.
To find out more and to join us virtually or in-person, please RSVP by registering here.
Learn more about Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) program here.
University Info Sessions
*******PLEASE CHECK THE DATES FREQUENTLY AS THEY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.******
It is extremely important for safety reasons that students sign up for all university sessions they are interested in. This is the only way students will receive the zoom links or be allowed into an in person session. See below for links.
- 9th St. FX at lunch – **Virtually via Zoom– Click here to sign up
- Nov. 18th Acadia University – to be rescheduled
- Nov. 18th UBC Faculty of Medicine at Lunch – via Zoom in the Library – Use your SD61learn Acct. to sign up. Click here to register
- Nov. 22nd McGill University at lunch – Virtually via Zoom – Click here to sign up
Applying to McGill: Upcoming Oak Bay information session on Nov. 22nd at lunch
Canadian high school student session – Event 18 Nov 2021
8:00 – 9:00 PM EST (Find the time in your time zone)
This event is for high school students located in Canada (excluding Quebec and Ontario).
We will share important updates and tips about the admission process for Fall 2022 including program selection, admission requirements, application timeline, how to submit supporting documents, scholarships and financial aid.
Should you wish to get more of a general overview about McGill, our two campuses, student life, and what it is like living in Montreal, please watch the following McGill Information Session.
Category: Enrolment Services
Source Site /undergraduate-admissions
Western University is hosting several virtual information sessions of different content and times to meet all students’ busy schedules. Please take a look and sign up at this link. https://welcome.uwo.ca/what-is-western-like/presentations-events.html
Get to know the University of Toronto – sign up for online information sessions at this link. https://discover.utoronto.ca/
Join Dalhousie University to explore faculties, learn about supports, connect with profs and students, and get a feel for student life on November 6th. Register here to attend. https://www.dal.ca/admissions/open_house.html
SFU will be hosting several types of information session online over the next few months. Please go to the link if you are interested in learning more or applying. https://www.sfu.ca/students/admission/tours-events/upcoming.html
Ryerson University – https://www.ryerson.ca/admissions/undergraduate/future-student-events/ Ryerson University Information session open to all students in BC, Alberta, Yukon and the Northwest Territories on Wednesday, November 10th from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Pacific (Registration required)
Visit the Career Centre website for upcoming University Sessions and how you can attend. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/
Katimavik’s National Experience
Katimavik is a life-changing experience for young adults to explore Canada, make new friendships, gain valuable experience and contribute to positive change through volunteerism. Spend 5 months in communities across Canada, volunteering and learning as part of our fully funded, immersive youth program. They are now accepting applications for the July to December cohort. To learn more go to www.katimavik.org
The School of Business at Camosun College is hosting 2 upcoming virtual information sessions.
These sessions are a great way for prospective students (and their parents) to learn more about our programs and the many options we have available, everything from a 1-year certificate to a 4-year Bachelor’s degree! Sessions will be on November 18th from 6pm – 7:30pm (PST) and December 16th from 6pm – 7:30pm. No need to register in advance, simply visit our website and join the meeting approximately 5 minutes before the start time.
Students, the Yearbook needs your Summer photos!! With every photo submission, you will be entered into a draw for a $25 Starbucks gift card!! Please submit your photos here: bit.ly/obsummer2021
Tennis Club: We play every Wednesday Morning from 7:05 until 8:15. 5 steps to join the tennis club
Google classroom code :ezepmdz
Fill out the sign up sheet inside google classroom
Bring 5$ the first time you come for tennis balls
Attend to Oak Bay Rec Covid Rules: Please read inside google classroom
Have fun. We will supply a racket if you do not have one.
Great volunteer opportunity to assist seniors, sharing your computer and IT Skills at Marion Village an assistive living and independent care complex close by. Residents would likely need assistance with social networking media, email, connecting with family on zoom as well as aps and cell phone help. Please see Ms. Giesbrecht if you are interested in this position.
Ross Place is an all-inclusive senior’s community looking to hire students for serving and dishwashing on a part-time or casual basis. Email: Molly Cembrano, Human Resources Assistant. Click here to see job descriptions. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/work–volunteer
Oak Bay Rec. Centre is hiring! Click here to see the positions and application instructions. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/work–volunteer
Thrifty Foods James Bay is hiring: https://jobs.sobeyscareers.com/thrifty-foods/go/Thrifty-Foods/7965200/
Toy’s R Us is hiring cashiers, early morning stockers and sales associates
Cashier – https://ca.indeed.com/job/cashiercustomer-service-0b655e31e97acb26
Early morning stocker – https://ca.indeed.com/job/early-morning-stocker-de8125dd45268b2e
Sales Associate – https://ca.indeed.com/job/sales-associate-cade27f4a3ed8ad2
Western Educational Adventures has posted their Summer Camp jobs and volunteer positions. More information can be found here on the programs and how to apply.
Tim Horton’s at Hillside Mall and other locations is hiring for afternoons, weekends and holidays. They can be flexible and work around your schedule. Please drop your resume off to Sherwin and let him know that you are from Oak Bay.