October 14, 2020

Daily Announcements

October 14th, 2020


Acadia University  is having information sessions over the next few weeks.  Please take a look at the link if you are interested in attending one.  https://www2.acadiau.ca/future-students.html#stayuptodate

Attention all Grads!
There will be a Grad Zoom Assembly TODAY at 5:00pm.  Please check your Capstone Google Classroom for the link to the meeting.

Hi Oak Bayers! Community Leadership is hosting the annual Club Day and we would love for all of you to come and check it out!  Rain or Shine, it will be held outside the Cafeteria doors on Wednesday October 14th (11:30-12:30).  Club Day is all about showing students what clubs the school has to offer and it allows you to discuss with club leaders to see what you might be interested in.  Clubs who will be at Club Day include Student Council, The Anime/j-drama/Manga Club, Connect To Care, French Club, Peer Tutoring Club, Tennis Club and Choir will be there to showcase various different opportunities within Choir.  Hope to see you there!

The University of Guelph is having a webinar on Thursday Oct. 15th at 6:00pm.  Click the link here to register.  Welcome to the U of G webinar series! Learn about all the ways you can virtually connect with us this Fall!  Thursday, October 15th: https://admission.uoguelph.ca/EventReg.aspx?eventid=574

Join Education USA on Thursday, October 15, 2020 for the Arts Virtual Showcase!! Admissions representatives from institutions with top arts programs will be presenting from 12-2:00pm.
Topics will include the difference between BAs and BFAs as well as tips for auditions and portfolios.
If you’re interested in pursuing music, dance, theater, graphic design, film, or any program in the fine or performing arts, this showcase is for you!  Register now at http://bit.ly/EdUSAArtsShowcase

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

Farmer Construction is hosting a Career Fair on October 17th .  The event will be at 360A Harbour Rd. (across from Point Hope Shipyard) from 10am to 2pm.  They are looking for carpenters, carpenter apprentices, concrete finishers, estimators, project coordinators, project managers, site superintendents, and skilled workers. Enjoy some hotdogs, chips, pop, coffee, and donuts while you connect with the Farmer team.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/whats-going-on

For all the latest information and regular updates from the Career Centre please click https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/whats-going-on

UVic – upcoming events to watch for – https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/index.php

Previous Announcements

Save the date!  UVic will be hosting an information zoom session for Oak Bay students and parents on October 26th at 7:00pm. Stephanie Parker will be sharing information on the application process, scholarships, deadlines, self-reporting and their new website.   Please mark your calendars and watch the website and announcements for further information and the link to join. The update will also be posted on the Career Centre website.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/whats-going-on

Have you ever thought about working in the Film industry?  Join Brian Globus from the Vancouver Island South Film And Medial Commission for an 11:25am Zoom on October 28th.   Email Ms. Giesbrecht in the Careers Center for information and registration!

Are you or is your child needing more support in their courses?  Do you just need a quiet space to get some work done?  Did you miss a test or other learning due to an absence?  Do you need to re-write a test?
Any Oak Bay High student has the following options:
– On the afternoons that you do not have a C block class, as space permits, students are encouraged and welcomed to work in the library.  Please check in with the librarian or library clerk upon arrival.
– Every Wednesday afternoon for term 1 (the first half of quarter 1), students can book time with their teacher(s) to receive support.  Students should discuss this with their classroom teacher.  The library is also open during this time.
– Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, there are staff in the library ready to support students with their learning and/or supervise a test/retest that has been pre-arranged with their classroom teacher.  To reserve a seat during one of these days, please talk to your classroom teacher or email Ms Bender (sabender@sd61.bc.ca).  Drop ins are also welcome as long as there is space for all students and staff to remain 6-feet apart with masks on.

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.

Any students who do not have the Oak Bay App can download it here to see daily announcements.  Also, daily announcements are posted to the Oak Bay website.