October 18, 2018

Daily Announcements

October 18th, 2018    

  • CAFETERIA – Gourmet Hot Dogs


Would the following students please see Ms. Taggart in room 304 today.

  • Maclaren Forrest
  • Shaemus Swets
  • Leah Zack
  • Annika Hall
  • Wonton Zhou

Tryouts for the grade 9 and 10 Oak Bay Junior girls basketball team begin TODAY from 3:00-4:30 in the small gym. Anyone interested in playing is welcome to come.

Come join Board Game Club starting Wednesday at lunch in room 210.  Play/learn new board games and meet new friends.  There will be snacks!

Sign up for Halloween Dodgeball tournament taking place Wednesday, October 31st at lunch.  Sign up in teams of six on the sign-up sheets around the school and in front of the office.  Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed team all spectators wearing a costume.

On Friday, October 19th (Pro-D Day), Mrs. Yarr will be teaching a one day intensive Foodsafe course.  If any  grade 12’s would like to attend it is a $40 fee.  Come see Mrs. Yarr in room 142 to pick up a booklet ASAP.

It’s spooky season!!  You know what that means!  The Halloween Dance is creeping up.  Come get your tickets at LUNCH for $10.  Tickets will be $12 starting TOMORROW.

Camosun College Nursing will be in the Career Centre October 22nd at lunch.  Please attend if you are applying to nursing for a 2019 or 2020 September start.

The Environmental Club is working on how the school can improve our recycling and compost system. During Advisory, could you please complete the survey “Recycling Reform”? Your feedback will be very helpful to the Enviro Club as we look forward to actions to help improve our recycling / composting.  To find the link to the Recycling Reform/Compost Coup d’Etat survey, please use the following link:​  http://bit.ly/RecycleCompostSurvey

Volunteer at any or all of the University of Victoria, Scamps Day Camps on Pro D Days.
Dates: October 19th, November 23rd, February 15th, and May 17th.
The Faculty of Humanities seeks volunteers to help facilitate our Pro-D day camps this school year. We have camps in both French Immersion and English language environments, along a variety of themes. Code Crackers, Clash of Kings, Text Bytes, Goddesses and Gladiators, Aventures en français, Les débrouillards, Sous l’océan and Aventures dans la forêt.  If you are interested in volunteering for any or all of our dates, please contact Stephen Ross at scamps@uvic.ca

There will be another opportunity to attend the PARTY Program (Prevention of Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) on October 25th at Victoria General Hospital.  All grade 11’s and 12’s who have not attended the program and would like to can pick up the forms to be signed by parents or guardians from Ms. Taggart or Mrs. Giesbrecht.  The Parent Authority form must be handed in the Mrs. Giesbrecht by Friday October 19th.

Grade 11 and 12’s are welcome to attend the university presentations in the Career Centre over the next couple of months.  Check the link below frequently for dates and times as they are subject to change. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1q9G6IGT3LQ8SZhoi3560vMWAZqXAb_rmJGIwmJIb2io/edit?ts=5b96d1ec

Previous Announcements

Grad Photos – Students can sign up now at mountainwest.ca to book your session.  Grad photos will be taken October 22nd -25th at OAK BAY REC CENTRE.

Students Photos – There is no proof sheet, you will have to go to mountainwest.ca and use the web code that is on your student card to see them.

Camosun Innovates Design Challenge – Thursday October 25th at Camosun Interurban Campus.  Successful grade 11 & 12 applicants will have the opportunity to experience a hands-on design challenge, tour the campus and learn about dual credit opportunities.  Transportation from a central meeting location will be provided.  Applications are in the Career Centre and must be completed and returned into Mrs. Giesbrecht by Wednesday, October 17.  Don’t delay, seating is limited.

Southern Gulf Islands Fire/Rescue Cadet Camp – Are interested in firefighting as a career?  Apply now for the Fire Fighters Camp which will take place over spring break from March 18th to 23rd.  Successful applicants will be staying and working day and night at the fire hall.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht as soon as possible to let her know that you will be applying and to pick up an application. The medical appointment need not happen until the student has an interview scheduled for late November and the $200 fee does not have to be paid until the student has been offered a seat in the program.  Applications are due into Mrs. Giesbrecht by November 7th so they will make it to the program organiser by November 8th.  NOTE: THE APPLICATION DEADLINE ON THEIR WEBSITE IS INCORRECT (IT IS NOT NOVEMBER 16TH).  Don’t delay your application.  Get it is to Mrs. Giesbrecht as soon as you can.

Applications for SHAD 2019 are officially open and due by November 19.
A quick refresher on SHAD:
High potential students spend July living at a university while engaging in hands-on learning in STEAM & Entrepreneurship.
SHAD looks for grade 10, 11 or 12 students who are: involved in their communities, creative & keen learners
A range of bursaries are available, ensuring the program is accessible to students with demonstrated financial need. Last year, we awarded over one million dollars in bursaries and scholarships. The cost of the program should not be the reason a student does not apply!
See Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre if you have any questions. 

2018 Imagining Possibilities Conference, a free, day long conference for one hundred young women between the ages of 15 and 24, who are wondering ‘what’s next’. Imagining Possibilities is about providing these girls with access to role models, career information and tools needed to find their way forward. This year’s conference will be held November 1 from 9:00 to 2:30, at the Chiefs’ and Petty Officers’ Mess, 1575 Lyall St, Esquimalt.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht for more information.

Job Opportunities

A local seniors couple would like some help with their large patio. The job would have you cleaning, lifting and moving heavy items etc. (They live in a ground floor Condo in James Bay). They would like about 4 hours each from 2 strong people for ½ a day at $18.00 per hour. Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested.

Noodle Box on Shelbourne St. is looking for a server and a cashier.  Apply here.  https://ca.indeed.com/job/server-and-cashier-401c21385c2a0cf0

A local family with three daughters ages 7, 8 and 9 is looking for some after school babysitting.  The babysitting course is an asset but not required, resumes are great but even a simple “about me” is fantastic too.  Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested.


Cyber Seniors Student Schedule 2018-2019:  If you like technology this might be the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.
Orientation: Tues October 23rd 3:45-5:00 (1.25hrs)

  • Volunteering Tuesday’s 3:45-4:45pm     Oct 30th – Dec 18th          (8 Sessions, 8hrs total)
  • Volunteering Tuesday’s 3:45-4:45pm     Feb 5th – March 12th     (6 Sessions, 6hrs total)
  • Volunteering Tuesday’s 3:45-4:45pm     April 2nd – May 21st      (8 Sessions, 8hrs total)
  • Finale Party: Tues May 28th 3:45-4:45pm (1hr)

Location: 1307 Hillside Avenue, The Cridge Village Seniors Centre, big brick building at the top of the property, access off of Kings St as well.  Contact Alison Chamberlain at 250-220-2303 or email her at achamberlain@cridge.org

Canucks Autism Network is looking for volunteerswww.canucksautism.ca/volunteer
We run highly supported sports and recreation activities for children, teens and young adults with autism.  Volunteer roles include: set up/take down of equipment, support using visuals, support staff with participants and enthusiastic participants.  We have online training that teaches about Autism Spectrum Disorder and we also have an onsite supervisor at every session to help with hands on learning.  Moreover, our programs are really fun and interactive and take place outside of school hours.  We have the following positions open in Victoria:
I Can Swim Saturdays 4-5:45, September 29th to November 24th at Juan Du Fuca Recreation Centre
I Can Play Sports and Be Active Saturdays 1:15-3, October 10th to November 28th  at Royal Oak Middle School
I Can Skate 4:30-5:30, September 29th to December 8th  at Juan Du Fuca Recreation Centre
Miscellaneous family and community events throughout the year

Margaret Jenkins is looking for volunteers.  They are looking for a roster of volunteer babysitters. This suits senior students that live close to Margaret Jenkins School (Fairfield Road and Foul Bay).   Commitment would be from 6:45-8:45 on the last Thursday of the month (no meeting in Dec, March, July, Aug).   For more information please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre.

Women in Need With your help we can continue to empower and support over 1200 women each year as they strive for wellness and self-sufficiency.  Contact volunteer@womeninneed.ca to express your interest or call 250-480-4006.