October 23, 2019

Daily Announcements

October 23rd, 2019     

  • CAFETERIA – Butter Chicken, Pakoras & Samosas


Halloween Dance Tickets
The Halloween Dance is TONIGHT! Last chance to buy your ticket.  Tickets will not be sold at the door. Tickets are $15.

TOMORROW is Pajama Day!!

The 2nd annual Volunteer Fair is happening TODAY from 9:30-12:30 in the Student Plaza.  Teachers bring your students down to check out the great opportunities.  Reminder all grade 10-12 students require 30 hours of volunteer/work experience.

The Barbs Rugby Team wants to see if there is interest for a tour next spring break (Spring 2021). We have a meeting for parents and players on Wednesday, October 30th at 5:30 in room 231 (Mr. Atkinson’s room).​

There is a Kids for a Cause meeting TOMORROW at LUNCH in room 304.  New members are always welcome.

The October Creative Writing Contest is closing TODAY.  All entries must be submitted to the Library by 3:30pm.

Meeting TODAY at LUNCH in room 152 for anyone interested in joining the Fishing Club.

This week is Waste Reduction Week at Oak Bay. Thursday will be Zero Waste Day. Pack it in, pack it out!
Half a trillion disposable cups are manufactured annually around the world; that’s over 70 disposable cups for every person on the planet.
At Oak Bay last Friday 86 single use cups were thrown away. Please bring a reusable cup!

Grade 12s:
Capstone proposals are due TOMORROW.  Please see your Capstone Advisor ASAP.

Grade 9’s:  Please return your Take Your Kids To Work Day permission forms to your Socials teacher this week.

A Queens – Bader International Study Program representative will be in the Career Centre on Thursday Oct 24th at lunch.

 Update – The University of Toronto will be hosting an information session for grads the evening of October 24th at St Michaels University.  The event will take place from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  Registration is required so please click the link here and complete the form.  https://apply.adm.utoronto.ca/register/?id=93fdf1ea-1071-4cff-a37d-11422be6d056

 UVic’s High Tech U launches a new season of real-world, technology-focused experiential learning opportunities..  High Tech U  See Mrs. Giesbrecht or Mr. Alexander if you have any questions.

 Previous Announcements

 Student Vote Results:
Richard Caron — Conservative = 36
Laurel Collins — NDP = 143
Alyson Culbert — People’s Party = 15
Robert Duncan — Communist = 30
Racelle Kooy — Green Party = 183
Nikki Macdonald — Liberal = 47
Jordan Reichert — Animal Protection Party = 8
Keith Rosenberg — Veterans Coalition Party = 2
David Shebib — Independent = 8

Congratulations to the Jr Boys Volleyball team for their 5th-place finish at the Belmont tournament tis past weekend, despite being undermanned. Congratulation to Mason Andulejavic, named to All-Star team.

Please join the OakBayCareerCentre Instagram page for instant updates of opportunities and information.

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 www.metchosinfire.ca or www.sooke.ca .   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 (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScT9b0cIFjUNVUJ0DLjX7NJPFbrpAADU7EK9uS0CXxDvpqMfg/viewform

 Outside the Timetable Courses, please click on the link below

Job Opportunities

Oak Bay Pharmasave Cosmetic Department is looking for an outgoing, friendly, hardworking and creative student to work in their cosmetic department. Please contact Nairn Wilson at cosmetics@oakbaypharmasave.com

The Old Farm Market Oak Bay is having a Job Fair on Saturday October 26th from 10am-4pm at 2585 Cadboro Bay Rd.  Bring your resume, cover letter (optional), and a positive and outgoing attitude!


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: https://www.facebook.com/events/669716513524700/
Email:  Gabriela Rivera at gabriela@downtownvictoria.ca  if you are interested.