October 25, 2018

Daily Announcements

October 25th, 2018    

  • CAFETERIA – Gourmet Hot Dogs


Thursday, October 25th – Team Planning – No Block A

  • STUDY HALL – Library and Cafeteria
  • 8:25 – 9:21 – Team Planning
  • 9:26- 10:22 – Block H
  • 10:27 – 11:07 – Focus Block
  • 11:12 – 12:08 – Block B
  • 12:08 – 12:56 – LUNCH
  • 1:01 – 1:57 – Block C
  • 2:03 – 2:59 – Block D

OB Cross Country wins Senior girls and boys Island championships. Jack Amos won individual gold. Alisa Lyesina individual silver and Delaney Chan bronze. Jr boys finished 2nd.

Photo retakes TOMORROW.

Pajama Day TOMORROW.

This year at the Spooktacular Halloween Dance the Interact Club will be selling spooky sweets and drinks, even ghoulish glow sticks.  Make sure to bring a bit of money and help a great cause.

Jr. Girls basketball tryouts are now at a*NEW TIME*, TODAY from *3:30-5:00* in the small gym.

All grade 9’s and mentors are invited to attend a movie night in the theatre this Friday, October 26th at 5:30.  Come together and enjoy the movie & some treats.

Sign up for Halloween Dodgeball taking place October 31st at lunch in the big gym.  There will be prizes such as food and Oak Bay Wear.

The Creative Writing prompt drops right here November 1st.

Oak Bay Ski and Snowboard Team – Meeting for all interested students on Thursday, November 1st at lunch in the black box.  A wonderful opportunity to advance your skills and have an amazing season with a school team. Think SNOW 🙂

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

Previous Announcements

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.

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

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.


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.