October 25th, 2022
Cafeteria Items: ONLY OPEN WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK
Monday – Ali Baba Pizza – $3.00/slice
Tuesday – Wicked Thai Chicken Soup and bun – $5.00
Wednesday – Ali Baba Pizza – $3.00/slice
Thursday – Red Barn Gourmet Hot dogs – $4.00 each – choice of cheese and onions for toppings this year.
Friday – only snacks and salads, etc.
Grade 9’s please hand in your Take your Kids to Work Day forms to your Block A teacher.
The Dance Program is having its first performance this Friday during lunch! Join us in the Theatre at lunch for a free spooky, scary, Halloween themed performance. The dancers are also putting on a bake sale Thursday during lunch. They will be outside the Cafeteria on Thursday to provide for more information & some tasty treats.
Team Planning, Wednesday, October 26, Block A starts at 9:55AM.
The Halloween Dance will be on October 27th! Buy your tickets this week for $15.
On Halloween, October 31st there will be Halloween Cookie Decorating in the Cafeteria at lunch. Everyone is welcome to come decorate a free sugar cookie. Hope to see everyone there.
The deadline for submissions to the October Creative Writing Contest is Wednesday, October 26. All submissions must be submitted to the Library by 3:30 pm. The challenge is to write a letter from the perspective of a famous film or literary antagonist/monster/villain. Winning submissions will receive a certificate and a $10 Starbucks gift card.
UVIC School of Health Information Science is hosting an in-person Open House on Tuesday, October 25th, 4:30-6:00pm at the University of Victoria’s Human and Social Development building (HSD) in room A240 (light refreshments will be served.) We are also hosting a virtual Open House on Thursday, October 27th at 4:30pm via Zoom (please see the posters enclosed for details). https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events The world is becoming increasingly reliant on the use of information technology in health care delivery. The School of Health Information Science has the most comprehensive and established undergraduate program in the study of health informatics in Canada, offering two programs including a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Science and a Combined Major in Computer Science and Health Information Science. Students may enter directly from high school or transfer from college or other undergraduate programs. Individuals graduate with a BSc degree, and benefit from virtually 100% employment with starting salaries typically above $55,000 per year. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events
Career Centre University Sessions booked to date
Oct. 27th – Camosun School of Business Info Session in the Centre for Business & Access CBA 219 from 6-7:30pm. Register by emailing email@example.com
Oct. 31st – Camosun Nursing Info Session via zoom @ lunch in the Career Centre
Nov. 1st – Gustavson School of Business UVIC @ lunch in the Career Centre
Nov. 2nd – University of Alberta @ lunch in the Career Centre
Nov. 3rd – University of Calgary @lunch in the Career Centre
Nov. 3rd – University of Toronto from 6-7:30pm at St. Michaels University School (see the poster at this link) https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/university-fairs–info-sessions.html
Nov. 4th – Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson) @ 11:35 am in the Career Centre
Nov. 5th – KPU is hosting a National Portfolio Day from 11-3pm. Preregister for the free event HERE
Nov. 7th – Pacific Design Academy @ lunch in the Career Centre
Nov. 16th – Dalhousie @lunch in the Career Centre
Dec. 5th – Camosun Arts & Science Lunch & Learn in the Career Centre
Have you thought about becoming a Police Officer?
Police Camp is back! It will take place the first week of Spring Break (March 18th to 25th) and is open to grade 10, 11 and 12. Police Camp is a unique youth leadership program providing high school students the opportunity to grow their personal and team leadership skills through a policing, public safety, and public service lens. Over eight days, students will be involved in classroom lectures discussing a wide variety of topics, be led through challenging daily physical training and activity, participate in day and night simulations, practice drill instruction, learn social responsibility and life skills, and much more. As students build self-confidence and interpersonal relations with their peers in a team-based environment, they will also build long-term connections with members of our police services. Please see Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for an application.
Explore UVic – On Saturday, November 26th the University of Victoria will welcome prospective students and their families to our beautiful campus for the first campus wide open house since 2019. “Explore UVic” will feature campus tours including residence buildings, sample lectures, student experience panels and more. Registration for Explore UVic is open now. (link)
For students considering the Bachelor of Commerce program - The Peter B Gustavson School of Business will be holding virtual information sessions every Wednesday evening between now and December 1st. Students can visit the Gustavson School of Business site to register for a session and can email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions related to these sessions.
The School of Business will also be hosting a few specific events that proved extraordinarily popular the last time they were offered. The dates/times of these events are as follows:
“Adulting 101: Personal Finance for Students Planning for College & University” – November 17th at 6pm.
“Entrepreneurship 101: What Makes a Good Side-Hustle?” on November 22nd at 6pm.
Registration is open now and available here.
UBC – Engineering Open House, on campus in Vancouver on Nov 5.
Havan Virtual Career Expo for women – Virtual Construction Career Expo Nov. 1, 11am – 7pm, with the platform remaining open through Saturday, November 5. The LIVE day will feature panel discussions from 4pm – 7pm, featuring women currently working in the industry. Register Here
House of Commons Page Program – Recruiting 40 bilingual students graduating from high school to participate. Apps due Nov. 6. Are you interested in becoming a page and being part of an unforgettable year-long experience? The page program hires a new cohort of 40 students annually. (Grade 12’s may apply) Its recruitment campaign begins every September, and those applying must be looking to enroll in their first year of university or college the following September.
University of Toronto is holding a Student Information Session in Victoria on Thursday, November 3.
They will have representatives from all undergraduate divisions available to answer all of your questions about programs, student life, and applying.
Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM
St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Rd, Victoria BC
REGISTER FOR OUR PROSPECTIVE STUDENT INFO SESSION
Camosun College School of Business is hosting a LIVE Information Session from 6:00-7:30pm next Thursday Oct. 27th in the Centre for Business and Access CBA 219. Tim Kemp and Troy Dunning will start with a ppt. session in CBA 219 and then invite all attendees to walk to the atrium of the Business School where all six program areas will have faculty, program administrators, past program graduates and/or current students to answer questions from prospective students or families. FREE refreshments will be served.
Register by emailing the School of Business, email@example.com
This year, the UBC Sauder School of Business is hosting an in-person information session for students and family members interested in the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) program. The UBC Sauder BCom Fall Preview information session is an opportunity to learn more about the admissions process and offers a first look at student life in the program.
We kindly ask that you share the following details with your students.
Event Name: UBC Sauder BCom Fall Preview information session
Date & Time: Saturday November 5, from 9:00am– 12:30pm
Location: Henry Angus Building at UBC Vancouver (map)
Registration is required. Please register at sauder.ubc.ca/event/fall-preview-2022
UBC Future Global Leaders is an exciting pre-university program for high school students ages 15–18. Try an academic course taught by UBC professors and instructors, get a taste of life at a top-tier university, and prepare to succeed beyond high school. Make friends from around the world as you explore your interests and passions! Click here for more information. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events/october-05th-20221280357
TEAC 105 Exploration in Technology – For Grades 10-12. Apply now for September 2024. Grade 9 students can apply for their Grade 10 year. Click the link for more information. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events/teac-105-come-to-the-career-centre-for-an-application
Quadra Village Community Centre is seeking volunteers to help put on our annual Quivering Village: Carnival and Creep House, October 28th from 6pm-8pm.
Specifically, these are the roles that still need filling:
– Set-up and Take-down
– Zombies for the Zombie Shooting Gallery (must be okay being shot at with nerf guns!)
– Carnival Game Leaders
This is super fun event, and a great opportunity for high school students to get their volunteer hours for graduation!
Here is a link to the Facebook event: Quivering Village: Carnival and Creep House | Facebook
Those interested can contact Chloe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-388-7696 for more info!
Volunteer Opportunities are happening now with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria Capital Region! We have a few single-event volunteer opportunities coming up such as:
1. Special Collections Events – join us on Saturdays from 10am – 2pm as we host mobile community collections events – collecting clothing, collectibles, small furniture, and household items in various locations across southern Vancouver Island. Upcoming mobile community collection events include Saturday October 29th from 10am – 2pm at Save On Foods Fort & Foul Bay.
2. Community Yard Sale Fundraiser – join us Saturday October 22nd from 8am – 2pm at our 230 Bay Street location where we will be having our annual Yard Sale fundraiser event! Some tasks will include providing customer service, assisting with parking, cash handling, organizing items to tables, set up (7am – 8am) and take down (2pm – 4pm).
We also have longer term volunteer commitments such as:
3. Online Marketplace & Auction – If you are interested in recycling donated goods to keep them out of the landfill then join our Online Marketplace team at our 230 Bay Street location! Members of this team will gain experience in selecting items of value from our intake of donations, photograph these items, write thorough descriptions, determine pricing, and post these items on primarily Facebook Marketplace. We offer flexible scheduling, with options of volunteering five days a week from 10am – 5pm (any shift, any time), and ask for a minimum commitment of 4 – 6 months. Training will be provided. With your help, Big Brothers Big Sisters is able to raise funds for our mentoring programs!
4. Call Center – If you are interested in gaining reception experience, join our Call Center team at our 230 Bay Street location! Members of this team will answer oncoming calls from the public and provide the required customer service for their needs, make targeted outbound phone calls regarding our Special Collections Events, Community Yard Sale Events and more! We offer flexible scheduling, with options of volunteering five days a week from 10am – 5pm (any shift, any time), and ask for a minimum commitment of 4 – 6 months. Training will be provided.
These positions are great for individuals who are community driven or seeking those extra volunteer hours for graduation. Please use the attached poster for advertising on your websites, career portals, bulletin boards etc. The QR code provides more information on how to sign up for these positions.
The Volunteer Coordinator for Baptist Housing is looking for volunteers who would like to volunteer regularly though the year. Baptist Housing operates Shannon Oaks an independent living seniors home (just opposite Save on Foods), and Marion Village an Assisted Living/Independent Living community opposite Oak Bay Rec Center. Students would help with activities, or with technology assistance. They are also looking for performance level musicians. Would you like to Volunteer with Baptist Housing?
Click HERE to apply or www.baptisthousing.org
New Job Opportunities https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/job–volunteer @ Willow King Spa and Broadmead Care.
Campus Nissan Victoria is hiring a part-time Receptionist. Please click the link for more information about hours and on how to apply. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/job–volunteer