October 28, 2019

Daily Announcements

October 28th, 2019       

  • CAFETERIA – Soft Tacos


Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Volleyball team for their second-place finish at the Thompson Rivers University tournament in Kamloops this weekend.  Big wins over Claremont 2-0 in the quarter-final, and then a come-from behind 15-13 win in the third set over AA #3 George Elliott in the semi-final.  Only loss was to AAA #2 Kelowna.  The Barbers will move up to #3 in the provincial rankings this week.  Catch them in action Nov 1 and 2 in our own gym as they host the Georgia Strait Challenge, starting off vs Mark Isfeld right after school on Friday.

Would the following students please see Ms. Taggart at lunch today in Room 304.
Leo Mah
Avery Alston
Mackenzie Larkin

St. Francis Xavier in the Career Centre at LUNCH TODAY.

Western University in the Career Centre at 3:10 TODAY.

Post Secondary Options Evening in the Theatre at 7:00pm TODAY

UBC will be here at 3:10 TOMORROW.

All staff with IOU’s please go to the cafeteria to pay them today on the debit or credit machine.

The Halloween Pumpkin Carving contest will be on October 29th at LUNCH.  Get in to groups of 2-4 and sign up outside the office.  You will get Timbits for top 3 groups.

Kids For A Cause is starting a sock drive!  Please bring in your new socks to the collection bins by the office.  We are hoping to collect 500 pairs of socks!

Robert Shirley please see Ms. Taggart in room 304.

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).​

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

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


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.