October 3, 2018

Daily Announcements

October 3rd, 2018

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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.

On Friday, October 5th, The Saanich Braves will be playing the Victoria Cougars in a hockey game fundraiser for Soap for Hope, a branch of Disaster Aid Canada.  Tickets are only $5 and can be bought Monday or Tuesday at LUNCH in room 209.  If interested and you can’t find where the tickets are send an email to leahs752@sd61learn.ca.  We hope to see you there!

All mentors please attend a meeting in room 206 this THURSDAY at LUNCH.

Badminton Club is starting up!!  All skill levels are welcome!  If you’re interested in joining, there will be a short MANDATORY meeting on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th in the Cafeteria during FOCUS.  Can’t wait to see you all there!!

The first meeting for this year’s Environment Club will be at lunch on Thursday in room 233 (Mr Shrubsole’s room).  Come on out as we decide what projects and activities we want to focus on this year.  To join the club remind app, use the code https://www.remind.com/join/obenv

Grade 11 students interested in writing the Practice SAT here at Oak Bay on October 10th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm need to sign up as soon as possible.  There are limited exams which will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.  There is a $25 fee which must be paid in advance to reserve your seat. See Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre to sign up and receive study materials.

VICE Fair – Vancouver Island College Event USA Colleges & Universities Fair Tuesday, October 9th from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. at St Michaels University School Single Gym.  Please see the list of attending universities on the poster outside the Career Centre.

Work BC Victoria Job FairThursday October 18th 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 at Central Baptist Church.  Please see the poster outside the Career Centre for some of the employers who  will be at the fair.  Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workbc-victoria-2018-job-fair-tickets-50284803200

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

Congratulations to our rowing team, who took home 4 firsts, one second place and two fourth places. Well done! 

Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Volleyball team for a strong showing at the 32-team UBC tournament this past weekend. Their only loss in pool play was 2-1 (16-14) to BC #2 Abbotsford Christian, which set them up against the eventual 2nd-place team, Lord Selkirk from Manitoba in the round of 16 (tough draw!)  On the back side of the draw, Oak Bay defeated BC #3 Delta 2-0.  The “young-uns” played the final match vs a scrappy London-Steveston, and finished 11th.  They should remain in the top ten this week for AAA.

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.

Pacific Opera– Anyone interested in coming to “Beethoven’s Fidelio”, it is playing on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00pm at the Royal Theatre.  Tickets are $15, if you are interested in going please see Manjit in room 213 after school.

Job Opportunities

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.


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

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.