October 6, 2022

Daily Announcements

October 6th, 2022       

Cafeteria Items:
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.  

New Today

Badminton Club will start on Friday after school in the Big Gym.  All are welcome.

There will be an organizing meeting on Friday, October 7th at lunchtime in the Library for all girls thinking about playing basketball this year at Oak Bay.  This is for all grades 9-12 and includes junior A and junior B and Senior teams.  

Do you want to be on stage?  Do you have plans for the upcoming Pro D Day (Oct. 21st)? The Canadian College of Performing Arts 2022 “Spend A Day” event will take place from 9am to 4pm.  To see more information and to register for the event please click the link. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events/do-you-have-plans-for-the-pro-d-day

UBC Engineering has a few virtual Open House’s coming up.  Please click the link for more information.  https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/news–events/october-05th-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 Feb 2023.  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

The October Creative Writing Contest is now available. The challenge is to write a letter from the perspective of a famous literary or film antagonist/monster/villain. All entries must be received into the library by 3:30pm on Wed., October 26. The top three winners will receive a certificate and a $10 Starbucks gift card.

Career Centre University Sessions booked to date.
Oct. 13th – Royal Canadian Navy will have booth set up outside the Career Centre at lunch
Oct. 17th – UVic and Camosun Evening event @ 7pm in the Theatre (parents are welcome)
Oct. 25th – Ivey School of Business at Western @ 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. 4th – Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson) @ 11:35 am in the Career Centre
Nov. 16th – Dalhousie @ lunch in the Career Centre

UBC will not be attending the CUE or coming to Oak Bay for an information session this year.  All of their sessions this year will be online.  Please see the link to register for session here.  https://account.you.ubc.ca/s/events  Don’t delay as last year some of these online session filled up quickly.

Previous Announcements

Victoria Rotary Clubs are getting ready for our Short Term and Long Term Youth Exchange Programs for the 2023/2024 year. Our deadline for accepting applications this  year is September 30, 2022.   If you wish to travel when you’re in 11th grade, you should apply in September of your 10th-grade year.
There is a Zoom information session on September 21, 2022 at 630pm for students interested.  It requires registration at: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuce6ppjgrGNArl2YmRQBPRtFurP1AS3UY
In addition a there is lots of information on both programs to be found at:
Our Website:  rye5020.org
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/rye5020/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RYE5020/
See Ms. Giesbrecht if you have any questions.

Please join us for a session with admissions officers representing each of the Ivy+ institutions.  This group includes Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.

Admissions officers will address issues of particular concern to students applying from Canada.  Topics to be covered include highly selective holistic admissions, liberal arts institutions, the financial aid process, and changes in the application process for the coming cycle.  We’ll be welcoming questions from attendees during the program and look forward to an engaging program! Wednesday, September 28th | 7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT

Volunteering Opportunities

Heritage Acres and The Vancouver Island Model Engineers will be hosting “The Halloween Express” on October 21, from 4pm-8pm; Oct 22, from 4 pm-8pm Oct 23, from 2 pm to 6pm.  This Halloween event is very popular with about 1200 people attending each evening. It is geared to young families, we have lots of activities such as games, haunted house, graveyard, pumpkin carving and more along with many train rides for everyone!!  We would be excited to have any students who would like to volunteer for their school hours to join us. We ask that these students are mature and eager to work, fun, able to supervise Halloween activities, and get props ready prior to our event.  If they are interested and eager to do some fun work, please have them email me as soon as possible.  Our first fun and exciting activity will be “making scarecrows” on Sunday, sept 18 from 10:30-2:30.  My email is dianawigen@gmail.com to sign up and get more details to this event.

Monterey Recreation Activity Association would like to start up their iPad Club again for seniors.  They are looking for 4 to 5 students interested in volunteering to help seniors learn to improve their iPad skills.  The Club will be meeting on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 – 5PM.  Please see Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre if you are interested.

 Job Opportunities

Campus Nissan Victoria and Campus Infiniti Victoria has a new opportunity for a part-time Receptionist to join our team!Shifts:
Saturday 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Monday 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM  
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Office Manager, you will be our front-line ambassador of the Dealership responsible for greeting all incoming guests, visitors, and team members while providing an exceptional customer experience for our clients. This position also requires accounts payable processing.
Our Receptionist is responsible for providing our customers with a welcoming first impression while completing the following duties:

  • Greeting customers visiting the showroom and inquiring as to the purpose of their visit.
  • Referring customers to the appropriate department, notifying the employee concerned that a customer is waiting and introducing customers to the sales consultants.
  • Welcoming and serving customers visiting the service department.
  • Helping customers with directions or any appropriate information they need while maintaining high company confidentiality and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain a tidy and stocked customer waiting lounge, kids play area, and coffee station.
  • Professionally answering phone calls and re-directing those calls to respective departments
  • Acquiring basic knowledge about the dealership, to be able to respond to inquiries for general information.
  • Taking payments from customers and issuing receipts along with other office duties as required or requested by management.
  • Stock in New & Used cars and assist sales department with vehicle inventory control.
  • Book in service appointments on X-time.
  • Distribute any incoming mail to appropriate personnel.

 Email resume to Inderpreet Bains: ibains@jpautogroup.com