September 17, 2021

Daily Announcements

September 17th, 2021               


Cross Country practice is on TODAY. Please meet with your gear in room 313 right after school.

There will be a meeting TODAY in the big gym for all C4C students who are interested in helping with the bottle drive, or getting their head shaved.

AMP Math Program:  Are you interested in completing 2 math classes this year? Or are you interested in completing one math class outside of the timetable? Come see tspray in room 309 .  Watch this quick video.  We will have an informational meeting TODAY at lunch. Please bring your lunch:)  You can join or quit AMP at anytime.  There are no obligations.

The Canadian University Event will be virtual again this year. Students will have the opportunity to join in the virtual sessions with approximately 50 different Canadian Universities to learn about the programs and entrance requirements.  Registration is open now and the session take place as follows:
– Virtual Fair Time and Dates
– September 27, 28, 29 (Monday to Wednesday) 4 pm – 7 pm (PDT)
– October 2 (Saturday) 10 am – 1 pm (PDT)
– October 4, 5, 6 (Monday to Wednesday) 4 pm – 7 pm (PDT)
Please register at

Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarships are possible by the generosity of Rotary Clubs around the world.  There is a long term exchange of 1 year and and short term exchange over the summer.
They are optimistic that the 2022 to 2023 Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship Program will happen.  The application and selection process for students has begun.  It is open to all who meet the following criteria:

  1. Will be at least 16 years old by 30th September 2022 and not 18 years before 30th September 2022
  2. Curious to learn about and experience other cultures
  3. Wants to learn a new language
  4. Willing to step out of their comfort zone to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Applications are being accepted through this link:
The sponsoring Rotary Clubs are: Rotary Club of Victoria, Rotary Club of Oak Bay, Rotary Club of Victoria-Harbourside
(The application link is also available on the website under Long Term Exchange Program – How to Apply)
The deadline for applications is: end of day – 30th September 2021

We are also accepting applications for the Short Term Exchange Program. The link for this is
See Ms. Giesbrecht or contact Gillian Carrigan at from the Rotary Club of Victoria-Harbourside

The Practice SAT (PSAT) will take place on October 13th here at Oak Bay for any Grade 11 students interested in applying to university in the US.  When students sign up and pay the $35 exam fee to Ms. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre they will be given helpful study materials.  Seats are limited and will be held on a first come first serve basis.

Victoria Flying Club – Open House Saturday Sept. 18 from 10am – 3pm. The door prize is a free 1 hour Discovery Flight in a Cessna 172. For more details please click the link here.–events

Visit the Career Centre website for upcoming University Sessions and how you can attend.

Anyone who has family or friends who own stores or businesses, please ask them if they would be interested in donating an item or gift card to Oak Bay High School’s Cops 4 Cancer Silent Auction.  If so please email

Orange Shirt Day is Coming.
If you like an orange shirt, order them here. Please order before September 25th. I will bring them to school on September 27th. You can pick them up in 309.  The cost is $25. (Please pay for them when you pick them up.) All monies go toward bringing awareness to residential school survivors.   Orange Shirt Day Slide Deck and a Message from Eddie Charlie. (Many people do not know this, but Eddie’s perseverance played a large role in making Sept.30th a federal holiday.   He is a remarkable human being.

EducationUSA Performing Arts Showcase
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 3:00-5:00 pm ET
3:00 – 3:15 – “Overview of Performing Arts,” EducationUSA
3:15 – 3:30 – Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
3:30 – 3:45 – Ithaca College School of Music
3:45 – 4:00 – The Juilliard School
4:00 – 4:15 – New England Conservatory
4:15 – 4:30 – Northwestern University Bienen School of Music
4:30 – 4:45 – University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Oak Bay will once again be holding a Student Vote to run alongside Federal Election. It is a real way to prepare students for their democratic rights and responsibility. Our voting day will be Friday, Sept 17 from 9:05 – 2pm.  All teachers are asked to bring down their classes in blocks A or B, and students with spares can come when things quieten down.  We want a massive turnout (unlike the real political realm) and our results will be forwarded to the CBC who broadcasts on Election Night (Sept. 20).  It is always interesting to see how student opinions differ from the general electorate.
If you have questions, please contact: Mrs. Gillespie or Mr. Sran.  GET OUT THE VOTE!

Pender Island Firefighter Camp will take place March 21-26, 2022.  The applications are due into Ms. Giesbrecht by Sept 22nd.  If you are in grade 11 or 12 and interested, pick up an application in the Career Centre.  Go to the website for more information but NOTE: the deadlines are not correct.  The application is due on Sept 22nd no later  If you apply using the application form on the website you must let Ms. Giesbrecht so the district can keep track of who has applied.
– The Medical Certificate of Fitness that needs to be filled in by a physician can be collected at a later time, at some point prior to interviews.
– The $200 deposit can also been collected at a later date once applicants know they have been accepted.

Math TAs:  Would you like to make a difference at OB high school Are you looking for credits, volunteer hours?  You can be the difference at OB.  Please see tspray in 309 anytime.  Please sign up here to begin the conversation.  Math TA sign up link if the link above did not work:

Previous Announcements

The European Universities Consortium (EUC) US, Canada & Caribbean Tour is confirmed! The tour will occur October 5th – 6th virtually for you and your students to attend.
Below are the participating universities:
Bocconi University – Milan, Italy
Carl Benz School – Karlsruhe, Germany
EHL – Lausanne & Passugg, Switzerland & Singapore
IE University – Madrid & Segovia, Spain
Jacobs University – Bremen, Germany
Modul University – Vienna, Austria
Trinity College Dublin – Dublin, Ireland
Brussels School of Governance (formerly Vesalius College) – Brussels, Belgium
The agenda for both days is as follows:
5:00-8:00 PM: Booths open for information and chatting with university representatives.
Session Schedule (both days):
5:00-5:30 PM: Introduction to the EUC Universities with Q&A
5:30-6:00 PM: Q&A for Counselors
LIVE University Presentations:
Oct. 5:
6:00-6:30 PM: Studying in the Capital of Europe: Brussels School of Governance
6:30-7:00 PM: Careers in Germany: Carl Benz School
7:00-7:30 PM: Dive into Research at Jacobs University
7:30-8:00 PM: Embrace Entrepreneurship at IE University
Oct. 6:
6:00-6:30 PM: Study with a View at Modul University Vienna
6:30-7:00 PM: Study Business at Bocconi
7:00-7:30 PM: Explore the World of Hospitality at EHL
7:30-8:00 PM: “Céad míle fáilte” to Trinity College Dublin!
The event will be facilitated on our platform which includes chat & video functionality! The live presentations include Q&A sessions and our virtual booths have downloadable brochures. Come experience the ease of talking with us!
You can register for the event here and/or share this brochure with your students & families!

Volunteering Opportunities


Job Opportunities 

Berwick Retirement Communities is hiring.  Marquise Hospitality is looking to hire culinary, food and beverage service, housekeeping and laundry services to Senior Living Communities.  Please email your resume and cover letter to: Dale Fudge, Director of Hospitality at

Marshalls/Winners/Home Sense, Employer Forum, > Friday, September 10th @ 1 pm
These stores are hiring across the island for floor sales, warehouse and leadership positions!
Register Here: