September 21, 2018

Daily Announcements

September 21st, 2018



 The University of Calgary will be in the Career Centre TODAY at lunch.

There will be an information session on the Rotary Exchange in room 209 TODAY at lunch.

Grade 12’s who are looking to apply for the major scholarship awards this year (Loran Schulich, etc), please meet with Mr. Alexander this Friday after school in the Career Center for an info session

Get your papers out and your pens ready… the annual School Wide Write will take place in all English Classes next Monday and Tuesday. This year’s topic is: LESSON LEARNED.

Peer Counsellors first meeting is Tuesday, September 25th at lunch in room 145.

If you want to join Amnesty International Club, the first meeting will take place Tuesday, September 25th, in room 221 during LUNCH.  Bring your lunch.  The meeting will be ½ hour.
During the meeting Mr. Lienard will:
Explain what Amnesty International is.
Discuss various options of things we can do.
Ask students to vote for the best time and day to meet.
Answer any questions you may have.

Cross Country this week

  • Practice Friday after school
  • New members welcome
  • Join the team Remind by texting @oakbay

Cross Country
Oak Bay dominated the first league race at Lambrick Park winning the junior boys, senior girls and senior boys team titles.  Jack Amos and Alisa Lyesina won the senior boys and girls races respectively.  Outstanding runs from new grade 9s Katie Bentley, Ines Ciccateri, Julian Cameron, Basil Parkins, and Rowan Schouten.  New team members still welcome.

 Congratulations for a strong opening night for the Sr. Boys Volleyball Team, with 2-0 wins over Reynolds, Belmont, and SMUS last night.

Anyone interested in completing math faster or completing 2 math classes this year either during the year or during this year and the summer please see tspray in 309 and sign up here​

Anyone that missed getting SWIM TEAM forms last week can get them in the office.

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.

Come out and join Intramural Sports Club!  This is a recreational fun activity on Mondays and Wednesdays at LUNCH in the big gym.  Our first sport is Volleyball, so sign up as a team of 6 or an individual. (Teams minimum 3 girls).  Sign up at

Tennis Club meets on Wednesday mornings from 7:00am-8:00am.  Cost is $5 for your first time.  All skill levels welcome.

 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.

 The Canadian University Event will be in our gym on Tuesday September 25th from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.  All Oak Bay students will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from 48 universities during this time.  Grade 12’s are invited to come to the gym during block “F” and grade 11 during block “G”.  All students are welcome to attend during Focus Block.  Please refer to the Quick Link “Canadian University Event” on our website to see the attending universities.

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.

Previous Announcements

Rotary Youth Exchange Opportunity
Applications are now out for a Rotary Youth Exchange during the 2019/2020 academic year with opportunities worldwide.  Excellent preparation for life, education, employment and a lot of fun.  Pick up/drop off for applications will be in the Career Centre.   All applications are due Sept 25th.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht for more details.

The Centre for Sport & Exercise Education at Camosun College is having their monthly information session this Thursday, September 20th, from 6-7pm.

The school’s all-inclusive club THE GSA or PRIDE club will begin meeting every Tuesday at lunch in Room 208.  Please join us if you are supportive of Gender and Sexuality freedom, comfort and safety for all humans, want to promote rights and  freedom of expression.   We meet to discuss a wide range of issues, and organize a number of events throughout the year.  For more information, contact Mrs. Gillespie in Room 208, or send an email anytime to

 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.

 Wanna make a big difference and get 4 credits doing it?(OR volunteer hours or reference letters…) Come talk to tspray about being a MATH TA.  No HW and tonnes of growing and learning. Sign up here​ and talk to your math teacher or tspray in 309 anytime.

Dr. Gregory Rowe & UVic’s Department of Greek & Roman Studies offers a free Latin Class for Teens.  Registration begins now and more information can be found at  See poster outside the Career Centre for more information.

Job Opportunities

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.


Moss Street Market is looking for volunteers.  Volunteers are not expected to participate every Saturday. We ask that they fill out the application though, so that they can be scheduled. At the moment, I am most in need for the Information Tent, Green Team, and Coffee Tent.  Here is a link to our website which has a page explaining the various volunteer positions (Volunteer Information Sheet).  Please take the time to apply if you are interested. Volunteers are given a $5 Market Bucks coupon which can be spent on any vendor in the Market.  I also have a letter which I can send verifying the hours of participation a volunteer has contributed.

 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 to express your interest or call 250-480-4006.

Canucks Autism Network is looking for volunteers
I Can Swim Saturdays 4-5:45, Sept. 29th to Nov. 24th at Juan Du Fuca Rec Centre
I Can Play Sports & Be Active, Sat. 1:15-3, Oct. 10th – Nov. 28th at Royal Oak Middle School
I Can Skate 4:30-5:30, Sept. 29th to Dec. 8th  at Juan Du Fuca Recreation Centre
Miscellaneous family and community events throughout the year. Join a team of passionate staff and volunteers! Must be 16 yrs. of age or older.  Apply at