September 21, 2021

Daily Announcements

September 21st, 2021               


CLUB DAY – Outside, Outside the Cafeteria TODAY at lunch.

C4C will be selling lots of delicious homemade treats at lunch time this Thursday and Friday in the cafeteria. In addition, hot chocolate will be sold for $1 and OB masks for $10 at the front of the school on Thursday and Friday morning! So make sure to bring money this Thursday and Friday for the morning and afternoon! All money will go towards the C4C campaign!

Tennis Club:  We play every Wednesday Morning from 7:05 until 8:15.  5 steps to join the tennis club
Google classroom code :ezepmdz
Fill out the sign up sheet inside google classroom
Bring 5$ the first time you come for tennis balls
Attend to Oak Bay Rec Covid Rules: Please read inside google classroom
Have fun.  We will supply a racket if you do not have one.

The following is a list of the upcoming university Information sessions.  This can also be found of the Career Centre website.
University Info Sessions
Oct. 5th UVic at lunch – Library
Oct. 8th Camsoun at lunch – Library
Oct. 19th U of Calgary at lunch – in the Career Centre
Oct . 21st U of Guelph at lunch virtually – Click here to sign up  The Zoom Link will be emailed out the day of the event.
Oct. 21st UBC at 7pm virtually – Click here to sign up  The Zoom Link will be emailed out the day of the event.
Oct. 26th UVic 7pm –  Virtually via Zoom – Click here to sign up  The Zoom Link will be emailed out the day of the event.

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

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.

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.

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

A big thank you to staff and students for participating in a very successful Student Vote on Friday.  Over 540 students voted, which is approx.  41  % of our student body.
NDP     –           185
Green  –           138
Liberal –            72
Conservative – 54
Communist –    37
PPC –                  33
Animal Pro –     19
Spoiled ballots – 5
It was great to see students interested in the voting process, and we hope it will spark interest in the future when these folks turn 18, and can register to vote legally.  On Monday, please tune in to CBC tv or the Elections Canada website to follow all the results from across the country (both the student and public vote).

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:
Will be at least 16 years old by 30th September 2022 and not 18 years before 30th September 2022
Curious to learn about and experience other cultures
Wants to learn a new language
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

Volunteering Opportunities


Job Opportunities

The Fort St. Whitespot is hiring part time workers for 8-20 hours per week in their kitchen.  Please drop your resume and cover letter off at the Fort St. location.

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