September 24, 2019

Daily Announcements

September 24th, 2019     




Anyone who wants to be in a Best Buddies group this year must join the My Oak Bay group and fill out the google form ASAP.  If you do not fill out the form, you will NOT be put in the group.  New members welcome..

Wanna Make  a Difference at OB?  Come see tspray in 309 to find out how you can become a Math TA.  This is a great way to supports people, learn valuable people skills, get credit or volunteer hours….ALSO Please sign up at the link (

Western University Ivey School of Business will be in the Career Centre at 3:10 TODAY.

All Cross Country athletes there is a mandatory team meeting at lunch today (Tuesday) in room 313, regarding your first race on Wednesday.

Jr. Boys Volleyball Team 2 – please see Mr. Carmichael today in room 236 for important information about Thursday’s away games.
St. Michael’s University is hosting a Free Info Session for the 2019 Fall SAT preparation course.
Event: Free Info Session – SAT Preparation Course for everyone
Date: Thursday, October 03, 2019
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Location: St. Michaels University School (3400 Richmond Rd.)
Please RSVP by 4:00pm, Tuesday, October 01, by email to 

Grad Photos October 21st – 25th at Oak Bay Rec Centre.  Sign up at .  $10 sitting fee (cash only).

Attention Grade 10’s:
This Thursday is the first event on your Career Life Exploration calendar.  All grade 10’s are required to attend the Careers & Pathways presentation in the Theatre during focus on Thursday, September 26th.

Anyone missing canvassing supplies for Cops 4 Cancer please pick them up in the office at lunch.  We have tax receipt forms, name tags, and the online donation form. 

ALL Students interested in the AMP math Program or Out of Timetable Math classes…Please sign up to tsprays google classroom  2yk3wi

Opera Fans – Puccini’s “Il Trittico” is now playing at the Royal Theatre on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00pm.  Tickets for students are $15.  See Ms. Manjit in room 213 at lunch or after school.

Outside the Timetable Courses, please click on the link below

Previous Announcements

The Canadian University Event (CUE) will be held again this year at Oak Bay High School on Oct 1st from 8:30 to 11:30 am.  It is a tour of 45-50 universities who travel across Canada to meet with youth and give youth the opportunity to learn more about their school! The Universities will be set-up at tables in the big gym.  Students can ask questions and pick up school calendars to help them prepare for university decision making.  A list of the universities attending will be provided on their website as soon as it becomes available.   Grade 11 and 12’s talk to your block “E” / “F” teacher about attending or come during Focus block.

Attention Grade 11 Students
The SAT exam is required to gain entrance into American universities.  A Practice SAT is scheduled to take place at Oak Bay on October 16th from  8:00am – 12:00pm.  Grade 11 students interested in writing the PSAT need to see Mrs. Giesbrecht to sign up, pay a fee of $25.00 and receive study materials.  Seating is limited and will be offered to students on a first come first serve basis.

Water Safety Instruction Courses – Are you interested in a great paying job?  Sign up with Saanich Common Wealth place for any of the following.  Option 2 does not show up in the Active Living Guide.  You need to call the rec center to get in these two classes.
Option 1: Complete WSI Course
This course covers all of the four modules in the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Program (Skills Assessment, Online, Teaching Experience and Classroom/Pool) in a 10 class format. The course dates are Saturdays Sept 21 – Nov 30 from 9:00 am to various end times. If you are successful in this course, you will leave with the full WSI Certification! This course is available for registration with barcode 25382 and costs $425.00+tax.
Option 2: WSI Step 1
Offered Thursday Sept 19 + 26 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. In this brief course, you will demonstrate your swimming, first aid, and emergency response skills. If your skills are completed through by your instructor trainer, you will be given access to the Online course and Teaching Experience Hours for you to do on your own schedule. Barcode 26303 cost $215.00
AND WSI Step 2 Offered in December. This course is to be completed once an individual has completed WSI Step 1, their Online course and their Teaching Experience hours. Please see the Saanich RecOnline website for dates and times. Barcode 26304 and cost is $200.00. 

The Rotary Clubs of Harbourside, Oak Bay and Victoria annually sponsor a long-term Rotary Youth Exchange Program. They are currently accepting applications for the 2020/2021 school year. The on-line applications are due Friday, September 27, 29019 and the screening of local applicants will start shortly after that.  More information on this amazing opportunity can be found at .

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