September 25, 2018

Daily Announcements

September 25th, 2018      

  • CAFETERIABaked Potato & Vegetarian Chili


IVEY School of Business from Western will be in the Career Centre after school TODAY.

Peer Counsellors first meeting is TODAY at lunch in room 145.

The first Best Buddies meeting will take place in room 300 TODAY at lunch.  It will be a short meeting, but it is crucial to attend if you want to be a part of Best Buddies this year.

If you want to join Amnesty International Club, the first meeting will take place TODAY, 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.

Boy’s rugby is having a quick meeting after school TODAY in Mr. Atkinson’s room.

The Oak Bay High School Interact Club will be having its first meeting TODAY at LUNCH in room 209.  Come learn what it’s all about.

Oak Bay recognizes Orange Shirt Day this FRIDAY. This is a nationally commemorated day to remember the survivors of Indian Residential Schools while affirming that all children are valued in our community. Let’s show our support for reconciliation and human rights. Wearing orange helps us all to share in this important message. Every Child Matters.

Senior Girls Basketball drop in at 6:30 in small gym on Thursday Sept 27th.

Thursday, September 28th – Team Planning – No Block D

  • STUDY HALL – Library and Cafeteria
  • 8:25 – 9:21 – Team Planning
  • 9:26- 10:22 – Block H
  • 10:27 – 11:07 – Focus Block
  • 11:12 – 12:08 – Block A
  • 12:08 – 12:56 – LUNCH
  • 1:01 -1:57 – Block B
  • 2:03 – 2:59 – Block C

 Margaret Jenkins is looking for volunteers.  They are looking for a roster of volunteer babysitters. This suits senior students that live close to Margaret Jenkins School (Fairfield Road and Foul Bay).   Commitment would be from 6:45-8:45 on the last Thursday of the month (no meeting in Dec, March, July, Aug).   For more information please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre.

Anyone interested in joining CHOIR, it’s not too late.  Grade’s 9 & 10 Tuesday and Thursday at lunch.  Grade’s 11 & 12 Monday and Wednesday at lunch in the choir room.

GRAD Breakfast at 8:30 on THURSDAY, September 27th in the Cafeteria.  We will have lots of yummy food so come on down.  Please bring a TOONIE for C4C!

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.

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​

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

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.

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

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.

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 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