September 27th, 2018
- CAFETERIA – Gourmet Hot Dogs
- NUTTY’S LOCKER – CLOSED
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 TODAY.
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
Grade 11 and 12’s who are in Work Experience with Mr. Alexander – a mandatory meeting in Focus on Friday – in the cafeteria. Please be there or see Mr. Alexander.
On Friday, October 5th, The Saanich Braves will be playing the Victoria Cougars in a hockey game fundraiser for Soap for Hope, a branch of Disaster Aid Canada. Tickets are only $5 and can be bought Monday or Tuesday at LUNCH in room 209. If interested and you can’t find where the tickets are send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
Any students interested in the Film/Television and Make Up industry please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre before the end of Friday.
Southern Gulf Islands Fire/Rescue Cadet Camp – Are interested in firefighting as a career? Apply now for the Fire Fighters Camp which will take place over spring break from March 18th to 23rd. Successful applicants will be staying and working day and night at the fire hall. See Mrs. Giesbrecht as soon as possible to let her know that you will be applying and to pick up an application. The medical appointment need not happen until the student has an interview scheduled for late November and the $200 fee does not have to be paid until the student has been offered a seat in the program. Applications are due into Mrs. Giesbrecht by November 7th so they will make it to the program organiser by November 8th. NOTE: THE APPLICATION DEADLINE ON THEIR WEBSITE IS INCORRECT (IT IS NOT NOVEMBER 16TH). Don’t delay your application. Get it is to Mrs. Giesbrecht as soon as you can.
Applications for SHAD 2019 are officially open and due by November 19.
A quick refresher on SHAD:
High potential students spend July living at a university while engaging in hands-on learning in STEAM & Entrepreneurship
SHAD looks for grade 10, 11 or 12 students who are: involved in their communities, creative & keen learners
A range of bursaries are available, ensuring the program is accessible to students with demonstrated financial need. Last year, we awarded over one million dollars in bursaries and scholarships. The cost of the program should not be the reason a student does not apply! See Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre if you have any questions.
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.
VICE Fair – Vancouver Island College Event USA Colleges & Universities Fair Tuesday, October 9th from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. at St Michaels University School Single Gym. Please see the list of attending universities on the poster outside the Career Centre.
Work BC Victoria Job Fair – Thursday October 18th 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 at Central Baptist Church. Please see the poster outside the Career Centre for some of the employers who will be at the fair. Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workbc-victoria-2018-job-fair-tickets-50284803200
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 http://bit.ly/2Qvty87
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. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1q9G6IGT3LQ8SZhoi3560vMWAZqXAb_rmJGIwmJIb2io/edit?ts=5b96d1ec
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.
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.
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 email@example.com See poster outside the Career Centre for more information.
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.
Volunteer at any or all of the University of Victoria, Scamps Day Camps on Pro D Days.
Dates: October 19th, November 23rd, February 15th, and May 17th.
The Faculty of Humanities seeks volunteers to help facilitate our Pro-D day camps this school
year. We have camps in both French Immersion and English language environments, along a
variety of themes. Code Crackers, Clash of Kings, Text Bytes, Goddesses and Gladiators, Aventures en français, Les débrouillards, Sous l’océan and Aventures dans la forêt. If you are interested in volunteering for any or all of our dates, please contact Stephen Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cyber Seniors Student Schedule 2018-2019: If you like technology this might be the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.
Orientation: Tues October 2nd 3:45-5:00 (1.25hrs)
Volunteering Tuesday’s 3:45-4:45pm Oct 9th – Dec 18th (11 Sessions, 11hrs total) Christmas / Exams
Volunteering Tuesday’s 3:45-4:45pm Feb 5th – March 12th (6 Sessions, 6hrs total) Spring Break
Volunteering Tuesday’s 3:45-4:45pm April 2nd – May 21st (8 Sessions, 8hrs total)
Finale Party: Tues May 28th 3:45-4:45pm (1hr)
Location: 1307 Hillside Avenue, The Cridge Village Seniors Centre, big brick building at the top of the property, access off of Kings St as well. Contact Alison Chamberlain at 250-220-2303 or email her at email@example.com
Canucks Autism Network is looking for volunteers. www.canucksautism.ca/volunteer
We run highly supported sports and recreation activities for children, teens and young adults with autism. Volunteer roles include: set up/take down of equipment, support using visuals, support staff with participants and enthusiastic participants. We have online training that teaches about Autism Spectrum Disorder and we also have an onsite supervisor at every session to help with hands on learning. Moreover, our programs are really fun and interactive and take place outside of school hours. We have the following positions open in Victoria:
I Can Swim Saturdays 4-5:45, September 29th to November 24th at Juan Du Fuca Recreation Centre
I Can Play Sports and Be Active Saturdays 1:15-3, October 10th to November 28th at Royal Oak Middle School
I Can Skate 4:30-5:30, September 29th to December 8th at Juan Du Fuca Recreation Centre
Miscellaneous family and community events throughout the year
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest or call 250-480-4006.