September 29, 2021

Daily Announcements

September 29th, 2021               


Cross Country team should be excused at 2:40pm for their race at Beaver Lake today.

There will be the first Badminton Club play day on Friday in the Big Gym after school.  Bring gym strip & $5.00.  All abilities are welcome.

If you forgot an orange shirt today, there are shirt pins in the office.

Do you want to write a University of Waterloo Math contest this year?  There is a 2 hour one on Nov.17th with math content up to Grade 11, and the Pascal (Gr.9)/Cayley (Gr.10)/Fermat (Gr.11) one on Feb.23rd.  Come sign up in Rm 308 with Mrs. Smith BY Mon. OCTOBER 18th if you are interested, $2 per contest (math department will subsidize rest of cost).  Get a full size chocolate bar on the day of the contest too!

Any students interested in applying for a position on student Council – please pick up an application in the office today.

Interested in finding out more about the Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment check out the link:

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.

University Info Sessions
Oct. 5th UVic at lunch – Library
Oct. 7th – UVic Gustavson School of Business at lunch – Career Centre
Oct. 12th – Camsoun at lunch – Library
Oct. 14thWaterloo at lunch virtually or virtually in Career Centre – Click here to sign up  The Zoom link will be emailed out the day of the event
Oct. 19thU of Calgary at lunch – in the Career Centre
Oct . 21stU 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. 26thUVic 7pm –  Virtually via Zoom – Click here to sign up  The Zoom Link will be emailed out the day of the event.
Nov. 3rdUniversity of Alberta 3pm – Career Centre
Nov. 9thSt.FX at lunch – Career Centre

Western University is hosting several virtual information sessions of different content and times to meet all students’ busy schedules.  Take a look and sign up at this link.

Get to know the University of Toronto  – sign up for online information sessions at this link.

Join Dalhousie University to explore faculties, learn about supports,  connect with profs and students, and get a feel for student life on November 6th.  Register here to attend.

SFU will be hosting several types of information session online over the next few months.  Please go to the link if you are interested in learning more or applying.

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 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

Visit the Career Centre website for upcoming University Sessions and how you can attend.

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

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.

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

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

Volunteering Opportunities


Job Opportunities

The University of Victoria Foods Services is hiring in all positions.  Great pay and flexible hours.  Please email your cover letter and resume to

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