Thursday October 6, 2016

                                Daily   Announcements 

Thursday Oct. 6,  2016                                                     CAFETERIA – Red Barn Hot Dogs and Salads

C4C ASSEMBLY this morning – listen for the announcement –we will assemble in the big gym starting around 9am.  Requests for “loading the gym”           rooms 120-142 – through main doors by cafeteria                                                      rooms 143-164 – through the door closest to art rooms/change rooms             rooms 225-228 – through main doors by cafeteria                 rooms 230-236 – through the door closest to art rooms/change rooms                                                rooms 204-212 – teachers in Block 8 received an email to line kids up by the rail, so they can cheer the riders in…once the riders are in…load through main doors and fill both sides of the gym             rooms 215-222 and rooms 302-312 – please do not use the staircase that leads to Main Street (by office) or the staircase that leads to the cafeteria…we want to keep this area clear for the riders (brown floor mats will be set out).  Students should walk the length of the second or third floor, down the stairs, out the door towards the rugby field and enter the gym through the doors by the weight room         9:20       Gym should be loaded…Intro               9:25       Riders arrive down Main Street                          10:05     End of Assembly – student will go to block 1

 MATH DEPT. –  meeting today at lunch in room 309 (Spray) at lunch.

REMINDER TO PEER COUNSELLORS – there is a meeting at lunch today in the counselling area.

OPERA – Students attending the Opera on Tuesday October 11th. Please pick-up your TICKETS in room 213 from Manjit after school today and tomorrow.                                                                                        

 SCHOOL PHOTO ORDERS – Are due by the end of day tomorrow Oct. 7th.  Hand them into the office.  RETAKES are Tuesday November 1st.

THE NUT HUT –  Come on by the Nut Hut to get your hook ups on fresh OB Swag – Hoodies, Sweats, T’s, Gear Bags and much  MUCH  MORE!! The Nut Hut is located in the Student Plaza Cafeteria  and will be open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during lunch hours.

 THURSDAY – COPS FOR CANCER – TOUR DE ROCK ARRIVES at Oak Bay 9:20am-C4C 2016 – The riders are coming!! The riders are coming!! In the spirit of celebrating the final day of the C4C campaign we would like ALL of YOU who have a TOGETHER. WE CAN. MAKE A DIFFERENCE. t-shirt to wear yours at the assembly this morning. A handful of shirts are still available for purchase from Mrs. Carbery in the accounts office.  –  bring your cash to the C4C assembly this Thursday. There will be some big surprises and last chances to donate! Everyone from the community is welcome!

The Live Different presentation will take place during block 3 on Monday, October 17th in the theatre. The presentation was introduced at the staff meeting last month, but if you’d like to know more, please visit

CAREER CENTRE – Lattitude Global Volunteering offers students a unique opportunity to learn while volunteering internationally.  If you would like to learn more about this program designed for students after they graduate please come to the Career Centre at lunch on October 11th.

*Southern Gulf Islands Fire / Rescue Cadet Camp – This 5 ½ day camp will take place from March 20th to 25th , 2017.  Accepted students will have an opportunity to learn the basic elements of Firefighting, Search and Rescue, Medical First Response and Rope Rescue.  There will be a strong emphasis on teamwork, physical fitness and community service.  Applications can be found on line at  or in the Career Centre.  Applicants must be 15 – 18 years of age.  Please mail your completed applications to Deputy Chief Mike Dine by October 31st.  Remember to have Mrs. Giesbrecht review your application before you mail it in so she can arrange for you to receive work experience credits for this week.

*Would you like to be a “Soldier for a Day” on November 5th?  This is a day event intended to give an interactive introduction to the various career opportunities available in the Canadian Armed Forces with a focus on the Army reserve.  Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre if you would like to apply.  They are accepting applications until the 28th of October.

*CHOOSE A CAREER THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE – Join the Faculty of Human & Social Development at UVic for an open house on Wednesday October 26th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the Human & Social Development building, rooms A250, A264, A270 & Lobby.  Enjoy some pizza, popcorn, coffee, door prizes and information on Child & Youth Care, Nursing, Community Development Public Health & Social Policy, Health Information Sciences, Public Administration, Indigenous Governance, and Social Work.Oak Bay students are invited to attend a Vancouver Island College Event (30 American colleges/universities) at St. Michael’s University next Tuesday October 11th from 3:30 to 5:30 in the small gym.  Students can see a list of the colleges attending on a poster outside the Career Centre.  There is no need to register for this event

* PSAT – Attention grade 11 students interested in heading to a US university after high school.  You will have an opportunity to write the Practice SAT, (PSAT) on October 19th here at Oak Bay.  There is a $20.00 fee to write the exam and seating is limited.  Students will be offered a seat on a first come first served basis.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre if you would like to sign-up