Wed. October 12, 2016

                                Daily   Announcements 

Wednesday October 12, 2016                                                                  CAFETERIA – Pad Thai & Salads

THIS WEEK – WednesdayGr. 9 Internet Safety Presentation Block 6/7.  Thursday- Team Planning no Block 8,   Gr. 9 Immunizations, Choir Concert, Party Program@VGH.(full)      FRIDAYSoccer Turf opening ceremony @noon. 

TODAY BLOCK 6 and 7 –  there will be an Internet Safety presentation for all grade 9 students.  It will be in the theatre following lunch. Students will report to class (Block 6) and be called down from there. Teachers – please escort and sit with your class in the theatre.

SENIOR PEER COUNSELLORS – There is a brief, mandatory meeting for all Senior Peer Counsellors in the counseling area at lunch today. Please bring your lunches.   Every Thursday: All Senior Peer Counsellors please meet for lunch in the counselling area.

TOMORROW – Thursday Oct. 13 – Team Planning and Study Hall – No Block 8                                                                                                                                                                                          STUDY HALLS – English/Social – Library         Math/Science – Cafeteria

8:25 – 9:21  – Team Planning & Study Hall

9:26- 10:22 – Block 1

10:27 – 11:07 – Focus Block

11:12 – 12:08 – Block 2

12:08 –  12:56 – LUNCH

1:01 -1:57 – Block 3

2:03 – 2:59 – Block 4

 The Jr. Boys Volleyball team- had a very strong showing at the VIU tournament in Nanaimo. After finishing first in round robin play, the team made it to the final and ended up in 2nd place after losing in the final to Claremont. Good luck with the rest of your season.

 JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL players: Tryouts for Junior Girls basketball will be held this Monday Oct 17th. 3:30-5pm (Small Gym), Tuesday Oct 18th. 5:00 – 6:30 (Big Gym), Wednesday Oct 19th. 3:30 – 5pm (Small Gym). See you in the gym!  Lisa Green

 SENIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL – tryouts Friday after school – 2:00 – 3:30 Big Gym.  See Mr. Kinnear if you have questions.

THE NUT HUT – open today  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.

 The Live Different presentation will take place during block 3 next 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 – Western University will be in the Career Centre after school tomorrow -Thursday Oct13th                                                                                                                *PARTY PROGRAM THIS THURSDAY IS FULL. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY MORE FORMS AT THIS TIME.

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) Next Wed. 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

Southern Gulf Islands Fire / Rescue Cadet Camp – This 5 ½ day camp will take place from March 20 to 25, 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