Wednesday May 17, 2017

                                                            Daily Announcements

Wednesday May 17, 2017                                                  CAFETERIA Pizza/Salads/ Muffins

GRADE 8 ORIENTATION – All Peer Counsellors and Leadership students involved with the grade 8 transition day – there is  a mandatory meeting today during Focus block in the Cafeteria.

TODAY MAY 17TH is The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia – the balloons around the school are a reminder that we celebrate differences and practice inclusion.

ENGLISH 12 MOCK EXAM –The annual, school-wide English 12 mock exam is scheduled for today –Wednesday afternoon, May 17.  All grade 12 classes Wed. afternoon are cancelled as all grade 12 students (except those at the Track & Field Island Finals)  – will be writing a Mock English 12 provincial.

Tomorrow- Thursday, May 18th      Early Dismissal Schedule  and   Grade 8 Transition Day Schedule:

  • Period 8:      8:25-9:05                 40 minute blocks
  • Period 1:      9:10-9:50
  • Period 2:      9:55-10:35
  • BREAK      10:35-10:55
  • Period 3:    11:00-11:40
  • Period 4:    11:45-12:25 – all students dismissed except those helping for the afternoon.
  • – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – cafeteria kitchen closed – today
  • 1:00 pm – All students and Peer Counsellors/leadership in the theatre
  • 1:30-2:00 – Advisory:  21 groups of 15 students
  • 2:00-2:45 – Scavenger Hunt – return to Advisory for snack
  • 2:50-3:00 – Back into theatre – dismissed

SENIOR BOYS RUGBY – members need an early dismissal 12:00noon (block 4) – tomorrow for the Island Championships.

The student introduction and survey link:   Hello, we are two Oak Bay students who are working on a project in a course called the Global Intercultural Skills Program. Our goal is to understand how students from different cultures communicate and learn with and from each other at our school. From the information we collect in this survey, we hope to know how to promote intercultural awareness and help build a more intercultural environment at Oak Bay.       In this survey, we define being inter-culturally aware as not only understanding our own culture but also appreciating and respecting other cultural beliefs, values, and perceptions. An intercultural environment is a place where people from all cultures are appreciated and respected.  

Oak Bay High 4TH. ANNUAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL –    Oak Bay High Film & Television is happy to announce our 4th short film festival on Friday June 9, 2017.  You have time to work on your entries. They are open to all Oak Bay students.  Entries must be no longer than 7 minutes and can be any category/genre.  Entries must submitted by June 2.  See Mr. Laird for details.

 CAREER CENTRE-  Dual Credit Psychology  or Geography Next Year     – CURRENT Grade 11 Students who signed up for Dual Credit Psychology or Geography next year and missed the first two meetings, need to see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre  ASAP for an application.  There is  a limited number of seats in each of these classes. Seats will be distributed on a first come first serve basis and all other students will be put on a waiting list.

  * Volunteer & Job Opportunity – Royal Soccer Club is looking for summer camp volunteers and employees this summer.  To apply or learn more about the program please go to

 Looking for a special volunteer experience? Volunteer with iCan Bike     July 10-14 at Oak Bay High School (half-day shifts—morning or afternoon)     The iCan Bike Camp teaches children with cognitive and/or physical challenges how to ride a conventional two-wheeled bike. Queen Alexandra Centre is seeking physically fit volunteers age 16+ who are eager to help a child or youth with special needs to learn to ride a two-wheeled bike and to make this year’s camp a success. More information is available in the Career Centre.

*Job Opportunity –  Oak Bay resident is looking for a gardener.  The hours will be flexible, evenings and weekends.  You will earn $12.00/hr.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested.