The Daily Buzz

October 30th, 2017

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October 30th, 2017
by Bettina Perron - Monday, 30 October 2017, 10:32 AM

October 30th, 2017


A huge congratulations to all Cross Country athletes for their performances at the Island championships last week.  Stellys athletes dug deep and ran extremely well among large fields of runners from all over Vancouver Island.  Special congratulations to Jonah Brost who had a very exciting race.  Jonah placed third on the island earning him a spot at the BC championships November 4th.  Our junior girls team members also qualified for the BC's with very strong races and great Stellys spirit!!  Way to go Stingers you make us proud!!

LEADERSHIP is hosting a Haunted House at lunch today in the Boys PE Change room. Come one, come all !

HALLOWEEN COSUTUME CONTEST: Come to the MPR at lunch tomorrow for the Halloween Costume Contest. If you think you have a great costume come to the MPR 5 minutes before lunch starts and you wil be entered!

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS DANCE: Tickets on sale at lunch today for the "NIghtmare before Christmas" Dance on Thursday.

BADMINTON INTRAMURALS: Anyone interested in playing badminton Intramurals?  Sign up is on the PE board outside the main office.  Games will start next Wednesday so grab a partner and come play at lunch!

LOST & FOUND: Missing a Hoodie, water bottle or T-shirt? Check out he overflowing lost & found table in the hallway outside rm 113.

Waterloo Math contests: Interested in writing a University of Waterloo Math Contest this year?  There will be an important meeting Wednesday Nov 1st at lunch in Room 169, Mrs Hilton's room.  First contests start mid November.  Please stop by the notice board outside room 169 for more information

Quebec 2018 Spring Break Trip :  Still thinking about traveling with Stelly's to Quebec, Montreal, and Ottawa for seven days of Spring Break 2018?  There are still spaces left on this amazing educational and fun-filled trip. See Mrs Wallace for more details.

HOMEWORK HELP: Homework Help is now available Tuesday through Friday mornings starting at 7:30am and after school in the Learning Commons Monday through Friday until 4pm.


YOUTH IN ACTION FOOD BANK DRIVE:  Want to trick or treat and help people in our community at the same time?  Why not join Youth In Action in our annual We Scare Hunger food drive and collect non-perishable food for the Sidney Lions Food bank on Halloween.  Whatever your costume, we can all be "superheros" when we help others!


APPRENTICESHIPS & TRADES TRAINING: Are you interested in pursuing a career in an Apprenticeship Program or Trades Training at Camosun College or other post-secondary institution? See Mr. Rhodes in the Career Centre

LATTITUDE GLOBAL VOLUNTEERING (formerly known as Gap) is an international youth development charity. Our mission is to develop Global Citizens by immersing youth in different cultures to inspire change, growth and maturity.

Where Can You Go? Europe: UK, Ireland, Poland,Spain or Latin-America: Ecuador, Argentina or Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji or Asia: China, Japan, Vietnam or Africa: Malawi, Ghana. Lattitude offers an amazing opportunity for young adults aged 17 to 25 to travel, volunteer learn, and share experiences through cultural immersion. See the Career Centre for more Information. Or contact Lattitude recruiter for Vancouver Island, Debra Bastedo at or visit

HOUSE OF COMMONS PAGE PROGRAM: The recruitment cycle for the House of Commons Page Program is on now through to December. Pages are first-year undergraduate students who work in the House of Commons in Ottawa for one year.  Under the terms of their contract, Pages are paid $16,088 in 26 equal payments over a 12-month period. In addition, a sum of $1,200 is paid at the end of the employment period for successful completion of the contract. Are you interested in:

  • studying in Ottawa after high school? Working on Parliament Hill?

Each year 40 students graduating from high school are selected from across Canada to participate in the Page Program. See the Career Centre for more information or check out the House of Commons Page Program or Apply online

Application deadline is December 4, 2017

It's Camosun's TEAC 105 (Explorations in Technology) registration time for the Feb-May 2018 course!  This dual-credit course, runs on Fridays from 3-6 pm, and provides current high school students with an introduction to careers in 4 technology areas:   Computer Science, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
See the Counselling Office for application forms.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES: (Come to the Career Centre for More info)

SHOAL Christmas Craft Fair - November 18th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Volunteers are needed for serving coffee and cookies to patrons during the event plus work the YEP table making gift tags for sale as a fundraiser. 4 Volunteers are needed Contact Sara at or call 250-656-5537

Beacon Children Services Christmas Dinner

November 30th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Volunteers will learn about catering large events and support Beacon Programs by welcoming guests, replenishing and clearing tables Contact Sara at or call 250-656-5537

2018 TSUKINO-CON Victoria’s Anime Convention

February 16-18, 2018 at the University of Victoria

The complete volunteer information package is available in the Career Centre or at

Special Olympics Bowling Miracle Lanes - Volunteers would assist athletes in the 5 pin bowling program, by assisting athletes on the lanes, ensuring that the athletes are bowling in the right order, assisting the head coach of when necessary and making sure everyone is having a GREAT TIME!!6:00 pm – 7:30pm Mondays at Miracle Lanes 2375 Bevan Avenue, Sidney. Contact Michelle Cruickshank or call 250-208-5402


Woodstock Evergreens and Saanichton Christmas Tree Farm is hiring!

West Saanich Road in Brentwood Bay. Starting mid-November they will need 6 youth to work weekends and over the Christmas Holidays to Harvest Christmas Trees $11.35 hour  Contact Mike at or call 250-818-0427

GRAD 2018

GRAD TRANSITIONS: Grade 12's it's time to get started on your Graduation Transitions Paperwork. GT requirements are now posted on the Career Centre Information Board  and on the school website!

Grad Portraits
Reminder to Grads: Grad Photo's start today! It's not too late to book an appt for this week!   All grade 12 students are to sign up for an appointment so that you are included in the yearbook.  A  Sitting fee of $25 is due at the time of your appointment.  Information brochures are available on the Grad board in the main foyer.