The Daily Buzz

November 16th, 2017

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November 16th, 2017
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 16 November 2017, 11:47 AM

November 16th, 2017


Congratulations to all those Students that performed at the Coffee Concert last night! It was awesome to hear so many of our talented students perform! Bravo!!

UBC Visit: A representative from UBC will be here on Thursday at lunch in Rm 116 to answer any questions you have about admissions, programs etc.

REPORT CARDS: If you missed TA yesterday, drop by the office and pick up your report card!

GRADE 9 STUDENTS: Please return your Immunization forms to the Office ASAP!

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

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.


JR GIRLS BASKETBALL PRACTICE: The final Jr Girls basketball practice is today at 5 pm.


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

Encounters With Canada - Engaging youth in Canada's future

The cost per student for an Encounters' week in Ottawa is now $575, which includes lodging, meals, most planned activities and local transportation. Check out the Encounters Calendar  to view theme weeks that still have seats available; you must be aged 14-17 years when you attend. Application forms are available and are to be submitted from the Stelly’s Career Centre for Encounters registrations, please see Mrs. Jackson.

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; Latin-America: Ecuador, Argentina; Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji; Asia: China, Japan, Vietnam; 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.

FREE RETAIL TRAINING - Brentwood Bay -  December 3, 10 and 17  

This certificate program prepares you for first time work experiences in retail and many other work environments.  You will be treated as an employee and you will be working alongside a busy team of staff members. You will have training in: Working a cash register and counting cash - Customer service - Creating displays - Sorting inventory - Assisting with pricing - Opening & closing procedures. To register contact Sara at or (250) 656-5537


Do you have some extra time or need Volunteer hours? ............

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

Breakfast with Santa! - Dec 2nd

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:30 am - 11:00 am  Help the Lions serve hot pancakes and sausage to families as they wait to visit with Santa. Contact Sara at slawton@beaconcs.caor call 250-656-5537

 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

BRIDGE CHRISTMAS DINNER  December 6th @  5:30 – 9:30 pm   

Shoal Centre 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney.  Hostess’ and servers are need for a buffet dinner for over 100 people! This is an opportunity to spread the holiday spirit and gain experience in hosting and serving   Contact Sara @ or 250-656-5537


Breadstuffs Bakery - Brentwood   Is looking for a dishwasher - after school onTuesdays to Friday and all day Saturdays - NO LATE NIGHTS . Pay is $11.35 per hour, plus meal with each shift. Please apply in person - drop off resume to Rita(best to apply after 4 pm) 1191 Verdier Ave, Brentwood Bay (at the roundabout, behind the Royal Bank)

GRAD 2018

GRADS:  Make sure you fill out the Grad Yearbook Write up and Grad Ceremony Slide show google doc by December 6th. See the Grad Forum or Grad website for the link

GRAD POINTSETTIA FUNDRAISER: Grad Poinsettia Fund raiser forms are now available on the Grad Board

AFTER GRAD PARENT MEETING : The next After Grad Parent meeting is on Monday, November 20th at 7pm in the Learning Commons.

GRAD CLOTHING:  Grads, Get your Grad Clothing flyer on the Grad Board and check out the Grad Clothing website!

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!


Peninsula Youth Health Clinic – Open Tonight
The Peninsula Youth Health Clinic is open today from 5-7pm. Walk in's are welcome. This clinic is completely  confidential !

PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS:  Parent Teacher Interviews are happening next Thursday, November 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm. Starting on Monday, November 20th, 2017 at 10am, appointment sign up sheets will be posted just outside the main office. Parents, you may have your student make appointments on your behalf.