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February 13th, 2018

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February 13th, 2018
by Bettina Perron - Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 11:58 AM

February 13th, 2018


This week is KINDNESS WEEK! What Random act of Kindness are YOU going to do? Keep an eye out for Leadership students handing out Random Acts of Kindness suggestions today!

A HUGH CONGRATULATIONS to members of our climbing academy and Mr. Larsen who successfully completed their climbing gym instructors certification through Thompson Rivers University. This university level course is always a big undertaking and the students work tremendously hard. Congrats everyone... you have made us proud!


Parents & Students Grades 9 through 12 are invited to attend Stelly's Explorations evening on Thursday, February 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Discover the diverse academic and unique opportunities available here at Stelly's! Presentations on High school programs, Post Secondary options, Grade level courses, Trades and Career Options, Travel Options and much more!

VALENTINES BAKE SALE: Valentine’s Day bake sale tomorrow for Sr girls soccer.... Bring your loonies & Toonies!

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

ART CLUB: 2nd Semester Art Club starts today!

YEARBOOKS: Please check the Yearbook list in the office to ensure you have pre-purchased your Yearbook. Cost is $50 now and will increase after spring Break! ONLY A few extra yearbooks will be ordered so prepay now to ensure you get one!


GIRLS SOCCER: Can all female students interested in playing either junior or senior girls soccer this year please come to a very brief meeting Tuesday at lunch in the small gym. Please see Ms Cunningham or Mr Braun if you cannot make the meeting!


Marine TASK Program: Interested in trying a new program? The Marine TASK (Trades, Awareness, Skills & Knowledge) program which runs April-June 2018 (online), July-August 2018 (9 weeks) It is an introduction  to the safety practice, work readiness skills and certifications required to enter the marine industry. Check out the poster on the Career Centre Info Board for more information or speak to Mr. Rhodes to get a SIP course application package.

LADIES ITS TIME TO REGISTER FOR for the Women in Trades and Technology Exploration Day at Camosun College, on Wednesday, February 21st. Bus transportation and lunch will be provided! This is a chance to check out well paying careers in the following:  Trades - Electricians - Automotive Service Technicians - Sheet Metal/Metal Fabricators – Carpenters

Technology - Civil Engineering - Computer Science - Electronics Engineering - Mechanical Engineering. To register pick up a field trip consent form and information letter ASAP, from the Career Centre, as space is limited!!

An amazing opportunity for girls entering Grade 10 in September 2018!  NAV CANADA is sponsoring a Summer Camp for 20 girls from across Canada in Ontario for one week of learning, fun, and friendship with a focus on aviation.  This all-expenses-paid camp uses hands-on learning and hopes to inspire you to explore a career in aviation!  Visit the Career Centre for more information on how to apply.

OSEF STUDENT EXCHANGE: Live and Go To School in Europe with OSEF-ASBL Reciprocal Student Exchanges to France, Belgium or Spain. OSEF-ASBL, is now accepting applications for the 2018/2019 exchange year! The OSEF BC Coordinator will be at Stelly’s Open House on Thursday, February 15th, 5:30- 7:30 pm. OSEF BC coordinator, Patricia Rhodes at for application forms and more information. OSEF-ASBL is recognized and endorsed by the BC Ministry of Education.

FOODSAFE Level 1 - Monday, March 5, 2018      8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the SHOAL Centre 10030 Resthaven Drive   Cost is $50.00 - Cash, cheque or credit card is accepted.   Food Safe is useful for anyone working in the food service, food retail, or food processing industries. You will learn how to handle food safely in order to prevent food from being contaminated.  To Register contact Sara: or call 250-656-5537

SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND SKILLS CANADA REGIONAL COMPETITIONS   Discover Trades & Technology Event Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Camosun College – Interurban Campus.  Secondary Skills Students (Grades 10 - 12), SHOWCASE skills and compete in the following areas:  Automotive Service - Cabinet making - Carpentry - Welding - Electronics - *NEW* Graphic Design - Architectural or Mechanical CAD - *NEW* Public Speaking - Professional Cook - Internet Website Design - Hairstyling - *NEW* Photography

See the poster on the Career Centre Info Board. For more information see Mr. Rhodes.  Registration commences on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CERTIFIED SEARCH & RESCUE TECHNICIAN? The Search and Rescue Academy is offering a 12 day program during Spring Break for students interested in certification from the Justice Institute of B.C. More information is available in the Career Centre or or To register or for more information, visit


ALERT FIRST AID with CPR”C”& AED Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm @ SHOAL Centre 10030 Resthaven Drive Cost is $50.00 (due February 26th) - Cash, cheque or credit card

This fun & interactive 8-hour course trains people how to react & improvise during time priority, life threatening emergencies. This course covers initial assessment, disease prevention, secondary survey, airway obstruction, adult/child/infant CPR, & the use of an Automated External Defibrillator. This course also includes recognition & first-aid treatment for head & spine injuries, shock, bleeds, anaphylactic shock, heart attacks & strokes. Participants spend the majority of the course doing hands on first-aid training. By practising with scenarios students gain confidence & learn to react & improvise in emergency situations. This course meets Adult & Child Licensing Guidelines. To Register contact Sara at or 250-656-5537


FREE RETAIL TRAINING - Sidney and Brentwood Bay March 4, 11, 18 and 25  10am - 4pm This is a full day commitment on Sundays for 4 weeks. 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 who are depending on you just as they would any employee. 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


WHITE SPOT CENTRAL SAANICH: is looking for kitchen staff with the opportunity of an apprenticeship as an Professional Cook. They are looking for someone who is hardworking and wants to be part of their team, starting wage $11.35. You will learn knife skills, operation of kitchen tools, food preparation techniques, food safety guidelines, and general sanitation practices. To apply email resume to

PENNINSULA CO-OP is looking to hire a Cashier/Grocery Clerk. This position would be suitable for a student seeking part-time work, providing around 16 hours each week, including 2 evenings and one weekend day. More hours will be available during school breaks. $11.35 hour - 2132 Keating X Road, Saanichton. Apply online at  or in person at the Co-op Food Centre, 2132 Keating X Road, Saanichton

ROTARY PARK IN SIDNEY (1838 Chipmunk Court, off East Saanich Road - near the Airport) Is looking for students to work in the concession thru baseball season, April-May-June – evenings and week-ends $11.35 per hour (FoodSafe is required - if you do not have FoodSafe contact Jean and Kiwanis will pay for it, only if you work at the Park) Contact Jean Galvin directly at 250-652-8386

Games2U Entertainment Is looking for a highly motivated, physically active, enthusiastic Game coach to provide top quality customer service on site while supervising and facilitating all activities that we offer. Hourly Rate: $12.00 See the Career Centre Info Board for qualifications and detailed information. To apply, please send your resume to  

Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC)

WILDLIFE ASSISTANT (2 positions available)  $14.39 hour

JR. WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR (4 positions available)  $14.39 hour

WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR (2 positions available)  $18.91 hour

Full-time, Temporary Position May 1 – Sep 3, 2018

Because these positions are funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program, candidates must currently be full-time students between the ages of 18-30 and intend to return to school next year. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2018. Candidates who are interested in the positions should apply online at the link below


Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 - 6-8 pm, In the Coffee Shop. Hiring for spring and summer employment in most departments, some starting as early as March! wages starting at $15 hour. Bring resumé and cover letter OR an application (available online or at the event) Application available at:

JOB FAIR - Youth Employment Program Friday, February 23, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM SHOAL Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney Polish up your resume and come meet employers looking to hire students for both part time and summer work.  Employers will have applications ready and may interview on the spot!  DOOR PRIZES WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FIRST 50 TO REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT Register at:

GRAD 2018

YEARBOOK: Deadline to submit Grad Yearbook writes and photos is Friday February 16th!