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February 21st, 2018

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February 21st, 2018
by Bettina Perron - Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 10:21 AM

February 21st, 2018


Reminder that Friday, February 23rd, 2018 is a Pro-D day - School is NOT in session

Hey Stelly’s.... Composts are back and everyone has been doing a great job with them. It’s time for the next step though! The recyclable bottles need help being collected. This is a great opportunity for those who are in need of volunteer hours or who want to give a hand around the school. Bottle collections will be Monday’s and Thursdays at lunch. To get involved please speak with Hunter Lastiwka or see Mrs. Wallace in room 108.

SCHOLARSHIP MEETING CANCELLED: Scholarship Meeting is cancelled today. Mrs. Laws will post the notes on Google classroom and will be available in the Career Centre at Lunch next Monday thru Wednesday for anyone needing help with post Secondary applications and transcripts.

HOMEWORK HELP: Reminder that Homework Help is available everyday in the Learning Commons starting at 7:30am and after school until 4pm.

COURSE SELECTION FOR 2018/2019: Course Selection forms are due back by March 2nd to the Career Centre. Be sure to check entrance requirements to any Post Secondary programs you  will be attending! Any questions...See a Counsellor!

YEARBOOKS: Please check the Yearbook list in the office to ensure you have pre-purchased your Yearbook.


SR GIRLS SOCCER: Sr Girls soccer try outs are right after school today and Thursday at Centennial Field.  Please bring both running shoes and soccer boots to the try outs! Please see Ms Cunningham if you have any questions.

JR GIRLS SOCCER: Tryouts for Jr Girls Soccer Team are Thursday after school at 3:15pm at Centennial Park.  See Mr. Braun if you can't make it!


JOB FAIR - Friday, February 23, 2018- 10am to 1pm at SHOAL Centre in 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:

SOLDIER FOR A DAY -Feb 24th - Canadian Armed Forces Army Reserve
Students aged 16 and older still have time to apply for the Soldier for a Day Work-Study Program, Saturday, February 24th! Find out about employment and educational opportunities and what is involved when in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves!  Visit the Career Centre for more information and application packages.

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.

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.

FOODSAFE Level 1 - Monday, March 5, 2018  8:30am – 4:30 pm at the SHOAL Centre 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


ALERT FIRST AID with CPR”C”& AED Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm @ SHOAL Centre  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


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

GRAD 2018

Grad Portrait Retakes are Here!
If you had retakes taken of your grad portraits, they have arrived at the school.  Please come to the office to pick them up.

GRAD BOTTLE & CLOTHING DRIVE this Saturday 9 -12pm in the Stelly's parking lot.

GRAD PARENTS: Reminder Grad Ads for the Yearbook are due March 9th! No late submissions will be accepted.


INTERNATIONAL LUNCHEON:  International Student Luncheon  is on Thursday in the Dining Room.

SPRING BREAK TRAVEL:  Reminder to ALL International Students planning day trips or overnight trips during Spring Break, MUST submit travel applications by WEDNESDAY March 7, 2018.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN TOUR: International Student Rocky Mountain Tour Applications available from the International Office. Last day to Sign-up is March 7, 2018