The Daily Buzz

September 12th, 2018

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September 12th, 2018
by Bettina Perron - Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 2:04 PM

September 12th, 2018


Western Speedway Free Family Passes available in the office for this weekends Sprint Car Races

Reminder to return School Forms to the office ASAP!.

GOOGLE GSUITE ACCOUNT FORMS:  There are over 250 students that have not filled out the YELLOW GSuite for Education account forms! Those students that have not filled out these forms will have their google accounts deactivated on Friday. Forms available in the learning commons.

Are you interested in visiting London, Paris, Florence and Rome on Spring Break? If so, please come to a meeing in room 144 at lunch on Thursday or see Ms Liberatore anytime. Those who have already signed up, please come to this important meeting as well.

SOCIAL LEADERSHIP: Reminder that the first class for Social Leadership is  today at lunch in room 108. See Mrs Wallace if you are not able to attend.

Photo Day: School photos will be taken next Monday September 17th.  Every student in every grade needs a photo taken for school I.D. purposes, even if you do not plan to purchase photos.


Fall Sports teams are contiuing to start up this week... Here's what is happening the rest of this week.... Jr Boys Volleyball team tryouts todfay after school. & Jr. & Sr. Girls Volleyball practice after school Thursday in the gym

SAILING CLUB: Sailing is starting soon for this Fall!!  The season will be September 22 - October 27, with a 2 hour session during the week and 3 hours on Saturdays (specific days/times tbd soon).  Whether you are experienced or brand new to sailing we are happy to have you join! For more information please contact Christine Bennett at




Do you LOVE hair? Have you ever considered a career as a Hairstylist??  Are you a social person that likes people, enjoys being a team player that is motivated with a positive attitude? Hairstylist apprenticeships provide you with the training and qualifications you need to work in the aesthetics and beauty industry. Available to grade 10-11-12 students. Interested? See Mr. Rhodes in the Career Centre for an application package.

FIRE RESCUE YOUTH CAMP - Are you a candidate for the Gulf Island Fire/Rescue Youth Camp? The next camp runs March 18-23, 2019. Applications are due November 16, 2018.  Wonder what it’s like to run into a building that everyone else is running out of? Think you could dangle off a rope 50 feet in the air? Want to make a difference? Wish you could help? Applicants must be 15 to 18 years of age.  Admission fee will be $200 per student. Upon completion, students qualify for 100 Work Experience hours, equivalent to 4 school credits. Details and application:

Startup Slam Tech Conference
The largest Tech Conference on Vancouver Island! Connect with local tech companies and attend session on topics like git, Android Studio, game design and Docker! Lunch is provided. For more information and FREE registration:

Food Safe Level 1  - Friday, October 19th, 2018 - (Pro-D Day)- 8:30 am to 4:30 pm - at the SHOAL Centre in Sidney - 10030 Resthaven Drive - Cost is $50. Food Safe is useful for anyone working or wishing to work 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.

Alert First Aid with CPR "C" & AED - Saturday, October 20th, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the SHOAL Centre in Sidney. Cost is $50.

Retail Training - *FREE* - This certificate program prepares you for first time work experiences in retail & many other work environments. You will be treated as an employee & you will be working alongside a busy team of staff members. This is a full day commitment on Sundays for 4 weeks each month. Train in working a cash register & counting cash, customer service, creating displays and more! Brentwood Bay and Sidney locations.


A neighbourhood family is looking  for after school care for their 4 and 7 year old girls
Monday-Tuesday-Thursday 7142 Mable Road - $15.00 hour
Pick-up is required on Monday from Gingerbread Preschool 6888 W Saanich Rd, Brentwood Bay
Pick-up is required on Monday-Tuesday-Thursday from Keating Elementary   6843 Central Saanich Rd
Contact James @ 250-813-0556

Bistro Suisse - a busy local restaurant located in Sidney is offering job opportunities as a Busser / Server assistant or Dishwasher (2470 Beacon Ave) $12.65 hour

Job opportunities in North Saanich - Yard maintenance, approximately 3 hrs. @$15.00 hr., - General yard maintenance, 2 hrs. Weekly @ $13.00 hr.,  - Housekeeping, weekly for the month of September @ $15.00 hr. Please contact Sara for more information at: or call (250) 656-5537

Pharmasave in Sidney is looking for a part time Pharmacist Assistant: Evening and Weekends, $12.65 to start. Apply in Person to Pharmasave (Bob), 9810 7th Street, Unit 200, Sidney, BC

Morinwood, Inc. is looking for an shop hand who has a keen interest in woodworking. Flexible hours, will do what they can to fit shifts to your availability. (preference will be given to students taking or have taken woodworking). Duties would depend on your experience, $15.00 to $18.00 hour. This would be a great starting point for someone who is looking to enter a trade as a Cabinet Maker (Joinery) For Trade information see:  Interested?? Email your resume to Howard Pryde at


Central Saanich Terry Fox Community Run - Volunteers Needed
Sunday, September 16-  8:30 am to 11:00 am
Students will be in pairs and would be “extra marshals” helping to mark the route and encouraging runners/walkers/cyclists. FREE pancakes, muffins, fruit, coffee, juice, etc. and you can enter for draw prizes. If you are interested contact Mr. Braun at Stelly’s Secondary School

Pumpkin Express Event” Volunteer opportunity October 19, 20, 21 from 4:30-8:30pm. Interested in helping with the preparation for this event (building scarecrows, decorating the forest areas the train runs through, etc.) Scarecrow building work party Saturday, Sept. 22 10am to 3pm. Volunteering during the event with supervision of craft tables, train track crossings, pumpkin carvings, haunted story walks, scavenger hunt. in the graveyard and face painting. Historical Society/VIME grounds on Lochside Drive (turn right onto Island View Rd., then left onto Lochside Dr.) Email the event coordinator Diana Wigen at Please make subject line "Pumpkin Express Volunteer"

Canucks Autism Network in Victoria is looking for Volunteers:

* I Can Swim Saturdays 4-5:45 Sept. 29th to Nov. 24th, at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre

* I Can Play Sports and Be Active Saturdays 1:15-3, Oct. 10 to Nov. 28 at Royal Oak Middle School

* I Can Skate Saturdays 4:30-5:30, Sept. 29 to Dec. 8, at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre.

Support children and youth with autism in your community. No Experience required!! Programs do NOT run on long weekends!! Apply online at


International Luncheon for all International Students is on Thursday, September 13th in the Dining Room. All International students are asked to attend!


MEET THE TEACHER - Thursday, September 27th - Come out and meet our staff on Thursday, Sept.27th at the Meet the teacher BBQ at 5pm. Following the BBQ  at 6pm we will meet in the Gym with a “Welcome” address from our principal followed by a rotation of your students class schedule starting at 6:30pm.

PAC MEETING- Oct 2nd - The first PAC meeting of the year is happening on Tuesday, Oct 2nd at 7pm in the Learning Commons. All Parents/guardians are welcome to attend!

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