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November 9th, 2018

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November 9th, 2018
by Susan Batham - Friday, 9 November 2018, 10:04 AM

9th, 2018


Remembrance Day Assemblies
Today, Stelly's will dedicate blocks 2 and 3 to participating in Remembrance Day assemblies to honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served our country, and those who continue to serve, in order to preserve our Canadian values and freedoms.  This year is an especially notable year, as this is the 100th anniversary of the World War 1 armistice.  Poppies will be available at the assemblies. Please remember to bring a donation for the Legion Poppy Fund and wear your poppy proudly.

HOMEWORK HELP:  Need any help with your homework? Extra Help is available every morning from 7:15am in the Learning Commons or after school Monday/Tuesday and Thursday until 4pm! Check it out!


There is a Guest Speaker today for the Youth In Action meeting at lunch in room 108. Everyone welcome!


Congratulations to the Stelly's Rowing Team for their outstanding performances at the LVISSAA City Championships. The tenacious Stinger Crew finished very strong in all of their finals and placed 6th overall in the lower island competing against 15 other school programs capturing 6 Podium performances  - 4 Bronze, 1 Silver, and 1 Gold. The team was awesome showing great spirit, determination and support for one another and they were excellent ambassadors for our school. Well done Stingers!

SR GIRLS BASKETBALL: Tryouts are starting on Tuesday at 5pm and next Thursday at 3pm. See Ms. Montgomery if you can not make it!


Fire/Rescue Camp: Deadline To Apply is TODAY
Applications for the 2019 Fire/Rescue Camp are due TODAYDo you ever wonder what it’s like to run into a building that everyone else is running out of? Dream of using an extrication tool to cut up a car and extricate a victim? Think you could dangle off the end of a rope 50 feet in the air? Want to make a difference? If you have answered yes to any of the questions, you are a great candidate for the Southern Gulf Islands Fire/Rescue Cadet Camp taking place during one week of Spring Break 2019.  See Mr Rhodes in the Career Centre.

November 14th : A representative from McGill University will be here after school at 2:40pm in Rm 116 

November 21st - A representative from UBC will be here at 3pm - 4pm in Rm 116

Soldier For A Day- Work/Study Program
The BC Army Reserve is hosting a Soldier for a Day program on SATURDAY, November 17th.  This program is an introduction to the role of the BC Army Reserve both here in your home community, across Canada and even around the world. It’s also worth 6 1/2 hours of work experience. Don’t wait too long to sign up, as spaces are filling up fast!


Have You Considered a Career in AVIATION and DESIGN?  School District #61 is hosting a semester long Aviation and Design Program @ Mt. Doug Secondary February - June 2019.   Partnering With Viking Air, Victoria Flying Club, Pacific Sky, VIH Aviation Group & Camosun College.  To register talk with Mr. Rhodes in the Career Centre.   APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY NOVEMBER 15, 2018.

District #63 Hairdressing Program
Any students interested in the dual credit Cosmo/Hairdressing Program, offered by SD#63 in partnership with Vancouver Island University, please see Mr. Rhodes  in the Career Centre to sign up for the Feb. 2019 start!


Volunteer hours can count toward Grad Transition requirements and/or are a necessary requirement for some university program admissions. The Career Centre has information about various volunteer opportunities for students, including the following:  
The Sidney Summit on Habitat and Environment (Nov. 10)
SHOAL Christmas Craft Fair (Nov. 17)
Lions Club Breakfast With Santa (Dec. 1)
Sidney Sparkles Parade (Dec. 2)
SHOAL Bridge Club Banquet (Dec. 5)
Sidney Aviation Museum Open House (Dec. 28)

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: Japan, Vietnam

  • Africa: 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, Zahida Machan at or visit Start Your Journey - It Begins With You...

Island Health Volunteer Opportunities -  Becoming a volunteer with Island Health means both giving of yourself and learning from others. It is a valued gift and privilege.  Every Island Health facility has varying volunteer opportunities. These range from Emergency Room Volunteers, to Meal Support Volunteers, to Office Support Volunteers and more.  Volunteer Resources:

GRAD 2019

Grads have you started your Grad Transition paperwork yet? It is available online and in the Career Centre.



Representatives from the POST SECONDARY INSTITUTES OF BC will be at Stelly's on Thursday, November 15th starting at 6:00 through to  8:00pm to provide information about their programs, admissions and answer any questions you may have! There are 2 presentation sessions in various classrooms followed by a mini fair. Also, we are hosting a "PARENTS AS CAREER COACHES" Seminar at 6:30pm to help parents guide their children to make sound educational and career choices.