The Daily Buzz

January 31st, 2019

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January 31st, 2019
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 31 January 2019, 11:02 AM

January 31st, 2019


COURSE CHANGES: Orange course change forms are now available at the main office. Completed forms are to be returned to the office as well. The Last day to change courses is tomorrow, Feb 1st.

REPORT CARDS: TA is happening tomorrow at the end of Block 1 to issue Report Cards.

GRADE 9 to 12 AND BEYOND EVENT - FEBRUARY 21 - Parents & Students Grades 9 through 12 are invited to attend Stelly's Explorations evening on Thursday, February 21st 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! If you missed some of the other post secondary information sessions, this evening will be a great opportunity for you to talk to representatives from UVIC & Camosun.


TRACK & FIELD: There will be a short meeting for any students interesting in Track and Field this year, at lunch today in Room 162.  See Mr. Smyth for more details if you cannot attend.


Students! Are you interested in Artificial Intelligence and robots?  Come to the MPR room on Wednesday February 13 at lunch to participate in a demonstration with a robot called Loomo.

ART CLUB: 2nd Semester Art Club starts on Tuesday, February 12th, 2018. See Mr. S if you have any questions


WORK EXPERIENCE:  If you have a part time job where you work 5 or more hours per week you could easily log enough hours before the end of the year to complete Work Experience 12A.  If you work upwards of 10 hour per week, you could easily complete Work Experience 12B as well. This is a great chance to earn 4 or 8 grade twelve credits toward graduation.  Even though these are grade 12 courses, you can enrol if you are in grade 9, 10, 11, or 12! Anyone wishing to take advantage of this should see Mr. Rhodes in the Career Centre to learn how to get started.  Please show up with a resume and cover letter to initiate and expedite the process.


Camosun College will be hosting the annual Women In Trades & Technology event on Wednesday, February 21st. Students will have the opportunity to explore and participate in activities in trades of Carpentry, Electrical, Automotive Service Technician, Sheet Metal/Metal Fabrication, plus four technology areas including Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. This is a whole day event open to a limited number of female students from SD63, and lunch will be provided. Interested students please sign up in the Career Centre.

Animal Logic, a world leader in Feature Animation that creates such films as The Lego Movie 2, Peter Rabbit and Guardians of the Galaxy 2, is going to be running a second ‘work experience week’ for grade 11 students from BC at their Studio in downtown Vancouver!  Successful applicants will spend the week learning and applying a variety of computer animation related skills. Students achieve all of their 30 hours work experience, in one fun and exciting week!  This event will be taking place March 18-22 (during Spring Break). Please visit the Career Centre for more information or check out


Butchart Gardens Employment Opportunities & Job Fair - Feb. 13th from 6-8 pm
Seasonal Employment – Food - Visitor - Custodial Services - Gift Store – Gardening. Apply online at   Seasonal positions provide 25-40 hours of work per week, $15.45 hour. Shifts will vary and weekend and evening work is required.

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (YEP) JOB FAIR - Friday, Feb 15 at Shoal Centre (10030 Resthaven Drive) 10 - 12 pm.  This is a great opportunity to meet employers interested in hiring students for summer or part time jobs. Come and learn about the employment opportunities in the area and how your skills and interest can benefit. Employers will have applications on hand and will be prepared to interview students at their tables, so dress for success, bring your resume!

London Drugs is hiring and looking for great talent to join our team! A great place to work offering flexible schedules for students, employee discounts, and opportunities for career advancement! A proud BC owned company committed to sustainable, greener ways to do business. Go to to check out all the jobs we have available or drop in personally at our Tillicum Centre store!

Summer Yard Work - This client hires two students each summer (Saanich-Beaverbrook Drive) Students work every Saturday either in the yard completing duties such as cutting the grass, weeding and odd jobs, or in the house completing light housekeeping. This client is a tradesman and is happy to mentor students as they work. Starting February 26 - 7 hours weekly @ $15.00/ Hour

COMPUTER HELPER: A lady in the community is looking for general computer & printer help!! As required, on the weekends $25.00 hour. Interested??  Call Yvonne at 250.652.1630

GRAD 2019

GRAD TRANSITIONS: Grad Transition paperwork deadline is March 8th! All required paperwork is available in the Career Centre, online thru the Stelly’s website or the Saanich Career Education website. Don't delay get it done today!

GRAD’s don’t forget to grab a Thrifty Smile card or a Fairway card from the office to raise funds for the Dry Grad.  Get your parents to load the card when they shop, and the stores will make a donation to Dry Grad 2019.


International Student Mt. Washington Ski Trip is on March 7 & 8. Cost $250.00. Sign up with Diane in the International Office. Last day to Sign-up is next Thursday, Feb 14


PARENT VOLUNTEER NEEDED   - The Stelly’s Breakfast Program is still in need a  parent volunteer for Wednesday mornings from 7:30 am to 9am. The Stellys breakfast program is open to all students and is a simple self-serve bagel breakfast. Please consider helping if you can!

The Peninsula Youth Clinic in  Sidney is open today and every THURSDAY from 5:30 - 7:30pm with both a doctor and mental health clinician on hand.