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February 4th, 2019

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February 4th, 2019
by Bettina Perron - Monday, 4 February 2019, 11:44 AM

February 4th, 2019


Attention Gr 9,10 and 11's........Are you interested in writing a University of Waterloo Math contest this spring?  The next round of contests will be written later this month and deadline to sign up is FRIDAY.  See Mrs Hilton in rm 169 before Friday if you are interested.  It's free for you and a great way to challenge your Math skills!!!

STUDENT PARKING: Just a reminder to students that parking permits are required to park on school premises. Student parking is spots are provided on a first come first served basis. If student parking is full students are reminded that parking is not permitted in visitors, handicapped or "R" spots. Students will need to park on Wallace Road at the back of the field.

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.

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!


TRACK & FIELD: Interested in joining the Track & Field team at Stelly's? See Mr. Smyth for more details.

BOYS RUGBY: Boy's Rugby is starting this week. Practices are s rugby practices start up this week?  Tuesday and Thursday after school.


ROBOTICS CLUB: Robotics Club starts this week! It is held every Tuesday after school in Rm 153. See Mr. McDonald for more info.

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

ART CLUB: 2nd Semester Art Club starts next 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.

DUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES:  NOW is the time, for any student interested in exploring the possibility of getting university or college level programs paid for as part of your high school education.  Please see the following link on the Saanich Career Education web page for a comprehensive listing of all of the eligible programs. These include opportunities in the following disciplines: Aesthetics & Beauty, Business, Construction Trades, Culinary Arts, health and Human Services, Horticulture/Agriculture, Marine Trades, Mechanical Trades, Metal Trades, Public Safety, and Technology.  Dual credit programs earn course credits that count toward graduation AND College or University credentials.


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.


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!

GRAD 2019

MANDATORY GRAD ASSEMBLEY: Mandatory Grad Assembly is on Wednesday in Block 2 - All Grads MUST attend!

MAGIC WAND: The Magic Wand is a non-profit organization that offers an Eco-friendly and inexpensive alternative to grad outfits for both girls and boys. The Magic Wand is for ANY grad to borrow a dress, suit or tux, rather than buy (a small fee for cleaning is the only charge). All outfits are new or like-new, and all accessories are included. To book an appointment to view the selection of available clothes, phone 250-658-0246.

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


Water Polo Athlete Recruitment Program:  Saanich Water Polo School is offering a NEW Water Polo Athlete Recruitment Program, February to May, at Saanich Commonwealth Place Pool.  Tryouts are free. All enquiries should be directed to

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!