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April 4th, 2019

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April 4th, 2019
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 4 April 2019, 10:54 AM

April  4th, 2019


Grad Executive 2020: Are you a grade 11 student interested in joining next years grad exec? We are looking for enthusiastic, responsible and committed grade 11 students to start planning for GRAD 2020. Applications  are now available on the grad board in the main foyer. Applications are due Thursday April 11. Please see Mrs Dildy or Mrs Hilton for more information.

MANDATORY GRAD ASSEMBLEY today in Block 4. All Grade 12 students must attend!

The Accounting office will be closed Thursday and Friday this week.

PRO D day on Monday, April 8th - School is NOT in Session

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!


TENNIS TEAM: Any students interested in playing on the Stelly's Tennis Team this year please see Mr. Redlin in the main office. Tennis team practice is Friday after school at Centennial Park!


Indigenous Leadership meeting at lunch today...Please be on time as we have a guest speaker!

Youth In Action club is hosting a drive to help homeless members of our society. Please support us by bringing clothing and hygiene supplies to the box in the main foyer. There are posters around the school with ideas of what is needed by the Victoria Cool Aid Society.  Collecting will continue until April 20.



Coast Capital Savings Internship Program
The Coast Capital Savings - Youth Get It - Internship Program recruitment is underway! Coast Capital offers this valuable, fun, and paid work experience opportunity to students entering grade 11 or 12 in September 2019. There are 8 positions available in the Greater Victoria area. Deadline for applications is April 5. Visit the Career Centre for program and application information forms.

UVic Medical Program Info - May 7
Are you interested in becoming a doctor? Do you know you can earn your MD at UVic? The Island Medical Program delivers the UBC MD Undergraduate Program in partnership with the University of Victoria and Island Health. Learn more about the MD admissions process at the upcoming high school information session on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, from 6:30-8:00 pm, in the UVic Medical Sciences Building, room 105.

Saanich Summer Internship Program
Saanich Parks & Recreation: Summer Internship Program is designed to support youth ages 16-18 years to gain valuable work experience. Mentored part-time and full-time placements are available in summer camps and community settings throughout Saanich. Interns receive up to $500 for completing the program!  Application deadline is May 15.  Apply by sending an e-mail to  explaining why you want to be a summer intern or phone 250-475-7624 for more information.

DESTINATION UVIC - May 25th – Uvic  encourages all admitted students to attend  DestinationUVic on May 25 where they will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with an academic advisor, visit the info fair and connect with student services on campus and take an in-depth campus tour.  There will also be Reg 101 workshops to attend on campus that day.  Students who attend Destination UVic will be eligible to win a tuition credit towards their first year at UVic – one of two $500 prizes and one grand prize of $1000.  Students can register to attend online.  Please go to  to register and to get more information about this event.

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps ADMIRAL BUDGE is recruiting!! FREE Training Program - Wednesday nights 6:30 - 9:00 pm - 9565 Hurricane Road, North Saanich, BC. Receive Training in: Safe boating and sailing - Navigation and seamanship - Communication and teamwork - Citizenship - Air rifle marksmanship. Added bonuses include: Earn high school credits, community service hours and receive scholarship opportunities. Check out the Poster for more information on training and bonuses!!


RUSTIC PATHWAYS (International Community Service Programs) Are you interested in a culturally immersive adventure and international community service programs? Meet a representative from Rustic Pathways on Thursday at lunch in the front foyer!


Rotary Park in Sidney (1838 Chipmunk Court, off East Saanich Road - near the Airport)
Is looking for students to work in the concession thru baseball season, starting April 14th – evenings and week-ends $13.00 per hour.  (FoodSafe is required - if you do not have FoodSafe contact  Jean and Kiwanis will pay for it, only if you work at the Park)  Contact Jean Galvin directly at 250-652-8386

Peninsula Country Market is looking hire students to help out at the weekly market. If you like to be outdoors, the sound of live music, fresh fruit & veggies this is a wonderful summer job. Saturdays 9 am-1 pm / June 1 -October 13 - Stelly’s Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly’s Cross Road.  Help is also needed to set up and tear down tables and tents 7:00am – 1:30pm – 6.5 hours @ $13.00/Hr.  Kids activity area including face painting, colouring and craft activities 9:00am – 1:00pm – 4 Hours @ $13.00/Hr

Central Saanich Little League is hiring two positions: 1) Cook/Food Supervisor - $14.25 hour - Valid Food Safe certificate required  2)Front End Server/Cashier - $12.65 hour - Valid Food Safe certificate and asset.   Commitment from mid-March to the end of June and possibly into July required.  Contact or call 250.886.6323

GRAD 2019

GRAD SPRING PLANT FUNDRAISER: Grads don't forget to pick up your Grad Spring Plant fundraiser form from the Grad board. This fundraiser will help you pay for your Dinner/Dance ticket .... so don't delay grab a fund raising form today! Due date is April 18th!

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.

Did you know that Beacon Community Services offers up to 4 scholarships of $1500 to graduating Grade 12 students who show dedication to Community service/volunteerism. In other words, to students who exemplify our Beacon charity’s mission of helping people and improving lives! Scholarship applications must be received before end of day Wednesday, May 1, 2019For more information and application details:


Tofino Bear Watching or Surfing Trip - May 8th -The cost of this trip is $250.00 per person and includes transportation, overnight accommodation, one buffet dinner, and a  Bear Watching Boat Tour OR a Surfing Lesson.  Forms may be picked up in the International Office. The deadline for payment and registration is Friday, April 12, 2019. Don't wait until the last moment as there are limited seats available!


Reminder to families about the Parent Education Presentation next week on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm, at Bayside Middle School on what students are learning about substance use, sexual orientation, gender diversity and modern masculinity. Presenters will include:  Michelle Joyce (SD 63 Police Liaison),  Lux Welsh (Ambit Gender Diversity),  Nick Sandor (Island Sexual Health) It is free, but please register at Sexuality and Substance Use Awareness

Family Resources Fair – April 16
A family resources fair is being planned by School District 63, combining the "Life After High School" and the "Community Living Resource Fair." This will be a chance for the community to network with current service providers to learn about who they are and what supports and services they provide for children, youth and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.  Saturday April 6, 11:30 – 3:30 at the Royal Oak Middle School gymnasium.

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.