The Daily Buzz

May 16th, 2019

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May 16th, 2019
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 16 May 2019, 1:37 PM

May 16th, 2019


Reminder to those that ordered Blueberry Plants ... Pick up is today from 2:30 - 3:30pm in the Dining Room.

Reminder to those students that still have IOU's in the cafeteria from when we hada the debit machine down...please drop by and pay your debts!

Any First Nations student in grades 9-12 who are interested in applying for the WSANEC School Board Achievement Awards should come to an information session in the PE Classroom today at lunch. 

Stelly's Drama 11/12 class presents "The Last Gladiator" on May 23rd & May 24th at 7pm in the MPR. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. Come on out and laugh at their hilarious antics!

Stelly's Jr Musical Theatre Class presents "Let's Go to the Movies" a tribute to Hollywood Musicals on Friday, May 31st at 7pm in the MPR. Tickets are available at the Main office. Adults $10 and Students $5.

Summer School Registration is opening on Wednesday, May 22nd at Spectrum Community School on a first come first serve basis.

The last day to drop classes for this semester so that they don’t show up on your transcript is FRIDAY May 31st.

Did you know that School District #63 has its own Hairstylist training program?  Want a free haircut, style or Up-do? Give them a call and make an appointment (250-652-5381).. Check out the posters around the school! Studio 63 is at the Saanichton ILC on Mt Newton X road.

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!


ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA in now accepting applications for their 2019/20 programs ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens to meet other young people from across the country. Spend an adventure-filled week in your nation’s capital! Choose your theme … Sports & Fitness, Science & Ecology, Law & Our Justice System, Science & Technology, Medicine & Health, Global Affairs, Media & Communications, First Responders, Canada Remembers, Arts & Culture, Tech & Agri-Food, Business & Entrepreneurship, Vimy: Canada’s Coming of Age, Democracy & Youth and Experience Canada. See the Career Centre Info Board for more information. Contact Dianne Munday @ or 250-743-2165

Trades Exploration (TEx Program) - The semester 2 (2020) TEx Program, at Claremont Secondary, can help you discover the trade that suits you and your talents best, and, lead into post secondary trades training at Camosun College or our other partner post-secondary institutions. Tex combines school-based instruction with actual work-place experience in Carpentry, Plumbing, Welding and Electrical, giving a comprehensive overview of each of these trade areas. Learn about each trade, fast track your future and earn up to 24 credits toward grad for completing 6 courses! Find out about incentive grants and paid tuition for programs at Camosun related to the trades. Please see Mr. Rhodes in the Career Centre for more information.

TEAC 105 - Explorations in Technology - Do you want to explore Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Civil Engineering, and Computer Science?  TEAC 105 explores these four technologies through hands-on activities and project-based learning. This dual-credit course is offered in partnership with Camosun College and runs on Friday afternoons at Camosun Interurban Campus from 3- 6 pm, from September to February. Get more information and applications from your school counsellors or the Career Centre.


City of Victoria's Youth Leadership in Training Program - If you are 14-18 years old and have an interest in recreation and/or child & youth care!! This summer program consists of 2 weeks of leadership training at Crystal Pool in July, 4 weeks of City of Victoria summer camp placements, plus team building out-trips. Upon completion of the program, successful participants receive a $500 honorarium, a certificate, and a letter of reference. See the Youth Leaders in Training 2019: Information Sheet on the Career Centre Info Board. Applications due on June 17, 2019, and should be sent to:   Kyle Clancy, YLit Coordinator, at  

Have you considered a career in broadcasting on radio or television?  Be on the Air in less than a year!  Saskatoon-based Western Academy Broadcasting College offers an accelerated program of 2 years' worth of training in one year! Learn through one-on-one tutoring and hands-on experience in real Radio and Television studios. Our results boast a job placement rate of higher than 95%! Best of all, WABC works with students until they get hired. Get more information at or visit your school Career Centre.


Engineering for Kids. Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers!! - Our amazing volunteers assist our Camp Leaders in delivering fun hands -on learning activities at week long camps where we build catapults , launch rockets, solve engineering challenges in Minecraft, program LEGO robots to explore the moon, and more! Our camps include lots of outdoor games and activities, and trips to local parks, pools and water parks. See the poster on Career Info Board for all the details.

Kelset Elementary School is looking for volunteers to help with their Spring Fair on June 7th.  Volunteers are needed to run carnival games, face painting, craft tables, ticket booths. The fair runs from 5-8 pm, extra volunteers are also needed for set-up and clean-up.   Contact Sara at:

Step Up Youth Program - Island Health’s Volunteer Program for Youth. Volunteer opportunities at both Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital. All Youth in Grades 9-12 (Minimum age is 14). Application due: June 30th (accepted on a first come first serve basis) Interviews: July, Training: August. Program runs from September to 2nd Sunday in April. See the Career Centre Info Board for more information and program contacts.

Volunteers Needed for the iCan Bike Program at Pearkes Rec Centre July 8-12

iCan Bike camp teaches children with cognitive and/or physical challenges how to ride a two wheeled bike. Volunteers must be physically fit enough to walk, jog, and run beside riders. See the poster on Career Centre Info Board.

Volunteers needed for Brentwood Festival June 1 at Pioneer Park.  Help at this fun family event featuring artisans, concertsand farm stands. Our station involves children activities such asface painting, and children crafts.  4 volunteers needed for each shift. Shifts are 9-1 and 12-4, or stay the day!  Check it out at:     Contact Sara or 250-656-5537

Volunteers are need for the Salish Sea Lantern Festival which is held in mid August and there are several lantern-making workshops leading up to this event.

  • assist with lantern making on August 1, 6, 8, 13 and/or 15, all days between from 2-5pm (location TBD)

  • assist with 2 lantern making workshops at the SENCOTEN student summer immersion program in July

  • assist with distribution of Lantern Festival posters in August

Volunteer application form, guidelines and Code of Conduct:


Ryan Vending hires a range of different employees from Customer Service Route Drivers, to Service Technicians, to Warehouse Support Personal. Ryan Vending is the leading provider of vending machine services, food services and office coffee services in British Columbia. High school graduates are great fits for these roles and they provide these individuals with excellent opportunities to build experience and skills. Interested? Contact Dan Adu-Febiri, Recruitment Coordinator, Engaged HR Inc. at 250-385-7784 ext. 116 or

Scott Plastics Ltd. is looking for a student who has GRADUATED or GRADUATING SOON. for a line assembler or line worker in our firefighting division. The assembler position will manufacture various products used in the firefighting industry. Your own transportation is required. The position is entry level with the opportunity in time to develop $15-$18 hour depending on experience. Contact: Lloyd Rees or Brian Baart at 250-656-8102 or apply in person at Scotts Plastics, 2065 Henry Avenue West, Sidney

Mike Geric Construction - Labourer - Full Time Position - Wage based on Experience - We are seeking to hire a General Labourer to join our team. Competitive wages based on experience with opportunities for promotional and educational advancement within the company. See the job description on the Career Centre Info Board Interested? Please email your resume in confidence to

Island View Mini Golf is looking for full and part time staff from 9:30 am to dusk, 7 days a week, weather permitting $12.65 hour. Duties include customer service, use of cash register, greens maintenance, and some minor landscaping
Please email your resume for interviews to:

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa are looking to fill a couple of seasonal positions in housekeeping and as a dockhand. Both positions start at $13.85 and are part time hours up to a maximum of 30 hours a week. See the Career Centre for complete job descriptions. Email your resume + cover letter to our Human Resources Manager at Introduce yourself and specify which position you’re applying for!

Benson Cabinetry/Millwork is looking for a grade 12 student who is looking for full time employment after graduation.  Duties would include cleaning up the shop to start and then entry level position in shipping. $12.65 hour to start - 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Contact Renetta @ or call 250-652-4417 ext 106

Westshore MX is looking for some part time and full time staff for this season, duties vary from track worker, reception and store, bike repairs, help teach new people riding skills, and more!  Must be able to work with the public, work outside, have interest in dirt bikes and/or want to learn about motocross in general. Call 250- 590-8088 for more info., or see the full add at:

Blue’s Bayou Cafe (899 Marchant Road, Brentwood Bay, BC) is looking for dishwashers for evening shifts (5:30-9ish). $14.00 hour to start + tips + a meal. Please drop your resume off at Blues Bayou Cafe.

GRAD 2019

Grad Ceremony Ticket order forms are due tomorrow Friday, May 17th. Over 50 Grads have not yet submitted their form to get tickets for the Grad ceremony at Uvic. Pick one up at the office if you have not done so yet!

Reminder to grade 12’s that there is a MANDATORY GRAD REHEARSAL at the UVic auditorium on Monday May 27th.  All graduating students must meet at the front of the school at 8:15am to prepare for bussing. Grads are not permitted to drive their own vehicles to UVic.

Grads...Studio 63 Hairdressing students, will be visiting Stelly’s on WEDNESDAY, May 22nd at lunch in the main foyer! Try out an up-do or braiding before Grad, or just come for the fun! Save the date and plan for a FREE hair styling.

UVIC REISTRATION 101 – May 28th - Learn how to register for your courses at UVIC . Info session at lunch in Room 116 on May 28th

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.


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.