The Daily Buzz

May 30th, 2019

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May 30th, 2019
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 30 May 2019, 10:44 AM

May 30th, 2019


Stelly's Global 11 Class is holding a raffle to raise money to benefit the Children's Hospital Foundation. Tickets are on sale this week at lunch only $0.50 each or 3 for $1.00. Come on out and support their passion project and win a $30 gift card for the cafeteria.

Stelly’s last coffee concert of the year is June 10th. The Audition Sign up sheet is posted on the band room door. Auditions will be in the dining room next week.

The June Exam Schedule has now been posted on the website and in the main Foyer. Please check it over and ensure you don't have any exam conflicts. All Grade 10 through 12 students are required to take a numeracy exam, please sign up online, a registration button is on the Stelly's website. Grade 12's make sure that you have taken a Numeracy Assessment as it is mandatory Grad requirement!

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

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

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


Reminder to all SR and JR soccer players please come to a meeting at break on Thursday regarding "Kick for the cure"


KAYAK & PADDLING CLUB: Interested in kayaking or paddle boarding? We have a Paddling club at Stelly’s!. Come to a meeting Friday at lunch in Room 112 to find out more! If you can't make the meeting, please see Ms. Matheson for more details!


Camosun Summer Career Exploration Programs
Students born between January 2004 and December 2006 can have fun, learn new skills & explore exciting career areas during the summer at Camosun College.
Aug. 6-9: Entrepreneurship & Sheet Metal;
Aug 12-16: Science & Light Truck Transport;
Aug. 19-23: Carpentry.
Sign up for one or more programs. $150 per program. To REGISTER and for more info, please see:

Interested in a Electrical Training Program?? WATT (Workplace Alternative Trades Training) is a FREE Pre-Apprenticeship.  3 weeks of hands on Electrical Training - Paid Work Experience - Apprenticeship Sponsorship. See the Poster on the Career Centre Info Board for more information. To apply or for more information call, text or email us today! 250-532-3759 -

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.


BC Regional Council of Carpenters Summer Youth Employment Project - Get Paid to Learn a Trade. Try a paid internship in Carpentry. It’s a skill you’ll have forever!! Pick up an application in the Career Centre. Call Jordan Kersch 250-883-9002

Interested in a summer program like no other … Do you want to be a leader in your community and beyond. If your interested in current events and have a passion for politics, social justice or civic engagement you may be interested in this intensive five-day program. Dogwood’s 2019 Summit Youth Empowerment Program. August 19-23 at the Dock: 300 - 722 Cormorant Street. Application deadline is June 7, 2019. For details and application see:

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  


Lifecycles - Seed the City - Urban Farming & Gardening Program
Here is a unique opportunity for students to get WEx credits through the summer. The Program runs from July 2- August 26, Tuesday & Thursdays 9:30-3:30 pm at Reynolds Secondary. Applications are due May 31, 2019. For more information see the Career Centre. For more info and to apply:

Raincoast Conservation Foundation is looking for volunteers to help with their inspiring Youth Event! June 5, 2019 at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea on at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This event celebrates students from the program, joining them together with other conservation and First Nations leaders and the greater community. It will be an evening of learning, reflection and celebration of our precious coast. Contact Maureen at 604-836-3155 or

Folk ‘N Fiddle Festival, May 31-June 1 (Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney). Volunteers are desperately needed to cover a range of jobs, from food to merchandising to doing festival evaluations. The shifts are 4 hours long. If interested, please contact

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, concerts and farm stands. Our station involves children activities such as face 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


Michell Farms - Are you a team player - are you able to perform physical duties as well as cashiering in the FARM MARKET. $13.85 hour. All while gaining Work Experience credits!! Contact Nicole at 250-883-2649 or

Thomas Philips Woodworking Ltd. is looking to fill a joinery position. Hours: 7:30-4 (Monday-Friday). Wage: $13.00 hour. Duties include: assembly of cabinets, helping in finishing spray booth, clean up and deliveries. Contact Eric Gummer at

McDonald's @ Royal Oak is hiring! Work as part of a team, close to home, with very flexible hours! Apply in person.

Peace At Home Pet Care (mobile cat grooming & in home pet care services) is seeking responsible, reliable individual to assist with in home pet care visits. Excellent opportunity if you’re passionate about animals and looking for experience working in pet care services. Wage $16.50 (Approx 30 min visit) . For a complete list of responsibilities, requirements and details see the Career Centre Info Board. Please send resume with cover letter to

The Gardens at HCP (Horticultural Centre of the Pacific) is a public garden and place of learning in Saanich. The HCP is currently looking for a summer Gardens Assistant from June 30 – August 25th, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.  35 hours/week - $15 /hour. The successful candidate will work with the Head Gardener as well as other staff and volunteers in the garden.

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 $13.85 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!

GRAD 2019

A list of approved Grad guests has now been posted outside the main office.

Extra Grad Ceremony Tickets Available – May 29th!
Additional tickets for the Stelly's Graduation Ceremony will be available from the UVic Ticket Centre (at the Farquhar Auditorium) in person or over the phone.  Ticket limit: 2 tickets per student. $10 per ticket + taxes.  UVic Ticket Centre:  250-721-8480.

Grads! Was your full legal name correct at the UVIC Grad rehearsal? If not, you need to bring your birth certificate, passport or driver's licence  to Ms. Shelly in the main office as soon as possible.

STELLY'S DRY AFTER GRAD TICKETS available for sale today thru June 4th ONLY at 7:45am - 8:45am or at lunch. Tickets are $10 each.


SISP International Year End Celebration BBQ is happening on Tuesday, June 4 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at Stelly's. All Host Families and International Students are invited to an evening of Food, Music and Fun! Please sign-up with Diane.

Stelly's International Student Farewell -Wed., June 12 th

On Wednesday, June 12 at lunch time all International students are asked to attend a farewell ceremony where we will be honouring our graduating international students as well as our students who are leaving the program.  Dessert only will be served, so please bring your own lunch. At 2:10 pm, the same day, Students are asked to meet in front of the school where we will be heading out on School Buses to Langford Lanes for Bowling and Dinner. Students will be back at Stelly's by 6:30 pm. All students who wish to go on the after school trip must pick up a Field Trip form from Diane in the International Office.


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.