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June 20th, 2019

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June 20th, 2019
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 20 June 2019, 3:12 PM

June 20th, 2019


2019-2020 School Bus Registration is open for students wishing to take the District School Bus next year.  Please go to the School District Website under transportation and register your student. Note: Students must be registered by July 15th, 2018 to ensure a seat on the bus.

YEARBOOKS: If students did not receive their yearbooks on Wednesday, Please see Mr. Hart in the computer lab!

TIMETABLES:  If students missed TA on Wednesday, Next Years timetables are available for pick up in the main office.

Report Card pickup is THURSDAY June 27 from 8:30 - 9:15 in TA classroom.  Additional times to pick up Report cards will Friday, June 28th through Friday,July 5th 8am -3pm only. Report Cards will not be mailed home. Parents are welcome to pick up report cards.

TEXTBOOKS/LIBRARY BOOKS: Please return ALL textbooks and Library resources by Tuesday, June 25th. Feel free to put them on any carts you see around the school or bring them to the Learning commons.

Japan 2020 Spring Break Trip :Have you ever thought about travelling to Japan?  Stelly's Secondary School is organizing an educational and cultural trip to Japan during Spring Break of 2020. We are going to Tokyo, Hakone, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima. You will have the unique experience of being able to immerse yourself in both old and new traditions that co-exist within the Japanese culture!! Come to the meeting on Monday June 24th at 6 pm or see Mrs. Fitzgerald for more information.

LOCKER CLEAN OUT: Be sure you locker is completely cleaned out by Friday, June 21st. Locks and contents will be removed on Wednesday, June 26th. All unclaimed items will be donated on July 2nd to a local charity.
LOST & FOUND TABLE: A lost & found table is in the hallway, near the office.  Lots of t-shirts, hoodies,  water bottles, etc. All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.


WORK EXPERIENCE 12A &12B - If you have a job or are volunteering this summer be sure to sign up for Work Experience and receive extra credits, you must register by June 25th to receive credit for your hours!! See the Career Center for more details!

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 -

Trades Exploration -TEx Program) Have you thought about a career in the trades?  Not sure if it will be right for you? Get samples of Welding, Carpentry, Electrical and Plumbing through a Semester 2 TEx Program!  Earn work experience credits and learn about the steps to apprenticeship and Red Seal Certification. There's still time to register! See Mr. Rhodes in the Career Centre for more info.


Have You Considered a Career in AVIATION and DESIGN? School District #61 is hosting a semester long Aviation and Design Program @ Mt. Doug Secondary February - June 2020  Partnering With Viking Air, Victoria Flying Club, Pacific Sky, VIH Aviation Group & Camosun College. See Career Centre Info Board for more information!!  To register talk with Mr. Rhodes in the Career Cent.  APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY NOVEMBER  2019

AUTOTECH PROGRAM - Do you love cars? Enjoy working with your hands? Need credits for graduation? How would you like to be a Camosun student before you graduate? STARTS February 2020 – Application deadline is mid-November 2019.  13 weeks (February-June) of instruction at Esquimalt High. 7 weeks at Camosun College for Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Program. 100 hours of Work Experience to be completed before Camosun begins To register talk with Mr. Rhodes in 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

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.


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.


Mount Doug Golf Course (4225 Blenkinsop Rd.) is looking to hiring mature responsible students to join our outdoor grounds team this summer and possible future summers for grounds keeping. This is a great opportunity to spend the summer outdoors doing mostly light duty tasks like raking, weeding, whipping edges, and driving a golf gator around the course. This is a part-time seasonal position; hours should be 20-30 hours per week. If interested, please take your resume in person to the check-in counter to set up an interview.

Are you Graduating? Are you looking for a career as a Legal Assistant? Everson Law located in Sidney, British Columbia, is looking for a cheerful, friendly, self-motivated office assistant to join their team.  It is preferred that the successful candidate desires to train as a Legal Assistant. To apply, please email your cover letter and resume, along with references, to Wendy Everson @

Chef on the Run in Sidney, is looking for a deli clerk for Saturday’s from 8 till 4pm!  Duties involve serving customers, packaging meals, sandwich making, and light cleaning.  Must be organized, clean, reliable and friendly. $13.85 per hour. Please email to or drop off resume in person to: Chef On The Run LTD. 9781b Second Street Sidney, BC - Ask for Julia Ripley.

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS WANTED! Earn extra cash this summer by delivering the Times Colonist newspaper! Please call 250-380-5327 for information on Routes available in your area.

GRAD 2019

BOTTLE DRIVE FOR GRAD 2020: This weekend on Saturday, June 22 from 9am to 12pm is the first Bottle Drive for  After Grad 2020. The after grad 2020 parents are looking for a few volunteers to help out with the monthly bottle drive fundraiser for 2020 after grad.  This ongoing fundraiser takes place on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:00-12:00 at Stelly’s. The Bottle Drive schedule coinsides with the Community Recycling and soft plastics drop-off at Stelly’s each month.  The Bottle Drive summer dates are as follows: June 22, 2019, July 27, 2019, August 24, 2019; and will continue until May 2020.


Peninsula Youth Clinic – OPEN ALL SUMMER
For all youth aged 12-24: the Peninsula Youth Clinic is located at Peninsula Medical, 2a-2379 Bevan Avenue, Sidney (250-656-4143) and is open EVERY THURSDAY from 5:30 – 7:30pm, providing services for mental, physical, and sexual health. A doctor and mental health clinician is on hand. Walk-ins are welcome! Services are completely free and confidential in their judgement free zone.
-any medical concern
-get prescriptions
-speak with a counsellor
-access to STI and pregnancy testing
-access to birth control