The Daily Buzz

December 19th, 2019

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December 19th, 2019
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 19 December 2019, 10:57 AM

December 19th, 2019


Pizza and Bake Sale is happening on Today and Friday. Bake sale is happening in the main foyer at break..come check out the wonderful brownies, tarts and cupcakes! Pizza is on Sale at lunch in the main foyer...Pizza is $2.50 a slice.. . Bring your cash or drop by the accounting office and pay by debit or credit card.

A FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST for students is happening on Friday morning from 7:15 to 8:15 am. Come on out an enjoy being served by the Stelly's Staff. Watch Mr.Redlin, Mr Hart and Mr. Collins flip some pancakes, Mr Lockhart sizzle some sausage and Mr. Heinekey heat up some Ham. Come One..Come all to this fun and festive event! Also after lunch tomorrow the Amazing and talented staff at Stelly’s will be putting on a Christmas show to entertain you in Block 3 & 4. Don’t miss this Hilarious event...Admission to this fabulous event is one canned item for the Sidney Food bank!

LAST DAY to DROP COURSES is January 10th, 2020

SCHOOL PHOTO RETAKES have arrived...Please drop by the office to pick your photos!

Reminder to Grade 9's to return your immunization forms to the office ...all forms should be in by the end of this week!

Any Grade 9 students interested in attending  a Victoria Royals Hockey game over the holidays, stop by the office and pick up a coupon to get  free admission to a game!

SCHOOL BUS PASSES are now available in the office for pick up! The bus drivers will start asking for them soon.


Pancake Breakfast 7:15 - 8:15am

Block 1    8:30-9:45am

Block 2   10:00-11:15am

LUNCH   11:15-12:00pm

STAFF XMAS SHOW 12:00 -2:35pm




Bus transportation and lunch will be provided! This is a chance to check out well paying careers in the following:  Trades - Electricians - Automotive Service Technicians - Sheet Metal/Metal Fabricators - Carpenters, Technology- Civil Engineering - Computer Science - Electronics Engineering - Mechanical Engineering.  More information will be out early in the New Year. You can add your name to a list in the Career Centre, see Mrs. Jackson. Spots are limited!

YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange is a national program offering opportunities for youth to improve their second official language skills, explore another part of Canada, and gain valuable work experience through a work placement while on the exchange. The program runs for 6 weeks (early July to mid August), you must be 16 or 17 years of age during the summer program. Applications are currently being accepted, the first priority application deadline is March 15, 2020.  For more information see:

Camosun's TEAC 105 (Explorations in Technology) registration is now open for the Feb-May 2020 course!  This dual-credit course, runs on Fridays from 3-6 pm, and provides current high school students with an introduction to careers in 4 technology areas:   Computer Science, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. See the Counselling Office for application forms.

Interested in going into the Health Care field? Check out Camosun’s New Allied Health Course Offering - This blended AHLT 104 & 134 course delivery is new, and will be offered Friday afternoons starting in Feb.  Come see a counsellor for more information or to get an application.

GRAD 2020

BOTTLE DRIVE FOR GRAD 2020: The next Grad bottle drive is on Saturday, December 28th from 9:00am-12:00pm to raise money for the After Grad 2020. The Bottle Drive schedule co-insides with the Community Recycling and soft plastics drop-off at Stelly’s each month.


BC's New Curriculum - Provincial Graduation Numeracy Assessment (GNA)

The Graduation Numeracy Assessment (GNA) is a new Provincial assessment and a graduation requirement for all the students graduating after June 30th, 2018. The Graduation Numeracy assessment is not tied to a specific math course. Rather, it evaluates a student’s numeracy skills developed over the course of their education. Students will take the assessment during their graduation years (Grade 10-12). Students can re-take their Numeracy assessment to improve their proficiency score. Their best level achieved will be counted as their final result.  Please click on the link below which will connect you to the Ministry of Education information:

Sign up for the January Numeracy Assessment is posted on the Stelly's Website. Grade 10s, 11s and 12s are eligible to register with priority going to any Grade 12 student who has not yet written the Numeracy Assessment.

PARENTS AS EDUCATORS & CAREER COACHES -  Jan 30   Are you the parent of a high school student? Would you like to help them with their post-secondary choices? This is an interactive workshop designed to give you the skills and confidence you need.  Educational Planner is presenting "Parents as Education and Career Coaches" on THURSDAY January 30th at Stelly's Secondary School, at 6:30 pm. There is no registration and parents can just come!  For more information, contact Colleen McNamee, or Heidi Hackman,

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.