The Daily Buzz

January 9th, 2020

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January 9th, 2020
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 9 January 2020, 10:09 AM

January 9th, 2020


Only THREE students have completed your Career Life Connections 12 (Grad Transitions) paperwork? Deadline is March 6th  All paperwork is available on-line and in the Career Centre, hand in all paperwork to Mrs. Jackson in the Career Centre.

STELLY”S DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT starts on Monday at lunch! ...Team info is posted outside the PE Office!

POST SECONDARY INSTITUTES OF BC Info Night is next Tuesday evening Jan 14th from 6:30 – 8:30pm at Parkland Secondary. Quite a few BC Universities and Colleges will be there to share information about their programs. This event is open to all high school students in the Saanich School District, so go check out the programs offered at the most popular BC schools!

LAST DAY to DROP COURSES is Friday, January 10th, 2020

Italy Spring Break 2021 - Visit Italy for 11 days during your Spring Break of 2021! We will arrive in Milan and the visit Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome, Pompeii and Capri. This tour is organized by EF Tours and hosted by Ms Liberatore from Stelly's. Please contact Ms Liberatore for more information and listen to the daily announcements to hear when the next meeting will be held. This is going to be an amazing adventure!

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


GIRLS RUGBY: Any girls interested in playing Rugby this year please come to a meeting on Thursday at lunch in Rm 136. See Mr. Hart if you can't make it!

CENTRAL SAANICH LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL REGISTRATION is happening soon.  Mail-in open now! In-person dates: Thu Jan 23, 30 – 6-8pm, Sat Jan 25, Feb 1 – 1-4pm & Sun Jan 26, Feb 2 – 1-4pm  @ the CSLL Clubhouse in Centennial Park



Are you interested in Marine Biology as a Career or a General Science Career?  Join us for a field trip to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on Friday, February 28th to Monday, March 2, 2020.  (Students must be 16-18 and in grade 10-12). Sheet with all information:   Please email Rhiannon Cockayne if you are interested in this trip or have further questions.

WOMEN IN TRADES & TECHNOLOGY EXPLORATION DAY - Camosun College - Feb 26th - 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 soon. 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.


Saanich Peninsula Hospital is looking for Volunteers in their Extended Care Unit Meal Time Host weekend program! This is a great opportunity for youth interested in pursuing a career in health care and who are passionate about supporting our local elder populations. See the Poster on the Career Centre Info Board.  Youth must complete an Application Form - First Contact Screening Letter - Two reference forms and submit it to no later thanJanuary 20th. These forms and more information about volunteer requirementscan be found at:

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help at the 2020 Tsukino-Con UVic Anime Convention - February 21-23, 2020 at UVIC - See the Poster on the Career Centre Info Board. All volunteers must complete and submit the volunteer form no later than February 14th, 2020. Volunteers will be required to attend the February orientations. The complete volunteer package, parental consent form (if you you are under 18 years of age as of February 2020) and application form is available on line at

GRAD 2020

DRY GRAD 2020 COMMITTEE -  The parents of the Dry Grad 2020 Committee are looking for assistance from grad parents to obtain prizes for our raffle fundraiser. The raffle has the potential to raise $14,000 for the dry grad event, which will have a huge impact on the amount of available funding. Our hope is that you can approach your workplace for an exciting donation that will promote the sale of our tickets. Or, if you own a business, we would appreciate gift certificates or merchandise that we could use as a raffle and/or silent auction prize. If you can contribute a prize, please contact Carolyn Moeller at 250-661-3023 or by Friday, January 17th.


SISP Mt. Washington Ski Trip -March 5 & 6 -Cost $250.00 -Package includes Bus Transportation, Accommodation, Snow Tubing, Lift & Ski/board Rental, Ski/Board Lessons. Forms are available in the International Office. Last day to Sign-up is Feb. 12.


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.