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January 30th, 2020

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January 30th, 2020
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 30 January 2020, 12:56 PM

January 30th, 2020


Parents As Education And Career Coaches – TONIGHT - 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" TONIGHT, 6:30 pm, at Stelly's Secondary School. Is it FREE! No need to pre-register...just come! For more information, contact Colleen McNamee or Heidi Hackman

Please Return your textbooks A.S.A.P! If you have any outstanding textbooks on Monday ...Semester 2 textbooks will NOT be issued to you!

Orange course change forms are due by Wednesday, Feb 5th . Counselling appointments are not available until Thursday, Feb 6th!

SEMESTER 2 TIMETABLES were handed out on Friday in TA...if you missed it drop by the office and pick yours up!.

Sr. Musical Theatre class presents "SHREK the MUSICAL" starting Feb 4th through Feb 8th,2020.  Tickets are available for sale at lunch in the main foyer or at the office. Buy your tickets soon ... as they are selling fast!



Explore UVic - Saturday Feb 1 - Join the fun with other prospective students, by attending Explore UVic! The event is THIS SATURDAY, February 1st, 10am-4:30, and is open to Grade 10-12 students and their families... There will be mock lectures, campus tours, faculty-specific presentations, and student panels. For more details and online registration, please visit:

Explorations in Technology SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE: Registration is ongoing for TEAC 105 (Engineering Sampler-Civil, Mechanical, Electronics and Computer), taking place at Camosun through the South Island Partnership. There are still spots for Feb 2020. Talk to your counsellor today, if you're interested!

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!

UVic School of Health Information Science Open House Thursday February 13th from 4:30pm - 6pm - We invite you to learn more about this exciting field by talking with our faculty and students. and learning about the rapidly expanding field of information technology in healthcare! See Mrs. Fitzgerald for more details.

BC Cancer – Victoria’s  Deeley Research Centre is pleased to be able to offer the Xavier Pelletier High School Internship Program (HSIP) to Grade 11 students in southern Vancouver Island. This program provides students the opportunity to explore cancer research from the front lines, learning the latest techniques in the fight against cancer. During the summer between Grades 11 and 12, students will be responsible for an 8-week research project which they will develop and implement from start to finish with continual support from a designated supervisor and a team of research scientists.  All secondary schools on Vancouver Island are eligible to nominate (two) Grade 11 students. On completion students will receive a $3,000 bursary toward post-secondary education. Application deadline is March 1, 2020 Ask your teacher, counsellor, or administrator to nominate you!! For additional information about the program and application process please visit the HSIP website 

Are you currently taking Mechanics?? Are you interested in the Heavy Duty Mechanic Trade as a Career? P&R Truck Centre Ltd. is currently looking for a shop person (cleaning, greasing trucks etc.) who are interest in getting their foot in the door at a Heavy Duty shop? This is a great opportunity to get in with a shop and be sponsored for an apprenticeship. The shifts would be evenings (after school) and Saturdays. Starting wage is $13.85 with a review after 3 months! To apply send your resume to Karen Tahouney at ktahouney@prtruckcentre.comor stop by and talk to Paul Verhagen the Service Manager.


Who can apply: Teens going into Grade 10 in September 2020

Where: NAV CENTRE, Cornwall, ON, with day trips to Montreal and Ottawa

When: Young Women, August 9-14, 2020 - Young Men, August 16-21, 2020

Cost: No cost to you!It’s paid for by a NAV CANADA bursary, which includes flight, room and board for the week

Why: To inspire you to explore a career in aviation

Applications close March 8, 2020. Please note, your application must include:

  • An essay explaining why you want to attend Explore Aviation Summer Camp (350 to 500 words)

  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader

TOUR OF INDUSTRY FOR YOUTH” - Explore a local industry via guided tour. This is an opportunity for students to meet local  businesses and hear about positions they might not have thought of as careers. Wages are well beyond minimum, & the companies have lots to offer. See the poster on the Career Centre Info Board for dates / times. As this is an event held outside the classroom, students will be responsible for making their own arrangements to miss a day of classes and for transportation to the venue. Registration is free with valid student ID. To Register go to!event-list    Scroll down the Events page and register per the poster for each business.

BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, would like to invite Grade 10-12 - students to attend Mini Med School in Victoria, Thursday, April 2, 2020. At Mini Med School Victoria, students will learn about the latest in biomedical and clinical research through lectures with live demonstrations and hands-on experience that inspire and motivate further learning. As Mini Med School is a special event held outside the classroom, students will be responsible for making their own arrangements to miss a day of classes and for transportation to the venue. Admission is FREE. Student registration will be available online on Monday, February 10 at 4 p.m. at Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, so we encourage students to register as soon as registration opens.

RCMP Training in Saskatchewan – 5 days in Spring Break - The RCMP is inviting 32 grade 12 students from across Canada to the Youth Engagement Week held at the Police Training Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan. The program will take place from March 23 to 27. Costs for travel, accommodations and meals will be covered by the RCMP. This is a great opportunity for students, who are interested in a career in law enforcement, to experience a week of what training in the RCMP looks like! Applications are available in the Career Centre or can be printed off from the Saanich Career Education website:

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.

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:


Butchart Gardens Job Fair – Wed Feb,12th, 2020, from 6-8 pm -  Food-Visitor-Custodial Services - Seed & Gift Store - Gardening.  Bring resumé and cover letter OR an application (applications are available online or at the event). See the Poster on Career Centre Info Board for more information.  Seasonal positions provide 25-40 hours of work per week, $15.95 hour, Shifts will vary and weekend and evening work is required.

Babysitter Needed: A mom in North Saanich (by Panorama Rec. Centre) is looking for a babysitter to look after her 4½ year old daughter every second Thursday starting January 30, and then on February 6, February 20, March 5 and March 19 from 2:30 to 7:30. $13.85 hour. Contact Jasmine at 250-813-0189

MEL Yacht Services Ltd. are looking to hire entry level labourers! Are you interested in pursuing a career in the boating industry, or considered an apprenticeship? MEL Yacht Services Ltd. provides complete motor yacht maintenance and repair services to vessels; specializing in the maintenance, repair,  overhaul, and repowering of marine diesel engines and driveline. There are many opportunities to develop careers in the marine industry or in other mechanical trades, experience unlocks opportunity! Check out the poster for the complete job posting and opportunities.  $15 hour for entry level. Email <u> with Resume (Mandatory) and Cover Letter (Recommended) or call Mike @ 1-250-716-6430 (long distance #)

Pets West is looking for someone with high energy to fill the position of Hauler. Get a workout while being paid? Duties will include: Hauling food off pallets - Stocking shelves - Carrying out food for customers. Thursdays 4-7:30pm and a full day Saturdays - $13.85 to start Apply in person or contact Shannon at Village, #220 - 777 Royal Oak Drive)

GRAD 2020

GRAD PHOTO RETAKE PHOTO PROOFS have arrived and are available for pick up in the office

DRY AFTER GRAD 202O FACEBOOK PAGE: The Dry After Grad Parent Committee has created a Facebook page for parents to keep up to date on all our fundraisers, events and details leading up to the big night! To receive notifications, please like and follow our page at:

DRY AFTER GRAD SILENT AUCTION: One of our big fundraising events for the 2020 Stelly’s Dry After Grad Celebration will be an online silent auction. We are asking each grad to provide a minimum of one donated item for the silent auction (excluding those who have already donated to the raffle). Please note these auction items must be submitted by March 11, 2020 and can be delivered to Stelly’s grads Grace or Mary Warren, or we can arrange pick-up by contacting For a copy of the donation letter, please visit this LINK.