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February 13th, 2020

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February 13th, 2020
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 13 February 2020, 11:32 AM

February 13th, 2020


Pro–D Day Friday, February 14th – School NOT IN session.

Monday, February 17th is Family Day – School NOT in session.

THE HIVE, Stelly's school store is now open everyday at lunch. Come on down and see our selection of spirit wear clothing and grab a drink or something to snack on later!

Did you know that BUS PASSES are free for all youth in the municipality of Victoria? Do you think that transit should be free for youth on the peninsula too? Let the transit commission know your opinion by writing an email. Drop by Rm 106 for more details.

Interested in learning more about the Wet'suwet'en  communities and the controversies around pipeline projects?  Students and staff are invited to watch the short documentary called "Invasion" at lunch today in room 152. Complimentary chili and rice will be served. Sponsored by our Indigenous leadership group.

PINK SHIRT DAY is Wednesday,Feb. 26th.  We encourage students to wear pink and participate in contributing to a positive, encouraging culture. We will also be taking a school picture of everyone wearing their pink shirts! Also  take a picture with your phone and put it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook with #PinkShirtDay. Let's stop bullying by celebrating individuality and diversity.

Stelly's 1st Coffee Concert is happening on Wednesday, February 26th. The Stelly’s Coffee concerts are the perfect way to get involved in the school and to perform in front of a friendly live audience. Auditions will be held from February 18th-20th at lunchtime. Time slots for auditions will be posted on the band room door. 


TRACK & FIELD: Any students interested in joining the Stelly's Track & Field team please come to a meeting next Wednesday, February 19th at lunch in Room 70. Everyone Welcome!



UVic School of Health Information Science Open House Today from 4:30pm - 6pm - Come and learn more about this exciting field by talking with faculty, students. and learn about the rapidly expanding field of information technology in healthcare!

Interested in Umpiring for the 2020 Baseball and Softball season? It’s fun, pays well, training is provided by taking the Level 1 course. Training courses begin in late February and run in March as well through the Greater Victoria area.The baseball level 1 course at Parkland High School runs in the evenings of Feb 24, 26 and 27th.   You must register first before taking the course.  For more information see the Career Centre Info Board. Contact Mark Jarrett, Umpire in Chief – PBSA at

Women in Trades Exploration Day - Feb 26 - Camosun College is hosting a ‘Women in Trades Exploration Day’. This fun, hands-on day introduces students to trades in electrical, carpentry, sheet metal, and automotive... as well as tech fields like civil & mechanical engineering, electronics, and computer science. Sign up now in the Career Centre to spend a day exploring trades and tech opportunities. The event is on WEDNESDAY Feb 26, 9:30-2:00 @ Camosun College Interurban Campus.

Camosun College Info Night - Interurban Campus – Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.  Campus Tours leave from the Bookstore, 2nd Floor 5:15, 6:00 and 6:45 pm. Explore over 160 programs and get the answers you need to make the decision that’s right for you! You’ll have the chance to attend information sessions, talk to faculty, staff, and current students, get an interactive experience with some programs, and find out more about the many services and supports available. Your application fee will be covered when you're ready to apply, if you attend the Info Night!! For more information and the evenings events see: Parking has been donated by the college for this event.

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.

“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.

 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:


Panorama Recreation is hiring 3 positions for “Day Camp Assistant Leader” Duties include assisting in the facilitation of day camp activities and crafts; assisting in taking children on out trips. Hours of work varies: up to 8 hrs. on SD63 non-instructional days, and up to 40 hrs. March 16-27 over SD63 Spring Break $17.07 hr.(plus 14% in lieu of benefits). Applicants must have standard First Aid with CPR-C, See the Career Centre InfoBoard for the complete Job Description. The deadline to apply is February 17, 2020 -submit your resume and covering letter online at under “Careers”

CENTRAL SAANICH LITTLE LEAGUE is looking for cashiers and grill persons to work 2-4 shifts per week at our concession in Centennial Park. Typical shifts are Mon-Fri 5-9pm, Sat 9am-2pm and 2-7pm and Sun – opening varies 9am-6pm.  We are open April 4th thru July 5th    Cashier - $14.60/hr  Grill - $15.00/hr.   Contact or 250-886-6323 with your resume. Applicants MUST have their FoodSafe Level 1

GRAD 2020

Magic Wand Project - Magic Wand Project is a non-profit organization that offers an inexpensive and eco-friendly alternative to grad outfits for both girls and boys. This is a chance to borrow, rather than buy, a dress, suit or tux, (a small fee for cleaning is the only charge). All outfits are new or like-new, and all accessories are included. Any student is eligible. To book an appointment to view the selection of available clothes, email Elizabeth:  or Joy:  Website:


VAPING AWARENESS – A Parent Education Night – Thursday, Feb 20th   Parents and caregivers are invited to a presentation by Aaron Severs, VIHA Tobacco and Vapour Enforcement and Reduction Coordinator. THURSDAY Feb. 20, 7:00-8:30pm at Bayside Middle School. Hosted by Confederation of Parents’ Advisory Councils of Saanich and School District 63. Please email to RSVP:

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.