The Daily Buzz

May 12th, 2021

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May 12th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 11:40 AM


May 12th, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Tuscan Chicken Flatbread, Bacon Chicken Caesar Wrap, Mediterranean quinoa Salad, Asian BBQ Pork on Rice, Chicken Alfredo Pasta, Homemade pizza or Thai Chicken Coconut Curry Soup on Basmati Rice with Naan Bread.   Come on down and check it out!

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES BOOK DRIVE: Students from Global Perspectives 11 are collecting children and parenting books to donate to the YMCA Young Moms program. Donations will be collected in the main foyer. Any book donation is greatly appreciated!

FRAL 12 Students from Quarter 1 & 2 ... please come to the Large Gym on Wednesday, May 19th at 11:45am for a Group Photo!

SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022 - School bus registration for next school year is now open until June 20th. To register, you will need your Student #.  Registration link is on the Saanich School District website:

STUDENT ABSENCE OR LATE:  If a student will be absent or late for class, we ask that parents/guardians either email or phone the Attendance Line 250-544-0300 to let the school know.  

JUST A REMINDER .... MORNING HOMEWORK HELP is available every morning from 7:15 am in room 156 and AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK HELP is every Monday through Thursday in the Learning Commons until 4pm.


Are you interested in playing Intramural badminton at lunch time? There is a singles event or a doubles event. Any doubles teams must be from the same learning group. To sign up, or for any questions see Mr. Peden.  


RESUME HELP!!  -  Summer is coming!  Are you thinking of working? Come to the Career Centre every Tuesday and Thursday in May at lunchtime. Bring your resume and we will help you fix it up!!

SAANICH POLICE CAREER INFO NIGHT -  May 18    Here is an opportunity to learn about careers in law enforcement and policing, the various sections within the Saanich Police Department, and how to prepare for this career pathway.  Hear from Saanich Police recruitment officers, new recruits, and have your questions answered. TUESDAY, May 18th from 6-7:00pm.   See the Saanich Career Education Website for more information under Events, Info Sessions and more tab @      Zoom Registration is required:

DISCOVER YEAR Online (Zoom), 9:30AM-2:30PM EST, on May 19, 2021 (Webinar login details to be sent to registrants prior to event)  Join us to immerse yourself in a live workshop day with our current students.  Discover Year is a one-year career and life skills program* that helps young adults develop self-awareness, confidence, motivation and interpersonal skills through experiential learning, mentorship and interactive education.  Discover your passions and talents.  Develop your confidence, self-awareness and communication skills.  Spark your curiosity.  Ignite your potential. 

STUDY & GO ABROAD VIRTUAL EDUCATION FAIR - EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE   Meet with top universities, professional schools and colleges from around the world, as well as volunteer and work abroad programs. Learn about degrees, diplomas, certificates and summer programs; find out about admission requirements and scholarships.  Attend free webinars on a range of different topics.   It is a valuable event, and totally free of charge. Thursday, May 20th   12pm to 6pm PST  Check the Exhibitors List and Webinar Schedule 

JOIN UVIC'S GUSTAVSON SCHOOL of BUSINESS for a ZOOM-BASED ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP exclusively for grades 10 & 11 students!  WHAT MAKES A GOOD SIDE-HUSTLE?  Side-hustles are micro businesses you can run out of your home to make some money.   How do you know if you have a good idea for a side-hustle business?Consider applying what you will learn in the session in your own side-hustle this summer.  The workshop will be delivered on Zoom, are there are two dates to choose from:  To register for May 25, 2021 6 PM - 7 PM    To register for May 27, 2021 6 PM - 7 PM    Or contact Daniel Nair, UVIC Business advisor, at for more information.

WOMEN IN THE AUTOMOTOVE INDUSTRY - On May 26 at 11 am - 11:45 am, AutoCareersBC will host the webinar, “Change Begins with Us – Women in the Automotive Industry.” As the automotive industry is still predominantly male, this will be a conversation to discuss and identify not only what challenges women are facing coming into industry but also what opportunities are available to them.  For more information and to register see the Saanich Career Education website under the Opportunities for Girls tab

Camp Ignite – Summer 2021 - Camp Ignite is a Youth Fire Fighter Mentorship Program for grade 11 & 12 girls, ages 16-18 that educates and inspires young women about careers in firefighting. This camp offers girls an introduction to the world of firefighting as well as learning about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork. The plan this year is to run a 2-day camp (no overnight) on August 14 & 15; one day in Vancouver and one day in North Vancouver.  Saanich Fire is looking to sponsor one grade 11 or 12 girl to attend. Application deadline is June 1. Please see the Career Centre for application information. Further information on this program can be found at                                                           

Saanich Youth Leadership Summer Placement Program - Are you interested in spending your summer working with kids? Do you want to be a leader in your community and work with diverse individuals?  This summer, Saanich is offering a Mentored Placement Program for youth 14–17 years old. Participants in this program will have the chance to work in an outdoor camp setting with kids and a personal staff mentor. It is a great stepping stone for youth who are interested in one day working in community recreation, education, social work, athletics, human services, child and youth care, ECE IT recreation and health education and so much more.  For more information and to register:

SOAR - ARE YOU AN ENTREPRENEUR IN THE MAKING?  The SOAR Summer Innovation Camp is an interactive virtual learning program designed to immerse students in Grades 7-12 in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation through engaging online project-based learning challenges.  2021 Camp Dates - Cost $400.  Session 1: July 5th-30th 2021     Session 2: August 3rd-27th 2021  Cohort A: 9:00 - 11:30 AM ET  Cohort A: 9:00 - 11:30 AM ET.   Cohort B: 12:30- 3:00 PM Eastern Time Cohort B: 12:30- 3:00 PM Eastern Time For more info and to register go to 


THRIFT SHOP VOLUNTEER: Great opportunity to gain some experience in a store! We have an opportunity for a YEP student to volunteer at the cash register at our Thrift Shop in Sidney and one in Brentwood Bay. Only two spots available so let me know if you are interested as soon as possible. This great way to gain some experience for future retail sales jobs. or call 778-426-8767

GAP YEAR: A gap year is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity.  We’re here to help you make the most of it.  Canada’s one-stop-shop for gap year related support, information and resources.   Free Resources: a great place to start if you’re considering - or want to know more about - the gap year pathway  Programs: check out the different ways we can help you plan and execute an epic gap year - including our signature offering, the CANGap Certificate Community.   


Are you interested in Construction?  Are you looking for a summer job??  Come to the Career Centre and talk to Ms. Hackman.

SEA PRO DISTRIBUTION LTD is located in Sidney, is a fishing and camping wholesale supplier.  They are looking for a seasonal Warehouse Worker, who has a positive attitude, is reliable and is able to start immediately.  Monday to Friday 9:00 - 4:00 pm to the end of September with a possibility of extension.  $18.00 hour - Valid BC Driver’s License required.  See the Saanich Career Education website for a complete list of duties.  Under the Job Opportunities Tab.  Submit your resume to Brian Fitzgerald by email: 

KIDS CLUB SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM - If you are interested in working with children in an outdoor summer day camp setting with staff mentors, there are a few programs that may interest you! These programs will train young leaders through mentored work. Vancouver Island Kids Klub are currently recruiting youth ages 16-18 to work at their 7 camp locations and Little Beavers Daycare.  $15.20 hour, and you will receive pre-camp and ongoing training sessions.   For more questions, information and to register see the Saanich Career Education website     Under the Training, Workshops and Camps tab. Registration open until May 21, 2021.

GRAD 2021

The LAST BOTTLE DRIVE for the Grads of 2021 will take place on Saturday May 22nd, 9am-12pm! Please bring your recyclables, yourself and a mask (coffee, tea, water or whatever will keep you going) and come sort bottles and cans for a couple of hours. All money raised will go towards having a celebration for the 2021 GRADS.

GRADS - It is time to book your appointment to be filmed crossing the bridge as part of this year's virtual graduation ceremony. Filming will take place on Saturday June 18 from 10am-6pm. Link and sign up information is posted in the Grad 2021 Google Classroom. See Mrs Dildy if you have any questions. 

Grads… Be sure to check the Counselling office window to ensure that your name is on the Grad list. If not ... grab a green form and come to the main office to see Ms. Batham and she will tell you what you need to do to get on the Grad list!


WHALE WATCHING TRIP - Students going on the Whale Watching Trip are asked to attend a brief meeting on Thursday, May 13 at lunchtime outside in the amphitheatre area. If you are unable to make this meeting, please see Diane in the International Office.

IN SEARCH OF NEW HOMESTAY FAMILIES FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR: Are you interested in becoming a Homestay family for an International student? Saanich Schools International Student Program needs new host families for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year!  This can be a wonderful opportunity to make life-long friendships and share the beauty of your home and community.  Host families receive a generous allowance to offset expenses.

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