The Daily Buzz

May 31st, 2021

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May 31st, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Monday, 31 May 2021, 11:31 AM


May 31st, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Turkey Panini with Roasted Red Peppers & Artichokes, Sweet & Spicy Bacon Chicken Wrap, Chicken Caesar Salad, Nigerian Curry Chicken Bowl, Mac & Cheese or a Chicken Quesadilla.      Come on down and check it out!

NUMERACY & LITERACY EXAMS are coming up in the middle of June ... please see Mr. Braun in the main office if you want to register.

Reminder to Grade 9’s to bring in your “MYBLUEPRINT” forms to the main office or your 1st block teacher ASAP!

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.


TEAC 105 - EXPLORATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY - Calling All Technology & Engineering Enthusiasts…  TEAC is a Dual Credit course that provides an introduction to careers and basic skills in Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Civil Engineering and Computer Science.  This 4-credit course, Friday nights from 3:00- 6:00 at the Camosun Interurban Campus 3 hours per week, for 13 weeks.  For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at    ... under the Training, Workshops and Camps tab. To apply see the Career Centre!

ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE - Please join the District Youth Exchange Committee to find out more about the short term and long term student exchange opportunities we are looking forward to in 2022/23 and the positive impact the program can have.   They are holding a district wide information session Wednesday June 2nd @ 6:30pm via Zoom for all students who are interested in going on exchange in the 2022/23 school year. Anyone interested in finding out more about the program is welcome to attend: students, youth exchange officers, counselors, family and friends of potential students. Interested students need to register for the info session by visiting   See Mrs. Fitzgerald in the counselling office.

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      

WEST (WELLNESS EMPLOYMENT SKILLS TRAINING) programs are currently recruiting!  Are you … between the ages of 15-30? Not working full-time or in full-time school?  Looking for full-time work in hospitality, construction or a related field?   June 7th with a “Hospitality” focus,  July 19th with a “Women on Worksites” focus,  September 7th with a “LGBTQIA+ (Dual)” focus, October 25th with a “Hospitality” focus or January 17th, 2022 with a “Construction” focus.  Go to the Careers website   for more information, under the job opportunites tab!    

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 


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.   


SAVE ON FOODS in Sidney is HIRING!!  They are currently looking for prospective employees as both a General Clerk (Cashiering-Stocking-Customer Service) as well as in their Starbucks Kiosk.  $15.60 hour.  24-32 hours a week.  To apply, bring a resume to the store and ask to speak with George, Mark or Chris at the Service Desk.

ARE YOU GRADUATING?  Are you interested in a Career in Insurance? Western Coast Insurance is looking to hire a graduating student for full time work!  Insurance is a career that is regulated by the Insurance Council of BC and requires a general insurance license.   Western Coast supports the opportunity for individuals to start a career and will cover the costs of the licensing and training.  Prior to applying any enquiries can be made to   To apply send your resume to - at the bottom ‘Join the team today’. (2297 Beacon Ave   Sidney, BC)

GRAD 2021

AS PART OF THE GRAD RECOGNITION CELEBRATIONS, Stelly's grad photos will be published in the Peninsula News Review in June. If you do not want your name and/or photo in the newspaper, please see Mr. Redlin as soon as possible.

A REMINDER TO GRADE 12 STUDENTS that you need to pay your fees and return your overdue books before the Grad filming day on June 12th: 22 students have overdue books and 40 students owe fees.  If your name is not on the Grad eligibility list that is posted on the Counselling window, see Ms. Batham in the main office for more information.

The following students please come to the main office and see Ms. Batham today regarding Graduation:

Ari Anderssen                                 Haret Ben-Ammar

Madison Burgess                            Leo Campion

Samantha Sherman                        Kieran Smith

Brie Graham                                    Charles Murdoch

Rylee Phillips


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.

Learn More: 

Apply Now:


SUPPORTING EMOTIONAL BALANCE – June 9 - Parents and guardians are invited to attend an evening with David Segal, Executive Director of Human Nature Counselling Society, as he explores strategies and approaches to support children and youth—and ourselves—during these uncertain times. Sponsored by School District 63 and COPACS. This is a virtual session. June 9th 2021 at 7:00-8:30 pm. To register: