The Daily Buzz

June 24th, 2021

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June 24th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 24 June 2021, 3:32 PM


June 24th, 2021


The Cafeteria is Closed for the year! But ... We have a PIZZA SALE TODAY happening out of the cafeteria ... $2.50 a slice!  Come on down and check it out!

 2 GALLON AQUARIUM with plants and fish--free for summer - There is a beautiful fully stocked 2-gallon aquarium available for a good home for the summer.  Any interested students or staff--please see Mr. Siebert.   Thanks!

Yearbooks will be handed out on Today at the back of the small gym. Grade 12 will get theirs at break, Grade 9-11 will get theirs at lunch, please access the small gym from outside!

The Grads of 2021 are in need of some HELP on Wednesday, June 30th to ensure the Grad Car Parade goes off without a hitch. Do you have an hour or two in the morning or afternoon to help out? Please go the volunteer sign up link on our website  - Please help out if you can!   VOLUNTEER FORM - Stelly's Parents Supporting 2021 Grad

TEXTBOOKS: A reminder to all students to return your textbooks & Library books as soon as possible to the Learning Commons.

SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022 - REMINDER: If you ride the school bus, have you registered for next year yet?  School bus registration for next school year is now open until June 30th.  To register, you will need your Student #.  Registration link is on the Saanich School District website:


Last chance to apply! The Automotive Retailers Foundation Inc. (ARFI) is offering a total of $15,000 in scholarships and bursaries for students pursuing their careers in the automotive industry.  DEADLINE IS JUNE 30, 2021! For more information visit or if you have any questions, please contact

TECHWORKS SUMMER TRAINING SESSION -  Are you interested in FREE Career Training?  TechWORKS offers employment training to young adults who want to sharpen their job readiness skills and improve their workplace digital skill set. TechWORKS is a government-funded program which includes 6 weeks of virtual classroom training (that can be accessed anywhere on Vancouver Island, BC), and is followed by up to 6 months of one-on-one support as participants move into employment, education or self-employment. Find out more here:

High School Student Internship Opportunity - Canadian Mental Health Association – BC CMHA Victoria is looking for two high school students to help with youth engagement projects and programs across the lower island. For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Job Opportunities tab.  The successful applicants will receive $500 each for their involvement. Applications are being accepted until July 30th 4:30pm. Please send your resume and cover letter to 

WALE: WESTCOAST ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP EDUCATION   - Develop your Adventure & Leadership Skills! Students will explore their backyard with a fun and education focus. Start dates:  July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16 and August 23.  Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Cost is $385 per week. Westcoast Adventure College campus is at 5449 Sooke Rd., and Parks in the CRD.  For more information and to register see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Training, Workshops and Camps Tab. 

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR GAMING & WRITING? Discover the place where Game Design meets Storytelling.  Code your own interactive fiction.  Check out CodeWords, an innovative new online summer program presented by HighTechU & Story StudioOnline July 5 to August 27 (Online), Cost is $40.00.  An 8-week interactive online camp for youth ages 14-18. Registration Closes July 4th.  For more information and to register go to the Saanich Career Education website at under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab.

LEAGUE OF INNOVATORS is hosting their annual FREE Impact Entrepreneurship Summer Camp this July 2021 for youth (14-25) across the nation!  The camp will feature entrepreneurs, young changemakers and leaders sharing their stories and best practices all week through keynotes, panels, workshops and more.  Tuesdays on July 6th, 13th, 20th 27th at 2PM PST.  For more information and to register see the Saanich Career Education website at   under the Training, Workshops and Camps tab.

NATIONAL STEAM SUMMER CAMP - A week of fun virtual events and exciting real-world experts in the STEAM field!  Science | Technology | Engineering | Arts | Math on July 19-23, 2021.  See the Saanich Career Education website @ under the Training, Workshops and Camps tab for more information and to register.

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!

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 B: 12:30- 3:00 PM, ET.  For more info and to register go to 


Tripleshot CrossFondo which is a 45+ ride of backcountry trails in Victoria BC. This event is a fundraiser for the Tripleshot Cycling Club Youth Racing Team, and also raises money to support the South Vancouver Island Nature Trail Society and the South Island Mountain Bike Society. Check-out the website @  Volunteers Needed, Sunday, October 17, 2021.   Nutrition station - Trails Marshalls\Marker - Start\Finish.  If you’d like to volunteer on the event day, please email


KIWANIS CLUB OF SIDNEY & SAANICH PENINSULA are looking for concession workers at Panorama Arena during the hockey season, for the “Panthers” and Minor Hockey. They are hoping that the season will start up by mid-August and continue through March 2022.  Food Safe is required, flexible hours, $16.00 hour. If interested, please contact: Jean @ (250) 652-8386

OLD NAVY is actively hiring youth this summer, and they are putting on a two-day virtual event with WorkBC to make it easier for youth to get hired!  2-part Series for 16-30-year old’s.  Tuesday, July 6, 1:00-2:00 pm - Tips & Tricks for Resumes and Interviews.  Thursday, July 8, 1:00-2:00 pm - Navigating the application process. For more information and to register see the Saanich Career Education website at: under the Job Opportunities Tab.

MARY'S BLEUE MOON CAFE (9535 Canora Road, Sidney, BC) is looking to hire a prep cook, will train! $15.20 hour + tips. Send your resume to

GRAD 2021

At Stelly's on June 30th the Grad Car Parade will be happening:  The Central Saanich Police will lead the parade and the local fire service will also participate.  We ask that Vehicles begin arriving at Stelly's around 1.30 pm. Check out the Grad Google Classroom for the Parade route and other details!

GRAD 2022

PARENT COMMITTEE for GRAD 2022 BOTTLE DRIVE is happening this Saturday, June 26th from 9am-12pm at Stelly's School.   Please consider volunteering for 1, 2 or all 3 hours. Please bring a mask and gloves, we will have a sanitizing station also. This bottle drive is HUGE and is contributing lots to the year-end grad 2022 event parents are helping with.

PARENT AFTER GRAD 2022 COMITTEE is having their first 2022 after grad planning meeting at Stelly’s, in the Learning Commons, as long as we are allowed by our PHO.  It will be September 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Mark that on your Calendar!


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:


SAANICH PENNINSULA YOUTH CLINIC is operating through Telehealth tonight from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.  Appointments with doctors or mental health workers are conducted by phone or video. Services are completely free and confidential for any medical concerns, to get prescriptions, or to speak with a counsellor.  To make an appointment, call 250-656-4143.