The Daily Buzz

March 2nd, 2022

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March 2nd, 2022
by Bettina Perron - Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 10:36 AM


March 2nd, 2022


GOOD MORNING STELLY'S! We would like to take this moment to acknowledge the W̱SÁNEĆ TERRITORY our school resides on...        Here are today's announcements ...

TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Turkey Mozza Baguette with Chipotle Mayo & Black Bean Salsa, Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Chef Salad, Mango Chicken Curry on Rice, Hawaiian or Cheese Pizza, Swedish Meatballs & Spaghetti or Perogies with Bacon & Onions.   Come on Down and check it out! 

COURSE SELECTION FORMS – Return by Tomorrow March 3rd - For all of our current grade 9, 10, and 11 students: completed course selection forms are due back at the Career Centre by THURSDAY, March 3rd.  Please have conversations at home about your own academic pathway and choices, and fill out the form carefully.  Note: our Course Guide Book is also available on our Stelly's website if you wish to find out more information about courses.

WANTED STELLY'S BREAKFAST CLUB ORGANIZER FOR SEPTEMBER 2022:     The Stelly’s Breakfast Club is looking for a new organizer starting in September of 2022.  My last child is graduating this June so I am stepping out of this responsibility.  I am certainly happy to help out in the transition period to bring you up to speed.  You can set it up all from your home computer organizing volunteers to run it, or you can come into the school and help out as well, depending on your time and availability.    The club provides bagels for $0.25 and has been deemed an essential service for the school, as food for kids in the morning is so important.   Please let me know if this is an area you would like to help the Stelly’s community out with, it would be appreciated.   Darcy Winkel at .

ABSENCES & ILLNESS   - A reminder that parents/guardians notify the school office every day that a student will be absent from school. PLEASE indicate if the reason for absence is for illness; the Ministry of Education requires that schools specifically track how many student absences are due to illness. The Attendance Line is easy to find under the Quick Links on the Stelly's web page which gives the option of reporting absences by email: or by phone message: 250-544-0300.   Please perform BC’s K-12 daily health check before arriving at school.

HOMEWORK HELP: Before School Homework help is at 7:15am in Room 46 and After School Homework Help is in the Learning Commons 4 days a week Monday thru Thursday until 4:00 pm for Math and Science. Tuesdays and Thursdays are for support with English and Social Studies.


TRACK & FIELD: There will be a TRACK & FIELD meeting on TODAY at lunch in Room 9. Any Questions... see Ms. Sidhu.

BADMINTON: Any students interested in playing Badminton this year, please come to a meeting today at lunch in the large gym! See Mr. Hart if you are unable to attend!


SOCIAL JUSTICE CLUB:  The Social Justice Club is meeting today at lunch in Room 30 to discuss a Stelly's Response to the conflict currently happening in Ukraine. All Staff and Students are Welcome to attend! 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VISITING FRANCE & ITALY ON SPRING BREAK 2024? Ms. Liberatore will be leading a group of students grades 9-12 with Explorica Tours to some of the most gorgeous cities in Europe. We will visit Paris, Nice, Florence and Rome. Payment plans are available and there is an early enrollment discount. Pleases contact or come to room 51 at break or lunch for more information. 


A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR STUDENTS:  This is a terrific opportunity for your students to learn about the opportunity to study their degree in Ireland.  Study in Ireland Undergraduate Virtual Fair An official government of Ireland event happening on  Saturday 5th March ;  Pacific Time: 11am - 3pm, Mountain Time: 12pm - 4pm, Central Time: 1pm - 5pm or East Coast Time: 2pm - 6pm.  For more information and to register see the Saanich Career Education website at  under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab.

This Spring Break - Kidovate! - Kidovate is a fun, free youth entrepreneurship initiative of UVIC’s Gustavson School of Business for middle school and high school students. Kidovate aims to develop entrepreneurial spirit and acumen by encouraging participants to sell goods or services on Kidovate Market Day. This year’s market will be held on Saturday, April 9th at The Bay Centre. There is no cost to participate in Kidovate and there are many resources available to help youth be successful. Spring break is a great time for youth to make or acquire goods to sell at the market. For more details and to register, visit

Women in Trades and Technology Exploration Day is on Thursday, April 21st, 2022   9:30 - 2:00 @ Camosun College (Interurban).  Students will have the opportunity to participate in 2 trades and 2 technology hands-on activities.  Students do not get to pick their activities.  Trades: Electrical - Fine Furniture - Sheet Metal - Automotive Technology: Computer Science - Camosun Innovates - Mechanical Engineering - Electronics. Please see your Career Centre for permission letter and field trip form.  See the Poster on Saanich Career Education website @ under the Events, Info Sessions and more tab.

YMCA SUMMER 2022 WORK STUDENT EXCHANGE is a national program offering opportunities for youth (16 and 17year-olds) to improve their second official language skills, explore another part of Canada, and gain valuable work experience.  This is an opportunity to live and work in a French-speaking community in Québec for 6 weeks Paid, full-time summer employment - A reciprocal homestay.  For more information see the Saanich Career Education webpage at  under the Travel and Exchanges Tab.

Mini Med School Vancouver Island - Are you a grade 10-12 student with a passion for science and health research?  Join BC Children's Hospital Research Institute for a day of presentations and hands-on activities that explore the newest discoveries and innovations in health research.  Friday, April 29th, 2022, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AT THE Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina at 146 Kingston Street.  You require a teacher to sponsor the registration.  The Registration form will be posted on Monday, March 7 to Sunday, March 13, 2022. Proof of vaccination is required to attend.  For more information and the registration process see the Saanich Career Education webpage at under the Events, Info Session and more tab.


THE VICTORIA LITERACY CONNECTION is looking for tutors and volunteers to read with children. Both roles are only online at this point, so you would be volunteering from the comfort of your own home!  Open to ages 16+.  This is a great way to accrue your 30 hours of volunteer work! Training will be provided.  For volunteers reading with children: Email:  or call: 236-464-1575.  For volunteers for basic computer tutors: Email: or call 250-385-0014.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - SAANICH PENNINSULA YOUTH HEALTH CLINIC - The Youth Action Team at the Saanich Peninsula Youth Health Clinic is looking to recruit volunteers who are interested in training for our Sexual Health Ambassador Program!  This will involve a weekly commitment of 90 minutes on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm. The clinic runs through the summer as well, so they would be especially interested in applicants who are available year-round!  For more information and how to apply go to the Saanich Career Education website at  under the Volunteer Opportunities tab.


BUTCHARD GARDENS JOB FAIR - Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  They are looking to hire in the following areas: Food Services - Visitor Services - Custodial Services - Seed & Gift Store - Gardening.      Bring resumé & cover letter OR an application.   Seasonal positions provide 25-40 hours of work per week, $16.27 hour.  Shifts will vary and weekend and evening work is required.  See the Saanich Career Education website at  for more information and for application link. 

FEDERAL STUDENT WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM (FSWEP) Summer 2022 from July 4th to August 26th, 2022.   Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton will be accepting applications for the following trades: Various Metal Trades (Metal Fabrication, Sheet Metal & Welding), Various Hull Trades (Shipwright/Joiner, Painter, Lagger, Electroplater & Rigger), Electrician (Marine & Weapons) - Machinist - Millwright - Pipefitter - Refrigeration Mechanic. Location: Fleet Maintenance Facility (CB), Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, 1600 Esquimalt Rd. Victoria BC.  Application and Job Descriptions are available in the Career Centre.  Application packages: Must be completed in full and returned to your School Career Teacher no later than March 17, 2022.  Applications will not be accepted after this date.

THRIFTY'S CENTRAL SAANICH (7860 Wallace Drive) is hiring in all departments (bakery, front end, grocery, produce, deli, meat & seafood counters) $15.20 an hour.  Thrifty’s is willing to sponsor you for Work Experience 12A - 12B*.  Apply in person at the Customer Service Desk with a resume and application, applications are online @

ADRIENNE'S RESTAURANT & TEA GARDEN AT MATTICK'S FARM - Is looking for Barista assistants, cashiers, and dishwashers for after school and weekends $15.25 + tips.  Apply online at: or drop off your resume at the restaurant.

BC Cancer Victoria’s Deeley Research Centre is excited to offer the Xavier Pelletier High School Internship Program (HSIP) to Grade 11 students in the summer of 2022.  This program provides students the opportunity to explore cancer research from the front lines; learning the latest techniques in the fight against cancer.  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 HSIP Candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  On completion students will receive a $3,000 bursary toward post-secondary education.  Application deadline is March 14, 2022   Ask your teacher, counsellor, or administrator to nominate you!!   For more information and the application process see the Saanich Career Education website at     under the Training, Workshops and Camps Tab

SAANICH PARKS JOB OPPORTUNITES (Spring Break Camps) - The District of Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is looking for a variety of individuals to work in our Spring Break Camps for children ages 5 -13.  There are three positions available:  1) Program Leader 1   2) Inclusion Program Leaders 3) Program Assistant.  The qualifications for all three are to have completed grade 10 and worked a minimum of 8 weeks in a recreational, school, out of school care or day camp setting. For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at    under the Job Opportunities Tab.

SPRING BREAK CAMP LEADERS AT GORDON HEAD MIDDLE SCHOOL - Camps run Mon-Fri and will take place during Spring Break 2022 (the last two weeks of March). Great for those looking to have fun, gain experience working with kids and more! Our Spring Break programs are based on: 2D Game Design/Minecraft Modding (Week 1) and Lego Robotics and Science (Week 2)! For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Job Opportunities Tab.

GRAD 2022

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:


If you handed in your Grade 10 Course selection form last Thursday morning... please drop by the office as we have one without a name on it! It was for a male who asked for Culinary Arts, Wood, Metal and Media.



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