The Daily Buzz

June 8th, 2022

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June 8th, 2022
by Bettina Perron - Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 12:26 PM


June 8th, 2022


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


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Baked Mediterranean Flatbread, Artisan Pizza (Hawaiian, Meat Lovers or Cheese), BLTC Wrap, Chicken Enchiladas, Korean Beef on Udon Noodles, Fettuccini Alfredo & Biscuit or a Chicken Caesar Salad.  Come on Down and check it out!

AN EVENING OF PERFORMING ARTS is happening next Thursday June 16th at 7pm with performances from our Dance, JR Musical Theatre, Choir and Vocal Jazz Singers. Doors open at 6:30 and admission is by donation! See you there!

Homework Help today after school is in Room 46 due to a meeting in the Library!

There will be a plant sale at lunch today in the main foyer. Indigenous Leadership will be fundraising to incorporate more Indigenous plants into the school garden. We are selling many kinds of garden plants, including onions, strawberries, Hydrangeas, figs, tomatoes, and more! Father’s Day is around the corner, so surprise a dad in your life with a unique gift!

Grade 11 parents ... The grade 12 parents would like to invite you to our last After grad meeting of this year to help you get started on your 2023 grad year.  Our meeting will be June 15 at 7:00 pm in the Learning Commons at Stelly’s.  You are welcome to come sit through the meeting, or you can come at 8:15ish and I can then provide an overview of what we have done for our 2022 grad class so you can be thinking about your grad year next year.  It is helpful fundraising wise to have an early start in the school year.   Thanks, Darcy Winkel (

SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION for 2022-2023 - Registration is now open for students to ride the school bus for the next 2022-2023 school year.  Students must be registered with SD63 Transportation Department and hold a current year bus pass in order to ride on the bus.  Registration is on-line, and you will need the following information when registering: Student Name, School, Grade, Student Number. Registration is on the SD#63 website. Registration will close June 15, 2022.

STUDENT PARKING: REMINDER to all students who are parking in the student parking lot... you need to be registered. Parking forms are available in the Main Office.

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.


CANADIAN COAST GUARD DAYS - Friday, June 10th, Victoria Base (25 Huron St.)  Have you ever considered a career with the Coast Guard?  Check out several booths and demonstrations highlighting who we are and the type of work we do from helicopter operations, vessel tour, search and rescue, aids to navigation, and more…  If interested see Mr. Bailey in Room #27.

WORK EXPERIENCE 12A/12B registration deadline is June 17th!  If you have a job or are volunteering and are wanting to receive Work Experience credits over the summer, you must be registered by June 17th to receive credit for your summer hours!!  See your Career Teacher to register ASAP!

BC REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS - “Plan A” Summer Youth Employment Program.  Get PAID to Learn a Trade.  It’s a skill you will have forever!  No experience required!  Visit your Career Centre for more details and for an application!


>Tactical Day with Abbotsford Fire & Rescue Services // Sunday, June 12, 2022 – Abbotsford, BC

 >Search & Rescue with Canadian Coast Guard // TBA – Richmond, BC. 

 >Day Sail on a Warship with the Royal Canadian Navy// Monday, July 4, 2022 - Vancouver, BC.         Note:  Please check the individual event descriptions for any minimum age restrictions – these are set by agency partners for liability reasons.  Proof of full vaccination is required!   See the Saanich Career Education website at under the Opportunities for Girls tab for more information and to apply. 

CAMOSUN BRIDGE WATCH RATING PROGRAM - High school graduates can begin their career at sea! Indigenous people and women who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents are invited to participate in the fully-funded Bridge Watch Rating program.  You will learn and enhance seamanship skills, earn nationally-recognized certifications, and embark upon an exciting, entry-level career in the Marine industry. For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Post Secondary School/University Information tab.


CENTRAL SAANICH LIONS CLUB is looking for volunteers for the following events:

-Saturday, June 11, at 9:00 am - 11:30 am. Clean up at our Lions Hall (6994 East Saanich Rd.).  

-Saturday, June 19, at 7:30 am - 12:30 pm. Pancake breakfast.  Father's Day Prostate Walk (Camosun College parking lot on Markham Rd, Interurban Campus).  

-Saturday, June 25, at 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, St. Stephen’s Church Concert (7921 St. Stephens Road, off Mt Newton X Rd.)

Sunday, July 10th, at 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM (either morning or afternoon) at Heritage Acres (7321 Lochside)

Saturday, July 16, at 7:30 am to 3:00 pm Deuce Days Car Show (TBA West Burnside Road).   

Please contact Ken Burkowski for details.  The Lion Club can provide transportation, they appreciate all volunteers. Home phone: 250 652 3217 or Cell: 250 812 9028 


SILVER RILL FARMS ARE HIRING! Seasonal Employees for their very busy farm.  Part-time or full-time hours available.  Currently hiring for:  Market Workers ➤ Berry Pickers ➤ Vegetable Pickers.  Please email: 

STEP UP YOUTH PROGRAM - Are you interested in an exciting & challenging volunteer role?  Are you in high school looking for experience toward a career in health care?  Island Health's Step Up Youth Program is for you!


  • Practice Island Health's C.A.R.E. values (Courage, Aspire, Respect, and Empathy)
  • Learn about clinical and non-clinical careers in health care
  • Lead by sharing ideas and leading projects.

For more information and to apply see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Volunteer Opportunities Tab

HOME HARDWARE in Central Saanich is looking for young keen workers!  Duties would include customer service, cashier, and stocking shelves.  Part time work evenings and weekends, that can lead into full time in the summer.

Apply in person to Samantha (Unit #7, 7855 East Saanich Road)

THE RED BRICK CAFE in Sidney is looking to hire entry level staff, from service, cleaning and cooking.  $15.65 hour + tips.  Hours would primarily be weekends and holidays.  Apply in person with resume to Red Brick Cafe - 2423 Beacon Avenue, Sidney.

ELK LAKE FARM is looking for Farm/garden help!  If you are interested in being outside and getting exercise, you may be a good candidate for this local job.  A good learning experience on an organic fruit farm.  Right now, the employer is looking for someone to help with weeding, shoveling, mowing grass; and picking blackberries in July, starting at $16.00-$20.00 hour. Flexible hours through the summer. The farm is located on Old West Saanich Rd. on the other side of Elk Lake. Contact: Cindy (250) 479-7773

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS -  Looking for a great Job opportunity this summer? Student Works Painting in Victoria/Sidney is currently looking for more people to join their summer painting team! Positions start at $20/hour and all painters have the potential to make an upwards of $20-$30/hour.  No previous painting experience is needed!  To see the complete poster, see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Job Opportunities Tab

Would you like extra support, guidance, and resources to help you find and keep a job that’s right for you? Then check out the digital Spring 2022 edition of Victoria’s Youth Employment Program Guide brought to you by the Youth Employment Program Providers (YEPP). There are 24 programs and services specially designed to help youth in our community find employment!  For the Guide see the Saanich Career Education website at under the Job Opportunities Tab.

PANORAMA RECREATION EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT  is visiting Stelly’s on Thursday, June 9th at lunch to do a presentation in the Career Centre!  They are looking to hire birthday party hosts, skating instructors, slide attendants, special event staff, lifeguards and swim instructors.

SCAFFOLDING COMPANY (Construction Labourer).  Busy scaffold company in Victoria looking for construction site labourers Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. Duties include, but are not limited to: Unloading and loading trucks/trailers in storage yard and on job sites ➤ Assisting scaffold foreman with erecting and dismantling scaffolds ➤ Working at heights.  For applicant requirements and how to apply see the Saanich Career Education website under Job Opportunities tab. 

THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SOUTH VANCOUVER ISALND are currently looking for Leaders In Training, for their Summer Camps in Metchosin and Westshore Clubs.  June 27th to August 12th (7 weeks) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Metchosin Club - 3900 Metchosin Road or Westshore Club - 345 Wale Road.  For more information and the job description see the Saanich Career Education website at 

GRAD 2022

UBC’s French Program is offering a $3,000 French as a Second Language (FSL) Bursary for students who will be starting their first year at UBC during the 2022-23 academic year.  French Immersion program students who are interested in continuing their studies in French at the university level could be reminded of this opportunity one last time before the summer break.  If you have any questions, please contact Min Ji Kang at  ABOUT THE BURSARY: This bursary program, which is administered by the Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC), aims to encourage a greater number of young English-speaking Canadians to become bilingual, while studying in their field of interest. It offers the opportunity to expand knowledge about the Francophone culture.  Deadline: We are accepting applications between now and October 10, 2022. For more information on eligibility criteria and the application process:

NOT READY FOR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY?   Come discover the possibilities of a 2022/23 gap year.  Gap Year Expo.  Saturday, June 11, 2022.  12 pm to 3 pm PST | 3 pm to 6 pm EST.  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,  

Mandatory Grad Rehearsal is at lunch in the Large Gym next Thursday June 16.  Please put these dates in your calendar and do not miss these important rehearsals!!

MAGIC WAND PROJECT ... Why buy a Grad Tux or Dress when you can borrow one. The Magic Wand 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:


HOST FAMILIES NEEDED:  Saanich International Student Program (SISP) is actively looking for new Host Families for our International students joining us at the end of August 2022.  Make lifelong friendships, provide a student with a home away from home and share the beauty of your community!  If you are interested in this opportunity, host families are provided:

·      $975 per month per student (students must have their own bedroom)

·      Ongoing support from the SISP Homestay team

·      International students who are fully vaccinated

Sign up for a no-commitment consultation with one of our Homestay Coordinators or start your application to become a host family!