School Announcements

Friday, January 17, 2020

REMINDERS:  LEAD CCAC - the Central Climate Action Club meets in Mme Balabuch’s room at lunch recess TODAY. Hope to see you there! (WEEKLY)  YEARBOOK, YEARBOOK, YEARBOOK!!! Did you pay for a... Read more

Thursday, January 16, 2020

FINE ARTS: G The Elementary Music Tour is cancelled today. It will be rescheduled in the coming weeks. All band and strings classes are running as usual for the rest of... Read more

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

FINE ARTS:  Art club will be meeting in the art room today at lunch recess (12:10).  Bring your creativity and your favourite pencil! REMINDERS:  POPCORN- It's Tuesday, which means Popcorn will be on... Read more

Monday, January 13, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:   At long last!  The request cat has been emptied.  This week AND next week will be alllll requests.  We’ve got oldies, memes and everything in between.  Someone requested Justin... Read more

Friday, January 10, 2020

ATHLETICS:  Volleyball  Next week schedule: Boys 8  Mondays & Fridays  2:45 - 5:00 TODAY Girls 6 & 7  Tuesdays 2:45 - 4:30 Girls 8  Wednesday 2:45 - 4:30 Boys 6/7 Thursdays 2:45 - 4:30  Some of the... Read more

Thursday, January 9, 2020

ATHLETICS:  Volleyball: Boys 8  Mondays & Fridays  2:45 - 5:00 Girls 6 & 7  Tuesdays 2:45 - 4:30 Girls 8  Wednesday 2:45 - 4:30 Boys 6/7 Thursdays 2:45 - 4:30  TODAY Some of the teams will... Read more

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

CULTURE & EVENTS: .  Cirque de la 7e Rue:  The event is coming up in exactly 2 weeks! The 4 day shows will be booked solid with several visiting classes.  Central teachers... Read more

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

ATHLETICS:   Volleyball: Boys 8  Mondays & Fridays  2:45 - 5:00 Girls 6 & 7  Tuesdays 2:45 - 4:30  TODAY Girls 8  Wednesday 2:45 - 4:30 Boys 6/7 Thursdays 2:45 - 4:30  Some of the teams will... Read more

Monday, January 6, 2020

SKI TRIP The school ski trip is coming up in February. If you are interested in going to Mt. Washington on the school ski trip, have a look in the foyer... Read more

Thursday, December 19, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE: It is enrichment sign up day!  You’ll notice some interesting new opportunities, including learning Spanish, playing a crazy French Board Game, and taking the announcements to the next level! CULTURE... Read more

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: POPSICLES   OOOOOH YEEEAAAHHH! It’s popsicle day.  At lunch break, calmly enter the gym from the Welcome Man side and line up to purchase your popsicles for the amazing price of... Read more

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  TALENT SHOW Rehearsals for Friday’s Talent show are today and tomorrow. Could all Grade   8 performers and Me to We helpers meet in Mr. Barwin’s room at Lunch... Read more

Monday, December 16, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Friday will be remembered as the day of the Giant Blue Poo.  Hopefully this morning’s song brought back lots of happy memories for all the people who helped out... Read more

Friday, December 13, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Imagine waking up in the morning with a memory swirling around in your head.  The memory is so vivid, and so packed with emotion that you can’t think... Read more

Thursday, December 12

CULTURE & EVENTS: TALENT SHOW All students performing at the Talent Show, please meet today in Mr Barwin’s room at Nutrition break for a quick meeting. FOOD AND CLOTHING DRIVE Just a few more... Read more

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Thanks to Div 4 for hosting a very successful Write for Rights day yesterday. Who knows what the total number of letters and postcards was.  My guess is... CULTURE &... Read more

Monday, December 9, 2019

TALENT SHOW All auditions are now done. There will be a list posted outside the office at the end of the day of our line-up for the talent show. Thanks to... Read more

Friday, December 6, 2019

ATHLETICS:  Volleyball:  Great turnout for Girls ⅞ and Boys 6/7 yesterday. Today, BOys 8 will practice right after school.  Same on Monday. Next Tuesday, it will be Girls Grade 6/7’s turn. Make... Read more

Thursday, December 5, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:   TALENT SHOW:  Today is the final day for auditions and call backs for the talent show. If you would still like to try out, come up to Mr... Read more

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: Don’t forget our young entrepreneur sale will begin tomrorow afternoon. Here is a special message from Sarah, Naomi and Elliot: Elliot: Feeling stressed? Come get one of Mateo’s... Read more

Monday, December 2, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: Attention all Central! This Thursday and Friday afternoon, Grade 7 students will be displaying and selling magnificent products. Looking for gifts? Or do you just want to treat... Read more

Friday, November 29, 2019 – BUY NOTHING DAY

SPECIAL FEATURE: Our request  this morning was from Xanadu, this year’s school musical!  Congratulations to everyone who is taking part. The show is going to be amazing!   Today is known as Buy... Read more

Thursday, November 28, 2019

 SPECIAL FEATURE:  This morning’s request goes out to all the wrestling fans.  John Cena was trying to start something out on the playground after school yesterday, but Ms. Braun called his... Read more

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: Attention: all students who have booked a table for the school craft fair!  Please come to the library at lunch time for an important meeting. You can... Read more

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: Today is the last day to submit your artwork for Premier John Horgan’s holiday greeting cards!  Please bring any final entries to the office before the end of... Read more

Monday, November 25, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Well, it happened.  The request cat has officially blown up.  It didn’t actually explode, but we’ve got enough requests flowing in to keep us going for a very, VERY... Read more

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – CCDay

CULTURE & EVENTS:    British Columbia Premier John Horgan has a special request!   He is inviting grade 6 and 7 students to create the picture for a greeting card that... Read more

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Today is the International Transgender day of Remembrance.  It is a day when we take a moment to honour the memory of members of the transgender community who have... Read more

November 29, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  The request cat had lots of great music requests this week, so you’ll be hearing lots of great tunes requested by students all this week!  The request cat is... Read more

Monday, November 18, 2019

ATHLETICS:   Basketball: Very busy week for most of our Basketball players: Boys 8 comp practice today at lunch. Come down after eating. Boys 8 Rec will travel to Victor-Brodeur for a 3 match jamboree... Read more

Friday, November 15, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Me to We is having a BAKE SALE today at Nutrition Break and Lunch in the Foyer. All proceeds go to the BC SPCA! ATHLETICS: Congratulations to the boys 6/7... Read more

Thursday, November 14, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Kindness is blossoming all over the school!  If you haven’t already noticed, kindness messages are popping up all over the school.  Thanks to the Kindness enrichment folks for spreading... Read more

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE: It’s so great to see everyone’s cardigans today!  Mr. Clark looks JUST LIKE Mr. Rogers. Today, people are celebrating kindness, not only because Mr. Rogers was a model for... Read more

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Late on Friday afternoon Mr. Welby emptied out the Request Cat box in the library, so we have some song requests coming your way this week.  Here’s how it... Read more

Friday, November 8, 2019

REMEMBRANCE DAY Assembly CENTRAL’S MUSICAL  Information meeting for this year’s musical Xanadu junior will be in the Garage at nutrition break today.  ATHLETICS:  Basketball:  We had several teams in action this week.  On Wednesday,... Read more

Thursday, November 7, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:   Low brass club today at nutrition break Rae-Ann’s memory book.  Come and take a look if you'd like. CENTRAL’S MUSICAL  Information meeting for this year’s musical Xanadu junior will be in... Read more

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

QUEBEC TRIP MEETING Bonjour! Students going on the Quebec Trip, we will have a lunchtime meeting TOMORROW in Mme Holsworth’s room (201). Bring your lunch! We will be discussing the Purdy’s... Read more

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

ATHLETICS:   Basketball:  Two excellent matches yesterday after school.  Our Girls 8 won against Glanford and our Boys 8 continue to battle hard but cam short.  It is very positive to see... Read more

Monday, November 4, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: The song request box is moving to the library today and is ready for your requests!  Feed that request cat! Thanks again to Ivy and West for their... Read more

Friday, November 1, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  How to request a song. ATHLETICS: Basketball: Our Girls 8 Comp played at St-Margaret on Wednesday and won their match.  Well done! Our Boys 8 Comp were at Lansdowne and came... Read more

Thursday, October 31, 2019 – HAPPY HALLOWEEN

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Congratulations to everyone who performed at last night’s creepy concert! CULTURE & EVENTS:   This afternoon is the Halloween Dance, in support of action on climate change! Your last chance to get... Read more

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:   Halloween Dance Tickets are on sale in the Foyer at recess and lunch! All proceeds from the dance will support action on Climate Change, so get your... Read more

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Get your tickets for the Halloween Dance - on sale in the Foyer all week at recess and lunch, only $2.00! It’s going to be awesome! ATHLETICS:   Basketball:  we continue... Read more

Monday, October 28, 2019

Halloween Dance Tickets are on sale in the Foyer all week at recess and lunch, only $2.00! See you there!  From the Main Office:  ****Reminder that students are not to bring... Read more

Thursday, October 24, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This morning, it was the viola’s turn.  Poor viola, there’s not very much popular solo music written for it.  And musicians love to tell viola jokes. What’s the difference... Read more

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Have you guessed this morning’s string instrument?  That was the bass, making elephant noises. At the end you’ll hear a modern bass player playing a solo that involves whacking... Read more

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   It’s day two of our all strings feature week, and today was of course the cello.  Yes, there will be some heavy metal cello coming your way. CULTURE & EVENTS: Student... Read more

Monday, October 21, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE: Soooooo… we’re going to do something a bit weird this week with the music.  We’ve got four days this week, and there are four string instruments used in the... Read more

Friday, October 18 – CC DAY

ATHLETICS:  Girls Basketball Grade 6/7 Very important practice today at 1:30-3:30. In preparation for your first match next Tuesday.  Comp et Rec teams should be decided today at practice. Girls 8 match... Read more

Thursday, October 17, 2019

 SPECIAL FEATURE:  Today is Student Vote Day!  Which issues are important to you?  Which candidate and party best represents your hopes for the future of our country?  Have you decided who... Read more

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: This afternoon is our very first enrichment day of the school year!  Finally!!!! Here are a few reminders: make sure you know what enrichment you are going to... Read more

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Welcome back after a long weekend.  In case you missed it, today is TUESDAY.  Not Monday; TUESDAY   ATHLETICS:   Cross Country!!!! Please meet in Mr Barwin’s room for an important meeting about tomorrow’s... Read more

Friday, October 11, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This weekend many people will be celebrating Thanksgiving.  How about you Eshal? ______ That’s cool. This weekend I’ll be ____________________.  Let’s hear what some of the people around the... Read more

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

P/T CONFERENCES (EARLY DISMISSAL TODAY) SPECIAL FEATURE:   Hang on a second… it’s not winter yet, but it’s cold out today!  Yesterday was 10 degrees celsius, and this morning the temperature has dropped... Read more

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This morning’s track was Pavin’ My Road by the Shuffle Demons and the lyrics are all about elections.  Yesterday was the one and only televised English language debate for... Read more

Monday, October 7, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Don’t forget that the BOOK FAIR starts TOMORROW!  Russell Books is bringing a truck load of great books to our library this week. The book fair will be open... Read more

Friday, October 4, 2019

ATHLETICS:  Cross Country : Mr. Owen will see cross country athletes at lunch in front of the school for practice today. Next week’s meet is at Cedar Hill Golf course and... Read more

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Fine Arts: Band 7 and 8 students you MUST have your Camp Pringle forms in by tomorrow at the latest! Sports: Cross Country : Since Mr. Owen and Mr. Barwin are away camping... Read more

Wednesday, October 2

It’s Wednesday and that means it is POPSICLE DAY!!! Popsicles are ONLY ONE DOLLAR - what an awesome deal!  Frozen treats will be on sale in the foyer on your... Read more

Tuesday, October 1

That was the legendary theme song to the best tv show ever.  It was a special request from the Indigenous leadership. Thanks to all of them for hosting an amazing... Read more

Monday, September 30, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Today we’ll be sharing the story of Orange Shirt Day, talking about the history of residential schools, the impact this has had on Indigenous people and how we can... Read more

Friday, September 27, 2019

ATHLETICS:  Basketball:  Interested Basketball players need to sign up for a team.  Sign-up will happen today in the gym during the lunch break.  Eat your lunch and stop by the gym.... Read more

Thursday, September 26, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Climate week of action:  What is the name of the movement started by Greta Thunberg that has organized weekly climate strikes around the world? CCAC - there is an important... Read more

Wednesday, September 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: It’s Wednesday and that means it is POPSICLE DAY!!! Yes it’s true, and popsicles are ONLY ONE DOLLAR. Wow what an awesome deal! Frozen treats will be... Read more

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   It’s climate action week!  Today’s question: how many parts per million of carbon dioxide is currently in the atmosphere?  Bring your answers in tomorrow! ATHLETICS:  Cross Country!  Practice at lunchtime! If you are... Read more

Friday, September 20, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  CCAC meeting at Nutrition Break in the front foyer. ATHLETICS: Cross Country - Practice today at lunch time : ) Basketball:  The season is still 4 weeks away but we... Read more

Thursday, September 19, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: It’s time to dust off the button machine and put some rainbows on the wall! Your friendly local GSA is back! GSA stands for Gender Sexuality Alliance... Read more

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Winner of the 2019 Polaris prize - Haviah Mighty:  13th Floor CULTURE & EVENTS: It’s Wednesday and that means it is POPSICLE DAY!!! Yes it’s true, and popsicles are ONLY... Read more

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

ATHLETICS:   Ultimaaaate Frisbeeeee! We’re expecting a sunny break over lunch 🌞 so YES, we will have a practice TODAY at lunchtime recess. Meet out on the field after eating your lunch. Cross... Read more

Monday, September 16

CULTURE & EVENTS: Tonight is the big gala event for this year’s Polaris Music prize!  Hopefully we’ll have the winner for you tomorrow ATHLETICS: Ultimaaaate Frisbeeeee! We will have a practice TOMORROW at... Read more

Friday, September 13, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Polaris Prize Nominees:  FET.NAT - Tapis and Haviah Mighty - Wishy Washy It’s Photo Day! It’s Friday the 13th! CULTURE & EVENTS:  Central Climate Action Committee is meeting at lunch break in Mme... Read more

Thursday, September 12, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Polaris Prize - Snotty Nose Rez Kids CULTURE & EVENTS:  CCAC meeting at lunch today in Mme. Balabuch’s room.  Everyone is welcome! Announcement Auditions ATHLETICS:  Ultimaaaate Frisbeeeee! We will have our 2nd practice of... Read more

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Applications for producer and sound engineers for the morning announcements will be available in the cafeteria at nutrition break today!  Applications are due on Monday. More news coming... Read more

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: Interested in running the announcements?  Always wanted to learn how to use a sound board?  We’re looking for grade 7 and 8 students to apply for two new... Read more

Monday, September 9, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Polaris Prize Nominee:  Elisapie - Ballad of a Runaway Girl ATHLETICS: Ultimaaaate Frisbeeeee! We will have our first practice of the season tomorrow at lunchtime recess. A sign up sheet and... Read more

Friday, September 6, 2019

ATHLETICS:  Ultimaaaate Frisbeeeee! Ultimate is a fun, inclusive sport and beginners are welcome!  We will have our first practice of the season next week. A sign up sheet and some more... Read more

Thursday, September 5, 2019

 ATHLETICS:  Ultimaaaate Frisbeeeee! We will have our first practice of the season next week. A sign up sheet and some more information will be posted in the foyer tomorrow. Ultimate is... Read more

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Welcome and overview of format: time, information, special features (news, bad jokes, special events, trivia, games, prizes, birthdays) Music:  old, new, in between - requests coming soon Coming... Read more

Thursday, June 27, 2019

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL SPECIAL FEATURE:   Well this is it folks, the last day of school for 2019.  Today is one of those wacky days when our emotions are all over the... Read more

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   We’ve got more year end craziness going on today.  Have you cleaned out your locker yet? Have you ACTUALLY cleaned out your locker?  Even taken down your Shawn Mendes... Read more

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   It’s a big day of field trips today.  We’ve got classes heading to Beacon Hill Park, Sidney, Gonzales Beach, Fort Rodd Hill and downtown to play volleyball!  Have fun... Read more

Monday, June 24, 2019

ATHLETICS: Reminder that the cheer enrichment group is meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) from 2:45-3:30 for our last practice before the year end performance. MUSIC:  Good morning, music students! Congratulations to everyone who performed at... Read more

Friday, June 21, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day!  There are celebrations going on all across Canada as we recognize the First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples whose land this country... Read more

Thursday, June 20, 2019

A very special welcome to everyone for the fourth day of our celebration of Indigenous People.   The music you heard this morning was by Meryem Saci.  Today, at 11:00, Central... Read more

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE: Welcome to day three of our lead-up to National Indigenous Peoples Day on Friday.  More music and raffle questions coming your way and lots of lipdub instructions coming your... Read more

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Welcome to the second day of our one week celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, coming up this Friday.   CULTURE & EVENTS:  This morning’s track was from the Chippewa Travellers.... Read more

Monday, June 17, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This Friday is National Indigenous Peoples Day, so of course we’re going to be celebrating with great music by Indigenous artists, some special guests, and some prizes!  First off,... Read more

Friday, June 14, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Ice cream cones are for sale today at the 12:10 lunch bell in front of the school. 1 dollar per scoop and all the proceeds are going to... Read more

Thursday, June 13, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  It’s Renee’s birthday today!  Happy Birthday Renee! Here’s a special song just for you from Charlotte: CULTURE & EVENTS: Just one more day to gather your loonies and toonies for ICE... Read more

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Yearbook Day is almost here!!  A few extra Yearbooks are available for purchase! $25 each. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!! To get a spot on the waiting list please bring your... Read more

June 11, 2019

ATHLETICS:   Attention grade 8 high jumpers!  Since we ran out of time at the track and field meet, there will be a final grade 8 high jump competition this Thursday at... Read more

Monday, June 10, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Phew!  So much going on this week, starting of course with Singin’ in the Rain, this year’s musical extravaganza.  There will be performances all week, with some special instructions... Read more

Friday, June 7, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Yearbook Day is almost here!! A few extra Yearbooks are available for purchase! $25 each. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!! To get a spot on the waiting list please bring your $25... Read more

Thursday, June 6, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: It’s June! And that means it’s Pride month everywhere! Take a look at the GSA notice board right across from the office to see what events are... Read more

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Huge congratulations to all the students in the Victoria Children’s Choir on their spectacular performance of Ocean World at the MacPherson Theatre last night.  Central students took on... Read more

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  If you have been wondering about the final results of Bike to School Week - we are too!  Mr. Levesque seems to have ended up in Quebec, so... Read more

Monday, June 3, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  June is Pride Month! That means that we are thinking about and celebrating all of the wonderful folks in our community. Today, start out by taking a look at... Read more

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