School Announcements

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

Friday, May 31, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   It’s the last day of Bike to School Week!  Congratulations to everyone who participated.  People have been desperate to know if we have any more bad bike jokes.  Lucky... Read more

Thursday, May 30, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Back by special request, we have yet another bad bike joke for you: GUEST: Why can’t elephants ride bikes? LEAD:  I don’t know.  Why can’t elephants ride bikes? GUEST:  Because they don’t... Read more

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   And we have another bad cycling joke for you today: GUEST: A pedestrian stepped off the curb and into the road without looking and promptly gets knocked flat by a... Read more

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   It’s day two of bike to school week!  Here’s your terrible bike joke for today:      My friend rode into a tree the other day racing round his back... Read more

Monday, May 27, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Today is the official start of Bike to School Week at Central!  Teachers, be sure to tally up the number of students who biked or used another sustainable mode... Read more

Friday, May 24, 2019 – CC DAY

CULTURE & EVENTS: Calling all Grade 6 Ex-Margaret Jenkins Students!!... If you are interested in volunteering at this year’s Margaret Jenkins Spring Fair, please come to Jenne’s room at Nutrition... Read more

Thursday, May 23, 2019

ATHLETICS:  Track & Field:  Coaches and PE teachers are still working on identifying athletes for the various Track & Field events that will happen in 2 weeks at Vic High (June... Read more

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: Popsicles - It’s Wednesday and that means popsicles. Get your ice cold treats for ONLY ONE DOLLAR in the foyer at lunch break. Popsicles are your taste... Read more

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  If you’d like to have your artwork featured on next year’s agenda, check out the information outside the art room.  Your designs need to be submitted to Ms.... Read more

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: Tomorrow is International Day Against Homophobia, Bi phobia, and Transphobia! Show your support to our awesome community by wearing all your brightness, flair,  and creativity! And come... Read more

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Last Gauss Math practice session is today at lunch in room 202. ATHLETICS:  Track & Field:  With 3 weeks to go before our school event, Field events will begin... Read more

Monday, May 13, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  GAUSS MATH TEST is only 2 days away!! There will only be 2 more practice sessions, so all students who are writing the test on Wednesday must attend... Read more

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  A huge congratulations to Asa in grade eight, who came in first place in ALL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA in the Concours French public speaking contest last weekend.  Felicitations, Asa!... Read more

Tuesday, May 7 – CLASS PHOTO DAY

SPECIAL FEATURE:   The school photo is done and division photos are are up next!  The benches are ready in front and classes will be called down lickety split.  When you arrive... Read more

Monday, May 6, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE: Ramadan Mubarak to all of our Muslim friends celebrating Ramadan.  Many students and their families will be fasting from dawn until dusk for the next month.  Fasting is an... Read more

Thursday, May 2, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE: I hear there’s a big picnic going on in Oak Bay this afternoon!  If you’re looking for details, be sure to check in with your teacher or with members... Read more

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  It’s Wednesday and that means POPSICLES! Popsicles are on sale in the foyer after the lunch bell. Enjoy the sunny weather accompanied by a tasty frozen treat -... Read more

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

ATHLETICS: BADMINTON: 2 main events today: At lunchtime today, all grade 8 students MUST be in the gym for their playoffs, as the city finals are tomorrow. Grade 8 players, please... Read more

Monday, April 29, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   There is SO much going on at the school today!  Today, we are welcoming 16 professional artists who will be mentoring several Grade 8 students for Monsieur Duval’s annual... Read more

Friday, April 26, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  GAUSS MATH CONTEST: All students interested in competing in this international competition, you have an information meeting in the library today at Nutrition Break. The following students SHOULD... Read more

Thursday, April 25, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: That first track was from the musical version of Shrek.  The movie version is of course amazing, but did you know that the stage musical is coming to... Read more

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Hey Mardy, do you know what special holiday it is today?  Take a wild guess… Today is International Admin Assistants Day, which is a great opportunity to show our gratitude... Read more

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Welcome back after yet another long weekend.  Today is in fact TUESDAY, so we are on a TUESDAY schedule for all classes, athletics and extra-curricular activities.   ATHLETICS: ATTENTION ALL COMPETITIVE... Read more

Thursday, April 18, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE: Thanks to everyone who made student-led conferences a big success over the last few days.  Thanks also to Mr. Gowda and Ms. Stark for making the book fair a... Read more

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE: We’ve got another half day today with noon dismissal so that you can bring your parents back to school and show off what you’ve been learning.  Stay tuned for... Read more

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This afternoon is of course student-led conferences, so students will be dismissed just before lunch time.  Stay tuned for lots of updates about changes to practice and rehearsal schedules. CULTURE... Read more

Monday, April 15, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Welcome back after a long weekend.  This week we have another short week with a holiday on Friday, and also early dismissal on Tuesday and Wednesday for student-led conferences.... Read more

Thursday, April 11, 2019

ATHLETICS:  The Central Badminton team displayed great sportsmanship and effort against Lansdowne yesterday!  Also, a reminder to the grade 7 competitive badminton team that you have a practice today at noon.... Read more

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

INTRO:  Alright, so someone requested this track, called “The Most Unwanted Song”.  It’s basically twenty minutes of bad noise. Apparently the DJ has decided we’re going to play this through all... Read more

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Café de la 7e Rue:  Several teachers and parents will be treated to a special lunch today as one of our classroom will be transformed into a Café... Read more

Monday, April 8, 2019

INTRO:   So…. we got a request for the song Tea and Coffee, but we’re guessing that’s not the version you wanted.  Apparently the artist you were hoping for is Anise Russow…?... Read more

Friday, April 5, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   And of course, one last hoax!   Many of you heard of the Momo Challenge, which was in fact a HOAX.  News spread around the internet that video games and... Read more

Thursday, April 4, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  And here are a couple more famous hoaxes for you.  In 2009, two parents claimed that their 6-year old son was trapped inside a giant helium balloon and was... Read more

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   We’re back with more hoaxes, which are fake stories or information that are designed to trick people into believing them.  Hoaxes have probably been around for thousands of years,... Read more

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Yesterday was April Fool’s day… People often like to play practical jokes on each other, and one kind of joke is a hoax, where people are fooled into believing things... Read more

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