School Announcements

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

Monday, April 1, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Welcome back back everyone… We’re excited to be in our new studio…   CULTURE & EVENTS:  The card club is happening at break today in Ms. Singh’s room.  She’ll be giving out... Read more

Friday, March 15, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Last chance to get dance tickets is at nutrition break in the Foyer! Dance your way to Spring Break! And a huge shout out to the youth activists all... Read more

Thursday, March 14, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  This morning’s cheery song was from Riverdale.  Lots of requests coming in for tracks off the tv show soundtrack.   CULTURE & EVENTS: MUSICAL CONCESSION is at lunch recess in... Read more

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE: Not sure what this morning’s request was?  Ask Heidi. Her last name might actually be Brady.   Also from Heidi, the HAD (Homework All Done) club is in the Library... Read more

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Dance tickets on sale today in the Foyer at Nutrition Break and Lunch! Only $2 ATHLETICS:  Volleyball: Our Boys 8 had a terrific jamboree yesterday.  All players need to see... Read more

Monday, March 11, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This week’s music is all requests from the box in the library.  We look through ALL your requests, and create a gigantic playlist that we pull tracks from.  We’re... Read more

Friday, March 8, 2018

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Happy International Women’s Day, and bonus points to anyone who recognized this morning’s track by an African-Canadian musician.  That was a track from 1980 called Can’t Fake the Feeling... Read more

Thursday, March 7, 2018

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Our next African-Canadian artist is K’Naan, who escaped the civil war in Somalia to come to Canada as a refugee when he was thirteen years old.  In just a... Read more

Wednesday, March 6, 2018

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This morning’s track was by Daniel Caesar, a Caribbean-Canadian artist who is burning up the charts with millions of streams and downloads.  His last album won a Canadian Juno... Read more

Tuesday, March 5, 2018

SPECIAL FEATURE:   We’re continuing with music by great African Canadian singers this week.  This morning’s track is one of the very few recordings of Portia White. She was raised in... Read more

Monday, March 4, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Wow, we made a huge mistake on the announcements.  February was Black History Month in Canada, and we didn’t say a single thing about it.  So this week, we’ll... Read more

Friday, March 1, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   All this week people have been talking about how to create a safe and welcoming school community.  The grade eights were asking us to think about how we “human”.... Read more

Thursday, February 28, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Division 16 is hosting a bake sale today in the Foyer at nut break and lunch break. Bring your change for many yummy treats. All proceeds will be... Read more

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

PINK SHIRT DAY - LIVE DURING ASSEMBLY SPECIAL FEATURE: To start off today’s announcements, let’s hear it for everyone wearing pink, either outside or on the inside. Usually we’re hiding out in the... Read more

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Special shoutout to Ms. Schlappner on her birthday.  She KNOWS how to survive. Ms. Schlappner has said that she always appreciates a round of applause when she enters a... Read more

Monday, February 25, 2019

ATHLETICS: RUGBY RUGBY RUGBY - That’s right people, it is time to start thinking about playing Rugby. The official season doesn’t start until after Spring Break, but we need to hold... Read more

Friday, February 22, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   If it seems quiet around the school today, that’s because over 100 students are already halfway up the island on their way to Mt. Washington.  The forecast on the... Read more

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: . PALentine’s Day is tomorrow and Candy Grams are still for sale today, and today only! ! It’s not too late to surprise your pals with a Candy... Read more

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: It’s PALentine’s Day on Thursday and Candy Grams are still for sale! It’s not too late to surprise your pals with a Candy treat delivered right to them... Read more

Thursday, February 14, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  What a crazy day to come back to school - it’s Valentine’s Day!  There are so many different ways to love, that you can celebrate any way you like.... Read more

Friday, February 8, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   The heyday of Heavy Metal hit its peak in the late 1980s, and Metallica has stood at the top ever since. Metallica ranks as one of the most commercially... Read more

Thursday, February 7, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  It’s day four of metal and that was Van Halen with “Unchained”. Heavy metal music rode a huge wave of popularity, and among the most famous bands of all... Read more

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   It’s day three of metal, and that was Iron Maiden with Be Quick… Heavy metal music certainly achieved global domination, and one of it's worldwide standouts is Iron Maiden.... Read more

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This morning’s metal track was You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ by Judas Priest. Heavy metal really took off in the 1980s. Judas Priest, one of the greatest heavy metal... Read more

Monday, February 4, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   What an exciting day!  We had the superbowl, groundhog day, and now there’s snow!   This week, we’re going to be rocking hard, with five straight days of heavy metal... Read more

Friday, February 1, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Awwwwww… our last morning of cello music!  The viola da gamba was an early version of the cello that had no endpin, so the musician has to cradle the... Read more

Thursday, January 31, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Yes, cellos can even play Metallica.  That was a group called Apocalyptica, featuring four cello players and lots of effects pedals.  Not sure what Metallica is? We asked some... Read more

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   That’s right, some cello players love tofu.  What you couldn’t see in the video was that the cello bow was specially modified for getting blocks of tofu off the... Read more

Tuedsay, January 29, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This morning’s feature was the legendary Pablo Casals, playing the equally legendary unaccompanied cello suites by Bach.  These are the most famous pieces written for cello, but were mostly... Read more

Monday, January 28, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This week, for no particular reason, we’re featuring the instrument that has been described as sounding the most like the human voice:  the cello. It’s a really stinkin’ hard... Read more

Thursday, January 24, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Our intro music this morning was of course Stromae with Alors on Danse, and that wraps up our francophone music for this week.  Congratulations to all the immersion students... Read more

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: Remember, everyone, that popsicle day has changed from Thursdays to Wednesdays. So, being that it is Wednesday, popsicles are on sale TODAY in the foyer, after the... Read more

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  That was Trio, another francophone track to get your day started. Also, in world news, congratulations to gamer Harry Brewis, playing as Hbomberguy, who played donkey kong for 57 hours... Read more

January 21, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Welcome back to another exciting week at the most amazing middle school in the world.  Where else would you find a circus happening one week and a student-written play... Read more

January 11, 2019

ATHLETICS:  Volleyball:  Our teams are taking form. Excellent practices have currently happening. Boys 8  and Girls ⅞  have a practice today after school 2:45 - 4:30. Same scenario for this coming Monday. We should... Read more

Thursday, January 10, 2018

REMINDERS:    Hey Central - we are making a change to the popsicle schedule. Starting next week, popsicles will be sold on WEDNESDAYS. So make sure you are prepared! But for today:... Read more

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