School Announcements

Friday March 13

Volleyball:  Girls 8 teams will play each other during lunch.                     Boys 8 club players after school today. Badminton: Excellent turnout at the practice yesterday.  Next practice will be Wednesday, April 1 after... Read more

Thursday, March 12, 2020

ATHLETICS: BADMINTON: Students interested in playing for the school are reminded to bring their form, signed by a parent, at the first practice - today  after school 3:00 - 4:30. Places are... Read more

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Here at Central we are making a special effort to reduce the spread of viruses.  Custodians are doing more cleaning of tabletops and other surfaces, meaning they have less... Read more

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

CULTURE & EVENTS: Welcome to all our listeners.  Today the cafeteria is serving burgers. ATHLETICS: VOLLEYBALL: Friday (not Wednesday)  at lunch our 2 Girls 8 Comp teams will play each other. Thursday at lunch,... Read more

Monday, March 9, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:   There are just a few days left to enter the book selfie draw!  Do you know which adults are reading which books? Entry forms are in the office.  Ms.... Read more

Friday, March 6, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:   We have the results of this week’s Friday quiz!  This week we are celebrating International Women’s Day.  We asked you to find the name of the youngest woman ever... Read more

Thursday, March 5, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This afternoon, we will be welcoming critically acclaimed author Mark Leiren-Young to our school. Mark is a Canadian playwright, author, journalist, screenwriter, filmmaker and performer.  He lives in Victoria... Read more

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

CULTURE & EVENTS:  And here is today’s weekly quiz clue as we count down to International Women’s Day.  This amazing woman is a vegetarian, was raised by two moms, and she... Read more

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE: It’s day two of our lead up to International Women’s Day this weekend.  Both songs today are by Destiny’s Child. Part of International Women’s Day is working toward equality... Read more

Monday, March 2, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:   It’s March! The flowers are coming up, the birds are chirping and it’s bright and sunny!  Sort of. Also, at the end of this week is International Women’s Day!... Read more

Friday, February 28, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:  And we’ve got the results from our Black History Month trivia challenge.   Since today is the last day of Black History Month, we thought we should play more of the... Read more

Thursday, February 27, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:   As you may have heard, we’ve been trying a few new things on the announcements with much more to come.  We’ve had the daily specials on the cafeteria menu,... Read more

Wednesday, February 26 – PINK SHIRT DAY

SPECIAL FEATURE: Today is Pink Shirt Day, and everyone is looking fabulous!  Yesterday, you heard the story of Pink Shirt day. Here’s Travis Price remembering the story of what happened in... Read more

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Tomorrow is the 13th  annual Pink Shirt Day which takes a moment to raise awareness about bullying in society.  Perhaps you don’t know the story of how this day... Read more

Monday, February 24, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Yes, it’s black history month, AND this Wednesday is also Pink Shirt Day!  We’ve already got our pink volleyball shirts hoisted in the studio. Have you ever wondered about... Read more

Friday, February 21, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:   And we’ve got the results from our Black History Month trivia challenge.   BLACK HISTORY MONTH  Since today is the last day of Black History Month, we thought we should play more... Read more

Thursday, February 20, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:   If you’ve gone on a “Blind Date with a Book”  be sure to “Rate Your Book Date” by completing the feedback card and entering the lucky draw contest in... Read more

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

FINE ARTS: There is a special make-up rehearsal today at lunch for Intermediate Strings. Bring your lunch and meet Mr. Spelt in the strings room at the start of Lunch.  POPSICLES  -... Read more

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Today we’re sending out invitations to advisory classrooms and other parts of the school to gather your feedback on the announcements.  There are lots of things that we’re... Read more

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

CULTURE & EVENTS: Tomorrow is Central’s very own PALentines Day! That’s right- a Valentine’s Day that’s for you and your pals! Palentine’s Day is about celebrating love in all of its... Read more

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

ATHLETICS:  Volleyball: Girls 6 Bryan & Robynn’s team are hosting today.  All other 3 teams will play at other venues. Girls 8 (Chris) will host tomorrow.   Girls 8 (Kelly) will play... Read more

Monday, February 10, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Mr. Welby - Black History Month (play theme) Oscar Peterson.  He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, but simply "O.P." by his friends. He released over... Read more

Friday, February 7, 2020

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

Thursday, February 6, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:  MR. WELBY - Black History Month This month is Black History Month  Who is featured on Canada’s $10 bill?   We asked some people around Central if they knew; here’s what they... Read more

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Did you know that today marks the 11th annual world read aloud day? World Read Aloud Day has called attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants... Read more

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

ATHLETICS: Volleyball: Both Boys 8 teams 3 of their 4 sets yesterday.  Well done!  Our 3 Girls 6 teams will practice today after school. Girls 8 (Kelly) will play at Glanford  tomorrow and  Girls 8... Read more

Monday, February 3 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Mr. Welby - Black History Month “Black history refers to the stories, experiences, and accomplishments of people of African origin. Black history did not begin in recent times in Canada,... Read more

Friday, January 31, 2020

FINE ARTS:  There is flute and clarinet duet sheet music waiting in the music room. Mr. Ingstrup apologizes for forgetting which grade 6 girls wanted it for dessert night! Please come... Read more

Thursday, January 30, 2020

CULTURE & EVENTS:   Reminder to those invited to the Power to Be Wilderness Program lunch and presentation in Ms. Christoff’s room on the 3rd floor. Please be on time. Thanks, Joanne... Read more

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Tomorrow, The Power to Be Wilderness School will be presenting to a group of Grade 8 students in Ms. Christoff’s room at lunch time. We will have a... Read more

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

CULTURE & EVENTS:  From the Office:  A reminder to students to please stay in the cafeteria, main hallway or main foyer if you get to school early.  Please do not go... Read more

Monday, January 27, 2020

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Happy Lunar New Year to everyone!  Over the weekend, people in China, Vietnam, Korea and around the world celebrated the beginning of the New Year on the day of... Read more

Thursday, January 23, 2020

CULTURE & EVENTS:   Dawson in Grade 6, Mr Clark's class found a gold ring which went missing last thursday by another student in gr. 6.  Dawson found the ring, told an... Read more

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Today it is Cirque time in Central!  Thank you everyone for your support with this project. Classes will enter through the Girls side of the gym only. Please arrive... Read more

January 21, 2020

CULTURE & EVENTS: Cirque de la 7e Rue will have 5 performances during the coming 2 days. We hope that you will enjoy the show. ATHLETICS:   Volleyball; the season kicks off nicely yesterday. ... Read more

Monday, January 20, 2020

ATHLETICS:  volleyball boys 6/7 rec meeting in Fort St. portable at lunch. REMINDERS:   YEARBOOK, YEARBOOK, YEARBOOK!!! Did you pay for a yearbook in September? Your teacher should have a list of those... Read more

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

Please Be Advised

Google Translate is used as a free tool to enhance the usability of the Greater Victoria School District websites. As such, the Greater Victoria School Disctrict is not responsible for Google Translate™.