School Announcements

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

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  It’s time for another round of 2018 or 2019!  Send someone up to write those two numbers on the board, and choose a player.  If you’ve got flyswatters,... Read more

Monday, January 7, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Do you remember 2018?  It seems like so long ago now!  This week, we’ll start each morning with songs from last year selected by music writers and critics, mostly... Read more

Friday, December 21, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS: To start off your day, some holiday wishes from the staff. A very special thank you to all the staff, volunteers and businesses who put on the breakfast this... Read more

Thursday, December 20, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS: GUEST This morning, we’ve got special wishes coming your way from the staff. Talent Show rehearsal today at Lunch Recess in Room 306. All performers who did not attend... Read more

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS:  Talent show performers and Me to We students involved in the show, we will have rehearsals today and tomorrow at lunch recess in Room 306, Mr Barwin’s room.... Read more

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

ATHLETICS:  If you were one of the 20 basketball scorekeepers this term, your thank you pizza lunch will be tomorrow at 12 o’clock in room 202. If your name is not... Read more

Monday, December 17, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS:  Congratulations to Div 18 who are the winning class for this year’s this year’s Food and Sock Drive! Ms Zucko and Mr Flash’s class brought in almost 600... Read more

Thursday, December 13, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS:  Talent Show auditions for Grade 8 only will be today at lunch in M Barwin’s room. Anyone who still needs to audition after today can come try out... Read more

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS:  Vikings and Medieval Market Talent Show auditions for Grade 7s ONLY will be today at lunch recess in M Barwin’s room. Grade 8 auditions tomorrow.. Last chance to audition... Read more

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS:  Talent Show auditions for Grade 7s ONLY will be tomorrow at lunch recess in M Barwin’s room. Grade 8s on Thursday. Last chance to audition for everyone on... Read more

Monday, December 10, 2018

Good morning Central!   The Greater Victoria School District wishes to recognize and acknowledge the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations on whose traditional territories we live, we learn and we do our work.... Read more

Friday, December 7, 2018

  Good morning Central!  Today is DATE, and these are your morning announcements. My name is NAME and our guest host is NAME. Happy birthday to Violet, Nikki and Iaian.  Over the... Read more

Thursday, December 6, 2018

INTRO:   Good morning Central!  Today is , and these are your morning announcements. My name is NAME and our guest host is NAME. Happy birthday to Julia, Robert and Taynton. Bonjour Central!  Aujourd’hui... Read more

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

INTRO:   Good morning Central!  Today is wed,dec,5, and these are your morning announcements. My name is Kody and our guest host is Mr. Welby. Happy birthday to Ms. Stark in the office Bonjour... Read more

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

ATHLETICS:  Basketball: It is hard to believe that inter-school Basketball is wrapping this week. Tomorrow, our Boys 6/7 will travel to Gordon Head and challenge Spencer for a 5th place finish. Tomorrow as... Read more

Monday, December 3, 2018

Student Announcer:  Kody and guest host Ethan The Greater Victoria School District wishes to recognize and acknowledge the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations on whose traditional territories we live, we learn and we... Read more

Friday, November 30, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Gabby CULTURE AND EVENTS   The Central Christmas Craft Fair is this Saturday, December 1st. Bring your friends and family to help support your fellow students and get your Christmas... Read more

Thursday, November 29, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Bade CULTURE AND EVENTS     The Central Christmas Craft Fair is this Saturday, December 1st. Bring your friends and family to help support your fellow students and get your Christmas... Read more

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Kody ATHLETICS Basketball Boys grade 6/7 Competitive Reminder! There is a practice today after school. The Central grade 6/7 Girls Competitive team just warped up their last regular season game. They... Read more

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Simona ATHLETICS Basketball - Boys  grade 6/7 Competitive. Attention!! There is no practice after school today. We will have a practice after school on Wednesday and at lunch on Friday.... Read more

Monday, November 26, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Ethan CULTURE AND EVENTS     Tea and hot chocolate sale tomorrow before school! Attention French immersion students! Important meeting today at Nutrition Break in the Library for all those who... Read more

Thursday, November 22, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Eshal CULTURE AND EVENTS     Gabe - parliamentary pages ATHLETICS Basketball:   Our Boys 8 won their two home games this week. First against Arbutus last Monday and yesterday against Colquitz (62-35).  The... Read more

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Simona ATHLETICS Basketball - Girls grade 6/7 Rec had an outstanding tournament yesterday at North Saanich Middle School, winning 2 games and tying one game. Leading all scorers was Fred,... Read more

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Mya CULTURE AND EVENTS     TDOR Today marks Trans Day of Remembrance, and in schools & communities across the world people are remembering those who have been affected by anti-trans... Read more

Monday, November 19, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Ethan CULTURE AND EVENTS     Hot Chocolate Sale Tuesday morning in the foyer! MUSICAL Meeting in the garage today at nutrition break today for all cast of Singin’ in the... Read more

Friday, November 16, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Eshal ATHLETICS Basketball Yesterday afternoon, the 6/7 boys took on St. Pats. The competition was tight between the two teams right from the beginning. The score went back and forth throughout... Read more

Thursday, November 15, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Bade  ATHLETICS: Girls 7/8 Rec Practice today after school.  Boys 6.7 Comp have a game at St. Patricks - be in the foyer at 2:45pm. REMINDERS: Popsicles Popsicles on sale at lunch... Read more

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Mya ATHLETICS Basketball Girls Grade 6/7 Rec - your normal practice today has been moved to Thursday after school, as Mr Levesque has another commitment. REMINDERS   Library Will now be closed... Read more

Friday, November 9, 2018

REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY - Today at 10:30am STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Gabby ATHLETICS Grade 6/7 boys competitive basketball team. Last night was another great game for the boys! They showed great determination and sportsmanship working as... Read more

Thursday, November 8, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Bade CULTURE AND EVENTS     Remembrance Today’s feature song is Highway of Heroes by The Trews.  From 2001 until 2014, members of the Canadian Forces served in the Afghanistan War.... Read more

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS     Remembrance Today’s feature song is by Victor Jara, a singer, theatre director and activist from the South American country of Chile.  In the nineteen sixties and seventies,... Read more

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS     Remembrance Today’s song is by an Egyptian singer named Ramy Essam.  During the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Ramy Essam performed in Tahrir Square in Cairo, the centre... Read more

Monday, November 2, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS     Remembrance This week, we’ll be featuring songs from musicians who have stood up against the forces of war and violence.  Today’s song is by Buffalo Springfield, who... Read more

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

SPORTS Basketball:   Grade 6/7 Girls Rec Basketball practice after school today from 3:00 to 4:00.  Boys Competitive basketball practice after school today from 3:00 to 4:00 also. Boys 8 won their match 74... Read more

Monday, October 29, 2018

SPORTS Basketball:  Congratulations to our Boys 8 Competitive team for their victory last Friday.  Good luck with Lansdowne today.  Girls 8 will practice after school.  All Rec teas will play jamborees... Read more

Friday, October 26, 2018

Basketball: We are now hosting many games at Central.  Just a reminder that the stage area is out of bounds for players and spectators.  Thanks to all the score keepers and... Read more

Thursday, October 25, 2018

THE GYM WILL BE CLOSED THIS MORNING UNTIL 9:33. SPORTS Basketball:  Boys 7/8 have a practice tomorrow at 7:15am.  Girls Recreational 8 have a practice today at 2:45.  Boys Competition 6/7 have... Read more

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