Rugby Provincial Finals
Congratulations to the Varsity Rugby team on winning their Division Championship! The team played a solid game on Friday evening defeating Minnedosa in the Provincial semi-final game. The team plays Glenlawn Collegiate for the Provincial title on Saturday, 30 May, at St. Paul's High School at 1:45 pm. Go Crusaders!
Tuesday, 2 June: Exemption Recommendations and Early Dismissal
After period 6, students will go to their mentor group locations and receive an official record of their status in each course with respect to writing exams. Grade 9–11 students with 4 or more exemptions in full credit courses, and Grade 12 students with 3 or more exemptions in full credit courses, are not required to attend review classes on June 3, 4, or 5. These students may choose to come to review classes in courses in which they are writing an exam. Warm Weather Dress Code remains in effect during review days, exams, and our Closing Mass and Assembly on Tuesday, 23 June. Exemption Policy
Wednesday, 3 June: Early Dismissal
Students will be dismissed after period 6 (2:25 pm) to facilitate our end-of-year faculty and staff Mass.
Friday, 5 June: Deadline for Incomplete Assignments
A reminder that students who received an incomplete letter from the Principal's Office must clear incomplete assignments by noon on Friday, 5 June, in order to be eligible to write the exam in a particular course.
June Exam Schedule
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End of Year Information Items
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Music Program Announcement: 2015–2016
Please see the attached letter announcing that Mr. Rob Gardner is taking a leave of absence for the coming school year along with information about his replacement, Mr. Derek Frykas.
National Student Commonwealth Forum Report
Article submitted by: Spencer Katerynuk '16
Between May 10th to 15th of 2015, 86 young Canadians from Coast to Coast converged on Canada’s capital to discuss gender equality and youth in the Commonwealth during the 43rd Annual National Student Commonwealth Forum.
As being one of four students from St. Paul’s chosen to participate in this weeklong unique experience, I was given a Commonwealth country to represent at a model Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Using the commonwealth consensus-based model, I debated resolutions related to the themes Youth in Commonwealth, Gender, and Gender Equality.
Alongside CHOGM, the week was also spent learning about Commonwealth issues, meeting Members of Parliament on the Hill, debating current Canadian issues in the Senate Chamber, meeting Members of the Senate Chamber, and discussing the Forum themes with High Commissioners from the Commonwealth countries who are resident in Ottawa.
In the case of my Commonwealth country to represent, Swaziland, as well as many others whose High Commissioners were not resident in Ottawa, youth were given the opportunity to visit the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (DFATD) to speak with knowledgeable representatives of their respective country and receive a guided tour of the facility.
All youth were given the chance to visit the renowned Victorian manor, Earnscliffe, the home to Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, and the current home of the British High Commissioner to Canada, Sir Howard Drake. After meeting his Excellency, a small reception with a brief discussion followed to reflect on CHOGM.
In all, the Forum’s activities and the invited speakers and workshops organized by young alumni allowed me to gain further confidence in my leadership skills and seek out all 5 characteristics of a grad at grad at St. Paul’s and improve them. The numerous new friendships that I have gained that span across the country will not be forgotten along with the rich heritage I gained to know that I share in as a Canadian.
I would like to extend my gratitude to Mr. Boulet on informing me on this awesome opportunity. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a passion for extending their realm of knowledge and social justice.
St. Paul's Participants (All from Class of 2016)
Last weekend, thirteen St. Paul's teams participated in the 2015 Provincial Beach Volleyball Tournament in which over three-hundred teams from across Manitoba competed. On the Junior Varsity side, Darian Pichlyk '17 and Mathieu Lavoie '17 won the final. On the Varsity side, Ben Hooker '16 and Matthew Stasiuk '16 finished in third place with Ryan Bergen '15 and Jackson Potter '15 finishing close behind in fourth place. Congratulations to all of our volleyball athletes and a special thanks to our Team Manager, Matt Ramjiawan '15, for his support and effort during the Beach Volleyball Season. Thanks also to Mr. Voth for his coaching and leadership in our Volleyball Program at St. Paul's.
Winnipeg High School Football League: Senior Bowl
Last Saturday, the Winnipeg High School Football League hosted its annual Senior Bowl. Playing for Team Walter Krochak, a WHSFL Hall Of Fame inductee from Maples Collegiate, St. Paul’s players represented our school very well. Playing in their final high school football game were: Scott Bachus, Brett Roskos, Maxx Toutant, Luke Sperry, Cody Cranston, James Teschuk, Evinn Lyons-Keely, Aaron Noyes, Drake Lesperance, Easton Borsboom & Micah Sommer. All players performed well including Maxx Toutant who was named as the Defensive MVP for his team. The St. Paul’s players were part of the winning team capturing the Senior Bowl with a score of 20-13.
Homeroom Proposal - Student Survey Results
As a follow-up to last week's update, which included a video explaining proposed changes to the current Mentor Group System, feedback from the student survey is linked below for information purposes. Faculty and students have received the same report. The School Administration is discerning next steps and will communicate a decision before the end of June.
Student Survey Report