Click here to access Convocation 2022 Photos
DETAILS FOR 2023 CEREMONY
CONVOCATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2023
THURSDAY, JUNE 15th, 2023
Centre In the Square
- All students in the grade 12 “Class of 2023” cohort can participate in the ceremony. Some will still be working toward completion of requirements to earn their high school diploma, but this is their opportunity to attend a convocation ceremony.
GRADE 12 MTG PRESENTATION LINKS
CLICK HERE to access the presentation from the January 7th Grade 12 Mtg and follow the QR code for information details.
GRADUATION vs CONVOCATION
GRADUATION = completing all the requirements to earn your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) – CLICK HERE FOR GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS and look under “What do I need to graduate?”
CONVOCATION = ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2023 (the group of students who started grade 9 in 2019) at the end of their 4th year of high school – YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COMPLETE ALL GRAD REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN CONVOCATION – you can ONLY attend convocation ONCE, at the end of your 4th year, unless advised differently by your guidance counselor.
□ Ceremony – $90 – includes Souvenir keepsake gown, cap with year tassel & v-stole
(guaranteed 2 Guest Tickets per student with max 4 per student pending final
attendance – student attendee does not require a ticket)
□ Breakfast & Liturgy – $10 – date to be confirmed
□ Souvenir Gown, Cap with year tassel & V-Stole ONLY – $20
(for those who are not attending the ceremony but want the souvenir)
|Pay ONLINE ONLY through School Cash Online – link on St. Mary’s website (https://stmary.wcdsb.ca)
Payment Dates: Feb 1st – April 1st 2023
*Payment may not be accepted and participation in the ceremony not guaranteed after April 1st deadline.
Ticket Allocations – Centre in the Square requires that all seats are assigned to audience members – tickets will be specific to rows and seat numbers for each student ticket pack. SEATS WILL BE ASSIGNED BASED ON ORDER OF FEE PAYMENT.
Special Seating Requirements – for guest requiring assistance or special seating (wheelchair access, mobility, visual or audio proximity) please contact the main office to request this at time of fee payment and before the May 1st.
COMMUNITY AWARDS APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE FEB 1ST
Scroll down on this page for a list of available awards and details.
CLASS OF 2023 SPIRIT WEAR – check School Cash Online To Order
DECEMBER 12 – 16TH Book Appointment HERE using the school code MAS
Nominate Candidates for the Valedictorians of 2023 – Details coming in Semester 2
(Please see Mrs. Drummond in student success (Room 235) if you have any questions.)
Only a St. Mary’s student in grade 12 may nominate a fellow student to be a valedictorian candidate. You may nominate yourself.
In order to be considered as a candidate for valedictorian, a student must fulfill the following criteria:
-demonstrate the qualities of a good Catholic leader;
-maintain a strong academic record;
-be involved in a positive leadership role in school activities;
-have exemplary attendance;
-participate in making a difference in the community.
The list of nominees who meet the requirements and have the most nominations will be reviewed by the graduation committee, administration and guidance to create a short list of candidates who reflect an equitable representation of the graduating class.
All Graduates will have the opportunity to vote for 2 Valedictorian Candidates from the list of qualified nominees
GRADUATION AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
To apply for the following awards, complete the Community Sponsored Awards Application – submitting the ONE application will make you elibible for consideration for ALL Community & Faculty Awards listed below.
Students should also consult the Post-Secondary and Career Planning page on the St. Mary’s website for additional awards and scholarhips that require a specific application process with the organization.