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Orillia Secondary School's second annual Commencement Exercises will take place Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Rotary Place.

For more details about Commencent (Graduation Ceremony), please see below for the letter that was mailed out to potential graduates at the end of May.  If you have any questions, please contact the Guidance Office.

REVISED Grad Letter 2016_17.pdf

Commencement Newsletter 2016.pdf

Grad Photos

The final day for grad photos and grad retakes is February 28th  

Book your appointment online at .  Your school code is ORI


If you are booking a retake, please remember to return your proofs to the photographer


There are 4 options for booking your grad photo, including a free sitting option.

Please remember that if you select the ‘no sit fee option’ then you do not need to bring a sitting fee to your appointment.

Follow this link for more tips on picture day

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What will you wear?

This is easy!  All graduates wear black gowns and caps.  They have a great appearance and save the expense of a new outfit.

We will be ordering "Souvenir Packages" this year, which means that students will keep both the cap and gown. 

No jeans please!  This is a formal occasion and we expect our grads to be dressed appropriately.

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Seating is plentiful but parking is limited at Rotary Place.  Please consider transportation options and be sure to park in designated areas.

If you will require assistance being seated, please contact the guidance office at (705) 329-4537, ext. 42262.

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What to do on Commencement day:

Arrive at Rotary Place by 2:00 p.m. to pick up your cap and gown and be grouped for processional purposes.

What to do after Commencement:

Commencement usually lasts two hours.  A reception will be held at Rotary Place with refreshments for you and your guests!

Please remember to send thanks for any awards or scholarships that you have received.

Ontario Scholars

If the average of six of your final grade 12 marks is 80% or higher, then you are an Ontario Scholar.  Although there is no monetary reward attached to being an Ontario Scholar, it is a very impressive achievement.

A reminder to Potential Graduates:
In order to graduate you need the following:

* To have achieved 30 credits (18 compulsories and 12 optional)
* To have completed 40 community service hours
* To have passed the OSSLT (Literacy Test) or the OLC course.

Check to make sure that you are on track to achieve all of the Diploma requirements.