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Important Updates regarding Graduation

Please see the newsletter, Planning Guide and information about grad photos below:

Grade 12 Newsletter 2020-2021pdf.pdf

Revised Grade 12 Planning 2020-2021.pdf

Diplomas and composite grad photos will be available in the fall.


Change of Date:

Attention Graduates!

Grad photos will be happening the week of May 31st!  If you have already booked a date & time - relax.  Your current booking will remain on the same day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, etc.) at the exact same time -- it will just shift to the week of May 31st.  If you have booked already and entered a valid email address, you will receive an email with the updated date.  If you have not booked yet, book now at

Please wear a white blouse or dress shirt and tie to your appointment!  And please remember to check your school email account for any new or updated information.

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Prior to 2019/2020 (Pre-Covid-19)

Commencement / Graduation

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.