Published on
Sep 8, 2023
Weekly Update

St. Paul's High School - Website Changes

Click HERE to read about the upgrades to our school website which will go live next week!


Athletics, Clubs and School Activities

Many athletic teams, clubs, and school activities are starting up this month. Click the links below for details about current and upcoming activities, tryout dates, staff contacts, and encourage your sons to get involved at St. Paul's. Information about other activities will be published as details become available.

Tuesday, 12 September: Grade 12 Scholarship Presentation

Parents of Grade 12 Students

All grade 12 students will attend a presentation about university and scholarships on Tuesday, September 12th.  The presentation will focus on basic university terminology, how to apply for university, important deadlines, scholarships, out of province applications, and many other topics dealing with post-secondary studies.

A video of the presentation will be made available to all grade twelve parents later in September.


Wednesday, 13 September: All School Liturgy - 8:30 a.m.

​We will follow Schedule V to accommodate an all school liturgy celebrating the Mass of the Holy Spirit. All students are expected to attend. Students should report to their core group locations at 8:25 a.m. and wait to be called to the MultiPlex. Parents are welcome to attend. 

Thursday, 14 September: School Photos

All students and staff are expected to wear Regular Dress Code for school photos. Photo packages will be available to order online within a few days of school photo day. Edge Imaging is providing our school photo services once again this year. 

Regular Dress Code

  • Sports Jacket or Blazer
  • Collared Dress Shirt and Tie
  • Dress Slacks and belt
  • Socks and Dress Shoes

Thursday, 14 September: Grade 9 Parent Orientation

Parents of Grade 9 Students are strongly encouraged to attend. This a great opportunity to meet your son's teachers, meet other parents new to the St. Paul’s community, and learn how you can support your son in his education at St. Paul’s. The evening starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. and will conclude by 8:30 p.m. Parents may arrive at 5:30 p.m. as the Crusader Shoppe will be open from 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, 14 September
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Paul Albrechtsen Multiplex
Parking: lot is located off Holland Blvd.

Program Overview
    •    5:30 p.m. (Optional): Crusader Shoppe Open
    •    6:00 p.m. Introduction and Orientation
    •    6:50 p.m. Mock School Day
    •    7:40 p.m. Reception
    •    8:30 p.m. Evening Concludes (Crusader Shoppe Closes)

Friday, 15 September: Grade 9 Camp Day

Grade 9 Camp Day is fast approaching (Friday, 15 September). If you have not already done so, please fill in the electronic permission form HERE by the end of the day today (9/7/2023).
Please remind your son that dress is casual and that he should bring a refillable water bottle as drinks are not provided. There is no cafeteria service and no vending machines at camp. Lunch is provided.
Attendance is at 8:30 a.m. in the Cass Gym (small gym). We will be back at the school around 3 p.m. and students are dismissed at that time.

Homecoming 2023 – Friday, 15 September

Mark your calendars for an exciting football game between the Varsity Crusaders and the Sturgeon Heights Huskies under the vibrant lights of Connolly Field!
Enjoy food trucks, music, beer gardens (18+) and celebrate with friends and family while cheering on the Crusaders! The Cru Shoppe and Cafeteria will also be open!
Kick Off - 6:00 PM
More information can be found HERE.

From the St. Paul's Student Council: The Walk

On Thursday, September 21st, students from St. Paul’s, St. Mary’s Academy and Balmoral Hall School will participate in the 45th Annual Walk to raise funds for The Link: Youth and Family Supports, specifically their Mobile Crisis Team that supports youth and families with safety and mental health concerns. The St. Paul’s Student Council has been hard at work over the summer preparing for a fun-filled day!

An online permission form was sent to all parents and is also located at the bottom of this message. This form must be completed in order for students to participate on September 21st. The $12 Walk fee and optional Walk sweater purchase may be paid online when filling out the permission form, however, Permission Click does charge a 5–7% service fee for all online payments. As an alternative, payment may be made either by cash or cheque. Cheques should be made out to St. Paul’s High School. Please have your son deliver his payment to Room 127 during the lunch hour starting September 8th. Please email if you experience technical issues. 

Please note: all students are required to submit the permission form and the $12.00 fee through online or in-person payment by 3:15 pm on Friday, September 15th. This flat fee will help cover the cost of refreshments along the Walk route (candy, ice cream, etc.) as well as entertainment and activities throughout the day. Food will be available to be purchased on site from food trucks and/or the cafeteria for an additional fee.

This year, Student Council will be fundraising for The Link: Youth and Family Supports. All funds collected will be directly donated and allocated to The Link’s Mobile Crisis Team, a service that supports youth and families with safety and mental health concerns. Students are encouraged to collect cash or cheque donations from their communities and complete the “Pledge Form”. This can be found in the parent/guardian email received on September 7th or picked up in person from Ms. Rellinger. Cheques for donation should be made out to “The Link: Youth and Family Supports Corporation”. Completed forms and collected donations are to be brought to your son’s core group teachers by September 15th. Students who raise more than $100 will receive a Walk sweater, free of charge.

Below are a few reminders for your son on the Walk Day:

  • Dress code: relaxed dress code is in effect for the day. Please dress for the weather (rain or shine) and in shoes comfortable for walking.
  • Students may bring their lunch from home or purchase food from food trucks or the cafeteria using cash or debit.
  • Students are welcome to perform in the afternoon at The Walk but must sign up by September 15th. A link to the sign-up Form can be found on Teams or accessed through QR codes around the school. 

Click HERE to access the permission form. 

If you have any questions about The Walk, please contact Ms. Keana Rellinger. 

Yours in spirit,

2023–2024 Student Council

Class of 2024 Graduation Events

Click HERE for a list of graduation events for the Class of 2024.

Welcome back everyone! The Cru Shoppe is always happy to welcome volunteers both over the lunch hour and occasionally in the evening for special events. No experience is necessary, and it is a wonderful way to get involved in the school and to meet new parents. I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new parents. Please use the link HERE to sign up for upcoming shifts. 

​Thank you,  
Kim Mathew
Crusader Shoppe Manager 

Parent Guild

Welcome to all the new parents who have sons starting in grade 9 this year and welcome back to our grade 10–12 parents. Please take the time over the next few weeks to skim over the Parent Guild Handbook and consider signing up to become a volunteer in the school. It's a fun and rewarding experience watching the boys and staff in action. There are a variety of opportunities and various times in the day or evening throughout the year. 

Grade 10–12 Parents
The Nearly New Shoppe is looking for gently used dress code items and St Paul's branded clothing for an upcoming sale. If you have clothing to donate, please leave cleaned items at the front reception. Please note that the Nearly New Shoppe accepts payment by cash or cheque only.