Published on
Oct 6, 2023
Weekly Update

Monday, 9 October: Thanksgiving

St. Paul's is closed on Monday, 9 October. Regular classes resume on Tuesday, 10 October (School Day D).

​​We wish all students, parents and families a Happy Thanksgiving and offer the following reflection. 

Thanksgiving Is

Thanksgiving is
a time of gratitude to God, our Creator and Provider,
whose guidance and care go before us...
and whose love is with us forever.

Thanksgiving is
a time to reflect on the changes,
to remember that we, too, grow and change
from one season of life to another.

Thanksgiving is
a time of changing seasons, when leaves turn golden
in Autumn's wake and apples are crisp
in the first chill breezes of fall.

Let us remember the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
As we see the beauty of Autumn,
let us acknowledge the many blessings which are ours...
let us think of our families and friends..
and let us give thanks in our hearts.

- Author Unknown


Sunday, 8 October:  Deadline to order '24 Grad Apparel

Attention Grads!
The link to order Class of 2024 grad apparel will open from October 1–8. This is your LAST CHANCE to order grad apparel. Click Here to place your order starting on Sunday, October 1st. 


Wednesday, 10 October: Late Start for Students

Schedule IV is in effect.

Thursday, 19 October: Jesuit Education Evening

Gr. 9 parents are invited to attend an evening where they will learn more about what it means for their sons to receive a JESUIT EDUCATION for the next 4 years.  This evening will be held on Thursday evening, October 19th, 7:00-8:30pm.  Please use this link to register.

Mr. Ray Comeault

Director of Mission and Ignatian Identity

Parent Guild 

Giving Back - Grade 12 Bake Sale

Four times a year the Parent Guild offers the staff and students the opportunity to purchase homemade treats or goodies from local bakeries. The sale of these items helps support the SPHS Christmas Hamper Fund. We also ask that each grade level parent or the boys themselves take one turn throughout the school year preparing or purchasing a contribution.  This month we are asking for baking from the grade 12 families.

Please kindly drop off this nut free baking in disposable containers on October 16 or 17th at front reception.  The bake sale date is October 17th at lunch, downstairs in the cafeteria.


November Help Needed

The Debate Tournament on November 9th needs a coordinator “shadow”. This shadowing system helps with familiarizing and securing someone for the following year’s event. The Parent Guild volunteers for this evening event are responsible for supplying and serving food and drink for the participants, judges, and audience.

If you are interested in “learning the ropes”, please contact Gillian at



From the Advancement Office

The 2023 Crusader Cash Raffle launches TODAY

This Friday, you will receive an email from Rafflebox, our online raffle platform, containing a custom link to buy tickets to support your son’s Crusader Raffle. Students are asked to sell a minimum of $200 of tickets. The Crusader Raffle is our annual fundraising event in support of the Bursary and Grad Fund.

This year the Crusader Raffle offers the following cash prizes being drawn on Thursday, November 23, 2023:

-          1st prize - $10,000

-          2nd prize - $5,000

-          3rd prize - $2,000

-          4th prize - $1,000

-          5th prize - $1,000

-          6th prize - $1,000

We have many seller incentives for students!  Each week students can win gift cards to the Cru Shoppe, Cafeteria, free breakfast buns, and special dress code incentives when they have reached their quota of $200 in ticket sales! The top 3 student sellers will also win:

-          1st – $300 Amazon Gift Card

-          2nd – $200 Apple Gift Card

-          3rd – $100 Cru Shoppe Gift Card

Thank you in advance for your support for the 2023 Crusader Raffle. For more information, please feel free to contact the Advancement Office at (204) 831-2344 or email

Tickets and Sponsorship Available for the

28th Annual Ignatian Challenge Award Tribute Dinner - Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Join us in honouring this year’s recipient of the Ignatian Challenge Award, Mr. Paul Soubry ’80, on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at the RBC Convention Centre.

Information, sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available here– you can request to be added to a current parent table.

Proceeds from the annual Tribute Dinner support the St. Paul’s High School Bursary Fund.

Contact Kerri Moore at or 204-831-2325 for more information or to put together a table with other parents.

From the Counselling Department

Upcoming Events and Info Sessions at the University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba Fall Open House: Oct. 25
Students and parents are invited to join explore campus from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25 to learn more about everything UM has to offer. For those who can't attend in-person, explore UM programs and watch video presentations in the online open house, available on-demand. Registration is now open.

Upcoming Webinar: The Ultimate Guide to Applying to UM
Students can join advisors online to learn about the application process, UM programs and services, and financial planning for their time at university. Live webinars will be offered on Wed. Oct. 11 and Thurs. Oct. 19, with additional dates in November. Registration is now open.

Desautels Faculty of Music Open House: Oct. 19
Grade 11 and 12 students who are passionate about music performance, research and collaboration are encouraged to attend this upcoming music open house. Experience a day-in-the-life of a music student, observe rehearsals and masterclasses, tour state-of-the-art facilities, and meet with amazing faculty members and students. Register today, lunch is provided!

Engineering Outreach Events
Are you a creative problem solver and passionate about making a better future? The Price Faculty of Engineering would be happy to host you on campus for building/lab tours, presentations or activities, contact us for more information. Student organized outreach days will also be offered on Oct. 17 and Nov. 27, please contact our outreach team for details.

Canadian Universities Fair

Universities from across Canada will be in Winnipeg in November to speak with interested students.

Wednesday, Nov.1   6:00-8:30    St. John's Ravenscourt

Thursday, Nov. 2     6:30-8:30    Balmoral Hall

Scholarship News

Students received the link today to our school’s scholarship database.  This site now has scholarships with early deadlines posted.  We will continue to move our database onto the site, so students should continue to check back periodically.  We hope to have approximately 170 scholarships available to view soon.

Students can search the scholarship sites that were highlighted in the September scholarship presentation.  and as well as scholarship pages online for every university. 

Below are two scholarships that highlight the vastly different types of scholarships available.  One requires a Photoshop tutorial and the other a family genealogy.  

Pretty Actions Scholarship Program

Scholarship Value: $500
Awards Available: 2
Award Deadline: Oct 15, 2023

Carefully research and compose an essay-style Adobe Photoshop tutorial of at least 800 words, INCLUDING ORIGINAL SCREENSHOTS AND PHOTOS used to illustrate your points on one of the listed topics.

Rubincam Youth Award

Scholarship Value: $500
Awards Available: 2
Award Deadline: Dec 15, 2023

Requires: an appropriately prepared genealogy