Published on
Nov 3, 2023
Weekly Update

A Night Out for ALL SPHS Parents

The Parent Guild Volunteers are organizing a social evening for SPHS Parents who have sons in grade 9–12 on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Join us for a casual evening with food, drink, laughter and making new memories! There will also be a fun Scavenger Hunt organized by one of the teachers that will take place in the nooks and crannies of the school. Wine, beer, non alcoholic beverages and appetizers will be served as a part of the ticket price. Tickets are $10 per person and they are available to purchase below.

Reach out to your SPHS friends, team parents, band parents etc. and help make this very popular pre-Covid event a hit again! 

Tickets ($10 per person) are available to purchase now.

Monday, 6 November: All School Assembly

St. Paul's will have an all-school assembly on this day. Schedule V is in effect. All students are required to attend the assembly and should report to their core group locations at 8:30 a.m. for attendance. 

Wednesday, 8 November: Late Start for Students

Schedule IV is in effect. 

Semester 1 Progress Marks and Parent-Teacher Conferences

Click HERE to read the information letter emailed to parents about accessing progress marks and comments and scheduling parent-teacher conferences. 

Friday, 10 November: Remembrance Day Service

Lest We Forget

Our school's annual Remembrance Day Service will occur on Friday, 10 November at 8:40 a.m. Students should report to their core group locations at 8:25 a.m. and wait to be called to the MultiPlex. Schedule V and Dress Code V are both in effect. As a reminder, Dress Code V is Regular Dress Code with the additional requirement of a standard necktie or bowtie. 

Importance of Remembrance

While November is recognized as a time of Remembrance for many across Canada, Remembrance is a year-long commitment. There are many opportunities available to anyone wishing to show their appreciation for those who served. Most importantly, we should all take a moment now and then to reflect on the freedoms and peace in our lives, to remember the men and women who served and sacrificed for all we have today, and to pray for peace and eternal rest for all who lost their lives protecting the freedoms of Canadians. Lest We Forget​.

Prayer Cards

In the month of November we remember our dearly departed relatives and friends in our daily Masses and prayers. If you wish to have us pray for their souls please fill out THIS CARD and email it to Fr. Boutilier at

​Prayer of Remembrance
Lord our God, 

Today we remember times of war, times when men and women served our nation, and fought and died so that we might live in freedom.

We are thankful for the sacrifices that our soldiers, sailors, and aircrew made so that their brothers and sisters and the generations that followed them could live in peace. 

We recall those who served far away, and those who served at home, and we thank them for what they have done to hold high the torch and take up the struggle against evil. 

We thank you, Lord, for those who serve today in the armed forces, and we humbly pray that you keep them safe and make their labours a force for peace in the world.

May all nations and peoples on earth live together as one family–to care so that no one will be oppressed or afflicted by violence–to love and respect one another despite our differences, so that freedom might be a reality and that your Kingdom may be realized in our world. 

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Tickets for St. Paul’s Dramatic Production of the Wizard of Oz

Tickets for St. Paul's Dramatic Production of the Wizard of Oz are now available for purchase online. The Show runs from Thursday, November 30th – Saturday, December 2nd and tickets are $10. 

Please use the following links to order tickets online. If you wish to pay cash for your tickets, you may purchase them directly from Mr. Comeault or Ms. Janzen. Get your tickets early to enjoy this wonderful production! 

  • Tickets for Thursday, November 30th may be purchased HERE.
  • Tickets for Friday, December 1st may be purchased HERE.
  • Tickets for Saturday, December 2nd may be purchased HERE.

Please note that all three dates have a start time of 7:30 pm.

The Crusader Cash Raffle

The window for ticket sales in the Crusader Raffle will close on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at midnight, and the draw will take place on Thursday, November 23, 2023.

The link for ticket sales can be found here: Crusader Raffle Tickets

Each grade has the opportunity to earn a free relaxed dress code incentive as part of the Crusader Raffle. To qualify, each grade must achieve at least half of their ticket sales quota by the extended deadline of Friday, November 10, 2023. Successful classes will be granted a week-long relaxed dress code during the week of November 13 to 17.

Currently, the Grade 9 students have met their quota, while Grade 10, 11, and 12 students still have some ground to cover. Grades that earn the relaxed dress code will be notified by email.

Students are asked to sell a minimum of $200 worth of tickets in support of the Bursary and Grad Fund.

Six cash prizes include:

  • 1st prize - $10,000
  • 2nd prize - $5,000
  • 3rd prize - $2,000
  • 4th prize - $1,000
  • 5th prize - $1,000
  • 6th prize - $1,000

The Top 3 student sellers will also win:

  • 1st place – $300 Amazon Gift Card
  • 2nd place – $200 Apple Gift Card
  • 3rd place – $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

From the Counselling Department

Congratulations, Mr Daman!

The newest member of our counselling department became a dad on Monday, October 30th with the birth of his daughter, Audrey. Mr Daman will be away from the school for a five-week paternity leave. In his absence, any of his counselling clients should feel free to request appointments with Mr Dainard, Ms McGill, or Ms Kolton.

Individual Counsellor Meetings

The counselling department has now met individually with every grade twelve student to check in on mental health and to discuss plans for next year. We are also close to finishing up meetings with each of our grade nine clients. Our grade nine appointments focus on explaining our confidentiality agreement, discussing the many resources that counselling has to offer, and filling in a detailed questionnaire to begin to get to know our new clients. Meetings with grade ten and eleven students are next. As always, we continue to take appointment requests from students at any grade level, as well as referrals from teachers and parents who have concerns about a student.


Students who are interested in scholarships should continue to check the St. Paul's scholarship database regularly. Students were sent this link via Teams.

They can also search on the websites highlighted at the September scholarship presentation:

Below are a few scholarships we are featuring this week.

Burger King Scholarships

There are two tracks, one for BK employees and one for any grade 12 student. Application deadline is December 15th. BK Scholarships

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarship

Students must be applying for a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering, technology, or closely related field at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. Application deadline is February 1st. Engineering Scholarship

Scholarship Reminders 

  • Queen's Chancellor's Scholarship: due November 14th at noon to Ms Kolton
  • TD Trust Scholarship: due November 15th
  • Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship: due December 1st
  • UBC Presidential Award: due December 1st

Out of Province University Applications

A reminder to parents of grade 12 students who are considering studying outside of Manitoba next year, many universities have a December 1st early application deadline that is fast approaching.  Some out of province applications can be more involved and time consuming (essay writing, resume) than our local applications so they should not be left to the last minute.

From the Parent Guild

Nearly New Sale

The next sale is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 23rd from 3:00–8:00 pm down in the cafeteria. 

Please bring your own shopping bags to take home your purchases and a reminder that the Nearly New Shoppe only accepts cash or cheques.

Clothing Donations Kindly Accepted... ASAP

If you have cleaned, gently used suit jackets, pants and unstained dress shirts to donate, please drop them off at front reception anytime before the 23rd. All profits collected are donated to the SPHS Christmas Hamper Program.

Cross Country Apparel

Today (November 3rd) is the last day for Cross Country team members to order apparel. Please use THIS LINK so ensure your order arrives before Christmas.

Golf Apparel

Members of the Crusader Golf team are invited to order apparel through THIS LINK. The deadline for orders is Monday, November 6th

Christmas Shopping

Get your Christmas Shopping done early at our first-ever online Christmas Sale!

We are offering an assortment of apparel that will not be available in store, and all items will be delivered to the Cru-Shoppe in time for pick-up before Christmas. Ordering deadline is Monday, November 6th to ensure items arrive before Christmas.

Please use THIS LINK to order and contact Kim Mathew at if you have any questions.

Happy Shopping!

If you prefer to shop in person, we will once again be offering our evening Christmas shopping sale on the evening of Parent-Teacher Conferences.

The sale will be held from 3:30–8:30 pm and if you spend $150 or more you will receive a free St. Paul's Christmas ornament.