Published on
Jan 12, 2024
Weekly Update

St. Paul's Open House  / Information Evening

​St. Paul's High School held our annual Open House/Information Evening on Thursday, 11 January. We would like to thank Mrs. Julie Paterson, Admissions Coordinator, for orchestrating a successful event. In addition, we would like to thank all of the speakers that contributed to the quality of the program. In particular, we thank Tristin Channer '28 and Kris Yersack '24 for delivering outstanding speeches.

Many thanks to all of our students and staff who were excellent ambassadors for St. Paul's serving as greeters, musical performers, tour guides, speakers, and as helpers at several activities offered throughout the evening. Thank-you also to the many wonderful parents who helped serve during our mixer, and who shared their experiences of what it means to be a St. Paul's parent.

Our admission process continues into February and word of mouth is by far the best marketing tool we have for promoting St. Paul's High School.

Please encourage family and friends to consider St. Paul's by sharing the link to the admissions section of the school website or inviting them to contact Julie Paterson

Casual Day: Monday, 15 January 

In support of the United Way Winnipeg. $2.00 to participate. 

Wednesday, 17 January: Class of 2024 Grad Ring Mass and Ceremony

  • Grade 12 Parents: Please RSVP HERE. Note: Please do not include your son when submitting your RSVP as his spot is already reserved.
  • Late Start for Grade 9–11 Studeents
  • Schedule IV is in effect.

Semester 1 Exams and Transition to Semester 2

Semester 1 Exams: 25–31 January, 2024

Exam Review Day and Deadline for Submitting Incomplete Work: Thursday, 1 February, 2024

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Dress Code: Casual

Recovery Learning

  • Students with Semester 1 academic failures will be required to attend recovery learning sessions.
    Recovery Learning for Semester 1 courses will occur on the following dates: February 2, 7, 12, 13, and 21, 2024. Further details to come.

First day of Semester 2 Classes: Monday, 5 February

Semester 1 Report Cards Mailed: Tuesday, 6 February

From the Counselling Department

Online Courses

Students in any grade interested in taking online classes in semester two should register now as classes are 60% full. Courses are offered by the provincial government through InformNet. Students taking online courses are still required to take a full course load at St. Paul's and students are cautioned that the courses will not cover the topics with the same academic rigor as St. Paul's, so a student may find it difficult to proceed in that subject at St. Paul's the following year. For example, grade 11 online PreCal does not guarantee that a student is prepared to take gr. 12 PreCal at St. Paul's.

Online courses are also available through InformNet in the summer.


A reminder that Schulich scholarship applications are due to Ms Kolton by January 22nd to be considered for school sponsorship. This is a $120,000 award in science, technology, engineering, and math. Interested students should speak with their counsellor about eligibility if they have not already done so.


Students applying to CMU: The scholarship portal is now open and is running until February 28. Students can apply through their application portal. You must have conditional or final admission to CMU to apply.

Admitted students can apply for the following awards (more info here)

  • Leadership Scholarship ($14,000)
  • Music Merit Award ($6,000)
  • Business Merit Award ($6,000)
  • Science Merit Award ($6,000)
  • Indigenous Student Bursary ($1,000)
  • Academic Merit Award ($4,000)
  • Academic Entrance Award  ($1,000-3,000)
  • Anni (Dyck) Wiebe Scholarship (first year Nursing $750)


Congratulations to Baljot Rai who was named on Ace Burpie's "Top 100 Most Fascinating Manitobans of 2023". Here's what Burpie had to say about Baljot: "No big deal, all Rai did was come up with an experiment that used crushed mussel powder to absorb phosphorus from water. The water he used mimicked the water in Lake Winnipeg. So essentially, one could use zebra mussels (a huge problem), to reduce levels of blue-green algae (another huge problem) in our largest lake. His findings are epic. His research earned him top prizes provincially and nationally, and he was short-listed for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize in Sweden."

Grade Nine and Ten Study Schedules and Tips for January Exams

All grade nine classes were visited by the counselling department this week and were given paper copies of a suggested study schedule for preparing for their January exams. Tips were given on how to personalize the schedule and best prepare. 

Grade tens will receive a suggested study schedule electronically today (January 12th) and will be visited by a counsellor in one of their classes on Monday.