Published on
Feb 23, 2024
Weekly Update

Wednesday, 28 February: Late Start for Students

Schedule IV is in effect.

Pink Shirt Day

All in our school community are invited to participate in Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, 28 February by wearing a pink top. This anti-bullying campaign began several years ago in Nova Scotia after a group of students rallied around a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. Students showed their support by distributing pink shirts throughout the school. Their kindness caught on and now schools throughout North America wear pink shirts twice a year in order to show their resistance to bullying in schools, workplaces and online. 

Friday, 1 March: All School Assembly

We will have an all school assembly at 2:30 p.m. to launch Mission Week 2 in support of OGIJIITA PIMATISWIN KINAMATAWIN (O.P.K.) which aims to nurture and support marginalized, at-risk Indigenous young adults and their families. Stay tuned for more details. 

Schedule III is in effect. Attendance is compulsory for all students. 


Black History Month: Film Showing

The Maroon & White Society - Black History Month Subcommittee is showing the film Selma during three consecutive lunch periods on Febrauary 28th, 29th, and March 1st.

The film Selma chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

Popcorn will be provided and the event is open to all students. Cost: free. 

From the Counselling Department

University of Manitoba's WAWATAY PROGRAM for Indigenous Students Interested in Science

Students must be of Canadian Indigenous Ancestry (Status, Non-status, Inuit, or Métis) with a high school diploma to apply.

Wawatay is a program that bridges Indigenous wisdom and Western science to empower students, to cultivate a thriving community and propel students towards extraordinary achievements in science. The program offers academic and personal supports tailored to individual students’ needs. These supports include advisor meetings, access to tutors, cultural and professional development workshops, group activities and spiritual care.

Students will participate in a mandatory four-week summer orientation (July 8 to Aug 2, 2024). Orientation is designed to help students obtain the necessary information and skills to facilitate entry into University 1.  The application deadline is Monday April 1st ,2024.  Link to application and reference form.


Youth Ambassadors Program

The Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada is a fully-funded, 3-week exchange program to the United States, including a community homestay and visit to Washington, D.C. The program is administered by World Learning in partnership with U.S. Embassy Ottawa.

This year's program runs from July 16 to August 1, 2024. 

During the exchange, students (ages 15–18) will participate in activities that develop their leadership skills and explore themes of social inclusion.  When they return home, they will implement a community service project under the guidance of the adult mentors and Youth Ambassadors Program staff.  

Applications due: March 4th

37th Annual SPHS Fashion Show – Takin’ It To The Streets

St. Paul’s High School is proud to present Taking it to the Streets, it’s 37th Annual Fashion Show on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at the Victoria Inn & Conference Centre. This event is in support of the Magis Fund, a fund that provides financial assistance to students who require support to ensure that they can be full participants in school life.

The Fashion Show Committee is currently soliciting prize donations for Live, Silent or Rainbow Auctions. For your donation, you/your business will receive recognition on signage at the event, and have your brand in front of parents, alumni, and local business owners.

Sponsorship package is available here Fashion Show - St Paul's High School (

Contact Kerri Moore, Head of Advancement and Special Projects at or 204-831-2325 for more information about sponsorship opportunities and prize donations.