Published on
Mar 1, 2024
Weekly Update


Attention Parents of St. Paul’s Students, Mission Week Two is Upon Us!

The Maroon and White Society will be hosting Mission Week 2 in support of Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamatawin (OPK), an organization dedicated to supporting, nurturing, and walking with at-risk youth and families in Winnipeg ( Serving one of the nation’s most impoverished neighbourhoods, OPK works with those who are in a vulnerable state and in need of assistance, with a focus on Indigenous men and youth. The Maroon and White Society, alongside the St. Paul’s community, would like to support OPK in their programming with two of the Universal Apostolic Preferences at its core; Walking with the Marginalized and Journeying with Youth Towards a Hope-filled Future. As part of fulfilling this goal, Mission Week programming will focus on educating students on poverty, and the role education and mentorship play in reconciliation. Fundraising campaigns will also be held to support the wonderful work done by OPK, including their weekly walks handing out food and essentials to the homeless in our city, mentorship, and development of young people.

What's Happening:
Throughout the week there will be various initiatives and events to support OPK such as a Concert called the "Benefit Bash” and a Pizza Lunch!

The Benefit Bash Concert is on Friday, March 8th as a part of Mission Week in support of OPK Manitoba. Students & parents from St. Paul’s, St. Mary’s, and Balmoral Hall are invited to attend! The event will take place in Murray Hall, admission is $5, and the concert will include performances by both St. Mary’s and St. Paul’s students! Concert doors open at 6:30pm and a canteen will be available with excellent food. Tickets will be sold at the Cru Shoppe at lunch from March 4th-8th and are available NOW via the Cru Shoppe website (Benefit Bash 2024 ticket – Crusader Shoppe ( See you there!

Pizza Day will occur on Thursday, March 7th; students will be able to purchase a Medium Pizza and Drink from Little Caesar’s starting on Wednesday February 28th at lunch near the science labs. The final day for sales will be on March 4th at lunch, so make sure you order in time! Students must place an order using the QR codes posted around the school, then come and pay at the pizza booth to confirm their order!

Bannock Sale - Students may also purchase bannock beginning on March 4thand are encouraged to “buy one, give one”. Bannock with toppings is available for $2 with the option to donate an additional $1 for bannock that will be handed out during OPK’s weekly outreach walks.

Casual Dress Code is available for $2 donation each day from March 4th to 8th. (Non-perishable food items will be collected in lieu of a $2 donation on Wed. March 6th only.)

Volunteering - Information will also be available to students who would like to learn about volunteering their time with OPK. The Maroon & White is looking for volunteers to join them in preparing sandwiches and accompanying OPK on Wed. March 13th. Interested students should visit the Maroon & White volunteer station at lunch.

The Maroon & White Society is looking forward to a fantastic mission week and encourages all students to find ways to become involved, support OPK and educate themselves about the challenges faced by many living in Winnipeg. We’re grateful for your support!

O.P.K. is an organization which aims to nurture and support marginalized, at-risk Indigenous young adults and their families. Stay tuned for more details. 

Wednesday, 6 March: All-School Learning

Students will participate in a learning session at 8:30 a.m. as part of Mission Week 2. Attendance is compulsory for all students. Schedule V is in effect. Note: the late start previously scheduled on this date has been cancelled. 

Friday, 8 March: International Women's Day

A Prayer for International Women's Day

Gracious and Loving God,

In the spirit of St. Ignatius, we thank You for the gift of women worldwide, celebrating their dignity, strength, and contributions. On this International Women's Day, help us see Your image in every woman and honor their worth. Bless mothers, daughters, sisters, and leaders with courage, strength, and joy. May they realize their potential and shape a world filled with justice and compassion.

Enlighten us to challenge structures that oppress women, inspired by Ignatian values of justice and peace. Through Mary's example, guide us to support women's rights and value their contributions, striving for a society where every woman is respected. May we all work together for a world that mirrors Your kingdom of love, justice, and peace.


Winter Sports Day

On Tuesday, March 19th, 2024, the St. Paul’s High School Student Council will be hosting our annual Winter Sports Day! Students will have the opportunity to choose one (1) our of thirteen (13) activity choices to participate in, as well as activities in the MultiPlex in the afternoon. Further details about each morning activity are listed in the attached document.

The day will begin with attendance at 9:00 am for all students. From there, students will participate in activities outside of the school, returning for the ‘St. Paul’s Olympics’ event in the afternoon. Except for those whose activity station is at the school, all students will depart the school after 9:00 am and will be bussed to the activity they have chosen. All students will return to the school at approximately 12:00 pm for lunch. Lunch will take place between 12:00-1:15 pm. All students will then participate in the ‘St. Paul’s Olympics’ in the MultiPlex until ~2:45-3:00 pm, after which they will be dismissed. 

Attendance is mandatory as this is an all-school event. If a student fails to register for one of the activities by the end of the day on Tuesday, March 12th that student will be assigned all-day (9:00 am - 3:00 pm) study hall. Students attending study hall will not be permitted to participate in the Olympics’ events in the afternoon.

A link for the Permission Click form will be emailed on Monday, March 4th. This link will allow you to register your son(s) online for his chosen morning activity, grant permission for him to participate in Winter Sports Day, as well as sign a waiver/acknowledgement of risk form on his behalf. Fees collected on Permission Click include the activity fee, bus fee, and processing fee. This year, all payments will be made through Permission Click. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, March 12th.

All events will be filled on a first come, first served basis. A spot for your son’s activity will not be guaranteed until a Permission Click form is completed. This includes any activity that requests students to enter as teams (hockey and basketball). All members of the team must be registered in order for that team to be made. If there are students registered without a team, they will be placed on a team. Students should bring their team roster to Ms. Rellinger in Room 127 ASAP once a Permission Click form has been completed.

If there is are any issues with Permission Click or questions about the day, please contact Ms. Keana Rellinger, Student Council Moderator, at

Yours truly,

The 2023–2024 St. Paul’s High School Student Council

From the Counselling Department

Electives Choices for Next Year

Electives choices for next school year are due on March 8th for all students in grades 9,10, and 11. Students will input their choices online and will then receive a print copy of their selections for parents to show consent by signing. Signed forms are due to the front desk by March 20th.

If students have lost their planning form (including the link to register), electronic copies have also been posted in the students' Teams accounts.

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

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.

Tickets and sponsorships are now available here Fashion Show - St Paul's High School (

Event details are as follows:

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024
  • Victoria Inn & Conference Centre
  • Doors Open 5:00 pm
  • Dinner 7:00 pm
  • Live Auction 8:00 pm
  • Fashion Show 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: $125

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

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