Published on
Apr 5, 2024
Weekly Update

Spring Drama Production 

The St. Paul’s Dramatic Society is pleased to present THE ODYSSEY, April 11–13, in Murray Hall. Curtain for all three performances will be at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased ONLINE (or in person) via the Cru Shoppe.

Note that there are no physical tickets. Please keep a copy of your receipt on your phone that you will present upon entrance.

Students can access their free ticket via the QR code displayed on the hallway monitors.



The Class of 2024 proudly presents 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 available here until April 10th 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

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

Upcoming School Assembly

On Monday, 15 April, Scott Oake, father of Bruce & Darcy (SPHS class of 2005), will be at St. Paul's to present on the topic of addiction. Specifically, Mr. Oake will share the very personal story of his son, Bruce, who struggled with addiction and, tragically, lost his battle with addiction in 2011. We will follow a modified schedule to accommodate this assembly. Further details will be provided in the next news udpate. 

Note: this presentation was originally scheduled for Monday, 8 April. Given the event has been rescheduled, Schedule I will be in effect Monday, 8 April.

Monday, 8 April Partial Solar Eclipse

On the afternoon of Monday, April 8th, Manitoba will witness a partial solar eclipse, an awe-inspiring occurrence that offers a unique educational opportunity for our students. Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning has provided guidance on ensuring the safety of students during this time, which St. Paul’s High School is fully committed to implementing.

During the eclipse, which will be visible between approximately noon and 3:00 p.m. CST, Manitoba will experience about a 50% occlusion. While the event is a fantastic learning opportunity, it also poses risks to eye safety. Directly viewing the partially eclipsed sun, even briefly, can lead to permanent vision damage.

To ensure our students’ safety while also making the most of this educational opportunity, St. Paul’s High School will undertake the following measures:

  • We will not permit students to go outdoors or look through windows to observe the eclipse directly.
  • School staff will not approve any eye protection devices for direct observation, to prevent any risks of improper use.
  • Teachers will use specially prepared educational materials to enhance students’ understanding of solar eclipses, ensuring the day is both safe and informative.

Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning, in collaboration with Manitoba Health, Seniors and Long-Term Care, has developed comprehensive guidance on solar eclipses, including viewing risks and safety measures. Please review the attached information to discuss the eclipse and its significance safely at home.

Wednesday, 10 April: Late Start for Students

Schedule IV is in effect.

Semester 2 Interim Marks and Parent-Teacher Conferences

Semester 2 Progress Marks/Comments

Thursday, 11 April - Progres Reports and Comments will be available in PowerSchool. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences will occur on:

  • Thursday, 25 April, 3:30–7:30 pm
  • Friday, 26 April, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The online system for booking conferences will open on Monday, 15 April at 7:30 am and will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 24 April. All conferences are booked through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Parents will be emailed when progress marks/comments are available. In addition, instructions for scheduling parent-teacher conferences will be provided in the same email message. 

From the Counselling Department

Preparing for University: May 5
Grade 12 students who have applied for Fall 2024 admission are invited to attend a Preparing for University event in-person at the U of M campus on Sunday, 5 May from 1:00–5:00 pm. Students are invited for presentations, campus tours, an information fair and to learn about what to expect in the coming weeks as a UM applicant. An online version of this event will be held at a later date. 

Scholarships Featured this Week:

IWSH Scholarshi:  Essay Contest on the topic of access to water and sanitation being a basic human right.

  • Word Count:  800–1600 words
  • Due: April 30, 2024. 
  • Prize:  $2,000

CABEF Scholarship for students applying for Agriculture.

  • Due: April 30th, 2024
  • Prize: $2,500


From the Parent Guild

Grade 9 Family Bake Sale

It is the grade 9 students and parents' turn to provide homemade or store-bought baking for the April 9th bake sale. Individual sized cookies, brownies, tarts, muffins, cupcakes etc. will be graciously accepted Monday April 8th and Tuesday April 9th. Please have students drop off the dainties to Vivienne Horne at front reception.

***All proceeds from the Grade Level Bake Sales and all the Nearly New Profits go toward the SPHS Christmas Hamper Fund