Published on
May 10, 2024
Weekly Update

On behalf of the St. Paul's High School Community, we wish a Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers in our school community. The following prayer is  offered in honour of all mothers.

A Prayer in Gratitude for Our Mothers
Good and Gentle God, we pray in gratitude for our mothers and for all the women who have joined with you in the wonder of bringing forth new life. You who became human through a woman, grant to all mothers the courage they need to face the uncertain future that life with children always brings.
Give them the strength to live and to be loved in return, not perfectly, but humanly. Give them the faithful support of husband, family and friends as they care for the physical and spiritual growth of their children. Give them joy and delight in their children to sustain them through the trials of motherhood. Most of all, give them the wisdom to turn to you for help when they need it most. Amen.​

Wednesday, 15 May: Late Start for Students

Schedule IV is in effect.

Thursday, 16 May - School Assembly (Grade 9–11)

Grade 9, 10, and 11 students will attend an assembly in the MultiPlex. Schedule V is in effect. The purpose of the assembly is to present school travel opportunities during Spring Break 2025. Information about each of the travel opportunities being offered will be eamiled to parents following the assembly. 


Friday, 17 May - No School

No classes due to professional development day.

Crusader Badminton

The badminton team had a great season with many significant accomplishments! Last weekend we had five student-athletes competing at the Provincial Badminton Championships. In Junior Varsity Boys Doubles, Cole Wilson and Jinwoo Park narrowly missed out on advancing to the playoff round. In Varsity Doubles, grade 9 Billy Tanglin teamed up with Julian Brennan and advanced all the way to the finals where they won the silver medal after losing a heartbreaker in the third set 22–20.

C. Regehr, B. Tanglin, J. Brennan, A. Chen, R. Sharma

In Varsity Singles, Anson Chen, also in grade 9, picked up where his brother left off and went undefeated through the whole tournament becoming Varsity Singles Champion - an impressive feat for his first year of high school. As a team, St. Paul's finished with the 2nd most points out of all the schools despite only having boys categories.

Congratulations to all members of the Crusader Badminton Team on a great season from practices, to exhibition tournaments, to zone tournaments to provincial championships. Well done!

The school would aslo like to acknowledge the excellent work of the badminton coaches Chris Regehr, Dustin Spiring, and Raj Sharma.


Anson Chen – Varsity Singles

  • 1st Place at Maples Masters Tournament
  • 1st Place at WWAC Championships

Julian Brennan & Billy Tanglin – Varsity Doubles

  • 2nd Place at Louis Riel Tournament
  • 1st Place at WWAC Championships

Kiefer Gould & Holden Zemlak – Varsity Doubles
3rd Place at WWAC Championships

Junior Varsity

Cole Wilson & Jinwoo Park – Junior Varsity Doubles

  • 1st Place at WWAC Championships
  • Qualified for Provincials

From the Counselling Department

Scholarship News

Congratulations to Baljot Rai on being named by Dalhousie University as their Schulich Leader Scholarship winner. Baljot has won the Loran Award, the Terry Fox Award, and the Schulich Leader Scholarship; this accomplishment is a first for any St. Paul's student.

Scholarships Featured this Week

Here's a strange one! Create a tuxedo or prom dress out of duct tape and enter to win a $15,000 scholarship: stuck-at-prom-scholarship

Premier's Health Living Scholarship for Youth

The Premier’s Healthy Living Scholarship for Youth recognizes the achievements of young Manitobans who are positive role models for other children and youth in promoting healthy lifestyles. Up to 10 of the most outstanding applicants from across Manitoba will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship. Deadline date for applications is August 1.

Alumni Association Entrance Scholarship

The Alumni Association of the University of Manitoba has established a trust fund to offer scholarships to students entering the university. The purpose of the fund is to reward the students who have submitted the best essays on the topic of becoming a future alum of the University.  Scholarships open on May 15th. Deadline to apply for these self-nominated awards is August 1.

Bursaries:  Bursary awards are primarily based upon financial need, as opposed to scholarships, which are primarily based on academic merit.  To qualify for bursaries at the University of Manitoba, you must apply for the University of Manitoba General Bursary through Aurora in addition to any individual applications that may be required for specific awards.

Asper Foundation Entrance Bursaries

The Asper Foundation offers renewable bursaries at $1,000 each for high school students who are enrolled full-time in their first year of study in University 1 or any faculty, college or school at UM.

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. offers three bursaries valued at $6,000 to Canadian high school students or recent high school graduates who demonstrate financial need, will register for full-time study at the University of Manitoba and who achieve a minimum average of 80% on the high school courses used for admission.

InformNet Courses for Current Grade 12 students
Please note that grades for courses taken via InformNet will appear on a student's final high school transcript, however, they do not appear on the interim grade request because they are not St. Paul's courses. This means that when St. Paul's submitted grades to U of M and U of W Admissions in April, students' InformNet courses were not included. Given that Admissions uses interim grades to assess students' eligibility for admission, students will need to request InformNet to submit their interim grades to the UM/UW Undergraduate Admissions offices ASAP if they would like them considered.

From the Parent Guild

Check those Drawers and Closets

Please consider donating your son’s outgrown St. Paul’s polo shirts, casual pants & other school dress code items. They will be organized for our incoming grade 9 students and parents later in the month.

All clothing donations will be accepted at reception, in the front foyer of the school. Remember to please mark your package “Donation, Nearly New Sale.”

Thank you so much for supporting our new students and our Christmas Hamper Fund

Volunteering Opportunities for 2024–25

The Parent Guild Executive is looking for parents to fill the following spots for the upcoming school year. For a description of these events, please check out the Parent Handbook linked below or email us at

  • New Student BBQ
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Supply Coordinator

Parent Guild Handbook

Parent Guild Page on St. Paul's High School Website:

Graduation Committee Update

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope the Graduands and their Mothers enjoyed the heartwarming Mother-Son Ceremony hosted by our school last Friday. We are deeply grateful for the wonderful experience it provided and for everyone involved in its preparation, especially the Parents For Others.

To continue creating cherished memories, we'd like to remind you about the registration for the June 27th Ernie Ostermann ‘57 Graduand Golf Tournament, which is now open.

As mentioned in the Grad package, we aim to provide prizes for our graduates at Safe Grad. These prizes will be in the form of $25 – $50 gift cards for restaurants, popular retailers, movie theaters, credit cards (e.g., VISA cash card), etc. While gift card donations do not qualify for a tax receipt, they will be highly appreciated. Cash donations toward the prizes may qualify for a tax receipt. Please contact Gillian Hauser, Grad Entertainment Chair, at anytime between today and Friday, May 31, 2024, to arrange drop-off for prize donations. If you have any other prize ideas that align with the graduates’ interests, please feel free to share them with the Grad Committee.

Finally, please sign up for volunteering. We still need support with entertainment for Safe Grad:

Best wishes,

Nadiya Khrustavka, Grad Communications Chair

Class of 2025 Grad Apparel

Attention Grade 11 Parents! You can now place your apparel order for your son's upcoming 2025 graduation. Please use the following link to place your order and these orders will be available for pickup this coming September 2024. Please contact Kim Mathew if you have any questions. 

Click HERE for the Class of 2025 Grad Apparel online store. 

Crusader All Sport Camp

The All Sport Camp’s goal is to give young athletes an opportunity to work on their skills but also compete against other athletes to help them begin to utilize those skills in competition in volleyball, beach volleyball, and basketball. 

The Crusader All-Sport Camp offers both introductory camps for incoming and future students of the school, but also more advanced camps for both incoming and returning students. The All-Sport Camp welcomes St. Paul's students that will be in grade 10 or 11 next school year. The goal of our camps is to help young players improve their skills, but also expand their overall understanding of their chosen sport.  The camp is organized and run by Mr. Lloyd Voth, and Mr. Jeff Laping. 

Click the following button for more information and to register.