Teacher Rep: Mrs.Tobin Careen
Grad Photo sessions are scheduled to be taken at the school during the week of January 16th. Students should have already made an appointment via the Lifetouch Website.
NEW! Please click this link to access the Grad Photo Information for 2017
You can book your grad photos online at
Starting on December 12th and must be booked by January 12th before the online booking site closes for this session.
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The week of January 16-20 will be open for appointments
Follow the steps and make sure that you register and confirm your appointment.
Grad 2017 HOODIE AND OR CREWNECK ORDER FORM
DELIVERED…. BUT, please respect the school policy that the grad hoodies/crew necks can only be worn on Friday’s.
Click here to access the order form for GRAD 2017
The dinner and dance is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Newlands Golf and Country Club Langley. Graduates are expected to arrive at 6:00 p.m. The dinner will start at 7:00 p.m. The cost for this event is $80.00 per person attending. Tickets must be purchased by May 4th.The dinner and dance is a school event, which means that school rules apply. As a result access to cars or limousines will not be available during the dinner or the dance. Order forms were issued on April 3rd and are due by May 4th.
GRAD Dinner/Dance and Dry Grad Order for 2017 will be uploaded ASAP
Grad Dinner/Dance Photography
Each student will receive a complimentary group portrait of the graduating class. This picture will be taken outside Newlands at 6:30 p.m. sharp!! Lifetouch is available to take family and friend shots, if we require this service.
The Dry Grad will be held on Thursday, June 8th beginning at 2:00 am and ending at 6:00 am. The venue for this event is Castle Fun Park, Abbotsford. This event will feature numerous fun activities such as golfing, bumper cars, batting, video games, karaoke, and video vault, plus unlimited pizza and pop!! Tickets for this event are $60.00 per person attending. Tickets must be purchased by May 4th from Mrs. Tobin-Careen. All students and their guests will board a charter bus at Newlands around 1:00 am. This is the only opportunity for admission to the dry-after-grad event. NO PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION. Students wishing to change into casual clothing should do so at Newlands before boarding the bus to Castle Fun Park.The entire dry grad is a School Event. All school rules apply. “Once in; you’re in. Once you leave; you’re out”
To be academically eligible to cross the stage students must meet the following component guidelines: Grade 11/12 workload component-the student must be working on, attending, and in the act of completing the course requirements necessary for graduation as outlined by the Ministry of Education. Successful completion of Religion 12 and participation in the Grade 12 retreat are also requirements. All grad fees must be paid in order to participate in the commencement activities.
Commencement / Grad Gowns
Parental and guest admission to the commencement is FREE! The commencement activities will be held on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00pm at St. Joseph’s Church in Langley.
All graduating students should order a graduation gown for the ceremony with Mrs. Tobin-Careen by April 7th Gowns will be distributed starting at 12:30 on June 2nd. Gowns must be returned following the Commencement. As grads will be wearing a gown, appropriate attire is in keeping with the nature of the event. Each student will receive a composite photo, ceremony folder, and “stage” photo compliments of Lifetouch.
This person is elected to speak on behalf of the Grad Class at the Commencement. This is a formal address and occasion demanding a speaker who has poise, proven speaking ability, and a pleasant speaking voice. This student should have the support of the grad students, shown leadership within the student body and its activities, and given evidence of academic leadership in grades 11 and 12 at St. John Brebeuf. You are looking for the best speaker, not the most popular student. Nominations for Class Valedictorian will take place during the week of May 1, 2017. All nominees must submit a letter explaining why they are the most suitable candidate to Mr. Brennan by May 9th for approval. Only the names of approved nominees will appear on the ballot. The vote will take place on May 16th.
Each year we put together a keepsake video of the Graduating Class. This video will be professionally produced. It will be shown during the reception at Newlands on June 8th. Each graduate will receive a complimentary copy of the video.
Grade 12 Retreat
The grade 12 retreat is scheduled for May 10th-12th at Stillwood Camp and Conference Center. Attendance for the grade 12 retreat is a mandatory component of the Religion Program.
A representative from Jostens will visit the school depending on overall student interest in ordering rings. An information flyer will be distributed to the students regarding ring styles, pricing, ordering dates and other details.
If you have any questions or concerns please call Mrs. Tobin-Careen @ 604 855 0571 Extension 402 OR email email@example.com
More details to follow on the Grad Student Committee for 2017