Commencement (Graduation)

Commencement 2022

Hello Parents/Guardians and Grads of 2022, 

Date: Tuesday June 28th, 10:00am
Location: The Embassy of the Kingdom of God, 416 Taunton Rd W, Oshawa

Participation Requirements

In order to participate in the June 28th, 2022 commencement ceremony, students must have fulfilled the requirements of the following policies:

  • Achieved a minimum of 28 credits (in order to earn your Ontario Secondary School Diploma, you must earn 30 credits)
  • Cleared all debts with administration
  • Completed 20 hours of community service
  • Paid the graduation fee which will be posted to School Cash Online or cash only paid directly at the Main OfficeMore information to follow. 

Caps and Gowns

Students must have completed the "Grade 12 Graduation Exit Plan Survey" as posted in Edsby "Potential Grads 2021-2022" group (fall deadline was November 12th but was extended to February 11th) to indicate their Commencement gown size and post-secondary plan. The cap size is not required as one size fits all (elastic headband). Students must be in attendance at the Grad liturgy on Friday June 10th in order to pick up their cap and gown and graduation invitation following the breakfast.

Graduation Award/Bursary Reference Forms

Graduates are encouraged to complete a “Graduation Award/Bursary Reference Form” in order to be considered for various awards/bursaries. This form is also available on Edbsy "Potential Grads 2021-2022" group. Students are encouraged to complete the form by Friday April 22nd to be considered for various Graduation awards.

This is a voluntary submission, not mandatory or expected of any student. Students who submit the profile will be considered for various in-school awards which are quite modest in their monetary value. Some awards are recognition only. For any student interested in considering sizable scholarships/bursaries, please contact the college and university websites directly. 

If you have questions about your profile please contact Mrs. Stanesic in Guidance.

Important Dates (2021-2022)

  • Graduation photos: Make your appointment at bookmygrad.ca using the school code KTM
    • Original dates: January 24 to 28
    • Retakes: March 23 & 24
    • For those who did not get photos done there will be city-wide retake day on Saturday April 23rd at North Toronto Christian school (255 Yorkland Blvd, North York, ON M2J 1S3). If students interested in this option because they missed their graduation portrait day or they need a retake, please use https://edgeimaging.ca/en/toronto-north-york-studio/ to book their appointment.
    • Edge Imaging has setup the St. Mary website where student's commencement photos can be accessed 7 days after the June 28th commencement. URL: http://www.edgephotos.ca/edge-imaging-event-site/graduation-2022 
  • Valedictorian Nominations: February 9 to 28 (submit your nomination via MS form on Edbsy "Potential Grads 2021-2022")
  • Valedictorian Election: Monday March 21 until 11:45pm on Friday March 25 (vote via MS form on Edbsy "Potential Grads 2021-2022")
  • Community Service Hours submitted to Guidance: Friday April 1
  • Completion of "Graduation Award/Bursary Profile Form": Friday April 22
  • Commencement fee collection via School Cash Online
  • Grad Literacy & Breakfast: Friday June 10 (10:00 am)
  • Commencement: Tuesday June 28
  • Commencement Flowers: Once again this year, we are pleased to confirm that Convocation Flowers will be providing flowers, stuffed animals and t-shirts for purchase. To contribute to a safe and efficient environment, we strongly encourage taking advantage of their online pre-order service. They will have a contact-free customer experience to simply pick up your pre-purchased and reserved product at graduation, and yes, guests will still be able to purchase on-site if they wish. The pre-order link for graduation is: https://www.thecommencementgroup.com/st-mary-css/
  • Commencement Ceremony Photos: To access Grad Photos taken by Edge Photos from the Graduation Ceremony (site opens 7 days after June 28th) go to http://www.edgephotos.ca/edge-imaging-event-site/graduation-2022 (password is available on Edsby)
  • Prom:
    • Date: Wednesday June 29 at 6pm
    • Location: Deer Creek Golf Club, Ajax
    • Tickets will be on sale for $95 each via School Cash Online starting March 22
  • Diploma & Certificate pickup: begins Wednesday July 6th

Contact Us

If you require accessibility related accommodations for attendance at this event, please notify the organizer in advance of the date so that arrangements can be made.

If you or your parent/guardian have any questions regarding commencement, please contact Mr. Shawnn O'Connor at ext. 56004 or Shawnn.O'Connor@dcdsb.ca

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