Commencement (Graduation)

Commencement 2023

Hello Parents/Guardians and Grads of 2023,

DateWednesday, June 28th, 2023 
Time: 10am ceremony, Students must arrive by 9am 
LocationThe Embassy of the Kingdom of God416 Taunton Road WestOshawa, Ontario  L1H 7K4 

Participation Requirements

In order to participate in the June 28th, 2023 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 40 hours of community service
  • Paid the graduation fee of $85 which will be posted to School Cash Online or cash only paid directly at the Main Office. This includes: Venue, facility staff and refreshments, Diploma, Program, Cap, Gown and Tassel 

Caps and Gowns

Students must have completed the "Grade 12 Graduation Exit Plan Survey" as posted in Edsby "Potential Grads 2022-2023" group to indicate their Commencement gown size and post-secondary plan. The cap size is not required as one size fits all (elastic headband). 

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 will be available on Edbsy "Potential Grads 2022-2023" group after March Break. Students are encouraged to complete the form by Friday April 21st, 2023 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 (2022-2023)

  • Graduation photos: Make your appointment at using the school code KTM
  • Valedictorian Nominations: February 27 - March 3 
  • Valedictorian Election: March 6 - 9 
  • Prom:
    • Date: Wednesday June 7 at 6pm
    • Location: Ajax Convention Centre
    • Tickets will be on sale for $110 each via School Cash Online February 8 - May
  • Grad Liturgy & Breakfast: Friday June 9th; Grad Gown distribution to follow
  • Commencement: Wednesday June 28
    • Flowers and other memorabilia for your graduate can be ordered in advance and picked up before the ceremony in the lobby of The Embassy: Please note this is the only school sanctioned gradwear.
    • Photos taken during the ceremony can be accessed at from July 7 to November 30. Our school code can be found in the Edsby "Grads 2022-2023".
  • Diploma & Certificate pickup: begins early July 

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 Ms. Michelle Kettrick at ext. 56004 or