Commencement (Graduation)

Commencement 2021

Where: St. Mary, back parking lot drive through
When: Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
Time: 10:00-10:30 A-E, 10:30-11:00 F-L, 11:00-11:30 M-R, 11:30-12:00 S-Z

Participation Requirements

In order to participate in the June 29th, 2021 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 of $50, School Cash Online or cash only (this fee includes: diploma, program, cap and gown, St Mary 2021 lawn sign)

Caps and Gowns

Students must complete the Grade 12 Graduation Exit Plan Survey to indicate their Commencement gown size and post-secondary plan. The cap size is not required as one size fits all (elastic headband). You will need to provide your Grad fee receipt to pick up your cap and gown in Guidance (date to be determined). Contact Ms. Leduc in Guidance if you have not submitted your grad gown size.

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 made available after March Break here and Edbsy "Potential Grads 2020-2021" group. Students are encouraged to complete the form by Thursday April 29th 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 (2020-2021)

  • Graduation photos: Make your appointment at using the school code KTM
    • Original dates April 12 - 23 (POSTPONED)
    • UPDATE April 16: As per Public Health order and the fact that we have moved to Remote Learning for the near future, Graduation photos have now been postponed until the week of May 31 - June 4.  If you have a time booked, you will receive an email from Edge Imaging of the change.  It is our sincere hope that we are back in school soon and all our Graduates can have their photos done.
  • Commencement fee collection of $50 via School Cash Online: June 4
  • Valedictorian Nominations: February 8 - 19
  • Valedictorian Election: March 1 - 12


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. John Neundorf at ext. 56007 or

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