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Grad 2023




​This year's Grad 2023 Convocation, Dinner and Safe Grad will be on Wednesday, June 28th at the Victoria Inn & Convention Centre, 1808 Wellington Avenue.

Convocation: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Wellington Ballroom. Grads must arrive between 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. wearing their caps and gowns in order to line up and prepare to cross the stage. 

Grads will check in at the Carlton Room and guests can line up at the entrance to the Wellington Room and wait for the doors to open. Seating for guests is first come, first served as seating is limited. There will be a live stream for those who are unable to attend.

Grad Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m in the South Centennial Room. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale during the first week of June. Price is TBA.

Grads will have the opportunity to purchase up to 5 tickets (including their own). Once each Grad has had the chance to purchase tickets, additional tickets may be available.

The evening includes a 3-course dinner, speeches, photo opportunities, beverages (non-alcoholic only) and dancing (if time permits).

Safe Grad: 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. in the South Centennial Room. This parent-led, themed event includes dancing, beverages**, snacks and activities. School staff will not be in attendance.

Grads must purchase tickets with the option of purchasing a 2nd ticket for a guest who is 15 - 21 years old.

A parent/guardian or another adult must pick up both grad and guest at the same time. 

**Alcoholic beverages may only be served and consumed by grads and guests who are 18+.

For more information, check out the Safe Grad Instagram account: @sjci_safegrad2023 or contact Kathryn Day at

Grad Choir: β€‹Students interested in singing at the convocation can sign up to be part of the Grad Choir. The sign up sheet is outside the Art Room.

Grad Rehearsal: Monday, June 26th at 10:00 a.m. in the high school gym. All students must attend. Caps and gowns will be handed out at this time.

Grad Walk: 15 students (5 from each of our feeder schools- Brooklands, Linwood, Stevenson) will participate in a Grad Walk on Friday, June 23rd in the morning.

Valedictorian: One student will be selected to deliver a speech during convocation. The application is posted on Teams. Applications are due Friday, May 19th.

Volunteer Hours: Volunteer hours are due by May 31st to the office or Mr. Sculthorp. Students require 20 hours to be considered for divisional scholarships and bursaries and to receive the SJASD Academic/Technology Education Diploma.

Grad Photos​

Grad Photo retakes will take place March 9th & 10th in the library. Click here​​​ for instructions and to be directed to the booking portal.


Remember that deadlines are approaching for post secondary school applications!​