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Graduates of 2024

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  -Sun Tzu

  • Important Dates
  • Grad Portraits
  • Graduation Day Overview
  • Grad Tickets and Costs
  • Committees
  • Grad Farewell
  • Post Secondary Information
  • Grad Parade

Calendar of Events

  • Feb 8 – There will be a Grad Meeting during Period 3 for Gr 12 students. We will be deciding on valedictorian, grad mural, guest speakers & more. All students should attend and bring your ChromeBook for voting. Meeting Minutes
  • Feb 9 Term 2 Report cards (final marks)
    •  Grad meeting to decide some speakers 
    • Have baby picture of the graduate in to the school, to be used in ceremony
    • Get copy of birth certificate to the school secretary
    • Book grad picture time with Mr. G
  • Mar 1 Let Mr. G know your banquet seating guests (4 per family/$35 each)
  • Mar 8 Grad Portrait Pictures taken at GVS, $35 fee 
  • Apr 19 Term 3 Report cards
  • May 1 last day to let Mr. G know your banquet seating requests
  • May 27-30 ELA provincial exam
  • Jun 7 Final grad meeting, final details given
    • Grads given invitation
    • Invitations mailed to parents by the school
    • Grad mural must be completed by this date
  • Jun 12 Math provincial exams
  • June 20 Any extra banquet tickets will be made available for a cost of $35-$50 each (pay at office)
  • June 19-24 Final Assessments Semester 2
  • June 25 Grad rehearsal at Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Steinbach
    • Meet at school at 9:00 to get a ride to Steinbach
    • 9:45 am – 12:00 pm.
    • Grad Farewell lunch with high school staff
  • June 26: Come dressed in grad gown or change at church
    • Arrive at Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Steinbach at or before 2:30 pm for candid pictures
    • Be in cap and gown by 3:00pm
    • Graduation ceremony begins at 3:30pm
    • Grad Banquet begins at 5:15pm
    • Grad Photo – 7:00pm
    • Parade – 8:00pm
    • Safe Grad – 9:00pm; follows parade

Contact Mr. Cam Gerbrandt at any point if you have questions or concerns: 204-434-6415,, or stop by the school

Grad Portraits on Friday, March 8th, 2024 (no classes)

Please book online, cost $35

Graduation Day, June 26th

*Updated 06/05/2024

Convocation – 3:30pm @ Emmanuel Church in Steinbach; Grads to arrive by 2:30pm.

  • no tickets required, open to all
  • anyone can attend the ceremony
  • front centre section 12 rows reserved for parents of grads

Banquet – 5:15pm

Parade – 8:00pm (organized by Parent Grad Committee)

After Party – 9:00pm; follows parade (organized by Parent Grad Committee)

Graduation Day – Convocation and Banquet

Convocation – 3:30pm

  • come early; no tickets required, open to all
  • Grad Picture at the church – 7:00pm

Banquet – 5:15pm

  • grads can purchase 4 tickets (3 guests and grad)
  • the approximate projected cost is $35.  The actual cost will be determined near the grad date.
  • extra tickets will likely be available after all grads have had the opportunity to purchase their 4 tickets; unfortunately we can’t guarantee everyone sits at the same table
  • Mural Committee:  see Mr. G.
  • Parent Committee:

June 25th

After the grad rehearsal, students will return to GVS for their farewell with their grade 12 teachers.  Lunch will be served at 12:00 in the gym.

Mr. Gerbrandt will email bursary or scholarship opportunities directly to potential grads and their parents. The following sites can also be searched for potential scholarships or bursaries:

Organized by Parent Grad Committee

June 26, 2024 – 8:00pm

Parade will start at EMB Church
84 Oak of local area