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Exams This Week!!

by Webstaff - Sunday, January 22, 2017

Time has certainly flown by!!! It is exam time already. This week students will be writing exams for their first semter classes. It has been a very busy 2 weeks as teachers and students worked hard to finish up their classwork and assignments in order to prepare for the exams.

On Wednesday, the exemption list was posted and, approximately 437 students received an exemption in one of their courses. In order to receive an exemption, students had to have no more than 5 excused classes missed in any one subject, and are passing all their classes. 47% of the student body was successful. Congratulations!!

Please note:

  • Exams are 2 hours in length.
  • Electronics are not permitted during the exam period. Students will be assigned a zero should they be using electronics on during the exam.
  • In the event of a weather cancellation, students will be required to write two exams the next day; the regularly scheduled exam in the morning and the cancelled exam from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon.
  • Cafeteria will be closed during Exam week.

Please click on the link in order to view times and rooms for the student's exams. Exam Schedule. Good Luck to all the students!!

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SJHS Commemorates Vimy's 100th Anniversary

by Ms. Cameron - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Students who have studied about the Battle of Vimy Ridge this year will have an opportunity to participate in the 100th anniversary commemoration in Ottawa on April 9th. Interested students will be able to travel to Ottawa as part of a school group to learn about this historic battle and the impact it has made on our country.

This trip is open to any student who has taken Modern History 11, IB History, AP History, or Canadian History during first or second semester 2016/2017. For information about the cost please see the attached itinerary document. All students who would like to apply please fill out and submit the attached application form. There are only 40 seats available and they will be filled on a first come first reserved basis. If you have questions please see or email Ms. Angie Cameron (angie.cameron@nbed.nb.ca)

Download: Agenda and Application

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IB music students show great diversity!

by Trish Gallagher - Monday, January 2, 2017

Last Thursday, members of Ms Gallagher 's IB music class showcased an impressive array of musical talent on the stage of the Dennis Knibb Auditorium. Performances represented Renaissance to Contemporary eras and included an original by Sam Roach who hosted the concert with Sheehan Flatt. The recital included solos on piano, cello, guitar, flute, and voice with Ms G as their accompanist. The evening concluded with the entire class singing a four part Christmas madrigal.

Another recital is planned for February.

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Choral Concert provides a Delightful Afternoon of Entertainment

by Trish Gallagher - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Choral singing is thriving at Saint John High School. With a whopping 100 students in the concert choir directed by Ms. Trish Gallagher, voices soared in the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception demonstrating dedication and a sincere love of singing. Selections were accompanied by the SJHS string ensemble directed by Ms. Ali Leonard as well as pianists Maria Mason, Yeauen Kim, Rennai Hernandez, Kyungmin Lee and Sam Song (clarinet), Mark Ji ( flute), Yeauen Kim (violin), Drew Murdoch (cajon), Maria Mason and Conor Britt (cello). Performances were also presented by the SJHS Jazz Choir, Girls’ choir,

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Senior Girls Swimmers NBIAA Champs!!

by C Sullivan - Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Saint John High Swim team finished the season second among the 29 competing Provincial High Schools. The senior girls finished first to defend their NBIAA title from 2015-16. Led by captain Nicole MacNeil, the team outpaced FHS in the race for first. The team members consist of Janelle & Kyra Holt, Emilee Hoellwarth, Angelina Kim, Lily Belyea, Victoria Ruigrok and Katherine Keyes. The senior boys team captured gold in the 50 Backstroke (Tanguy Vie-Mahe), 50 Freestyle (Adrien Selway) and also the 4x50 Freestyle Relay (Adrien Selway, Ben Morris, Dennis Emerson, Tanguy Vie-Mahe). The junior boys captured gold in the 4x50 Medley relay and the senior girls won the 4x50 Medley relay.

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IB Diploma Candidate Amy Dai Semi-Finalist for Loran Scholars Award

by Submitted Article - Monday, December 12, 2016

Congratulations to Amy Dai (Front Row, Centre) on being selected as a semi-finalist by the Loran Scholars Foundation! Amy will attended regional interviews in Fredericton on December 10th as part of the selection process for the Loran Awards, Canada’s largest and most comprehensive undergraduate scholarship program.

The Loran Scholars Foundation received 4,438 applications this year from schools across the country. Only the top 10% of candidates are selected as semi-finalists, based on evidence of character, service and leadership potential.

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Alumni News 2016 is now available

by SJHS Alumni Association - Monday, December 12, 2016

The 2016 issue of the Alumni News is now available.

Download the PDF (12.8 MB)

The Alumni News is published and mailed to thousands of Saint John High School graduates, thanks in part to your donations to the SJHS Alumni Association.

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Club HOPE Hosts Pancake Breakfast

by Nicholas Smith - Wednesday, December 7, 2016

On Saturday November 26th members of Club HOPE organized a pancake breakfast for the community. We grilled and served pancakes and sausages, served juice and coffee, and handed out granola bars as people were leaving. We also got the chance to sit and enjoy our own pancakes with the public. Everyone left happy with full stomachs. We would like to thank St. Vincent de Paul Society for allowing us to use their facilities and we would also like to thank Tim Hortons for supplying coffee, sugar, milk and cream.

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EMNS Introduced to Wheelchair Basketball by SJHS Co-op Student

by Jeff Warr - Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Last Thursday, students at EMNS were treated to a friendly student versus teacher wheelchair basketball match, thanks to the efforts of SJHS’s grade 12 cooperative education student, Jacob Fudge. As a work term placement, Jacob chose to work alongside EMNS physical education teacher, Terrence Sullivan. With 9 of 14 weeks now completed at EMNS, Jacob has thrived in this opportunity to learn and experience the day to day tasks of an educator in a gym setting.

Jacob was introduced to wheelchair basketball at a young age by his father, Gary Kingsley, who lost his legs in a motorcycle accident when he was seventeen and later took up the sport. Jacob, also a talented gymnast, decided to fully commit himself to wheelchair basketball at the age of 12. In a relatively short period of time, Jacob has developed a very impressive resume. He has

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Memorial Service

by Lori Wall - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

On the afternoon of November 30, 2016, close to 500 colleagues, friends and family of Dennis Knibb came together in the Auditorium named in his honour, to remember the former SJHS Principal of 27 years, City Councillor and friend. Several of the alumni and his sister Joyce and her husband John from New Zealand joined the service via live stream.

The SJHS concert choir led those gathered in O Canada before the opening prayer was brought by Rev. Chris McMullen from Mr. Knibb’s home church, the Church of the Good Shepherd. A welcome and reflection was then brought by

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