Please note the following:
1.  Jumping Bean Coffee Order deadline has been extended to Thursday, April 16th.  All orders must be submitted, along with payment in full, on or before that date.

2.  All recycling receipts MUST be returned to Ms. Ryan on or before Thursday, April 16th.  The New York trip recycling fundraiser ends on that date.  Please ensure your child’s name is written on the back of the receipt and that all receipts are submitted in a sealed envelope with your child’s name on the front.

3.  The date for the Ford Drive One 4UR School fundraiser has been set for Saturday, May 2, 2015.  Please mark your calendars and invite family, friends & neighbours to come test drive a vehicle in your child’s name.  Each test drive, with proper documentation will result in Ford donating $20 for your child’s New York account.

Provincial Skills Canada Competition Winners

Congratulations to Harold Dela Vega and Daniel Dimitrov who represented Gonzaga at the annual provincial Skills Canada competition.  Harold placed 1st in the Electronics category, while Daniel placed 3rd in Graphic Design.  Harold will now represent the province in the national competition in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Gonzaga French Speak Offs

Congratulations to all students who participated in today’s French speak off. The following students will compete in the Regional speakoff April 16 to be hosted at our school: Sydney Snow, Roshni Feich, Emma Smart, Emma Neary, Darcy Taylor, Catherine Silotch. Thanks to our Department Head, Ms. Cynthia Manning, for all her efforts with this and for hosting the regionals.

MUN Invites YOU to attend Mini-Med School 2015!

Are you interested in learning more about Nutrition and Exercise? Looking for information on Palliative Care? Dementia? Breast Cancer?

This Spring, MUN’s Faculty of Medicine would like to share its expertise on a variety of health related subjects with the community. Become a Mini-Med Student and discover the latest on osteoporosis, preconception health, CT scans and more in a stimulating and interactive environment. Our 6-week Mini-Med School is designed to educate and update the general public on important trends in medicine and health, leaving you a more educated consumer of the health care system.

These informal talks feature two speakers per evening, plus a nutrition break at the halfway point. To register or learn more about cost, facilitators, topics and lecture locations, please visit:

or call 709 777 6653

No prior knowledge required.

All ages welcome to attend!

Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of Medicine invites YOU to attend Mini-Med School 2015!


TRAINING and upcoming HIKES for Duke of Edinburgh Award candidates

With Spring here, we have planned a training session and couple of hikes for this school year.
Training is being offered for Silver and Gold candidates on Thursday, May 7 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. in Gonzaga’s Learning Resources Room. Training must be done once at each award level; this three-hour session is considered a compressed training requirement. There is a charge of $15.
On Friday, May 29 there will be a 1 or 2 night hike, depending on what candidates require.
On Friday, June 5 there will be a 1, 2 or 3 night hike, depending on what candidates require. This will be the last opportunity for a Gold Qualifying hike this school year. 
You must sign up by Wednesday, April 15 if you wish to join in training or either hike. A sign up sheet is on Duke lead, Gillian Browne’s door, Room 201. Equipment is available should you require a tent or backpack. Please indicate your needs when you sign up.
Health forms and consent forms will be collected mid-April and the hike routes and leaders will be shared closer to the hike dates.
There will be a $20 charge for each of the hikes. This fee pays for equipment (water filtration, bladders, replacement of old/damaged gear,…), a contribution to the East Coast Trail, and Gold Award ceremonies for recipients.
A quick summary of conditions can be referenced at your award level and see what you need.
Please encourage involvement among volunteer adults (teachers, hikers, leaders…). It’s a great opportunity to get outdoors, enjoy nature, and share skills. An updated code of conduct is required (every 12 months) in order to participate. The attached letter from Gonzaga waives the fee and the clearance letter is sent directly to the school. Details are at
Thanks for your energy in the program and good luck!

HIKE LEADERS REQUESTED for upcoming 1, 2 or 3 night hikes

HIKE LEADERS REQUESTED for upcoming 1, 2 or 3 night hikes 
With winter in full gear out there, Sheila’s Brush reminds us Spring will come! And, with it, comes hiking – practice and qualifying – for Duke candidates.
We are in the early planning stages but will likely need experienced leaders and adult volunteers for the following weekends:
  • May 29 – June 1
  • June 5 – 8
To date, we have interest from the following student numbers (these are approximate and will likely increase):
Bronze Practice/Bronze Qualifying – 1
Silver Practice – 3
Silver Qualifying – 12
Gold Practice – 7
Gold Qualifying – 7
If you’re looking to get outdoors, challenge yourself and a group of Duke candidates, this may be just the experience for you! Feel like planning a scenic, challenging, memorable route for the student hikers? Want to bond with your peers and inspired students as you survive and thrive in nature?
There are a few parents and a super-teacher-lead who will take care of the required forms, payment and other administrative details.  
Please let me know if you are able to step up and participate in hikes this Spring. And feel free to forward this invitation to any qualified potential volunteer hike leaders. We can’t do it without you!
As always, you will need to ensure there is an updated code of conduct (required every 12 months). The attached letter from Gonzaga waives the fee and the clearance is sent directly to the school. Details are at
HUGE thanks for your continued involvement with the program. Your leadership and energy are appreciated! 
Talk soon, Shannon
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2015 Public Exam Preparation Classes – 8 week program

2015 Public Exam Preparation Classes – 8 week program

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District will be offering a 8 week Public Exam Preparation Program from April to June 2015. This program will be offered twice a week on Monday and Thursday evenings at Gonzaga High School, Smithville Crescent, St. John’s. Classes will begin after the Easter Break.

Registration will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Gonzaga High School. Students can only register for one course and courses will be offered based on the overall level of student interest. Participants will be required to complete a registration form and the required fee of $185.00 per course will be paid during the first week of classes. No refunds will be issued after Monday, April 20, 2015.

Cash/Debit/Visa/Mastercard will be available. No cheques accepted.

Registration form is attached.

For further information please call Brenda Hickey at 758-2700


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