The Gonzaga Community is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Gerry Hall who was a long standing supporter of our school. Gerry was a highly respected educator who gave over 40 years of life in the service of children in various schools throughout the province.  Throughout his career, Gerry  was a principal, school district consultant and English teacher.   He was a very gentle and kind man with a huge heart and a great sense of humour. He loved working with students and had an impact on many lives through his daily interactions. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.


Powerpoint Presentation-Scholarship Info Night


Attached is the Powerpoint presentation used in the annual scholarship information night. If there are any questions please contact Tom Moret at

Not Myself Today-Play on Teenage Mental Health

NOT MYSELF TODAY is a locally written pop musical about teen mental health issues, specifically anxiety and depression, performed by local teens. It’s POWERFUL, hopeful, insightful, relevant.

Written by Courtney Fowler, the story is not depressing in nature. Paige and Kate lighten everyone’s spirits as they try to help their friend Amanda navigate through everyday life dealing with “a demon in her brain”,Trista, who is a personification of depression and anxiety. Amanda’s friends notice a change in her and try to help. Amanda’s life takes a turn for the better once she finds the care she needs through the love of her family, doctors and friends.

NMT is suitable and relevant for all ages, & includes the music of Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, Phillip Phillips, Colbie Callait and more.The musical resolves with themes such as “we are stronger together”, “you are not your mental illness” and “you are not alone”.

The play is being performed at the Barbara Barrett Theatre, ACC, Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights @ 7:30, and 2pm on Saturday. Tickets are $10. It’s an all-ages 50 min show, but excellent for junior/senior high and their families.

Here’s the link:

Tutors for Tuition

Any student seeking the help of a tutor (for any course) through the government funded “Tutors for Tuition” program are asked to pick up a registration form from Mrs. Gardiner in the Guidance office. We still have many tutors available.

Dinner and a Show Fundraiser

The Gonzaga Parents’ Association is pleased to present their fall fundraiser, “Where Once They Stood”, to support arts and technology programs at our school.

“Where Once They Stood” is a  moving tribute to Beaumont Hamel and Newfoundland and Labrador’s involvement in the First World War (FWW). The CLB has partnered with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador through the Honour 100 Grant Program, the City of St. John’s and Spirit of Newfoundland to create a show that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Beaumont Hamel and the First World War. Guests will be transported back in time to the Regimental Headquarters again as Spirit of Newfoundland takes you back to the beginning of 1914 with the King’s call to duty. When the lights dim, Spirit of Newfoundland will take you on a musical journey through the joys and sorrows of war.

“Where Once They Stood” is a dramatic and comedic look back at the First World War that tells our story through historic facts enhanced with music from the era, from haunting ballads to songs that will make you stand up and cheer. Spirit of Newfoundland promises to move the audience to tears then laughter leaving you with a new sense of pride in what Newfoundlanders and Labradorians achieved during the First World War and particularly at Beaumont Hamel.

Tickets are available from the main office at Gonzaga and will be selling at the cost of $80 each.  The event will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Masonic Temple (6 Cathedral Street). Doors will open at 6:30; dinner service will begin at 7:00.  Also happening during the evening will be a silent auction, 50/50 tickets ($5.00 each) and tickets on a Hayward’s Interiors piece ($10.00 for an arm’s length of tickets).  Please note that we will only be able to take cash or cheques that evening.

The menu that evening will consist of  the following courses.  (However, please be aware that the menu may be subject to change.)

Bread SamplerSpirit of Newfoundland’s famous sourdough bread made with a 278 year old bread starter that was brought to Newfoundland in 1999.  Served with a variety of flavored whipped butters.

Appetizer: Fresh Spinach and Arugula Salad with watermelon and feta cheese. And finished with a sweet balsamic vinaigrette.

Main Course  Choice of: Slow roasted centre-cut boneless pork loin with braised fennel, and grape compote or marinated fresh Atlantic cod roasted with a sweet and salty honey miso sauce, served with a refreshing radish salsa.  

Main Courses served with butter-mashed potatoes, and chef’s selection of seasonal vegetables.

Dessert:  Newfoundland’s Official Screech layered with whipped cream and fresh fruit.

Vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose-free meals are available upon request

We hope to see you there!

Duke Hike

This is a final reminder that there will be a mandatory backpack check meeting Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Gonzaga LRC for students participating in the silver/gold qualifying hike this coming weekend, October 21st-24th. If you attended the practice hike last weekend, you do not need to bring your gear to this meeting but everyone else has to bring their gear. If the student cannot attend, a parent/guardian must attend on their behalf.
We still have not secured the necessary female leaders but we will proceed with our meeting in anticipation of parents/guardians, extended family or other resources stepping up to support your children in the program and a final decision on the hike will be made late Wednesday night or mid-day Thursday. Any female parent or relative willing to help out for one night, please text 685-1234. Thank you.

Call for School Council Members

The Gonzaga School Council is seeking interested parents for membership in the council.  If you are would like to become involved with the School Council, please email by Wednesday, October 26.