Hats off to Christian Legge

Congrats to Christian Legge on raising more than $70, 000 dollars for Young Adult Cancer through Shave for the Brave!

Check out the VOCM photo and story below.

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A young man lost his locks for his tenth time at Shave for the Brave at the Avalon Mall on Saturday.

Gonzaga High student, Christian Legge, has attended every Shave for the Brave for the past decade.

“I started shaving my head when I was about 5 or 6 because I wanted to support my great grandmother who was diagnosed with cancer that year,” he says. “Since then it’s become a tradition of mine.”

This year marks the twelfth annual Shave for the Brave since it began back in 2005. The event sees people from all walks of life come out to shave their heads and donate money to help young adults with cancer.

Organizer and Executive Director of Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC), Geoff Eaton, says Legge is a major part of the event.

Anybody whose worked at YACC knows Christian,” Eaton says. “It’s been a major transformation since the first Shave for the Brave and Christian has been a huge part of that.”

Legge, now 16, has raised more than $70,000 to support young adults as they move through and beyond cancer.

“I’m going to keep doing this and doing as much as I can to help,” Legge says.

Prom Recycling Blitz

There will be a recycling blitz on Saturday, March 25 at Gonzaga High school from 9:30-11:00.  Please bring recyclables to support prom.

Health Fair-March 29/17

Centre for Nursing Studies HEALTH FAIR – March 29

 
On Wednesday, March 29th the second year nursing students from the Centre for Nursing Studies, here in St. John’s, will be having a health fair in the Gonzaga High School library. There are lots of interesting exhibits, demonstrations and even a door prize for attending students. The health fair is not only for students, parents are also welcome to come by during
lunch. So come on down and check it out!
 
Topics include:
• Vaporizers and E-Cigarettes
• Safe Sex, Contraceptives and STIs
• Depression and Suicide
• Alcohol and Health Risks
• LGBTQ Issues
• Body Image
• Healthy Relationships, Alcohol and Consent
• Drugs and Emergency Measures/Interventions
• Sexting
• Anxiety
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DecoratingBlitz

There will be weekly decorating blitzes held at Gonzaga every Saturday 10-12 from now until Safe Grad on May 26. Parents from all grade levels are welcomed and needed.

Hope you are able to help out!

Concours d’art oratoire

Félicitations à tous et à toutes les participant(e)s au concours d’art oratoire.  Tout le monde a très bien fait!  Voici les gagnants qui representeront l’école au prochain niveau:  Immersion tardive 10e  Ayla Rouah, Immersion précoce 10e Katie Steeves, Immersion tardive 11e et 12e Emma Smart, Immersion précoce 11e et 12e Ben Wall et Francophone Elise Jamieson.
Un grand merci aux juges Mme Wagner et Mme Thareau aussi que les professeurs Mme March et Mme Burlock!

Early Closure

Gonzaga will be having regular classes this morning but will be closing at noon today.  All after-school activities and evening activities will be cancelled.

Math 2200 exams will be going ahead as scheduled.  Dr. Moores’ and Ms Tucker’s classes will start at 9:40. Ms Lake’s class will start at the original time.

 

FRIDAY March 17 – LUNCH & LEARN

 Volunteering with the Healthcare Foundation

A session will be held in the library at lunch time for students in grades 11 & 12 who would like to learn about VOLUNTEERING with the HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION.  Bring your lunch!