Grade 12  – Senior Newsletter 2019-2020

This newsletter outlines dates and information related to university, college and apprenticeship visits. Click on the link below for this information and more. Notre Dame Grade 12 Newsletter

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2020 Schulich Leader – Are you are Schulich leader? Are you graduating high school this year, entering a STEM program at one of the Schulich partner universities (not medical practitioner). Do you meet at least 2 of the following criteria: financial need, excellence in academics, excellent leadership skills? If so, submit your resume to Student Services by TBD. Also, speak to one of your STEM teachers to get a teacher nomination. Notre Dame can select one nominee. Visit for details.

Loran Awards – well rounded students who demonstrate character, leadership and community service. Must present a minimum average of 85%. If you are seeking school sponsorship for this award, please submit a resume to Student Services by TBD. Loran scholars must pursue their undergraduate degrees at one of the approved universities.

2020 SELF NOMINATING GRADUATION AWARDS (will be updated in the Spring of 2020)

2020 Self Nominating Graduation Awards – In second semester, students will be able to nominate themselves for the following awards: Education Award, Frederick Ozanam Award, Health Science/Social Service Award, Notre Dame Christian English Award, Notre Dame Science Award, Notre Dame Physical Education Award, Notre Dame Spirit Award, and The Post Notre Dame Student Award.   Please ensure that your resume is completed in myblueprint in order for you to be considered for these awards. The due date for these awards is TBD.  For more details and a list of the descriptions for each award see the link.  2020 Self Nominating Graduation Award Consideration Form


The Scholarship Report – search hundreds of province-wide and country-wide scholarships. The report is exclusively available to our students in PDF form and will be sent every second month using Remind. Please see your counsellor for a copy if you do not subscribe to Remind.

Students should continue to check this website, visit student services, and check their remind notifications for updates.  Entrance scholarships are based on academic achievement and are given out automatically upon program entrance for most universities and colleges.

Scholarships/Awards – are generally based on grades, community involvement/services, leadership, innovation, or athletics

Bursaries/Grants – are generally based on financial need

Remember to:

Research other scholarships offered by the university or college that you are applying to. Check out Ontario Universities’ Info for other opportunities.  Ask your parent/guardian if their employment offers any awards, scholarships, or bursaries.

Other websites that you can use to help you in your search:

Grade 12 –  Graduation Photos (appointment information)

On Date TBD students received information cards (handed out in period #1 classes) on how to schedule a sitting time for their 2019-2020 Graduation Photos.  Students with first period spares or taking an online course should pick up their information card in student services.

Grad photos will take place from Date TBD.  Students are asked to book their appointment through Pegasus School Images online at  Please use the information on your appointment cards to complete this process.

Graduation Dates and Reminders

Please see important information on upcoming graduation related items – Graduation dates and reminders (coming soon).

Grad Babies and Grad Quote Information 2020

Your student is graduating!  Congratulations!  As they wrap up this last semester, we ask that you to take a moment and help make their final yearbook memorable.  Read the links below to get more information on how you can make these memories come true through the traditional N.D. grad babies and grad quotes.

2020 Grad Babies Letter

2020 Grad Quote Letter

Grad Fee and Dinner Dance 2020

Parents please pay your son/daughter’s grad fee ($100) and dinner/dance fee ($75) online here

Deadline to apply to University for the 2019/2020 school year is January 15, 2020. Deadline to apply to College for equal consideration is Feb. 1, 2020.
See your guidance counsellor should you require assistance.

How to get OSAP

Apply for money that can help you pay for a college or university education.  Click below for more information on the application process for OSAP.

Applying to College and OSAP combined 

In partnership with the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), we’re pleased to announce the launch of a new feature that simplifies the OSAP application process for our college applicants.  See link for more details Integration Between College and OSAP Applications


Be sure to stop by Student Services and to keep checking for new updates on Scholarship Opportunities.

Five Ways to find out if you’re ready for university or college

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 30 (new) credits (including 18 compulsory)
  • Passing grade on the Grade 10 Literacy Test
  • Completion of 40 hours of community service by May 1, 2020

All potential graduates should schedule an appointment with their guidance counsellor for the EXIT PLAN MEETING.

Ontario Scholars – students obtaining an average of 80% or greater in a minimum of six grade 12 courses are eligible to receive Ontario Scholar designation on their transcripts.

Helpful Links

Financial Aid / Awards & Scholarships