Grad 2023

Graduation 2023

Keep checking this page for details about Graduation 2023 as we move closer to June !

We are excitedly planning Graduation 2023! Here is some key information:

Graduation Ceremony: 11:00 - 3:00 pm Wednesday, June 28 (Grads arrive at 10:30 am) at the Markin MacPhail Centre. The ceremony will consist of 2 portions.  Stage ceremony and Banquet Luncheon.  

Stage Ceremony: 11:00-12:30 pm Wednesday, June 28  - students will receive grad certificates, valedictorian speech and guest speaker.  No charge for this portion, theatre seating in the large ballroom.  

Graduation Banquet Luncheon: 1:00pm-3:00pm on Wednesday, June 28 at the Markin MacPhail Centre. Ticket purchase information to come.  There will be an initial limit of 4 tickets per graduate, with the potential of more available once we do our initial round of ticketing and see how many tickets are ordered.

Graduation Ceremony Rehearsal: There will be an important graduation ceremony rehearsal at the school on Tuesday, June 27 at 1 pm in the Markin MacPhail Centre. All students participating in the graduation ceremony must attend. 

Graduation Participation: All grade 12 students are welcome to participate in Graduation Ceremonies.  Please pay the required graduation ceremony fee. Please see Mr. Jewan if this is a barrier, as we want all students to attend.  

Student Grad Meetings

The first student graduation meeting was on Thursday, February 9th at lunch in the student area. This is for all students to learn information about the event, photos, and those interested in speaking at the grad celebrations for 2023.  Most meetings will take place on Thursdays at lunch.  Watch the bulletin for announcements. Next meeting is Thursday, March 9 regarding speeches. Application forms for Valedictorian and Master of Ceremonies will be available then. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Biegler at

Graduation Photos

Graduation photos will take place April 21-28 during school hours. The Prestige Portraits booking site is now open for Grade 12 students. 

To book a Prestige Session for National Sport School visit the website below.

Go to: 

  • Select Province/Enter City - Click on Go
  • Select School - Click on, National Sport School 
  • Enter First/Last Name - Click on Search 
  • Click Schedule your appointment - follow prompts to complete booking
  • A confirmation email will be sent once appointment is booked

Valedictorian and Graduation Speakers

If you are interested in auditioning to be a speaker for this year’s GRADUATION CELEBRATION, Graduation Speaker Application Packages will be available on 

Thursday Mar 9th.  There are several speaker roles for the 2023 Graduation Celebrations: 

  • Introduction of Trustee
  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Introduction of Guest speaker
  • Class Valedictorian
  • MC(s)
  • Reflection
  • Toast to the Parents (Parent will reply)
  • Toast to Teachers (Teacher will reply)
  • Toast to Students (Student will reply) 

On Thursday Mar 9th students will be able to pickup a package from Ms. Biegler or Ms. Kilbreath at lunch.  Application packages can be submitted to Ms. Biegler. Please see Ms. Biegler if you have any questions.  

Please note that for Valedictorian and other speeches, we are looking for students who have a strong academic standing, but this does not mean they must have the top marks. We are looking for well-rounded students that display positive citizenship and involvement in school and the community.

Grad Video

We will require 2 or more students to head up the production of the Graduation Video.  Photos of your graduate as a baby, sport, casual and grad photo will be required. 

We are looking forward to celebrating with you!