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Happy Easter!

We wish all of our Spartan community a blessed Easter Weekend. We hope you have time for reflection, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
Your SJCHS family

ATTENTION: McCarthy’s Uniform Store will be closed on Tuesday April 23th and reopen on Wed. April 24th

“YEARBOOKS” Time is running out pre-order your 2018-2019 copy today! Purchase through Cash On Line or visit Mrs. Minnema in the Library to order your copy!

Yearbooks can be pre ordered anytime from Mrs. Minnema in the Library Room 212, or via Cash On Line!


At the February 19th CDSBEO Board Meeting, it was decided that St. John Catholic High School will move to an early start time for September 2019.  The school day will begin at 8:00 am and end at 2:10pm. This is in keeping with other Secondary schools in our Board and our counterparts in the public Board.

As well, it was decided that, St Francis de Sales in Smiths Falls would become a Kindergarten to Gr. 6 elementary school in September 2019, with the Grade 7 and 8 students moving to St. John Catholic High School’s Intermediate division.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please call the main office at 613 267-4724.

Please see the attached letter.

Early Start Letter 2019


St. John Catholic High School is pleased to now offer “SCHOOL CASH ONLINE”

A great way to pay for various school activity fees.  It’s safe, it’s fast and it’s convenient.  Dress down days, school trips, spirit wear, athletic fees and much more can now be paid online.  Sign up today.

Please see the links below for more information

School Cash Page 1

School Cash Page 2


Host an International Student

Please see the poster below for more information 


2019 Youth Environmental Leadership Expedition for ages 14-19, July 1st – 14th. Limited Spaces Available

Please see the link below for the full details

Youth Expedition 2019


St. John CHS Welcomes Jacob Moon

On April 15th staff and students welcomed Jacob Moon to St. John Catholic High School.

Jacob has been recording and performing full time for the past 20 years, releasing 11 CDs and hundreds of videos on YouTube. He has shared the stage with Gordon Lightfoot and Ron Sexsmith, just to name a few and recorded a song that appears on Rush’s CD, ‘2112 Deluxe Reissue’. His music has taken him all over the world, and his heart for justice has led him to advocate on behalf of children living in poverty. His work with the organizations, International Justice Mission (IJM) and Compassion goes back 16 years and he continues to travel across Canada and into the US, raising awareness for children who live in poverty.

So, we are incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity for Jacob to be here in this final Holy Week of Lent – to share his story, his music and to inspire and encourage us to be generous, loving and compassionate to all our sisters and brothers.



Earth Week 2019 (April 15-26) “Plastic Bag Grab”

Ms Walford’s Grade 12 Environment and Resource Management class will be collecting plastic bags to be recycled. The collection point will be in the atrium. 

Thanks to a very generous donation from the Beach House in Perth, our Best Buddies Chapter is selling tickets during lunch in the Atrium (one for $5 for or three for $10) to a package of services and products:


Beach House Gift Bag Includes:

  • “Ready for the Beach” Manicure and Pedicure
  • “Make Up Application Service”
  • Arbonne Eye Shadow
  • OPI Mini Nail Polish + OPI Mini Gloss Top Coat
  • 3 beach bracelets/anklets
  • Tropical Island Air Freshener
  • Beach House 16 oz. Tumbler + Straw
  • Beach House Keychain, Magnet, Lanyard, Pen and Lip Balm

The draw will occur in mid-May, just in time to get ready for the summer! 

With thanks,

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