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Graduation Updates

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Event & Location Cost and/or Additional Information Date 
Valedictorian Applications will be available in Student Services starting May 1st Applications due May 12th
Awards Students will have an opportunity to provide information that may assist the Awards Selection Committee. A form will be emailed to student HWDSB emails to complete. May 27th – June 3rd.
Commencement Breakfast
& Valedictorian Speeches
Sir Allan MacNab Cafeteria
Thursday, May 30th
Period 1
Grade 12 Prom
Marquis Gardens
(1050 Rymal Rd East)
 $55 per person Thursday, May 30th
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Commencement Rehearsal
Sir Allan MacNab Auditorium
Wednesday, June 12th
9:30 am
Commencement Ceremony
McIntyre Performing Arts Centre
$35 per person
Students should arrive at 3:00 pm
Doors will open for guests at 3:30 pm
Wednesday, June 26th
4:00 pm
Available for purchase March 28th – April 21st
  • fee includes cap and gown, 2 guest tickets for the ceremony, parking at the venue, ticket to the Commencement breakfast
  • on sale through School Cash Online (preferred) or in the main office

Available for purchase March 28th – May 16th

  • on sale through School Cash Online (preferred) or in the main office
  • all guests who do not attend MacNab must fill out a Guest form (can be picked up from the main office)
  • guest tickets must be purchased from the main office

Available for purchase March 28th – May 16th 

  • because seating is limited, at this time students may purchase 2 extra ceremony tickets through School Cash Online or in the main office
  • any remaining tickets will be made available and can be purchased on a first come first serve basis from the Main Office (cash only) beginning May 21st

June 18th – June 21st 

  • available for pick up at the school during school hours from the main office


Students should continue to check their HWDSB email as well as the Graduation Updates tab on the school websites as updates and information will be posted periodically.

Please note that Commencement activities are for students who entered into their grade 12 year in 2023-2024 (year 4 cohort). The Grade 12 Prom will be open to all grade 12 and 12+ students including those in their 5th year.

Please use the link below to see the system awards available for this year, as well as their deadlines. Please note these deadlines cannot be extended.

System Awards and deadlines.docx


Updated on Friday, April 05, 2024.
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