Grad Updates


Grad 2015

Teacher Rep: Mrs.Tobin Careen

Grad 2015 Countdown!!!!


-Sizes are available in Room 402
-please indicate your size on the chart taped to the side table in Mrs. Tobin Careen’s room!!
-cash or cheque payable to SJB.  $$$$
45.00 due on or before October 22, 2014
-GRAD HOODIES HAVE BEEN ORDERED…They should be delivered in 4-6 weeks.

Grad Pictures:
An information package will be distributed during the week of December 16th complete with cost and appointment details.

Life Touch will be on site during the week of January 12th to take Grad photos.

Graduation Portrait Information will be uploaded as soon as we receive it from Lifetouch.

Grad Rings

A representative from Jostens will visit the school in February. An information flyer will be distributed to the students regarding ring styles, pricing, ordering dates and other details.

Grad 2015 Dinner and Dance

The dinner and dance is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Newlands Golf and Country Club Langley. Graduates are expected to arrive at 6:00 p.m. The dinner will start at 7:00 p.m. The cost for this event is $80.00 per person attending. Tickets must be purchased by May 8th.The dinner and dance is a school event, which means that school rules apply. As a result access to cars or limousines will not be available during the dinner or the dance.  Order forms were issued on April 1st, and are due by May 8th.

GRAD Dinner and Dance Order form 2015

Grad Dinner/Dance Photography

Each student will receive a complimentary group portrait of the graduating class. This picture will be taken outside Newlands at 6:30 p.m. sharp!! Lifetouch is available to take family and friend shots, if we require this service.

Dry Grad

The Dry Grad will be held on Thursday, June 11th beginning at 2:00 am and ending at 6:00 am. The venue for this event is Castle Fun Park, Abbotsford. This event will feature numerous fun activities such as golfing, bumper cars, batting, video games, karaoke, and video vault, plus unlimited pizza and pop!! Tickets for this event are $60.00 per person attending. Tickets must be purchased by May 8th  from Mrs. Tobin-Careen. All students and their guests will board a charter bus at Newlands around 1:00 am. This is the only opportunity for admission to the dry-after-grad event. NO PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION. Students wishing to change into casual clothing should do so at Newlands before boarding the bus to Castle Fun Park.The entire dry grad is a School Event. All school rules apply. “Once in; you’re in. Once you leave; you’re out”

Commencement Requirements

To be academically eligible to cross the stage students must meet the following component guidelines: Grade 11/12 workload component-the student must be working on, attending, and in the act of completing the 80 credit course requirements necessary for graduation as outlined by the Ministry of Education. Successful completion of Religion 12 and participation in the Grade 12 retreat are also requirements. All grad fees must be paid in order to participate in the commencement activities.

Commencement / Grad Gowns

Parental and guest admission to the commencement is FREE! The commencement activities and graduation liturgy will be held on Tuesday, June 9th,  2015 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Langley.

All graduating students should order a graduation gown for the ceremony with Mrs. Tobin-Careen by April 10th. Gowns will be distributed starting at 12:30 on June 8th. Gowns must be returned following the Commencement. As grads will be wearing a gown, appropriate attire is in keeping with the nature of the event. Each student will receive a composite photo, ceremony folder, and “stage” photo compliments of Lifetouch.

Valedictorian Selection

This person is elected to speak on behalf of the Grad Class at the Commencement. This is a formal address and occasion demanding a speaker who has poise, proven speaking ability, and a pleasant speaking voice. This student should have the support of the grad students, shown leadership within the student body and its activities, and given evidence of academic leadership in grades 11 and 12 at St. John Brebeuf. You are looking for the best speaker, not the most popular student. Nominations for Class Valedictorian will take place during the week of May 4, 2015. All nominees must submit a letter explaining why they are the most suitable candidate to Mr. Brennan by May 11th for approval. Only the names of approved nominees will appear on the ballot. The vote will take place on May 14th.

Grad Video

Each year we put together a keepsake video of the Graduating Class. This video will be professionally produced by Mr. Bill Ward.  It will be shown during the reception at Newlands on June 10th. Each graduate will receive a complimentary copy of the video.To ensure that this video is a success and represents all students we need you to forward the following:

4 photos of various stages of your child’s life,

  • a baby photo
  • a toddler shot
  • an elementary school picture
  • and a grad photo would be a great combination.
  • other photos you may have of the grads involved in various SJB activities over the past five years, such as sporting events and retreats are also welcome

Please put your name on the back of each photo, put them in an envelope and forward them to Mrs. Tobin-Careen on or before April 24th. All photos will be returned in June.  .

Grade 12 Retreat

The grade 12 retreat is scheduled for April 29th-May 1st at Stillwood Camp and Conference Center. Attendance for the grade 12 retreat is a mandatory component of the Religion Program.

If you have any questions or concerns please call Mrs. Tobin-Careen @ 604 855 0571 Extension 402 OR email

Thank you!!!