February 2019 - Issue No. 43
2019 Alumni Hockey Game

It's time again for the annual St. Bon's Alumni versus Students Hockey Game! This year's game will be held on Monday, March 11th, 2019  at 2pm at Bussey Horwood Arena on Bonaventure Avenue. If you are able to play, please contact Jessica Whalen at jwhalen@stbons.ca or 709-726-0024 Ext 228. Please spread the word to all potential players. All other Alumni are invited to come watch the game with our student body. 

St. Bon's Basketball: Sweeping Through Tournaments

Since our last newsletter, our basketball athletes have brought home a whopping five tournament banners and gold medals! Additionally, the Senior Boys have recently qualified for the 2A Provincials.  Congratulations to all players and coaches - their hard work and dedication has certainly paid off. Below is a list of the tournaments and teams:

Grade 8 Boys Team - NL East Coast Tournament

Senior Girls Team - Ascension Collegiate Invitational 

Senior Boys Team - Lewisporte Collegiate Invitational, 
 St. Kevin's High Mavericks Round-Up and 
 Carl George Memorial

2019 St. Bonaventure's College Cash Lottery

Just over a week until the big draw! Support the school and get yourself a chance at the $10, 000 top prize! Tickets ( $10 each or 3 for $20) can be purchased at the President's Office, or by contacting Jessica Whalen at jwhalen@stbons.ca or 709-726-0024 Ext 228. 

The money raised from this year's  lottery  will go towards  towards completion of the following projects*:
  • Complete classroom upgrades in Holland Hall
  • Continue replacement of school fencing
  • Roof repairs in Holland and Mullock Hall
  • Reappoint exterior of Mullock Hall
  • Plumbing upgrades in Holland and Mullock Hall
* (These are subject to other health and life safety projects that may manifest considering the age of these buildings)

What's Happening at SBC?
  • Our Grades 2 and 3 students hosted a Multicultural Fair. Parents and guests were treated to traditional foods, dress and  artifacts  from around the globe. Students worked hard on their projects, and learned so much about being a global citizen. 
  • On Wednesday, Feb. 27, our school held our annual Pink Shirt Day, focussing on kindness and standing up against bullying. Students participated in many activities with their "sibling class", class partnerships between older and younger students. Moving forward, our students are going to focus on Random Acts of Kindness to help our school continue to be "A Great Place To Be"!
  • Congratulations to Liza K '21 on winning the Junior Instrumental Rose Bowl in the Kiwanis Music Festival!
Our Grade 2-3 Multicultural Fair had a great turnout!

Staff and Students showed their support of our kindness initiatives by wearing pink on Feb. 27.
  • Fr. Earl Smith, SJ, of St. Pius X Parish has been doing a series of Teaching Masses with our students, helping them to learn the parts of the Mass and the importance of worship. 
  • Our Annual Science Fair was a huge success! Thank you to organizer Ms. Windsor and all science teachers who facilitated the day and helped guide students through some amazing projects! For a list of winners, click here.
  • Congratulations to Moroti A. '26 and Clare F. '25 for winning our in-school Grades 4-9 Spelling Bee, and representing us at the St. John's Telegram Regional Spelling Bee!

Fr. Earl, SJ (and his puppet!) helping our Grade 1's learn about that parts of Mass.

Science Fair judge and Board Member, Andrew Smith, with Oilivia S. '24, Mara P. '23, Jasmine B. '23 and Henley M. '23, winners of the "Best in Fair" categories. 

Alumni Announcements

Congratulations to:
  • James Hurley '04, who was recently featured on NTV News, all the way from Germany. James, along with his wife, Olivia, own a piano studio, Piu Piano, in a small town on the Danube. James strives to bring Newfoundland culture across the globe by hosting Newfoundland musicians, such as "The Once".  Watch part 1 of the feature here, and part 2 here.

We regret to inform you of the passing of:

  • Thomas F. McGrath, President
If you have any alumni announcements such as births, marriages, accomplishments or deaths please send the information to Mrs. Jessica Whalen at jwhalen@stbons.ca.

St. Bon's Partners with Munn Insurance to Offer Alumni, Parents and Staff Group Discounts
Since launching our partnership with Munn Insurance in 2018, several staff, alumni and other St. Bon's community members have taken advantage of the group savings by switching to Munn. Savings have ranged anywhere from $300 to over $1000 per year! Amount saved will depend on the specifics of your required plans and coverage. Call for a quote today! For new business, contact Lacey Crickard at 709-726-0046. Existing Munn clients are also eligible for the group plan. For renewal or service on an existing plan, contact Florence Dawe at 

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