November 2018 - Issue No. 42
2019 Alumni Hockey and Basketball Games

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 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. 

Last year we introduced the Alumni versus Students Basketball game, which was a huge success. We have decided to split the games up this year, with the 2019 basketball game being held in May. Stay tuned for more details. 
Science Fair Judges Needed - Can You Help?

Our Annual Science Fair for students in grades 5 to 9 is in need of judges. Taking place on Thursday, February 14th, your time commitment would be from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, with morning refreshments and lunch provided. Come out and see the amazing science research completed by our students! If you are able to help, please contact Ms. Carolyn Windsor,

Grade 4 students, Rowan M and Sam F with His Grace, Archbishop Currie.

Farewell, Archbishop Currie
Over his career as Archbishop of St. John's, Archbishop Currie has been continually involved in sharing in Masses with our staff and students, and helping us to keep the Christian Faith and tradition alive and well in our school. To thank him for his continued support, St. Bon's held a luncheon to both congratulate His Grace on his retirement and to thank him for his service to the school. 

In attendance were staff, students, members of the Board of Governors, our Alumni Committee, and His Grace,  Archbishop of St. John's  Peter Hundt, Guests enjoyed a light lunch while grade 4 students Sam F. and Rowan M. presented Archbishop Currie with a special thank you gift, part of which was a book designed and created by our grade 4 students. This book included all original artwork from the students, as well as biographical information about Archbishop Currie. 

Welcome, Archbishop Hundt
As we bid farewell to Archbishop Currie, we welcome His Grace, Archbishop Peter Hundt as he was installed as Archbishop of St. John's on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019. 

His Grace was welcomed with a Mass hosted by the Basilica of St. John the Baptist and His Grace, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, Papal Nuncio to Canada. St. Bon's was happy to be invited to participate in this Mass.  Our Wind Ensemble provided a musical tribute, while other students welcomed guests. Bishops from all across Canada travelled in for the installation, and clergy from all over the province were in attendance. 

Following the Mass, a reception took place in the school's gymnasium, which was open to the public and anyone who had attended the Mass. 

We wish Archbishop Hundt well as he takes on this new position and look forward to working with him. 

2019 St. Bonaventure's College Cash Lottery Launch

Our Annual St. Bon's Cash Lottery is well underway. Support the school and get yourself a chance at the $10, 000 top prize! Tickets ( $10 each of 3 for $20) can be purchased at the President's Office, or by contacting Jessica Whalen at 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?
  • On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, players and coaches from the St. John's Edge, a National Basketball League of Canada professional team, joined our Grade 7's for math class in the gym, getting them involved in calculating basketball stats. Afterwards, our K-9 students got to play some ball with the team and had some questions answered!
  • Our Phys. Ed. Program has begun skating lessons with our K-6 students. We are so lucky to have the Forum available to us to help encourage a love of physical activity in our students.  
  • Both our Senior Boys and Senior Girls basketball teams walked away with silver in tournaments this month. The Girls' team played a tough game, giving up the gold by only one point! Congrats to all of our athletes and coaches.
Grade 7 Lucy P can't believe the size of Edge player Satnam Singh!

Grade 6's enjoying their first skate of the season.
  • Our Kindergarten classes spent a day at The Rooms museum learning the art of printmaking. They brought back their beautiful masterpieces to decorate their classroom!
  • The Grade 1 classes had a wonderful field trip to First Light Childcare Centre, where they joined the preschoolers in learning about Aboriginal culture, music, games, smudging ceremonies and more!

Our Kindergarteners making prints! 

Our Grade 1's enjoying fun and games with the preschoolers at First Light Childcare Centre. 

Alumni Announcements
We are pleased to announce the establishment of the  Lt. Col. (Padre) Thomas Nangle, CF Memorial Bursary by Dr. Neil and Mrs. Mauvourneen Galbraith, daughter and son-in-law of the late alumnus Thomas Nangle. For more information, visit here

Congratulations to:
  • Ryan McDonald '14, who received an Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council in Buffalo, NY, in recognition of an outstanding performance. 

We regret to inform you of the passing of:

  • Leonard "Len" Coughlan '53
  • Michael Finn '40
  • Adrain Graham '66
If you have any alumni announcements such as births, marriages, accomplishments or deaths please send the information to Mrs. Jessica Whalen at

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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