Newsletter March 22 – March 26, 2021


Mission Statement: The mission of St. Malachy’s Memorial High School is to create an environment in which students excel academically and to provide a safe and supportive community which encourages growth and contribution to the larger community.

Vision Statement: St. Malachy’s Memorial High School is committed to educating the whole person.  Through a rigorous and comprehensive program of studies we prepare students academically, socially and morally to assume their places as conscientious, involved and contributing members of society.


On Friday, the province released details of all high school students returning to full time attendance beginning April 12.  I am sure this announcement is exciting for some of our students and may make others a bit anxious.  As with all the changes this past year, we will navigate this one as well. We are excited to see everyone back in the building learning full time. 

That said, even with a full return, school will still look different. Here's what you can expect:

• Students and staff will be required to wear a clean face mask through-out the day, unless eating or engaged In physical activity;

• Additional spaces will be made available through the school for lunch and breaks;

• On the bus and in the classroom, mandatory seating plans will be implemented; and

• Should a positive case of COVID-19 be confirmed in a high school, it will close for three days to allow for contact tracing, cleaning and a testing and vaccination program will be rolled-out for students 16 years of age and up.


Student Representative Council has set up a Theme Week:

Monday: Quarantine Outfit

Tuesday: Neon vs Camo

Wednesday: Floral vs Flannel

Thursday: Mathlete vs Athlete

Friday: Red and White Day!


STM Mental Health Tip of the Week: Declutter/ Organize a Space in your Life!


Clutter can affect our anxiety levels, sleep and ability to focus. Organize or declutter a space around you, to feel more productive. Go into a new school week feeling ready to concur what’s ahead, with a clear mind and space around you.


Spaces to Declutter Ideas



School Binder





Our St. Malachy’s Girls and Boys hockey teams finished up their seasons over the weekend.  As with other NBIAA Winter sports there was a long stretch of practices only but fortunately a few games were able to be played early in the season and then to finish off.  I would like to thank our girls’ team coaches: Mrs. Sherry Harris-Murray, Mr. Rob Richard, Ms. Natalie Duplisea and Mrs. Roz Richard along with our faculty advisor Mr. Nick Learmouth for their work and commitment with our girls’ program. Thank you to our boy’s coaches for another successful season and for their continued commitment to our boy’s program, Mr. Greg Flynn, Mr. Brad Kirkpatrick, Mr. George Oram and Mr. Adam Simon, plus team manager Mrs. Karen Keating-Small and faculty advisors, Ms. Carrie Shea and Mr. Matt McTavish.


Schedule for the week:

Monday March 22nd Regular Schedule: (A – K in school / L – Z remote learning)

**8:00 AM – CLT Meeting in the Learning Commons.   


Tuesday March 23rd Regular Schedule: (L – Z in school / A- K remote learning)

 **3:40 pm Staff Meeting – Virtual.  ** 5:30 pm Parent School Support Committee (PSSC)meeting – in person (Learning Commons)


Wednesday March 24th Regular Schedule (A – K in school / L – Z remote learning)

** 9:15 ESST meeting – Room 128.  ** 3:40 pm Machy’s Awards Committee (initial discussion) – Learning Commons.


Thursday March 25th – HRA Schedule (A – K in school / L – Z remote learning)

Schedule as follows P1, P2, HRA (30 Min) P3, L, P4, P5.


Friday March 26th – HRA Schedule (A – K in school / L – Z remote learning)

Schedule as follows P1, P2, HRA (30 Min) P3, L, P4, P5.




Upcoming Events


Post-secondary Virtual Spring Fair : March 29, 30, 31, 6:30pm-8:00pm           

Prospective college/university students and their parents/guardians are invited to participate in three public virtual events to meet with institutional representatives. This is a great time for younger students in grades 9, 10, and 11 to explore and participation is encouraged. For grade 12 students, it is a good opportunity to check in, ask questions about offers (or applications!), and be sure they are prepared for a successful transition to post-secondary studies. In addition to AARAO Member institutions, the events will also include non-Member representatives who have traditionally participated in the in-person AARAO Tour meaning lots of options for all students to consider!

Full list of participating schools to follow. Event Link

AARAO Member profiles:


April 2 – Good Friday: No classes for students

April 5 – Easter Monday: No classes for students

April 12 – Return off all students to full-time in person studies.


Virtual Parent Teacher InterviewsSt. Malachy’s will hold its evening Virtual Parent Teacher Tuesday, April 13th 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM and the morning session will be held on Wednesday, April 14th from 9:00 – 11:30 am.  If you were apprehensive to try virtual meetings in the fall, feedback from parents about the format was very positive.  I would encourage you to touch base on your student’s academic progress.



Have a great week!​