École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Grad Ceremony
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Grad Ceremony 2021-2022

Graduation Commencement Ceremony

Saturday June 25, 2022     5:00 – 8:00 PM (approx.)

Orpheum Theatre

601 Smithe Street

Do you need an extra ticket?  Available for sale at the Orpheum theatre box office from 3:00 PM onwards, $10 (cash only).


Graduates are asked to arrive at 4:00pm using the Granville Street entrance (884 Granville Street).

Please note the program will last just under three hours. Graduates do not need tickets - additional tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $10 cash only please. There is no limit on the number of friends and family that can attend!

Family and Guests:  601 Smithe Street entrance, doors open at 4:15 PM  Festival seating​

Commencement Ceremony:  5:00 - 8:00 PM

​​Grade 12s save this date:  Tuesday, June 21 ​​Grad Bre​akfast and Commencement Rehearsal​​
Grad Breakfast for Grade 12s only​​, Grad Commons, (free) hosted by the Grad Parent Committee, Grand Commons
​​Mandatory Grad Commencement Rehearsal, ​Gym

Grad Breakfast & Commencement Rehearsal

Tuesday June 21st at 8:00 am FREE breakfast, Servery
Tuesday June 21st at 8:30 am mandatory Grad Rehearsal, gym

On Tuesday June 21st ALL GRADS are asked to arrive a little early, pop over to our Servery​ to pick-up a FREE, delicious breakfast compliments of our Grad 2022 Parent Committee!

ALL GRADS will then be asked to report to the GYM for our mandatory Commencement Ceremony Rehearsal led by Dr. David Beare and his team! Commencement Gowns and Tickets will be distributed at the Commencement Ceremony Rehearsal.

If there are extraordinary circumstances and students cannot pick up their commencement cap, gown and tickets a table will be set-up in the Grand Commons at lunch and afterschool on Tuesday June 21st and Wednesday June 22nd.


Grad Ceremony Write-Up

We are back in person!  As you cross the stage during the convocation ceremony a statement is read reflecting on your time at Handsworth.

What is your favorite memory at Handsworth?  Who helped you get to where you are today?  We want to know! 

Need help?  Please see the school office.​


Class of 2022 Valedictorian Selection​​​

The Valedictorian serves as a representative of the graduating class during the convocation ceremony and delivers a speech commemorating the occasion and the culmination of the Grad class' K to 12 experience.  Applications were due on April 29, 2022.

Note that this role requires significant time commitment in preparation, and students who are interested should be prepared to develop a draft of their speech as part of the application process.  A minimum 73% average is needed to be considered as a candidate.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Barrett on MS Teams or by email (mbarrett@sd44.ca).