École Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Grad Ceremony
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Grad Ceremony 2023-2024

Mandatory Grad Rehearsal and Grad Breakfast

Mandatory Grad Rehearsal and Grad Breakfast Wednesday, June 5, 2024
  • ​07:30  FREE Grade 12 Breakfast, Grand Commons
  • 08:15  MANDATORY Grad Rehearsal, Theatre
  • Grad Gown Distribution​

Handsworth 2024 Commencement Ceremony

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​Location:     Queen Elizabeth Theatre
                      630 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6

Date:     Monday, June 10, 2024 7:00 pm

Graduates:  6:00 pm
Lobby opens:  6:00 pm
Auditorium opens:  ​6:30 pm​

Monday, June 10 - 7:00 pm Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver 

Graduates - you do NOT need to purchase a ticket
All guests and family members must purchase a $10 ticket in advance by May 29 via School Cash On-Line​ ​​
You will receive your tickets for the Grad Ceremony at the Grad Rehearsal & Breakfast when caps and gowns are distributed .  ​

​Graduation Rehearsal and Breakfast:  Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30 am Grand Commons

Any​ questions?  Email Ms. Frith at sfrith@sd44.ca​.

Graduation Ceremony Rehearsal & Breakfast

Wednesday, June 5th, 7:30 am in the Handsworth Grand Commons. To prepare for the ceremony, graduates are required to attend a rehearsal scheduled for the morning of Wednesday, June 5th. As part of the morning event, a Grad Breakfast will also be hosted by the Grad Parent Committee. Graduates, please be at the school by 7:30 am for breakfast, followed by a rehearsal that will end at 9:10 am. Staff will distribute Grad gowns (with stole and cap) during this event. Gowns have been custom ordered for each student and are theirs to keep. To avoid a delay in receiving grad gown, please ensure that your School Cash Online​ payments are up to date.

​​​Grad Ceremony Write-up:  

ATTENTION ALL GRADS! (important)     Grads: It's time to write your Grad Ceremony write up.

What is this, you may ask? 

  •  It's what a teacher will read about you, as you cross the stage in your cap & gown at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to receive your diploma.  

Who will hear this?  

  • All guests present at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Due date? 

  • Sumbissions closed on May 1, 2024 23:59

What if I don't submit it?  

  • We will have an anonymous blurb such as "We wish "student" all the best in their future endeav​ours".  

Please complete this form so your family and friends can celebrate your success as you cross the stage.

​If you haven't decided on uni plans yet, fill it in once you've decided.  

(Note: The deadline for this form is same day uni deposits are due). 

Please fill out this form

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Grad Gown Order Form:
Grads:  EVERYONE must complete this FORM.  This form will confirm whether or not you need a gown.  The deadline to complete this is January 31, 2024 but if you simply do it now, it's over and done with.  It takes less than a minute to complete.

Thank you!  Ms. Sofia Frith at sfrith@sd44.ca​

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Grad Gown Order Form​ (or click on the image above)


Grade 12 Valedictorian Applications 

Grade 12s interested in applying to be this year's valedictorian can access the application form on the MS Teams Grad 2024 Team page.  Applications closed on Friday, April 26th at 3:00pm.  We will contact those students who meet the criteria and have completed a thorough and thoughtful application to audition in front of a committee of staff an​d students.

Questions?  Please contact Principal Cary Hungle chungle@sd44.ca