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The Graduating Class of 2017

Holy Spirit

Catholic Elementary School


York Catholic District School Board Mission

Guided by Gospel Values and Catholic Virtues, in partnership with home and Church, we educate and inspire all students to reach their full potential in a safe and caring environment.

York Catholic District School Board Vision

Our students will become creative and critical thinkers who integrate Catholic values into their daily lives, as socially responsible global citizens.

Board Officials

Carol Cotton

Chair of the Board

Elizabeth Crowe

Vice-Chair of the Board and Trustee

Patricia Preston

Director of Education & Secretary of the Board

Opiyo Oloya

Superintendent of Education: School Leadership

Ceremony Details


O Canada

Opening Prayer

Introduction of Guests


Message from the Trustee

Principal Address to Graduates

Conferral of Diplomas

School Awards

Valedictory Address

Louisa Barbosa & Santiago Del Pozo

Teachers’ Address to Graduates

Closing Remarks

O Canada!

O Canada

Our home and native land!

True patriot love, in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,

The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Holy Spirit Prayer

Holy Spirit

Please help me to be the best I can be

Help me to learn as best as I can

Guide me in friendship and help me to respect others

Please guide me through good times and bad

And bless me the whole day through


The Graduating 

Christina Albi

Emanuel Kanellakis

Louisa Barbosa

Alex Le

Simone Benedetto

Filomena Mrzlecki

Claire Carras

Jack Murphy

Samuel Chapman

Keshia Orukpe

Tyler Connors

Daniel Romas

Joshua Cristofoli

Nadine Saad

Nicolas Cruz

Marcus Tran

Santiago Del Pozo

Thomas Vettese

Camryn Field

Jayden Williams

Mark Gennaro

Mikaela Young-Gayle

Paige Green

Joshua Yuen

Lynn Hyun

Class of 2017


Talia Brown Believe and Achieve Award

Margaret Errett Award

Dana Marie Wright Award

York Catholic Teachers Award

Synrevoice Communications Award

Athletic Award

French Award

Academic Award

Honour Roll

Valedictorian Award

A Prayer for Our Graduating Class

Father, we thank you so much for our time here together

For all the friends we have made

For all the days of laughter and fun

And for all the times of great discovery and learning.

We thank You for all who have given of their energy and skill

So that we can graduate today.

Our teachers and mentors

Our family and loved ones

We thank You for them and give them all to You in prayer.

As this chapter on our lives closes, so a new one begins.

We present ourselves like an open book before You.

Come and scribe Your words of life into our lives -

Fill our minds with Your thoughts

Fill our bodies with Your strength

Fill our hearts with Your dreams

That we might eternally love and serve You

This day and every day.

We ask all this in the glorious name of Jesus

Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit

World without end.


Holy Spirit Staff

Ms. Barbaro

Ms. Lalonde

Mr. Bonavota

Ms. Langiano

Ms. Brander

Ms. Pineda

Ms. Bryan

Ms. Magro

Ms. Capodagli

Ms. Muir

Ms. Cardin

Ms. Parris

Mr. Caruso

Ms. Perfetti

Ms. Chiarot

Ms. Remisiar

Ms. Coletti

Ms. Rossi

Ms. Frazer

Ms. Rudderham

Ms. Gennaro

Ms. Scott

Ms. Giffney-Parsons

Ms. Sealy

Mr. Giraldi

Ms. Stinson

Ms. Gunnip

Mr. Williams

Ms. Hinds-Caruso

Ms. Woodruff

Ms. Hofmann

Mr. Yam

Ms. Kinsman

Mr. Yu


We would like to acknowledge all those who have made this day possible. We would like to thank all of our teachers and staff for their knowledge and guidance over the years. We would like to thank all the volunteers that have contributed countless hours of support and enthusiasm, both in and out of the classroom.  Finally, and most importantly, we would like to thank our parents; with their love, support, and encouragement, we are who we are today. 

Thank you for your unconditional support.

Join Us At Lynett Hall

Join us for our traditional graduate/parent dance. Graduates will then enjoy their dinner and dance.  Graduation dance will end at 10:45 p.m.