Closing Day 2020

Friday, June 19th

Closing Day Ceremonies: Summary of Events Friday, June 19, 2020

With respect to the invitation to our annual Closing Ceremonies, we hope this summary of the day’s events will be helpful to families in their planning.

PLEASE NOTE - Details of the Graduation Ceremony are enclosed for parents of Graduates only.


  • 8:30 am — Grade 9-11 – Organizational assembly of students with Mr. McCarthy in the Killy Theatre, followed by continuing packing of personal belongings, clean-up, and campus chores.
  • 8:30 am — Grade 12 – Organizational assembly of all Grads with Mr. Sullivan in McNeill Centre.
  • 8:30 am onward — Parents – Arrive by car or boat. Ushers at the gate and dock will direct parents and guests on arrival. Removal of student trunks and luggage from Houses.


  • 11:15 am — Grades 8-11 change into school uniform. All students should have all personal items taken, shipped or stored (returning 9-11s).
  • 12:00 – 1 pm — Lunch for Grade 8-11 parents & students on the Plaza (grab and go).
  • 12:30 – 1 pm — Grade 9-11 students return to Houses to continue clean-up. Grades 9-11 must stay in their Houses till 1:00 pm, until called to assemble for the Closing Ceremonies, unless they are attending the Graduation Ceremony or hosting the Graduates’ Luncheon.


  • 9:00 am — Graduates change into school uniform to welcome Parents and Special Guests. GRADUATION CEREMONY for Grade 12s, their parents & invited guests on CAMPBELL COMMON
  • 10:00 am — Grade 12’s assemble in processional order in the basement of Crooks Hall
  • 10:15 am — Graduates’ parents & guests take their seats.
  • 10:20 am — Graduates proceed into the tent and take their seats.
  • 10:25 am — GRADUATION CEREMONY commences. This ceremony highlights the individual introductions of the graduates, and the presentation of their diplomas.
  • 12:00 – 1 pm — GRADUATES LUNCHEON for Grade 12s, their parents and invited guests in Crooks Hall.
  • 12:00 – 1 pm — GRADUATES LUNCHEON for Grade 12s, their parents and invited guests in Crooks Hall.


  • 1:15 pm — Grade 12 students assemble in the basement of Crooks Hall.
  • 1:15 pm — Grade 8-11 students assemble along the west side of Crooks Hall.
  • 1:15 pm — Parents and guests are seated on Campbell Common.
  • 1:25 pm — Grade 8-11 students proceed to their designated seating areas.
  • 1:28 pm — Grade 12 class proceeds to their designated seats.
  • 1:30 pm — CLOSING CEREMONIES commence. These include the Head of School’s address, greetings from the Board, presentation of subject prizes to all grades and major awards for academics and citizenship, the Passing of the Torch, and the Valedictorian’s Farewell.


  • Around 3:00 pm — All parents and guests are warmly invited to afternoon tea in Crooks Hall.

The School Year ends with our Closing Ceremonies. All students are required to attend.

If you have any questions about any of these arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact Deputy Head, Liam Sullivan, at the School.