News & Announcements

Grade 8 Information Updates


A huge thank you to all the families who joined us for our annual Grade 8 Info Night on December 13th.  As a follow-up and to provide information to any future Highlanders who may have missed our event, please check out our all-new Grade 8 Student Info page!  This includes material shared during grade 8 night and further details regarding academic pathways, course selections and more.

NOTE – the page will be updated shortly with the new 2018 grade 9 course calendar and pre-advanced placement application links.






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SJAM Vaping & Smoking Policy

An important reminder for SJAM students regarding our school smoking and vaping policy (from the 2017-2018 Student Information and Code of Conduct Handbook):

Smoking and Vaping
No smoking on school property; it’s the law. This also includes any school buses and/or school related events.

Failure to adhere to this rule may result in a suspension and/or a fine issued by the Waterloo Region By- Law Officer. This includes the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers (inhalation devices).






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Semester 1 Exams and Double Days

Our semester 1 exam schedule is now available!  Please review both the double-day and exam schedule.  If you have an exam conflict (2 in same block), please speak to your classroom teacher and/or VP as soon as possible.

Students are parents are also strongly recommended to review our exam policies/instructions provided below.






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Congratulations to the HeForShe writing contest winners

This fall, 97 secondary school students entered the HeForShe writing contest hosted in collaboration with the University of Waterloo. Participants were asked to consider how gender equity fits into a larger equity story, and explore where there are overlaps and connections between gender and race, ethnicity, age, ability, class, faith and/or sexuality. Through poetry, fiction […]

Grads – Check Out Updated Scholarship Info Page

Graduating this year?  Applied to university or college?  If so, make sure you check out the updated SJAM Scholarship Info Page.  There is new info regarding the Western National Scholarship Program, the all-new STEAM Horizons Award and Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Award.

Over the coming weeks/months, we’ll also be adding information about the local Legacy Scholarship program, SJAM commencement awards and more!






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Northern Lights Holiday Concert – Dec. 14th






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EQAO 101 for High School Students

High school students participate in two EQAO tests – a math test in Grade 9 and a literacy test in Grade 10. We not only want to help our students do their best, but also feel confident and prepared leading up to these tests. Check out this video to learn what EQAO testing means for […]

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