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Important Vaccination News:

All persons age 5 and up in Manitoba can book appointments to be vaccinated! New Pfizer “bi-valent” boosters are available for all persons age 5 and up in Manitoba. Booster shots are strongly recommended for all who are eligible.

GMS is grateful to the Winnipeg Foundation for its continuing support, most recently through a 2022 Adapt Grant which is helping GMS move forward more strongly as we continue to recover from the COVID pandemic and the Community Grant in support of our summer program

 

Statement in Support of Social Justice and Anti-racism Action

Gonzaga Middle School supports social justice and action in support of Indigenous peoples, African Canadians and all people impacted by systemic racism and structural inequality. Click here for our full statement.

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About Us

Gonzaga Middle School (GMS) provides an enhanced, holistic, Manitoba Education approved, co-educational, culturally sensitive middle school education to Grade 6-8 students from low-income families in the Point Douglas and North East Downtown neighbourhoods of inner-city Winnipeg. It uses the unique middle school educational framework and best practices from Jesuit Nativity model schools and the NativityMiguel Coalition of Schools, adapting them to the community served in Winnipeg.

GMS lowers barriers to educational advancement and success through its strong academic program, longer school day, before and after school programming, extended school year (including summer camp weeks), enrichment activities, mentoring and graduate support programs. The school also provides a nutrition program (breakfast, lunch and two snacks), transportation to and from school, technology and other supports.

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GMS provides an educational option for parents of children from a variety of faith and cultural backgrounds, including Indigenous, New-Canadian and other communities. In keeping with the best of the tradition of Jesuit education and the spirit of reconciliation called in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, GMS is committed to being inclusive and respecting the faith and spiritual traditions of its students.

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GMS respectfully provides the Gonzaga Middle School Statement on Reconciliation to explain this commitment.

The Gonzaga Middle School Board and Staff remembers Larry Morrisette who passed away before his time. We honour the contribution he made to the lives of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, to education and broader social issues in the inner-city and North End. In particular, we recognize and honour him for his assistance in helping us develop a deeper understanding of reconciliation and relationship-building with the community.

Applications Update

Student Applications for the 2024-25 school year will be available starting in January 2024.

Please contact us if you are interested in applying. 

Please see the Applications and Admissions pages and contact the Principal or Student Support Director for more information.

 

Staffing Update

GMS welcomes John Yunyk to the new position of Advancement Manager and Sarah Carter as one of our Grade 8 teachers and Grade 6,7,8 Physical Education teacher. More recently, we welcomed Susannah Mueller as our lead Grade 7 teacher.

Please see the Staff Page for more details.

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Territorial Acknowledgement  

Gonzaga Middle School is located on Treaty One territory, the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples and the homeland of the Red River Metis Nation.  GMS staff and Board members are dedicated to moving forward in partnership with all Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

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