November 2023 Week of Nov 13-19   


Nov 13 | No School

Remembrance Day
Long Weekend

Nov 14 | Day 2 FGHE

Gr.9 Volleyball Zones @ STMC
SR Volleyball Zones @ ABC
Gr.8 Football vs Tweedmuir @ Cloverdale Athletic Park

Nov 15 | Day 1 CDAB

Advisory Schedule
Incoming gr.8 Parent Info Night
Gr.9 Volleyball Zones @ Bby Central
SR Volleyball Zones @ ABC

Nov 16 | Day 2 GHEF

Late Start Schedule
Incoming gr.8 Parent Info Night
JV Football QF vs Mouat @ Bby Lake

Nov 17 | Day 1 DABC

Aquatics BC’s in Nanaimo

Nov 18

Aquatics BC’s in Nanaimo



This week, we have our 3rd advisory session of the year. This session is based on the Knights Cross; with students choosing amongst multiple options pertaining to individual categories of the Knights’ Cross: Faith, Advocacy, Academics, Athletics, and Arts.

Students: A reminder to make sure you are signed up for one of them or you will be placed in one.

Sign up link: Knights Cross Day Sign up

Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for student volunteers for the St. Mark’s Annual Breakfast on Nov 18th which will be hosted by STMC this year. If you are interested in volunteer and are in search of opportunities, please see the following link:

Volunteer Signup:

When you sign up, please ensure that you sign up using your first and last name and inputting your mySTMC email as well for contact purposes.

For any questions, please see Mrs. Roder downstairs in the front office.


Wednesday Nov 15 and Thursday Nov 16 Info Nights:

Our Admissions Team is already planning for the 2024-25 School Year! We are reaching out to our entire community as many of you have another child who will be applying for the upcoming school year. Additionally, many of you may know a family not currently connected to the STMC Community that is intending to apply.

We are excited to share some important information regarding our upcoming Parent Information Nights, which are designed to provide valuable insights into the application process for prospective grade 8 students and their families.

Event Details:
Dates: November 15th, 16th, 29th, and 30th
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

These Parent Information Nights are open to all families with students who will be applying for grade 8 in the upcoming school year. Whether you are a current member of our school community or considering joining us for the first time, these events are designed to help you make informed decisions about your child’s education.


In November, our development team will use Giving Tuesday as the launch for our “Empower Tomorrow’s Leaders” campaign with the Knights Annual Fund.

This campaign aims to make a lasting impact by providing bursary assistance to families ensuring everyone has the opportunity to a Knight’s education. In line with Blessed Edmund Rice’s Essential Elements and STMC’s mission, we have nearly 20% of our current students receiving bursaries. It continues to reflect our commitment to Catholic identity, community, and solidarity with those facing economic challenges.

It will also address the pressing needs identified by our dedicated teachers and students, allowing the best possible transformational learning environment and experience for our young Knights.

Look to our social media platforms for updates and ways to make a difference. Together, we can Empower Tomorrow’s Leaders and give in the spirit of Bro. Edmund Rice.



It is playoff time! Our Knights head into the playoffs this week at all 3 levels!

Grade 8: The Grade 8s play in the Semi-finals against #1 ranked Lord Tweedsmuir.

JV: Our JVs, coming off a dominant 40-0 win in their Wildcard game, face off in their quarterfinal contest against the WJ Mouat Hawks Thursday, 3:30pm at Burnaby Lakes.

Varsity: The Varsity team, coming off a victory over crosstown rival New Westminster in their Wildcard game, face off in their quarterfinal matchup against traditional rival Vancouver College. The game is on Saturday 1:30pm at Vancouver College.

This game will be streamed on the VC YouTube Channel.

Good luck to all Knights in their playoff journey!


The STMC community will be hosting approximately 80 students from Shonan High School from Japan on Wednesday November 22, from 8:30am to 1pm. A majority of of the activities will take place in the cafeteria during the day. Our students will be taking part in cultural and educational activities with our guests. 80 students from grade 9-12 will be asked to be ambassadors and buddy with each student from Shonan. This will be a great opportunity to make new friends and learn about new cultures for the school.


St. Thomas More has a SUN RUN team! Race Day – Sunday, April 21, 2024

We are excited to announce that St. Thomas More will have a Sun Run team again this year. Come out and participate with your friends and family. There is a 2.5km or the 10km course. If you register before Oct. 31, you qualify for the cheapest price category. ($22 for youth; $35 for adults)

Before registering, please note the following:

  1. STMC is NOT responsible for student supervision or transportation during the Sun Run
  2. STMC may offer some training resources, such as a suggested plan to prepare for running 10km and may offer some scheduled practice runs. However, please note that runners are responsible for their own training.
  3. If we have less than 14 members on our team, the team will be disbanded and the members will be automatically moved into the Individual categories and you will be responsible for paying the upgrade fees
  4. Youth team technical shirts will have STMC Knights printed on the back; however, the Cotton shirts will NOT have a team name on the back due to a limited area of print size
  5. Parents and siblings are welcome to register as part of the Sun Run team, however, the number of youths must be greater than the number of adults on the team.

To register, please go to team member registration and select STMC Knights. Access Code: HHMLJD
*Be sure you are on the Oasis Youth Team Challenge (before adding your name and details)
Team Name: STMC Knights

After completing the registration, please complete Mrs. DeWith’s quick Google Form: Sun Run Google Form




Author: WongJ