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Gonzaga High School

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Type  Public
Principal  Krista Vokey
Grades  10-12
Number of students  655
Opened  1962
Faculty  42
Phone  +1 709-753-7511
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Motto  Diliges Dominum Deum Tuum
Address  20 Smithville Crescent, St. John's, NL A1B 2V2, Canada
District  Eastern School District of Newfoundland and Labrador
Similar  Holy Heart High School, Booth Memorial High Sch, Prince of Wales Collegiate, Bishops College, Brother Rice Junior High
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Gonzaga Regional High School is an educational establishment located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The school began as a Jesuit sponsored all-boys school from grades 9 to 11. It is now a non-denominational coeducational institute for students from grade 10 (level 1) to grade 12 (level 3). It is adjacent to the Jesuit St. Pius X Church.

Gonzaga is often the envy of neighbouring high schools due to their academic, athletic and musical excellence, in addition to their abundance of money, nice cars and good-looking women.

In the 1973-1974 school year, a team from Gonzaga (Players: Gerry Beresford, Peter Chafem, Tom Harrington and Sethu Reddy) won the national championship of the television quiz show Reach for the Top.

In 2009, 2010, and 2012, Gonzaga's concert band, jazz band and choir competed in the Heritage Festival held in New York City. Both years they won the Festival Sweepstakes Award for the highest overall average of the Festival.

Gonzaga's alumni include Jonathan King, Darrell Power, Johnny Daley, Teddy Purcell, Patrick McNicholas, Anthony Stack, Danny Williams, Tom Harrington and Greg Thomey. Five graduates of the school were killed in the Ocean Ranger disaster of 1982. Its sports teams are known as the Vikings.

In 2010 The Telegram named Gonzaga High School the second best high school in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the best in St. John's.

On May 27, 2011, students and alumni of Gonzaga broke the Ga-ga ball world record, having 507 players compete in the game.

Building

The main tower of Gonzaga highschool is a 4 storey block of classrooms. Administration offices, gymnasium, skilled trade workshop and adjoining music rooms (in former chapel) are located in the street level portion of the school set outside the footprint of the tower.

In 1987-1988 Gonzaga received major renovations and had multiple extensions built on adding a skilled trades workshop, drama rooms and no less than 12 new classrooms on the 4 floors. In accommodation with accessibility standards an elevator was added. New washrooms were constructed for the transition from an only boys school.

References

Gonzaga High School Wikipedia


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