Vanier News – January 19, 2014

This week at Georges Vanier:


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ABORIGINAL ENHANCEMENT AGREEMENT
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An EA is a working agreement between a school district, all local Aboriginal communities, and the Ministry of Education designed to enhance the educational achievement of Aboriginal students. The EA establishes a collaborative partnership between Aboriginal communities and school districts that involves shared decision-making and specific goal setting to meet the educational needs of Aboriginal students.

EAs highlight the importance of academic performance and more importantly, stress the integral nature of Aboriginal traditional culture and languages to Aboriginal student development and success. Fundamental to EAs is the requirement that school districts provide strong programs on the culture of local Aboriginal peoples on whose traditional territories the districts are located.

Enhancement Agreements . . . .

  • are intended to continually improve the quality of education achieved by all Aboriginal students;
  • support strong cooperative, collaborative relationships between Aboriginal communities and school districts;
  • provide Aboriginal communities and districts greater autonomy to find solutions that work for Aboriginal students, the schools and the communities; and
  • require a high level of respect and trust to function.

Click here to download a copy: Enhancement Agreement 2013-2018 Final
INTERESTING PEOPLE AT GEORGES VANIER

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Visit other INTERESTING PEOPLE at our school…

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ATHLETICS: Basketball Season Off and Running
IMG_3949January always means the start of basketball season at Georges Vanier. Basketball has become increasingly popular at our school in recent years and our teams consistently do well against their competition. It’s always impressive to see how quickly students learn new skills and develop into a team.
Both our boys and girls team saw action this week and were victorious in their first games. Special thanks to Mr. McDonald, Mr. Vendramin, and Ms. Henderson for coaching, and of course, always special thanks to our parents who get our student-athletes to games. We couldn’t do it without you!

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LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
Vanier students are sharing their learning on Twitter. Follow us @VanierLC to see us in action! This week we tweeted book reviews and showed our learning through the Animator App and the Pirate Scribble App. Check out the video showing our swashbuckling pirates.

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The Natural Disasters Club for divisions 7, 8 and 9 have begun our Tsunami project and our exploration of Japanese Culture. We have admired Japanese Cherry trees, learned about a school day in Japan and are enthusiastically reading the Tsunami novel. We have created a video thanking My Class Needs for the books and T-Shirts.

Anna Crosland M.Ed. – Teacher Librarian

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QUOTE of the WEEK
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VIDEO of the WEEK: School is about more than just Academic achievement…

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WHAT’S COMING UP?
January

  • 20 – Kindergarten Registration Begins
  • 21 – COPEing with Toddler Behaviour – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • 22 – Boys Basketball – HOME vs Green Timbers – 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
  • 23 – Primary Spelling Bee – 1:30 p.m. (this is a NEW date for this event)
  • 23 – Girls Basketball – HOME vs Green Timbers – 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
  • 24 – Division 7 to Surrey Arts Centre
  • 28 – COPEing with Toddler Behaviour – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • 29 – Boys Basketball – HOME vs Coyote Creek – 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
  • 30 – Division 7 to Surrey Arts Centre
  • 30 – Girls Basketball – HOME vs Coyote Creek – 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
  • 30 – Boys Basketball – AWAY vs Colebrook – 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

February

  • 4 – COPEing with Toddler Behaviour – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • 5 – Boys Basketball – AT Green Timbers – 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
  • 6 – Girls Basketball – AT Green Timbers – 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
  • 6 – Boys Basketball – HOME vs Colebrook – 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
  • 10 – Family Day – Classes not in session
  • 11-14 – Foundations Skills Assessment – Grade 4 and 7 students – Week 1. Read more about this in English and Punjabi.
  • 11 – COPEing with Toddler Behaviour – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • 12 – Boys Basketball – HOME vs Janice Churchill – 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
  • 12 – Grade 7 Parent Night at Frank Hurt – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • 13 – Girls Basketball – HOME vs Janice Churchill – 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
  • 17-21 – Foundations Skills Assessment – Grade 4 and 7 students – Week 1
  • 18 – COPEing with Toddler Behaviour – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • 19 – Boys Basketball Playday – 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Location TBD
  • 20 – Science Fair
  • 20 – Girls Basketball Playday -12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Location TBD
  • 21 – Professional Development Day – Classes not in session
  • 25 – Fine Arts Performance – Teddy Anderson, Hoop Dancer – 1:00 p.m.
  • 25 – COPEing with Toddler Behaviour – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • 27 – Frank Hurt OPEN HOUSE – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

March

  • 4 – COPEing with Toddler Behaviour – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • 11 – Term 2 Student Learning Communication Home
  • 11 – Choir to the District Choral Festival at Bell Centre – PM
  • 11 – COPEing with Toddler Behaviour – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • 13 – Early Dismissal – 1:27 p.m.
  • 14 – Last day of classes before Spring Break
  • 17-28 – Spring Break – Classes not in session
  • 24-28 – DREAM CAMP at Vanier. Details to follow
  • 31 – Classes Resume

April

  • 4 – Grade 7 – 30-Hour Famine begins – 8:00 a.m.
  • 5 – Grade 7 – 30-Hour Famine ends – 2:00 p.m.
  • 10 – Intermediate Speechfest – 1:00 p.m.
  • 17 – Movie Night – Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • 18 – Good Friday – Classes not in session
  • 21 – Easter Monday – Classes not in session

May

  • 2 – Professional Development Day – Classes not in session
  • 8 – Primary Speechfest – 1:00 p.m.
  • 14 – Early dismissal at 1:27 p.m. for Student-Led Conferences
  • 19 – Victoria Day – Classes not in session
  • 26 – Professional Development Day – Classes not in session

June

  • 13 – Sports Day
  • 20 – Grade 7 Celebration – 9:00 a.m.
  • 26 – Year-End Assembly – 9:00 a.m.
  • 26 – Term 3 Reports Home/Early Dismissal at 1:27 p.m./Last day of classes

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