Vanier News Jan. 21 – 25, 2019

It was a very busy week at Georges Vanier.  Two special guests from Urban Safari Rescue Society, Karen and Kelsey, visited many of our primary classes.  They shared a few exotic animals and the students learned many new things about how these animals survive and adapt to their environment.  They also learned that “exotic” means not native to Canada.

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During our monthly assembly on Thursday morning, primary teachers recognized students for working hard, improving in a specific area, helping out or including others.  These awards are posted each week on a bulletin board in the main hallway.

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The basketball season also started this week, with the boys’ and girls’ teams playing home games.  Both games were very close and the athletes played exceptionally well.  They showed good sportsmanship, fair play and team work.

Plans for Georges Vanier’s  50th Anniversary celebration is also underway.  On Feb. 21 we are planning a school assembly at 10:30 as well as an open house from 3:00 – 4:30.  We hope you are able to join us.

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VanierNews January 14-18, 2019

Principal / Vice Principal Message

Our “Dance In Schools” program ended this week with another amazing performance on Friday, Jan. 18.  The second half of the school performed for parents and family members who came to watch.  Students clearly demonstrated their learning and were excited to share with the audience.   It was obvious the students had developed their understanding of the elements of dance, were able to change levels, use space and had mastered their timing with music.  We were all very proud of our them!

A special thank you to our dance instructors: Joanne, Angela and Jodie.  They have returned for a fifth year to help develop a program of dance instruction at Georges Vanier.  Many thanks to all of the parents and family members who came out to watch the performances and support the program with donations.  We appreciate the contributions of both our PAC and the audience!

Pics of the Week 

Here are a few samples of some of the art projects created by our students.

Upcoming Events

The main school upcoming school event is our 50th Anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.  More information about the details of this event will be posted.

Jan. 7 – 11, 2019

Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Happy New Year to the students, staff and families at G.V.!  I hope you had a relaxing holiday and was able to rest, sleep in and spend extra time with your family and friends.  The students and staff seem happy to be back at school.

I am a retired principal from the Surrey School District, and was asked to be the Acting Principal at Georges Vanier until mid-March.  I am very happy to be here, and will work collaboratively with the school community to maintain a positive and smooth transition until a permanent principal is assigned after spring break.   I have heard many positive things about the school.  Thank you for making my first week a welcoming and inclusive one.

Mrs. Carrie Burton

Pics of the Week


Our Dance In Schools program started this week.  Joanne and Angela are instructing some of our students as they learn a choreographed dance.  Half of the school performed at an assembly on Friday, Jan. 11.  It was a fantastic performance and well attended by many of our parents and family members.  The second half of the school will have their performance on Friday, Jan. 18.  Come out to see the final performances.  We are very proud of our students!

Upcoming Dates

Monday – Feb. 18, 2019      Family Day Holiday

Thursday – Feb. 21, 2019    50th Anniversary at Georges Vanier

Friday – Feb. 22, 2019          Non-Instructional Day (No classes)

Friday – Mar. 15                    Last day before Spring Break