VanierNews – School Routines and Student Insurance

Getting back into school routines

As summer comes to a close, it’s time to start thinking about getting the family back into a school routine.More flexible summer schedules often include staying up late, sleeping in and eating at various times, which can make the back-to-class transition challenging.

For tips on ensuring the return to school is smoother for students and parents, check HERE. (Punjabi version).


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Optional Student Accident Insurance

Did you know that the Surrey School District does not insure expenses for student injuries that happen on school grounds or during school activities?  You are responsible for these expenses as a parent or guardian.

Your DPAC and the School District provides the opportunity to voluntarily purchase private accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Ltd.

Plan features:

  • Provides coverage 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, in or out of school.
  • Covers expenses that are limited or not insured under MSP, private or group insurance plans; for example, private tutors, lump sum payment for fractures and dislocations, counselling and much more.
  • Covers injury related Dental (including future expenses).
  • Covers injury related Eyeglasses (repair or replace).
  • Low annual premiums from $14.50 per student for the Basic Plan

(discounts available for families with 3 or more children). For more information, or to apply on-line, visit:

VanierNews – Back to school Sept. 5!

  • Back to school Sept. 5!

    Back to school 2017 Surrey.jpgStudents in the Surrey School District head back to class Tuesday, Sept. 5 after a two-month summer break.

    All elementary classes (Grades 1-7) begin at 10 a.m., (and at GV we will end at 11:00 a.m.  Parents are welcome to attend a school orientation session in the gym.)

    Kindergarten students are on a gradual entry schedule for the first week, so start dates and times should be verified at each school. All kindergarten children will be in regular, full-day attendance by Sept. 13.

    Secondary schools have a shortened opening day, but start and end times differ from school to school. Opening times and dates also vary at the district’s learning centres.

    For detailed information about opening day for the 2017-18 school year, as well as information about registration for students who are new to the school district, check HERE.

VanierNews – New to Surrey Schools?

  • New to Surrey Schools and need registration information?

    The Surrey School District continues to grow, with an estimated 800-1,000 new students expected to enter Surrey and White Rock schools in the 2017-18 school year.

    Elementary school registration begins Aug. 28 and continues until Sept. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Check here for a list of all schools, or use School Locator to determine which school your child should attend.

    StudentRegistrationSurrey.pngMore information on registration and what documents are required can be found here, or see our parent brochure, available in Englishand Punjabi.

    The Welcome Centre (604-543-3060) can provide assistance, translation services and information for English language learners and their families.

    Students may register any time for blended and online learning options by checking

VanierNews June 11 – 2017


Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

It’s hard to believe that we’re moving into the final three weeks of school!  Please continue to stay connected with students’ learning progress through conversations with your child, teacher and viewing FreshGrade updates.  End of year summative reports will be found on FreshGrade near the end of June.

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