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Georges P. Vanier Secondary
Celebrating one of our Staff Members!
​Mr. Young has just been recognized by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society as Geography Teacher of the Month
Celebrating one of our Staff Members!

​Mr. Young has just been recognized by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society as Geography Teacher of the Month

Congratulations Mr. Young!

Geography Teacher of the Month​

Girls Do Code
​A great opportunity for girls...and boys to learn the upcoming language of Coding.
Girls Do Code

​A great opportunity for girls...and boys to learn the upcoming language of Coding.

We are happy to announce that Navigate, NIC and our community partners have organized the second annual “Girls Do Code” event at Aspen Park Elementary School on Saturday, March 11th from 9:30-3:30.  Registration is free and done online through our Event Brite link: www.girlsdocode.eventbrite.ca !  There are door prizes and lunch is provided for all registrants.  The event targets girls grades (5)6-9, and, yes, boys are welcome to participate as well.

 

Last year’s event was a huge success.  We anticipate that close to one hundred students will attend this year.  We have exhibits from 11-1 from several community providers in technology.

 

Please pass this promotion along to your students, parents and school community partners.

GP Vanier Mobile App is now available!!!
​Please read this for information on our brand new Mobile App
GP Vanier Mobile App is now available!!!

​Please read this for information on our brand new Mobile App

We are ready to launch the Vanier school app!  We are promoting this in an attept to communicate as bset we can.  Our hope is that you will recognize the following benefits:

*Provides real-time, up-to-date school information on your mobile device so you are always informed.
*Eliminates the need for paper notifications about school events and activities.
*Sends instant messages regarding time-sensitive events, school closures or school emergencies. 
*Provides opportunity for parent business owners to sponsor our app while promoting their services and/or products to the school community from inside the app.
*Sends instant messages to specific groups, e.g. girls basketball team, band, Gr.12, etc.
*Connects parents directly to the MyEd BC login portal. 
*Keeps parents abreast of PAC meetings and decisions.
*Consolidates all other school platforms (website, social media, newsletter, blogs) in one easily accessible, mobile communication hub. 
*Offers parents and broader school community the opportunity to support school fundraising efforts simply by sharing our app with other schools. 

Please contact me for more information!
Darren Freeman



Monthly PAC Meetings
​Please navigate to the Students and Parents tab and select PAC for updates, Agendas, and Meeting Minutes
Monthly PAC Meetings

​Please navigate to the Students and Parents tab and select PAC for updates, Agendas, and Meeting Minutes

Flexible Friday Rationale
​Dear GP Vanier parents, I wanted to share with you a brief synposis and overview about why schools in SD 71 are changing their Friday stuctures to meet the needs of tomorrow.
Flexible Friday Rationale

​Dear GP Vanier parents,

I wanted to share with you a brief synposis and overview about why schools in SD 71 are changing their Friday stuctures to meet the needs of tomorrow.

​Please read through the response that is attached.  Fridays across our district are different learning opportunities for students.  It is new, it needs to be reviewed, and it needs to be modified as we move along.  However, at its core, the Friday scheduling is a better way for students to actually learn.  It is not perfect...yet.

Monday to Thursday scheduling remains 'traditional'.  We have been asked to create an evolved schedule of learning for students based on research and fact.  The document linked here provides some information, and more importantly, a number of links to globally accepted reasons for providing a transformed curriculum.Rationale for GP Vanier's Flexible Fridays.docx
Thank you for your time.
  
  
  
  
2016 2017 VanierBUSSchedule.pdf
  
9/14/2016 8:14 AMGregory Kochanuk
Alternate Instructional Week 2016 17.pdf
  
9/6/2016 5:03 PMGregory Kochanuk
Daily Announcements Feb. 27.pdf
  
2/24/2017 3:19 PMAmanda Huisman
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CD AB
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Gr 9 Band Trip
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