Parent Information Session - Fentanyl and Opioids

posted Mar 9, 2017, 6:33 PM by Heather MacPhee   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 6:34 PM ]


The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), in conjunction with Ottawa Public Health (OPH), is hosting a public information session aimed at parents to talk about counterfeit drugs found in Ottawa, overdose response, overdose prevention and substance abuse education in our schools.

Staff from Rideauwood Addiction and Family Counselling, Ottawa Police Services, OPH and other community partners will be represented.

When: Monday, April 3rd -- Parent information session -- 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.- open to the public

Where: St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper Avenue, Ottawa (near Greenbank and Baseline)   Link to location map:

Marketplace: There will be a partner display area at the event with front line staff to answer questions.

The OCSB continues to work with the City’s Overdose Prevention Task Force to help educate our community and support our students.    

City of Ottawa/Ottawa Public Health opioid/Fentanyl resources:

For more information, please contact Mardi de Kemp, Manager of Communications, by phone at 613-224-4455 Ext 2326 or by email at


posted Mar 1, 2017, 10:20 AM by Heather MacPhee

Georges Vanier Parent Council is pleased to offer a very informative and eye opening presentation from Paul Davis, Social Networking Safety Speaker. 

For: All parents - bring a friend too!
Date: Wed. April 5, 2017
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Georges Vanier Gymnasium

RSVP: Lots of room but if possible, please RSVP by April 3rd to 

Paul Davis has over 25 years of IT experience to share and he will provide a Common Sense Approach to dealing with the technology our children have including, Twitter/Instagram/Facebook , Cyber-Bullying issues, Hand Held Devices, Texting, Gaming and Legal Matters as well as demonstrating how easily your account can be compromised.  To date, Paul has reached over 280,000 students in Canada alone. 

Cyber-bullying has become a serious concern in our children’s and young teen’s world.  We seem to be hearing more and more in the media about children attacking children via social media, leading to low self-esteem, depression and sometimes suicide. Paul understands what they do, and how they do it – online.

Note, the same afternoon, Paul will be speaking to Georges Vanier students in Grades 4-6.

1st Holy Communion

posted Feb 24, 2017, 1:58 PM by Margie Butler   [ updated Feb 24, 2017, 1:59 PM ]

Below are the upcoming 
dates for Gr 2 Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Grade 2 Reconciliation:
Wednesday March 8 at 7:00
Grade 2 First Communion
April 29th @ 5:00
April 30 @ 9:00 and 11:00

What's Happening at GV- February 21-24th

posted Feb 21, 2017, 5:15 AM by Heather MacPhee

Please open HERE for updates. This week is spirit week. Let's celebrate GV spirit!

Kindness Week

posted Feb 20, 2017, 8:26 AM by Margie Butler

pencils.jpgTo celebrate and promote kindness in our Georges Vanier School community, the members

of the Social Justice Club have made kindness pencils and rainbow loom bracelets

to be sold and distributed February 21-24. Students can purchase items for $1.00 each.

All money donated will go towards different Free the Children initiatives we will support this year.

GV Winter Carnival and Spirit Week - Feb 21st-24th

posted Feb 13, 2017, 4:12 PM by Heather MacPhee

Please click HERE for information about our upcoming Winter Carnival and Spirit Week. It's scheduled to take place the week of February 20th. 

February 2nd - Winter Walk to School Day at GV

posted Jan 29, 2017, 6:18 PM by Heather MacPhee   [ updated Jan 29, 2017, 6:19 PM ]

Get your Winter Walk on!

Winter Walk Day at Georges Vanier is Thursday, February 2nd. It’s our annual celebration of the pleasure and benefits of the season’s easiest way to keep active and stay warm outside. If you can, please walk to school and celebrate with us.

Monday, January 30th is a PD Day

posted Jan 29, 2017, 6:13 PM by Heather MacPhee

Sweater Day

posted Jan 27, 2017, 9:45 AM by Margie Butler   [ updated Jan 27, 2017, 9:48 AM ]

 Thursday February 2nd, we will be turning down the heat in the school and encouraging everyone to wear cozy/unique sweaters. 
The same day, we will be celebrating Winter Walk to School day. Our mascot Phyz will be here! 

Upcoming Parent Sessions

posted Jan 16, 2017, 7:37 AM by Margie Butler

Below are some upcoming Parenting Workshops presented through Family Services that may be of interest to you:
FRIENDS for Life (an anxiety prevention program for children 10-12 years with mild to moderate anxiety) starts Wednesday January 25. (Offered only once a year!!)
Effective Parenting through Positive Discipline SEMINAR  on Thursday January 26
Parenting through HIGH CONFLICT Separation and Divorce starts Tuesday January 31 or Thursday February 2.



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