Whats Happening at GV- April 28-May 5

posted Apr 28, 2017, 5:17 PM by Heather MacPhee

Please open the attachement for information about Catholic Education Week, Book Fair, EQAO, Kanata North Bike Rodeo and more. What's Happening at GV

Muffin Breakfast and Open House - May 5th @ 8:30 am

posted Apr 20, 2017, 5:44 PM by Heather MacPhee   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 5:45 PM ]

Education Week Muffin Breakfast Flyer 2017

We look forward to celebrating Catholic Education Week - April 30 - May 5, 2017. We invite you to join us for our school mass at St Isidore Parish, Thursday, May 4th at 10:00 am. On Friday, May 5th, the staff and students of Georges Vanier also invite you to a Muffin Breakfast and Open House which will start at 8:30 AM. If you are able to provide muffins or a small fruit platter to contribute to our muffin breakfast, it would be greatly appreciated. There will be also be an opportunity to visit your child’s classroom as well as the Scholastic Book Fair. We look forward to celebrating with you.

Parent School Climate Survey

posted Apr 17, 2017, 10:01 AM by Heather MacPhee   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 10:08 AM ]

Every two years the Ministry of Education requires that we conduct a School Climate Survey where we ask students, staff, and families to give input on the environment in our school. In Catholic schools, our Catholic teaching on the dignity of the human person is the starting point for all issues of diversity.  Catholic schools strive to create an environment where all members of the school community feel safe, welcomed, included and valued. Please open the following attachment for more information about the survey. The link to complete the survey is also on our school webpage.
Thanks for taking the time to complete the survey, we look forward to hearing from parents, students and teachers in our school community as we continue to promote a caring and inclusive school where all members are respected.

Parent Presentation for Supporting the Mental Health Needs of our Youth

posted Mar 27, 2017, 7:00 AM by Heather MacPhee   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 9:50 AM ]

Recognizing and supporting the mental health needs of our children and youth

This session will explore the concepts of "normal stress" and the "continuum of mental health" along with the signs and symptoms of potential mental health issues in children and youth.  When and where to access services and supports for mental health within our community will be discussed. Strategies to foster resilience in our children and youth will be shared.

Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Paquette

Thursday, April 27, 2017

7:00-9:00 PM

Immaculata High School

140 Main Street, Ottawa

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. 

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