posted Jun 26, 2020, 5:21 AM by Toni Hoffe   [ updated Jun 26, 2020, 5:27 AM ]

OCSB Opportunities for Summer Mental Health 2020

posted Jun 23, 2020, 6:50 AM by Amanda Salinas

OCSB Opportunities for Summer Mental Health 

Coping with Uncertainty: We will be offering stress management groups to students currently in Grades 5-6 as well as a high school version for students in Grades 7-12. This program is available to all interested families with students in Grades 5 and above. The groups will take place over the "Google Meet" application. The program will consist of three sessions, ranging from 45 minutes to 1 hour in length, and all three sessions will be completed over the span of a single week.  During each group session, students will be provided with opportunities to learn and implement specific skills that will foster their social and emotional competence, resilience and well-being. Special attention will be given to the effects of stress in relation to COVID-19. Students will also examine feelings of stress that may surface as they prepare to return to school after the extended break. Parents may register their children using the link indicated on this poster for Grades 5-6 and this poster for Grades 7-12

Getting Ready for Grade 7: We will be offering in-person group sessions for students transitioning from Grade 6 to Grade 7 during the last two weeks of August. The sessions, which will occur at the High School (or Intermediate School), will be facilitated by Board Mental Health Workers. Sessions will address dealing with change, positive coping strategies, organization skills and will include a tour of the school. Please contact the school if you are interested in this opportunity. Please contact our school principal or resource teacher should you have questions, or would like your child to be part of this opportunity at the end of the summer. 

Various resources for families

Links to various community supports

Phone line Support

Importance of routine during the summer

July SEL calendar for elementary students

July Wellness Calendar for Teens

August Wellness Calendar for Teens

Lent - Week 2!

posted Mar 13, 2020, 9:57 AM by Amanda Salinas

As we begin to count down the hours to our extended March Break, please take some time to enjoy these photos of student voice. Mrs. Howell has posted some important questions in the halls of our school and asked students to answer them. 

GVCS Walking School Bus

posted Feb 13, 2020, 12:44 PM by Amanda Salinas

Dear Parents,

Georges Vanier CS is happy to announce the Walking School Bus will be starting in a few weeks.

The route will be determined by the addresses of families who register in the next few days. So Register Early!<>

The Walking School Bus

o   Is just like a yellow school bus with a route and set times

o   Is led by an adult leader who walks with up to 10 children

o   if more than 10 children register another adult leader will join the bus

o   runs every day in all  types of weather with "back-up" leaders as necessary

o   the route will be within the Walk Zone for Georges Vanier CS<>

o   families register<> their child through OSTA

The Walking School Bus is FREE and is brought to you by the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) and Ottawa Safety Council.  Georges Vanier is one of 17 schools in Ottawa to have a Walking School Bus.

Help your child get exercise, meet friends, and arrive at school refreshed and ready to learn!

Valentines for Veterans

posted Feb 7, 2020, 11:31 AM by Georges Vanier Catholic School   [ updated Feb 7, 2020, 11:35 AM ]

Today students used their snow day time to create beautiful Valentines for veterans.

February Newsletter

posted Feb 2, 2020, 5:58 PM by Toni Hoffe

Advent Reflections Continued

posted Dec 16, 2019, 11:29 AM by Georges Vanier Catholic School

Students are continuing to share their reflections on the meaning of Christmas.

Advent Season at GV

posted Dec 12, 2019, 7:17 AM by Amanda Salinas

During this blessed season of Avent, to help prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus Christ, students have been given the opportunity to answer a different question each day to help them reflect on their faith. Please see the pictures below to read their thoughtful responses. 

Annual Christmas Shoebox Toiletry Drive 2019

posted Dec 5, 2019, 7:02 AM by Amanda Salinas

In the spirit of Christmas, from now until Friday December 13th, Georges Vanier is collecting toiletry items, mitts, toques, socks and small treats for the Shepherds of Good Hope and Operation Come Home, two important organizations in our community that offer significant support to homeless adults and teenagers.

The Social Justice club will be organizing the items into Christmas shoebox size gift boxes to be distributed. If you wish to support this initiative, the following items would be greatly appreciated. We have assigned items to each grade level in attempts to collect an even distribution of items, but please feel free to donate any item(s) on the full list that you wish.

In addition, overall, we are looking to collect and would appreciate the following:

  • $5 Tim Hortons/$5 McDonalds Cards
  • Donations of Dollar Store Christmas boxes and Cardboard baking boxes (shoebox size) to bundle the items in. These boxes will be extremely important in order to package up the donations and have them ready to deliver.

Thank you in advance for your support of this initiative to help spread some cheer to those less fortunate!


Suggested Items



Grade 1


Grade 2


Grade 3


Grade 4

Shampoo/Conditioner (approx. 385 ml)

Grade 5

Mitts/small chocolates

Grade 6

Body Wash (approx. 385 ml)/nail polish

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