Update on School Closures and More – April 17, 2020

posted Apr 17, 2020, 11:54 AM by Amanda Salinas

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

Walking Buddies

posted Nov 20, 2019, 10:49 AM by Amanda Salinas

Walking Buddies

If you live in the OSTA Walk Zone<>, you are invited to connect with other Georges Vanier families living near you to find "Walking Buddies."

If your child is younger, you can team up with another family to take turns walking the kids to/from school at least some of the time. It is flexible, fun and healthy.  Keep it small with 2 or 3 families. Decide how to connect (text, Messenger, etc.) and where to meet. There are lots of pathways that are cleared in the winter and friendly crossing guards in the neighbourhood. 

To find the best routes, check out the OSTA Walk Zone<> map.  How to find a Walking Buddy? Join Georges Vanier's Walking Buddies Facebook (private) group<>

Update: WE SCARE HUNGER Food Drive!

posted Nov 20, 2019, 6:10 AM by Amanda Salinas

A huge thank you goes out to our Social Justice Club students and teacher, Mr. Kilroy, and parent, Mrs. Pratt, for all of their hard work to "Scare Hunger".  Over 1000 items were generously donated to the food bank from our school community.  Way to go, Georges Vanier!!

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