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!!

Booking Parent Teacher Interviews

posted Nov 8, 2019, 6:02 AM by Georges Vanier Catholic School

Georges Vanier Catholic School

Electronic Sign Up for Parent/Teacher Interviews will take place 

from Friday November 8 to Wednesday November 13., at 3 pm.

Interview day is Thursday, Nov. 14th, 2019  

George Vanier is once again using an on-line system for booking parent teacher interviews using Google forms.

Please go to the school website (, under Announcements on the home page, find Parent Teacher Interviews. Click on the teacher's name and the link will take you to the booking form for that teacher. Be sure to choose the correct link.  Out of courtesy to other parents, please only book one 10 minute time slot per teacher. 

For those of you who are booking for more than one child take note - to make booking appointments with numerous teachers easier, we suggest that you open the link for all the teachers you wish to book with and check the availability from window to window.

If your child is in Kindergarten, only book an interview with your child’s homeroom teacher and Early Childhood Educator.

If you were not able to book an appointment with your child’s teacher and do require an interview, please call the school.  If you need to cancel / change your booking, please call the school and we will assist you with making the change. 

Our school number is 613-592-4371.




K1 Chickadee

Allison Warren (Replacing Carina Quinn) 

This is a meet and greet (not interviews).  Interviews for these students will happen after the first report card is sent home in the new year.


K2 Puffin

Shannon Nehme

Natasha Sabourin-Lusignan

Sue Gogo


K3 Blue Jays

Natalie Caceros

Jessica Burns

Shaista Anjum


K4 Cardinals

Brittany MacPhee

Lindsay McClean



Alicia LaBerge



Sarah Fields



Alison Elliott



Janis Kam



Chelsea Carter



Krista Pryor



Ashley Vandenberg



Suzanne Dillabaugh



Matthew Kiloroy



Matthew Skrobek


4/5 Immersion

Erika Ferenczy



Emily Beveridge



Michelle Beard



Tomislava Cavar


6 Immersion

Stefanie Berube



Kristine Savoie

⅔, 3A

Learning Commons


Genevieve Holland

1A, 1B, 1/2

Rm 108


Louise Trudeau

3B, 4E

Learning Commons


Kayleah MacDonald


Room 161


Shauna Howell

4B1, 4B2

Learning Commons


Laurie Ferraro

4/5B, 6B1

Learning Commons

Parent Teacher Interviews

posted Nov 7, 2019, 11:31 AM by Toni Hoffe   [ updated Nov 7, 2019, 11:37 AM ]

Georges Vanier Catholic School

Electronic Sign Up for Parent/Teacher Interviews will take place 

from Friday November 8 to Wednesday November 13., at 3 pm.

Interview day is Thursday, Nov. 14th, 2019  

Fall Spirit Week 2019

posted Nov 7, 2019, 8:32 AM by Amanda Salinas

Update: WE SCARE HUNGER Food Drive

posted Nov 5, 2019, 6:44 AM by Amanda Salinas

It's that time of year again! The Social Justice club is helping to organize Georges Vanier's WE SCARE HUNGER food drive. Please send in any non-perishable food donations, now until next Tues, November 12th. All donations will be given to the Kanata Food Cupboard, a non-profit organization that supports many Kanata families in need. They welcome and appreciate ALL non-perishable foods, but are currently in extra need of the following items:

- Rice (1.5 Kg size or less)
- Large cans/containers of juice
- Fruit cups and juice boxes (size suitable for school/camp lunches)
- Canned fruit
- Baking supplies (e.g. flour, sugar)
- Baby food (in jars)

"We Scare Hunger" Canned Food Drive

posted Oct 28, 2019, 3:05 PM by Georges Vanier Catholic School

The Social Justice Club is having a WE SCARE HUNGER canned food drive beginning October 29 until November 8. All non-perishable food items collected will be donated to the Kanata Food Cupboard, serving families in our greater community. Items most in need include canned fruit and vegetables, pasta and rice, baking supplies (i.e. flour, sugar) and baby food. Thank you for your continued support of this worthwhile initiative! 

~ The Social Justice Club ~

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