School News

Video Auditions open for Kiwanis Club Talent Showcase

This year, the Kiwanis Club of Kanata-Stittsville is once again going to run their annual live Kids for Kids (K4K) Talent Showcase. This is not a Talent Contest, rather, the Kids donate their talent and time to raise funds to help other children in their community who are in need or at risk. Some of the funds raised go towards the Kiwanis Computers for Kids Project. The showcase is open to children ages 8 through 18 and this year will take place on October 21st at the Stittsville United Pentecostal Church Auditorium. Even though the school year has almost ended, they would like to invite students to submit Video Auditions between now and September 16th, 2022!


Please refer to the poster and request letter for more information.











Register at Georges Vanier Today!

Register today! School starts on Tuesday, September 6.

Our building is closed for the summer, but you can still register for school using the online registration form on the OCSB website. Go to ocsb.ca/register to learn more and complete the form. We look forward to welcoming your child on September 6!









Online Summer Programs

The OCSB has collaborated with Start2Finish to offer an online, self-directed summer program for our elementary students.


Start2Finish is a well-respected non-profit Canadian organization that is committed to promoting the health and wellness of children through literacy and fitness education. Start2Finish runs programs in schools across the country with excellent results, and they currently partner with a few OCSB schools. Their programs are based on best practices and current research.


Start2Finish offers an 8-week online summer program for students in grades 1-6. Each week, the children registered for the program receive an email that contains links to fun, educational videos, challenges and activities. Weekly activities are based on a theme, for example, Around the World, Nature Week, Zootopia etc. Children may access the Start2Finish weekly online activities at their convenience. Start2Finish will send out reminders to participants as well as shout-outs as activities are completed.


The OCSB has partnered with Start2Finish to provide summer programming to 4800 elementary school students. Participating students will be entered in weekly draws and will also be eligible for a prize at the end of the summer if they complete all 8 sets of challenges and activities. The response to this program from children who participated last summer was very positive.


Please click on this link to read more and sign up!







Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp for ages 9-12 at All Saints from July 4th-8th.


Please click on the flyer for more information.


Summer 2022 Art Camp







Online Safety Videos

To help support online safety, C3P is launching a new video that addresses online risks and emerging trends, as well as safety strategies families can use to help keep children and youth safe online. Watch the video and share it with family.

Watch video >


C3P’s director of education, Noni Classen, serves as a panelist on this virtual panel discussion, hosted by Public Safety Canada. Hear what she has to say about the issues and the guidance she has for helping to keep young people safe online. (focus is cyberbullying and online child sexual exploitation)


Watch video >







OPL - Summer Reading Club 2022

All families are invited to visit the Ottawa Public Library this summer to take part in the annual, Canada-wide TD Summer Reading Club literacy initiative.

The TD Summer Reading Club (TDSRC) is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. This free Club is offered at more than 2,200 public libraries across Canada, as well as online. The TDSRC celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading their way. This is key to building a lifelong love of reading.

For more information about the TDSRC, follow this link: www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca and read the Newsletter.


Children are invited to pick up their free TD Summer Reading Club kit at any OPL branch starting June 13 and to join us at the library for free Club programs: www.biblioottawalibrary.ca/programs. We hope to engage all children in our city in the joy of reading this summer, supporting their continuing success at school next year.








Ottawa School Active Transportation - Spring Newsletter

The following newsletter has many incentives and challenges to limit our eco-footprint and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather.


Please read through the newsletter: OSAT Spring 2022 newsletter






CSPA - Mental Health Night - January 27th

With COVID-19 affecting every aspect of our lives, our OCSB Community is feeling the impact of the pandemic on their mental health. Small actions from recognizing stressors, to being there for a loved one can help support mental health and strengthen our communities during this difficult time. Join us January 27th for some wonderful sessions supporting our mental health and the mental health of our families.


For more information and to register: http://OttawaCSPA.eventbrite.com


Mental Health Night Flyer




Cannabis Conversations: Communities and Youth - Nov 16/17th

Are you interested in exploring cannabis use amongst youth and the relevant implications for communities? Join the Youth Cannabis Awareness Program’s (YCAP) free two-day event “Cannabis Conversations” on November 16th and 17th 2021. The event will host experts covering both the provincial perspectives in Ontario as well as national efforts across Canada. You can find more information and sign up for one or more of your selected events here: Cannabis Conversations (Registration Page).

Cannabis Conversations Promotional Flyer



OSC - School Zone Safety: Fall 2021 Campaign

The Ottawa Safety Council has created a School Zone Safety Campaign to remind pedestrians and drivers of the importance of following traffic rules in school zones. See the attached document to learn more about it.

Ottawa Safety Council - School Zone Safety

OSTA Walking School Bus Information

Read about our school's Walking School Bus program and consider registering your child for the program.

City of Ottawa Bike Rodeo 2021

See the attached document to learn more about the City of Ottawa Bike Rodeo 2021.

Bike Rodeo Info and FAQ.pdf

School Safety Zone Tips 2021

Please see the attached documents to read more about traffic safety and how you can help keep our neighborhoods safe.

SAT - School Zone Safety Tips EN SAT - School Zone Safety Tips FR

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