School News

School Active Transportation (SAT) Program

Georges Vanier Catholic School is part of the School Active Transportation (SAT) program, which helps reduce traffic congestion, address traffic safety issues, and encourage more students to walk and wheel to school. The SAT booth will be visiting our school during morning drop-off on September 16th and during afternoon pick-up on September 27th. Please stop by to check out the display!

We encourage you to walk to school when you can this school year. Of course, walking to school is great for your health, reduces traffic in front of our school, and improves our air quality, but did you know that it also improves safety and builds a sense of community? Check out this fun new video in English or French to learn more about the many benefits of active transportation.

If you have to drive to school, please consider parking or dropping your child off a block or two away from the school and walking the rest of the way. Walk-a-Block maps are a helpful tool for finding locations to park in 5- and 10-minute walk zones.

We encourage you to use the new app, called Hop!, to celebrate walking to school. Hop! allows students to log walks and discover the positive impact walking has on the environment. Families can log trips to and from school as well as walks in their community. How far do you think your family would travel walking to and from school this year? Download Hop! at to find out!

2022-2023 Suggested List of School Supplies

Please click on the link to see the list of suggested school supplies that you may choose to purchase.

2022-2023 School Supplies

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 to learn more and complete the form. We look forward to welcoming your child on September 6!

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

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.

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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)

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Ottawa Safety Council - School Zone Safety

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.

School Safety Zone Tips

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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