Welcome to G. P. Vanier


Dear Parents and Guardians of Vanier Students,

Here is our planned schedule for the first day of school, whatever day of the week that happens to fall on:

First Day - Monday, September 22, 2014

8:58   All students (grades 8 -12) will arrive and move to their Advisory classes.  These lists are posted throughout the school and help will be available for those who need help finding out where to go

9:00 - 9:55  Advisory block for school start-up issues

10:00 - 10:45  Block A (found on timetables distributed in Advisory classes)

10:50 - 11:35  Block B

11:40 - 12:25  Block C

12:30 - 1:15  Block D

1:15  Busses arrive to pick up all students.  Please note the 2 hour early dismissal as been past practice in the district.

Second Day - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

This will be a Regular day of school.  The block rotation will be C D A B.  Start up will be 8:58 and Dismissal will be 3:15


Other Opening Week Details...

Firstly, I would like to welcome all new families to the Vanier Community.  We have an excellent staff and will do our very best to support you through this journey together.  Secondly, I hope this message finds all of you faring well.  It has been an amazing summer to say the least.

We have been busily preparing and planning for the 2014-15 school year since last spring.  However, there are a significant number of processes that we have not been able to do, both in terms of school ending and school start up.  We are anticipating an exceptionally busy opening.  Your child and your time are important to us.  I do not want anyone to feel that concerns or issues are not being heard.

In an effort to be respectful and honour your time and your needs, I am requesting that you do not make an appointment during the three days of school opening.  That will give us an opportunity to deal with emergent matters efficiently and be in a better place to address your questions without interruptions.

We are currently poring over class issues, looking at timetable issues, and resolving registration issues.  To those of you who have requested a placement, I am asking you to remain patient until we see our actual student population.  That way we can be confident in offering a program for your child.

We look forward to working with each and every one of you this year.  Please feel free to send me an email if you have a question or concern that is pressing and needs immediate attention.

School District Link for more information and details:  http://www.sd71.bc.ca


Mr. Darren Freeman, Principal

Mr. Jason Cobey, Mrs. Jennifer Gordon, Mr. Brian McAskill Vice-Principals

4830 Headquarters Road, Courtenay, B.C. V9J 1P2 -- Phone: (250) 338-9262(250) 338-9262  Fax: (250) 338-1308


Last names A to F (ISP):      Ms. Laura Commins and Mr. Brian McAskill

Last names G to M:              Ms. Karla Lasota  and Ms. Jennifer Gordon

Last names N to Z:               Ms. Heather Riedle  and Mr. Jason Cobey


Please see following link for School District Calendar 2014-2015 At a Glance Calendar

Good Start Breakfast Program

Tuesday & Thursday   8:20-8:40 am

Vanilla yogurt with Berries and Granola $1.50

Burrito's $2.50

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:20 - 8:40 am

Bagel with Butter $1

Cream Cheese $0.25 Extra

Prices just above cost!

Homemade at Vanier for the students of Vanier.


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