Term 2 report cards will be mailed home in just a couple of days! Here's the newsletter that will also be included.
Materials for Course Selection for 2018-2019 have been uploaded to the Course Selection page on this website. We are in the midst of a graduation program transition. Students in Grade 10 next year will have new courses and use a new set of Graduation Requirements.
We will host an information night for parents/guardians and students who will be entering Grade 10 next year on Thursday, February 8 at 7:00 pm in the Vanier Cafeteria. The presentation from that evening will be posted to this site when it is available.
We encourage students and parents/guardians to contact the school if there are any questions or concerns regarding course selection. A counsellor or administrator will be happy to assist!
In the VCSS Learning Commons, we strive to create an intentional space for learning where students are able to work on their courses with maximum focus and minimal distractions.
As of Monday, January 22, 2018, the VCSS Learning Commons will be going cellphone-free.
This decision was prompted by a concerning trend being observed in the Learning Commons of students from all grade levels being continually distracted from their tasks, their teachers, and their peers by their cellphones. Furthermore, there have been a number of studies and articles recently released illustrating the addictive properties of cellphones and social media and the adverse effects that both can have on a person's physical and mental health.
A recent article from The Globe and Mail:
An excellent piece from CBC Marketplace:
At Vanier Catholic Secondary one of our primary goals is to assist your child in becoming an independent and engaged learner.
Student Led Conferences are a fantastic way to for students to show how well they understand their role as learners. Your involvement in this process sends a message that learning is important and valued.
A very important note is that, due to logistical reasons, the date for Student Led Conferences has changed to Wednesday, November 22 from 3:00 until 7:00 pm. (They were originally scheduled for the next day.)
There are no pre-booked appointments. Students will lead parents/guardians through a conversation about their learning in each class. Teachers will be available to clarify or provide additional information. Parents are always able to book specific meetings with teachers at any time through the school year to discuss concerns.
Our cafeteria will also be open and selling dinner items from 5:00 until 6:30 pm and we invite families to dine with us that evening.
Our administration team will be delivering short presentations that evening on the Revised Curriculum, Revised Graduation Program, and changes to report cards. To help us prepare this presentation, we are interested to hear your questions and concerns about these topics. Please share your questions or concerns by clicking HERE.
Attending Student Led Conferences is one of the best ways to find out how school is really going for your child. We very much hope to see you there!
A reminder that the Post-Secondary Info night is going to be Thursday October 19th at FH Collins High School at 6:30pm in the Atrium.
Our September newsletter is included in our start-of-the-year mailout. Please remember that those who return their forms and fees by September 22 will be added to a draw for an iPad mini!
We are very excited to welcome our new and returning students back to school for another great school year! School will start at 8:36 on Monday, August 28 for all students.
Grade 8 students will have their orientation session on Sunday, August 27 from 12:30 to 3 p.m.
Here are some helpful links to get the year started:
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