School Council Elections are this Monday, May 7 in the Vanier Learning Commons (Library) from 4:00 until 8:00 pm.
All parents/guardians who are 18 years of age and older and who are Canadian citizens of current Vanier Catholic Secondary students are entitled and encouraged to vote. More complete information about School Council elections can be found on the Elections Yukon website.
Six (6) candidates have expressed interest in the five (5) council seats, necessitating an election:
Thank you for taking an active interest in the governance of Vanier Catholic Secondary and we hope that you will come and vote this coming Monday.
Ryan Sikkes, principal
We are looking forward to seeing all students on Thursday! #mandatory
Students: please invite parents, guardians, family friends, siblings etc. to share in your learning; this is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the incredible work you've done and to reflect on where you're headed next.
The cafeteria will be open throughout the evening.
Whitehorse high school students who normally use city transit to get to and from school can take their local school bus routes if they are not able to take City of Whitehorse transit due to possible service interruptions and if there is space available on the school bus route.
If a student needs to take their local school bus route, no registration is required at this time. Bus drivers have been directed to pick up the additional students at the regular designated school bus stops.
Visit yukon.ca/en/education-and-schools/kindergarten-grade-12/find-school-bus-schedule to find the bus routes closest to your home.
Parents and students should also be checking the City of Whitehorse’s website for updates on city transit routes: http://www.whitehorse.ca/about-whitehorse/2018-strike-information-page.
If you have any questions, please contact Judith Steele at email@example.com or 867-667-5172.
Service learning hours for grade 8 and 9 students are due April 13th.
Service learning hours for students in grades 10-12 are due May 31st.
More information + the assignment booklet is attached below.
P.S. Our annual ThinkFast will take place Friday, April 6th- Saturday April 7th and is an opportunity for students to earn 5 service learning hours. Students: get your information package from the main office and submit all forms and donations to Ms. Gray by April 6th.
Vanier Catholic Secondary is accepting applications for registration for students for the 2018-2019 school year. Students from Holy Family Elementary and Christ the King Elementary will automatically transfer to Vanier.
We will have limited room in Grade 8 to accept students from other elementary schools. For information on our Grade 8 program, please click HERE.
For more information and to download the application form, please visit our admissions page.
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:
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