Term III Report Cards, along with April's newsletter and some other goodies will be mailed out no later than Friday, April 25.
Vanier Catholic Secondary is accepting applications from students who wish to start in September 2014.
Applying is simple: Parents/guardians should review the school's mission statement and values prior to filling out and submitting the Catholic Schools of Whitehorse Application Package. Once submitted, they will be contacted to arrange an intake meeting where the school's administration will have an opportunity to find out how the school can best meet the needs of the student and the school's religious education philosophy can been explained and discussed.
For further information about enrolling at VCSS, please contact the school at 867-667-5901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vanier Catholic Secondary School Council is pleased to announce that Mr. Ryan Sikkes will be returning as principal for the 2014/2015 school year. Mr. Sikkes has taught mathematics, chemistry and general science at VCSS before he began his role as vice-principal in 2006. After a two year absence where he served as the Director of Human Resources at Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board, he returned to VCSS as principal for the 2013-2014 school year.
"I'm very pleased to have been asked to return for a second year," said Mr. Sikkes, "As I'm proud to continue to support our committed staff as we all help our students develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, morally and spiritually."
Vanier Catholic Secondary's annual THINKfast will take place starting at on Friday, April 25, concluding at 12 noon on Saturday, April 26. Sign up forms and pledge sheets are available in the office.
To donate, please visit our fundraising webpage.
THINKfast is a 25-hour educational and fundraising fast. It's a fun way for youth and young adults to learn and to help our partners in the Global South who are championing solutions to unjust social, political and economic structures. Participants collect pledges for each hour they plan to fast. The money raised funds the work of Development and Peace partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Young people learning and making a difference, together.
Through their pledges and their fasts, the participants show their support for Development and Peace partners in the Global South. In preparation for THINKfast, they approach family members, friends and neighbors to ask for pledges of a predetermined amount. The donations are collected by the participants and sent in by the Development and Peace organizer.
The donations fund the work of our partners in the Global South and our education work in Canada.
Interim reports were sent out with the newsletter last week. Parent teacher interviews are this Thursday, March 13, from 4 until 8 p.m. and are aimed towards students who started new classes in semester 2. Grade 8 and 9 students may have appointments booked if there is space.
Appointments can be booked by calling the school at 667-5901 or online at vanier.schoolappointments.com
It's course selection season already! Forms were distributed to all students this week (and extra copies are available in the office or from the link below). Please contact Mr. Janzen or Ms. Fougere-Chou for any questions related to course selection.
Gr. 9 students and parents/guardians are invited to a special information session on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria to go over the details of the graduation programme.
A paper copy of this newsletter will be mailed out along with the Semester 1 report card on Thursday, February 6.
Thanks, everyone, for a great first semester!
Semester 2 starts on Tuesday, January 28. (Monday, January 27 is a Professional Development Day so there are no classes for students.)
On Tuesday morning, students will gather in the gym for a short celebration and then break into homerooms to receive a copy of their semester 2 timetable.
Timetable changes will be allowed until Tuesday, February 11.
Report Cards will be mailed the week of February 3-7.
Exams are coming soon! Please visit the Skills Room if any assistance is requied to prepare for taking midterm exams (Gr. 8 & 9) or final exams (Gr. 10-12)
Students writing the following exams should visit the BC Ministry of Education website to download practice exams. All government exams will be electronic and done on the computers in the school labs.
- English 10
- Math 10
- Science 10
- Civics 11
- Social Studies 11
- English 12
- Communications 12
Here's the full schedule for download: