Hello Vanier parents/guardians,
We hope that October is treating you well! Vanier is always in full swing, and we have some important information items to pass along to you:
- One week from today will be our student-led conferences. As the main advocate of your child’s education, you have this opportunity to come to Vanier to see how your child is doing, from his/her perspective and with evidence of learning at hand. Please read the attached invitation for details. We look forward to seeing you here, anytime between 4-7pm!
- Also attached is information regarding the legalization of cannabis. Next Tuesday evening, after student-led conferences are complete, Vanier will be hosting a presentation for parents, called “Let’s Talk Pot,” regarding this issue. The details for this presentation are in the student-led conference flyer.
- The following message comes to you from the Catholic Education Association of Yukon (CEAY):
Interested in School Design?
The time has come to set up a building advisory committee to plan for new Catholic school construction and renovation to existing schools. With the population of Whitehorse exploding in the last few years, schools are filling to capacity. The age of some of the schools, plus the spatial requirements of the recent curriculum redesign also prompt an urgency for new construction or renovation of present facilities. The building advisory committee, which is composed mainly of parents and school administrators, will work with the Department of Education in the planning process. Parents are an important part of the committee. The process of setting up and coordinating the committee is being done by the Catholic Education Association of Yukon (CEAY). Parents who are interested in being on the committee can contact CEAY at firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if you cannot attend meetings on a regular basis you can still serve on the committee to share your ideas. This is an exciting opportunity! Let us hear from you.
- As you are well aware, Yukon Education is embarking on some significant curriculum evolutions that are affecting the way we deliver content, develop competencies, and communicate how learning is going. For more information on the new curriculum, the performance standards and how the new curriculum incorporates First Nations Ways of Knowing and Doing, please refer to the links listed below:
Yukon’s school curriculum:
Yukon’s school curriculum and Yukon First Nations:
Yukon’s performance report cards: (This video highlights classrooms in Vanier!!)
Please feel welcome to call or stop in to visit the school at any time.