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Georges P. Vanier Secondary
Report Cards
Term 1 report cards can now be accessed through the parent or student portal. Contact Laura-Lee Keltie, 250-338-9262, if you need assistance with login.​
Report Cards

Term 1 report cards can now be accessed through the parent or student portal. Contact Laura-Lee Keltie, 250-338-9262, if you need assistance with login.​

Parent Teacher Interviews - Thursday, November 22, 2018
Classes not in session.  Book an interview here​
Parent Teacher Interviews - Thursday, November 22, 2018

Classes not in session.  Book an interview here​

Announcements Tuesday November 20th, 2018
​Day 2: CD AB -  Gr. 12 Girls - return your "Dream it, Be it Girls Day" permission forms to the counselling office.  Gr. 9  students - return your immunization packages today.
Announcements Tuesday November 20th, 2018

​Day 2: CD AB - Gr. 12 Girls - return your "Dream it, Be it Girls Day" permission forms to the counselling office.  Gr. 9 students - return your immunization packages today.

Day 2 – CD AB

​NEW NEWS – 1ST time run and also important current events. 

  • Yearbook Club will meet today, Tuesday November 20th, at lunch in Rm. 003. 
  • Is skiing or snowboarding your thing? Any students interested in joining the Vanier Ski/Snowboard Team, please attend an important meeting today, Tuesday November 20th, in Portable. 801 (Mr. Erikson's room) at lunch. 
  • Vanier Towhees Socks will be for sale in the school store at lunch from today, Tuesday November 20th until Wednesday November 22nd. Costs are $18 for crew basketball socks and $20 for knee high socks. 
  • Any Grade 12 Girls planning to attend the "Dream it, Be it" Girls Day this Wednesday, November 21st, please return your forms to the counselling office as soon as possible. If you need a permission form, please pick one up from the counselling office. 
  • Gr. 9 students with immunization packages, please return forms to the office as soon as possible. Vaccinations will take place tomorrow, Wednesday November 21st.
  • The Indigenous learning room will be closed for a meeting this Wednesday, November 21st
  • Attention all first semester Grads!!  There will be sign up this week for Grad Transition workshops for first semester grads on November 28th.  Sign-up sheets and info will be posted outside the Work Experience office today. Grad Transition workshops are mandatory to graduate. First come first served. 
  • All Grade 12 first semester grads: Grad transition booklets will be available November 21st for those who signed up in the work experience office. All students who did not sign up for a GT booklet will be able to access Grad Transition assignments online through Canvas starting November 22nd
  • Any Indigenous Students interested in pursuing a career in Health Care! There will be a Health Care oriented career fair on Wednesday November 28th at the Robron Centre at the Campbell River Gymnastium. The event takes place between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. For anyone interested, please ask in the Indigenous Learning room for more information 
  • Gr. 8 Boys Basketball practice is Mondays and Wednesdays after school from 3:30-5:00 pm and Friday morning or afternoon depending on the week. 
  • Winterfest Baby Photos! Grads – time to get your baby photos in if you want to be included in the Winterfest presentation! They can be emailed to Mr. Kochanuk, put in the Google drive link on the Grad Facebook page, or hard copies can be brought to the office to be scanned and returned to you immediately. Winterfest is happening December 5th
  • Annual Salvation Army Coat Drive: In support of the Annual Salvation Army Coat Drive for the Homeless, please help by donating a gently used Coat or warm winter clothing item towards this Amazing Event that has seen huge positive results. Donation Items are being collected at the Career Centre.  Thank you for your Generosity at this time of year.

 

MEETINGS AND PRACTICES 

Group / Activity / EventTimeWhere 
Jr. Girls Basketball7:00-8:30 amGym A 
Jazz Rehearsal7:30-8:45 amMusic Rm. 
Weight & Power Lifting7:45–8:45 amWeight Rm. 
Games ClubLunchRm. 132 
GSALunchRm. 160 
Gr. 9 Boys Basketball8:00-9:30 pmGym B 
Sr. Boys Basketball8:00-9:30 pmGym A 
Sr. Boys Basketball7:00-8:30 am (Wed)Gym A​​

 

GRADS 

  • RE/MAX of Western Canada Bursaries: This program was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives. Students can enter online at www.remax.ca. 2019 Quest for Excellence program is open for submissions from September 10, 2018 until midnight March 11, 2019. Only online entries will be accepted. 
  • The University of Guelph is offering 12 scholarships to reward top students from across Canada in recognition of excellence, innovation, community and school engagement, and leadership. Apply online no later than January 25, 2019 at www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/studentfinance/scholarships/index.
  • Scholarship information: ScholarTree.ca has an extensive list of scholarships available to view online. Students can find which scholarships are the best fit for them by signing up at ScholarTree.ca. Don't miss out on scholarships that are awarded early. 
  • Gr. 12's – the Schulich Leader Scholarship is now open! The Schulich Leader Scholarship is the largest and most prestigious undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarship in Canada. If you are interested in applying for the Schulich leader Scholarship, please submit your name along with a description of who you are, achievements, leadership experience, any volunteer work and your post secondary plans to Ms. Hicker in the Counsellor's office by Monday, December 3rd, 2018. There will be a nomination process and one (1) student will be selected to submit their application. 
  • UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award: This program supports academically qualified students who show an interest in UBC, but who would not otherwise be able to attend without significant financial assistance. Apply online by December 1, 2018 at you.ubc.ca/centennialscholars. 
  • Donald R. Sobey Family Scholarships:  Two entrance scholarships are waiting for Canadian scholars and community leaders who want to be prepared for the challenges for our future. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, proven leadership skills and involvement in school and/or community activities. You can learn more and apply at donaldsobeyfamilyscholarships.ca. 
  • Page Program! Are you interested in studying in Ottawa and working on Parliament Hill? If so, apply to participate in the Page Program and broaden your knowledge of Parliament by playing a role in the rich traditions of the Canadian parliamentary system. The application deadline is December 3rd, 2018. Apply online at https://www.ourcommons.ca/About/PageProgram/Index-e.html
  • Discover UVIC! For any Grade 12 students interested in attending UVIC, Discover UVIC will be held on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at the Bob Wright Centre, University of Victoria Campus between 6:30 – 9:00 pm. You and your parents will learn about programs, admission requirements and student life on campus. Register online at https://www.uvic.ca/future-students/undergraduate/events/discover/index.php.
     
  • Grade 12 students: The Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards are open to graduating secondary level students and those studying toward a first university degree or diploma in a Canadian post-secondary institution. The maximum award value is $28,000 (disbursed over four years). Application deadline is February 1st, 2019. For award criteria and to apply, please visit: https://terryfoxawards.ca.
     
  • UBC Engineering + Architecture: There will be an Open House on Saturday November 24th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the UBC Vancouver Campus. Meet current UBC Engineering and Architecture students and esteemed faculty advisors, tour labs, attend presentations, and most importantly, have your questions answered. There will also be a 'Women in Engineering' lunch for Gr. 10-12 Girls at the open house. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://www.engineering.ubc.ca/openhouse.


VANIER CAREER CENTRE 

  • First Aid Course: Any students interested in taking a first aid course on November 29, 2018, please sign up in the Career Centre. 
  • Foodsafe Course: Any students interested in taking the Foodsafe course on November 23, 2018, please sign up in the Careers Office. 
  • Any Grade 12 students who would like a paper copy (instead of online) of their grad transitions, please sign up in the Careers Centre.
     
  • Christmas Parade: Any students interested in helping with the Christmas parade on December 2, 2018, please see the Career Centre for more information. 
  • CFB Comox – work experience! CFB Comox is looking for someone to be a monitor in their gym. This is part time work and an excellent environment if you're looking to further your career goals in the fitness industry! See the Career Centre for more information.


RE-RUNS/MISC NEWS 

  • FOCUS! Climate Change Video Contest:  Gr. 8-12 students are invited to enter the 2018/2019 contest individually or in teams of up to 5 members. Fantastic prizes can be won! The videos should be a maximum of 5 minutes about climate change. Full details are available on the website at https://kimberley-foundation.org/focus-main-page. The deadline for video entries is 4:30 pm PST March 4th, 2019.
     
  • National Portfolio Day: December 1, 2018 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This event is a unique opportunity to meet individually with professionals who can provide valuable feedback and guidance on your portfolio of work (i.e.: artwork, sketches, designs and creative materials) additionally, you will have the chance to discuss the specific school's programs and get answers to questions about professional careers in art and design. For more information and to pre-register, visit kpu.ca/2018NationalPortfolioDay.
  
  
  
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