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Announcements Thursday May 23rd, 2019

​Day 4: DC BA

​Day 4: DC BA

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

  • There are still spots remaining for the Italy Exchange! Please see Ms. Haut or Mr. Merrick if you would like to still apply. 
  • Lunch league Improv Round 2 begins this week! After Round 1, we have Snack Pack in a narrow lead over Iron Maidenz for first place. What will happen this week? You can help determine who wins between The Overpriced Poltergeists and Snack Pack as they play Whose Line is it Anyway style Improv games in the MPR this Friday at lunch!
  • Girls soccer season wrap-up party is Friday at lunchtime in room 174. Pizza will be served. Make sure to bring in your jersey.


Jazz Rehearsal7:30-8:45 amMusic Rm.
Dr. Evelyn – Wise Teacher11:30 am – 1:30 pmRm. 133
Games ClubLunchRm. 132
Rotary InteractLunchRm. 121
Improv3:30–4:45 pmDrama Rm.
Gr. 8/9 Boys Basketball7:00-9:00 pmGym
Girls Rugby Provincials@ Shawnigan/Brentwood



  • Capilano University is offering a First Nations Program called University One for Aboriginal Learners Certificate for September 2019. The program equips Indigenous students with the critical reading, thinking, writing, quantitative and problem-solving skills necessary for post-secondary success. Students benefit from cohort learning, courses with an Indigenized curriculum, and consistent, individualized support from Elders, instructors, and tutors. Students can contact Lorraine Argatoff at largatoff@capilanou.ca or 604-986-1911 ext 7241 for more information and/or to set up an interview and writing assessment. Applications for Fall 2019 are still open online at https://www.capilanou.ca/admissions/.
  • ScholarTree.ca has made a concerted effort to add as many scholarships to the platform as possible. In the last month, they have added 41 scholarships that total of 122 awards with a value of $1,095,000. Most of these awards deadline of these awards are in May and June, so there is still time for students who have put off applying to scholarships throughout the school year.

  • Grad Car Parade Reminder: If you want a car arranged by Mr. Rebitt, sign up your group in the main office by May 24th. Everyone in the car needs a signed waiver (available from the office or Mr. Rebitt). If you are seeking approval for a car that you arrange, hand in completed registration form and waiver forms to the office by early June. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Rebitt in room 122.


  • Any students that would like to help out at Lake Trail Middle School this Sunday with the outdoor spring market see the careers office for more information.
  • CYMC is once again hiring students for kitchen help during the summer, please see the Career Centre for Job Details and application process. 
  • Employment Opportunity: Any students interested in paid employment at a campground doing general duties please see the career office for information.
  • Volunteer Opportunity: any students interested in volunteering at the Views at St. Joseph's for the summer or are retuning for volunteering, please see the careers office for the forms.
  • Vanier Café: Anyone interested in working at the Vanier cafe see the career office for more information.
  • Looking for summer employment? YQQ ground operations is looking for a reliable, fit, ability to lift heavy objects, hard working individual with a willingness to work. Must have a car. See the Career office for more information.
  • Volunteer Opportunities at the Comox Airforce Museum
  • Mechanics and aircraft structures (our aircraft and vehicles are heritage so nothing modern but a lot can be learned from our older volunteers) This could also include manual work in our heritage airpark.
  • History and heritage studies such as collections management, digital archiving and military history research.
  • Retail skills in our gift shop.
  • Performing tours - some military history knowledge and public speaking skills would be required.
  • Writing for the web.

Drop into the Vanier Careers Office to sign up for this volunteer opportunity.

  • Looking for paid summer work? Please see the Career Office for more information.
  • Any past Courtenay Elementary Students who would like to volunteer at their fun fair on June 14, 2019 from 4-6 pm please come sign up in the career office.


  1. Dual Credit Parent and Student Information night will take place at Mark Isfeld Secondary School on Monday May 27th at 7:00 pm in the MPR. Dual Credit academic courses are a great way for youth to transition from high school to post-secondary education. Dual credit courses can be a great way for students to spend a portion of their second semester doing one or two college courses, or jump right in and take a certificate program. Deciding to take advantage of this great opportunity requires planning starting now, so that the required English 12 course is scheduled first semester, and an NIC application is started. Dual credit courses give students both high school graduation credits, just like any elective such as Biology 12, and NIC college credits. Plus the School District pays the tuition. Students are required to pay all other costs with a course or program. Parents and students that are interested in learning more about Dual Credit, are invited to an information evening. You can learn more about the following: English 115 and 120, Psychology 130 and 131, Business 162 FIN-110 Drawing & 2-Dimensionoal Language I, Health Care Assistant program (7 month program), Early Childhood Care & Education Certificate program (10 months) Please confirm attendance by contacting your students Work Experience coordinator at their school. For further information, please contact: Randy Grey, randy.grey@sd71.bc.ca. 
  1. Applications are now being accepted for students for the Hornby Festival School of Emerging Musicians! From August 2nd to 5th, 2019, the Hornby Festival will offer year three of the Hornby School for Emerging Artists – this year, focused on emerging musicians. Ten to fifteen students will be immersed in musical, performance and music business instruction from our mainstage artists and experts on the business know how of the industry all while participating in and observing the Hornby Festival in action For more information, please visit https://hornbyfestival.com/
Vanier's Framework for Enhanced Student Learning
​ Please peruse Vanier's Framework for Enhanced Student Learning. The document sets our goals as a school and reviews annually how we're doing in working towards them (more information can be found under the ​Students & Parents tab: ​ VanierLearningFramework
Vanier's Framework for Enhanced Student Learning

Please peruse Vanier's Framework for Enhanced Student Learning. The document sets our goals as a school and reviews annually how we're doing in working towards them (more information can be found under the ​Students & Parents tab:


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Week at a Glance May 20-31.pdf
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