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Announcements Friday January 18th, 2019

​I Day

I Day

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

  • GRADS: BCSSA Scholarship – The British Columbia School Superintendents Association will award six regional scholarships to students planning to pursue post-secondary studies. The application must be emailed before noon on February 8th, 2019 to information@bcssa.org. See the counselling bulletin board for more information and instructions on how to apply.
  • VIU Info Session for Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate Program, February 13th, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. This event will be held in Room 203 / Building 200 at the Vancouver Island University Nanaimo Campus. See counselling for more info.
  • Did you know? That 1 in 2 Canadians are eligible to give blood, but only 1 in 60 do.  We need your help!  Please sign up to donate blood, in the cafeteria from January 16th – 18th at lunch. It's in you to give!
  • I-Days are tomorrow, January 18th and next Friday, January 25th.
  • This Saturday Vanier hosts both the junior and senior North Island Improv tournaments. The junior tournament is at 4:00 pm and the senior tournament is at 7:00 pm held in rooms 161-164, 174A, 180-182. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.
  • All Semester 1 Grads who did not complete their Grad Transition Package are required to attend I-Days on January 18th and 25th to submit their GT Package in person to Room 163.


Gr. 8 Boys Basketball7:00-8:45 amGym
Sr. Boys BasketballGame (Sat also)@ Cambie
Jr. Girls BasketballProv Qualifier (Sat also)@ Seaquam
Sr. Girls BasketballGame (Sat also)@ Brentwood
Jr. Boys BasketballJamboreeGym
Wrestling @ Campbell River



  • BC School Sports Scholarships. The application deadline for each is May 6th, 2019. The scholarships are: BC Dairy Association Scholarships, Bert & Greta Quartermain Badminton Scholarship, and BC School Sports Scholarship. For more information, see the counselling office.
  • 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 regard 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Explore UVIC! Registration for Explore UVic on Saturday, February 2, 2019 is now open. This is a great opportunity to visit UVic, attend a sample lecture, tour the faculties, participate in a student experience panel, and learn more about their academic programs and support services.


  • ALL GRADE 11 STUDENTS are required to have completed a minimum of FIVE Careers 11 course online tasks/assignments on or before February 15, 2019. The Careers 11 course work of online tasks/assignments was provided to all grade 11 students in Vanier during the week of October 15, 2018. The Careers 11 course is a required course to graduate and will have regular assessment with percentage grades that are calculated into the students Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • All Grade 11 students are welcome to attend a Careers 11 Course "Help Day" on Friday January 18. Careers Teachers will be in room 121 and are more than happy to give guidance and help when you are completing your Careers 11 online (internet) assignments in CANVAS software and MyBluePrint software. We will be available from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to get help and assistance with the Careers 11 tasks/assignments.
  • Any Students interested in attending the Black Press Career Fair on Feb 7, 2019 at CFB Comox please come sign up in the careers office we will be taking students by bus.


  • 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.
  • WorkSafe BC Safety Video Contest: Students in Grades 8 through to 12 can submit their videos to enter the 2019 Student Safety Video Contest and win a prize. Create a video that explores the theme "You're the employer: How do you keep your young workers safe?" The deadline for the original video production is Friday March 22, 2019. Visit worksafebc.com/studentvideocontest for more information.
  • 2019 Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest: Applications are now being accepted from students learning Japanese as a foreign or second language. The contest will be held on Saturday March 2nd, 2019 at the University of British Columbia. Admission is free. Apply online at https://asia.ubc.ca/events/event/2019-bc-japanese-speech-contest/ by Monday February 4th, 2019.
  • Girls on Ice Canada is a tuition-FREE 12 day wilderness science education program for high school girls aged 16 and 17 years old who live in Canada. All you need to do is get yourself to Calgary. Application deadline is February 1, 2019. The expedition will run in mid July 2019 and departs from Calgary to Glacier National Park in British Columbia. See Meghann Moore in the counselling office.
  • Attention Grade 10 students interested in the Explore Program for 2020!  If you love the outdoors, being part of a team, and are a hard-working student who is up for a challenge, we are looking for you!  You can pick up an application form in the office or counselling office.  Keep your eyes open for an information meeting soon!
  • Math 10 or 11 courses: If you have finished your math 10 or 11 course this semester through another school, you will need to write the math assessment.  Please see Mrs. Shields to get signed up for this exam session. You must write the numeracy assessment to graduate.
  • Got a green thumb? A new club is starting up at GP Vanier to teach students how to grow food, herbs, fruit trees and any other plants they're interested in. Vanier 4-H will be starting with a meeting, Wednesday, January 30th, at 3:30 pm in room 127. Come and find out what it's all about and how you can achieve towards high school credits, qualify for summer camps and post-secondary scholarships. For more information, visit https://www.4hbc.ca/ or contact Arzeena Hamir at arzeenahamir@shaw.ca or phone: 250 702-5657.
I Day Information for Friday, January 18th and 25th (click link)

"I Day" Information for Friday, January 18th & 25th 

As the end of the semester draws near, we will have two "I Days": one on Friday, January 18th and one on Friday, January 25th.  "I Days" are dedicated for certain students to complete outstanding assignments or other assessments. There are no scheduled classes on these days, however; busses will run as usual. 

Students in Attendance: 

  • Any student at-risk of failing or currently failing a course is to be in attendance and has a reasonable chance of passing – 35% and above 
  • Any student missing assessments if requested by a teacher  
  • Any student who wants to receive extra help

If a student is on top of all their coursework and has not been asked to attend by a teacher, then they are not required to attend school on these days. 

Day Structure: 

  • It will be an "I Day" for grades 8-12 
  • There will be no blocks during these two days 
  • The day will run from 9:05 – 3:15 
  • Busses will run as usual 
  • Caf is closed, however; pizza ($2/slice) will be available 
  • Students will attend for the time that it takes to complete all their required  work and assessments 
  • Students will go to the classroom of the teacher that they are completing the assessment for.  The library will also be open. 

Teachers will inform the student and parents regarding the expectation to be in attendance on the "I Days."  

As always, marks are available through the MyEd BC portal and have been all year.  If you have problems logging into the portal, please contact laura-lee.keltie@sd71.bc.ca 

Please do not hesitate to call the school if you have any questions about this at 250-338-9262. ​

Vanier's Framework for Enhanced Student Learning
​ Please peruse Vanier's Framework for Enhanced Student Learning, the document the 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.docx
Vanier's Framework for Enhanced Student Learning

Please peruse Vanier's Framework for Enhanced Student Learning, the document the 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:


Friday Jan 18th, 2019.pdf
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Thursday Jan 17th, 2019.pdf
1/17/2019 10:50 AM
Wednesday Jan 16th 2019.pdf
1/15/2019 2:42 PM
Tuesday Jan 15th, 2019.pdf
1/14/2019 4:08 PM
Week at a Glance Jan 14-18.pdf
1/11/2019 4:19 PM
Monday Jan 14th, 2019.pdf
1/11/2019 4:10 PM
All Day
Jr Boys BBall Basketball Jamboree
Gr 9 Boys BB Jamboree
Canadian Improv Games
All Day
Numeracy Assessment