Vanier Update – Parent Email

Good morning parents/guardians…I would like to update you on a few items:

1) Last week, there was a water main break on MacDonald St. in front of the school.  The break has been fixed…however, the neighbourhood is under a “boil water advisory” until at least March 2.  We have arranged to have drinking water dispensers delivered to the school during this time.

2) Please be aware of the construction on MacDonald St and 3rd Avenue…parents dropping off or picking up students will have better luck using Henleaze Avenue and avoiding the staff parking lot.

3) Tonight’s SCC meeting has been cancelled.  The Vanier SCC will be hosting their second evening in the “Adolescent Brain Series” on Thursday, March 16 at 7pm in the Library.  Please join us even if you missed the first session.

4) Tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 28) is Shrove Tuesday…we will be serving pancakes to the students first thing in the morning in their Christian Ethics rooms.

5) Wednesday, March 1 is Ash Wednesday…we will be walking to St. Joseph’s church for a 9:15 service…please feel free to join us.

6) Our Grade 8 Student and Parent Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm…please share the word to future Vanier families.

That is all for now…have a great week…let us know if you have any questions.

Brad Moser
Vanier Collegiate

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Grade 8 Parent Night & Open House – March 28 @ 7pm

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Important Dates:

“Grace, Mercy and Peace”

Tuesday, Feb. 28 – Shrove Tuesday – Pancake breakfast
Wednesday, Mar. 1 – Ash Wednesday service @ 9:15 @ St. Joseph’s Church
Thursday, Mar. 16 – Vanier SCC presents: The Adolescent Brain Series (2 of 3) – 7pm

Course Change Request Form

2016-17 Academic Calendar (HTCSD)
2016-17 Academic Calendar (VCI Mailout)

Bell Schedule:

Period 1 – 8:45-9:40
Period 2 – 9:45-10:40
Christian Ethics – 10:45-11:20
Period 3 – 11:30-12:25
Lunch – 12:25-1:25
Period 4 – 1:25-2:20
Period 5 – 2:25-3:20

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Vanier’s Pink Day

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Do you want to understand your teenager better?

Good afternoon Parents/Guardians,

Over the past few years, all students in the province have had the opportunity to complete the OurSchool survey (formerly known as the Tell Them From Me survey).  This student feedback helps schools determine areas of concentration.  We are seeing a consistent, above average reporting of anxiety and depression among our students.

Our School Community Council had decided to help our Vanier families understand some of the contributing factors to anxiety and depression by hosting a three night series focusing on the developing adolescent brain.

In cooperation with community members, presentation and discussions will focus on the adolescent brain and how drugs, alcohol, technology, anxiety and depression affect its development.

The presentations are free of charge and are for parents/guardians of present and future Vanier students.  They will take place in our Library on:

Thursday, February 16 (7:00-8:30)
Thursday, March 16 (7:00-8:30)
Thursday, April 27 (7:00-8:30)

Please visit our website for more information.  As well, please feel free to “Like” and/or “Share” the event from our Vanier Facebook page.

We hope to see you there!


Brad Moser, Kelvin Turberfield and the Vanier SCC

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Vanier SCC presents: The Adolescent Brain Series


This presentation series is open to all current and future Vanier parents.

Please feel free to attend any or all of the sessions.

Click on the picture for more information.

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Active Parenting of Teens

4 Evening Sessions – Tuesdays – February 21 to March 14
More information HERE.

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Annual Meeting of Electors

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Band & Choir News


Vanier Music Newsletter – October 2016

Edmonton Trip Parent Letter – January 2017

Fundraising Opportunity Info – Jan. 31, 2017

Vanier BLOOM Cover Letter *NEW*

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Vanier Update – January 2017

Good morning Parents/Guardians,

First…Happy New Year! We hope that you had an excellent Christmas Season filled with family and friends!

Second…some academic information:

1) Course Change Request Forms for second semester can be found HERE.  Please submit to the office by Jan. 30.

2) We have “Study Hall” opportunities available this week during lunch hours and on Wednesday night from 6-8.  Please encourage your son/daughter to attend if they are behind in any subjects or require extra support.  We will have teachers available to help out in all sessions.

3) Exam Week is from Jan. 23-26.  A detailed schedule is available HERE.  Please note that all students (grades 9-12) are required to attend each scheduled course for a minimum of one hour.  Study Blocks are optional for students, however, it is a great opportunity to sit in a teacher’s classroom and work on any outstanding assignments or to prepare for the upcoming assessment.  (Grade 9 parents – please note that this exam week will be used to give a mid-term for Phys. Ed. and the June exam week will be used for Science.)

4) No school on Friday, Jan. 27 and Monday, Jan. 30 as teachers wrap up Semester 1 and prepare for Semester 2.

5) Semester 2 will begin at 8:45 on Tuesday, Jan. 31.  Students are asked to report to their Christian Ethics class…they will receive their Semester 1 Report Card and a Semester 2 schedule at this time.

Please contact our office if you have any questions.  Thanks and take care!

Brad Moser
Vanier Collegiate
Shining the Light of Christ

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Vanier – Grad 2017

Parent Meeting – Sunday, January 8, 2017

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Parent/Guardian Email – Dec. 8, 2016

Good evening parents/guardians…hope you are staying warm!

Thank you for your generous donations to our Winter Warmth clothing drive.  Today, families had the opportunity to pick up items at the MJ Multicultural Centre and were very appreciative.  As well, “thank you” to the student volunteers and to Mr. Turberfield for your leadership on this project!

We have a few important dates coming up:

1) If you completed the “Administration Appraisal” forwarded last week from HTCSD Director of Education, Geri Hall, thanks for your feedback.  If you have not had a chance to complete, we have extended the survey access until the end of this weekend.  It can be accessed HERE.

2) If you are looking for Vanier themed Christmas gifts, we are going to have a Vanier Gear Progressive Sale on Tuesday, December 13 in the Library…there will be some great deals…come check it out!

3) The annual Vanier Band & Choir Christmas Concert, A Prairie Christmas XVI, will be on Sunday, December 18 @ 7pm at the Hillcrest Apostolic Church.  It is a wonderful Vanier Christmas tradition…we hope to see you there!

4) Next SCC meeting is on Monday, December 19 @ 7pm.

5) Our Christmas Mass will be on Tuesday, December 20 at 9:15am at St. Joseph’s Church.  Please feel free to join us for the celebration!

6) The school will be closed for the Christmas break from Thursday, December 22 until Tuesday, January 3.  Classes will resume at 8:45am on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

7) Grade 12 Parents – our first Graduation 2017 meeting will be on Sunday, January 8 @ 6pm at the school.  FYI…Grad Photos will take place from Jan. 10 to 12…we will have a sign-up posted in the office in the new year and available at the meeting.

That is all for now…I hope you have a wonderful Advent Season!

Brad Moser
Vanier Collegiate
Shining the Light of Christ

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BRAVO! BRAVO! Beauty and the Beast – November 23 to 26

Congratulations to everyone involved in Vanier’s production of Beauty and the Beast…it was a fantastic show!  The talent in our building is second to none!


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Lunch Menu


All lunches are $5.00 each.

 Lunch Cards are available for $20.00 or $50.00.

22 Vegetable Soup, Bun and Dessert
23 Taco in a Bag, Juice Box
29 Potato Bacon Soup, Bun and Dessert
30 Homemade Mac and Cheese, Juice Box
6 Cream of Mushroom Soup, Bun, Dessert
7 Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks, Caesar Salad, Juice Box
13 Chicken Noodle Soup, Bun, Dessert
14 Lasagna, Garlic Toast, Juice Box


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Parent/Guardian email – Nov. 17, 2016

Good morning parents/guardians!

It is hard to believe that we are at the middle of November already…seems like we just started the 2016/17 school year a few weeks ago!  Time flies when you are having fun!

There are a few things coming up at the school that we want you to be aware of:

1) Vanier Collegiate has regular classes tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 18).  I believe we are the only Moose Jaw school in session…business as usual in our building.

2) Vanier’s musical: Beauty and the Beast is almost ready to take the stage.  Tickets are moving fast…please visit our website to purchase your seats.  Performances are on November 23, 24, 25 & 26.

3) Our next SCC meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 21 @ 7pm.  We will discuss the OurSCHOOL student survey results and school goals for the year.  Please meet in the main office.

4) For the safety of our students that use the reserved accessibility parking stalls in front of the school, we ask that you please drop off or pick up students on Henleaze Ave., 3rd Ave. or Macdonald St.  Our front parking area gets very congested during peak hours.

5) A reminder that we have a number of students and staff with scent sensitivities in our buildings.  Please have a conversation with your son/daughter about the use of perfumes, colognes and body sprays.  We ask that these not be used before entering or in our building.

6) Do you have any old iPods or iPads at home?  I have a request from an HTCSD elementary school looking for these items.  They will be used in a primary classroom during “station-time”.  They will be put to good use and would be thankfully accepted with or without the charge cords.  Donated items can be dropped off at the Vanier office.  Thank you for your consideration!

That is all for now…get the snow tires on and bundle up…the winter season is just around the corner!

Take care…and as always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Brad Moser
Vanier Collegiate
Shining the Light of Christ

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Vanier Outreach

operation-christmas-childVanier’s Outreach Team is once again making shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Shoe box donations are being collected in Sion Hall. If you would like to create your own shoe box, boxes are also available for pick-up in Sion Hall.  The deadline for donations and completed shoe boxes is Thursday, November 17. Please see the shoe box gift suggestion/ things not to include list below:


  • Fill your shoebox with a well-balanced variety of items from the following categories:
  • School Supplies– Items such as pens, pencils, pencil crayons, note pads, and picture books
  • Hygiene Items – Items such as: facecloth, toothbrush, comb, and soap. Please place soap in a sealable bag
  • Toys & Other Gifts– Items such as: stuffed animals, small musical instruments, hair clips, toy jewelry, t-shirts, and socks
  • Personal Note – Include a personal note and/or a photo in your shoebox (not inside the donation envelope)


  • Decks of standard playing cards(other card games such as UNO are allowed)
  • Food or candy: Including gum (due to customs regulations)
  • Used items(due to customs regulations)
  • Toothpaste (due to customs regulations)
  • Liquids or items that could leak, melt, freeze, or break– Shampoo, creams, lip balm, bath gels, mirrors, or glass, etc. (these can damage other items in the shoebox).
  • Items that can scare or harm a child– War-related toys, knives, and toy guns, etc.

See Mrs. Murdock’s pictures from delivering Shoe Boxes HERE.

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Vanier’s Annual Haunted House


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Faith in Action

20151103_124347_resizedVanier Collegiate
“Shining the Light of Christ”

As a Catholic high school, our Faith is fundamental to who we are.  We know the importance of Servant Leadership and understand that giving back to our community is an essential action.

All Vanier students are required to complete a number of “Faith in Action” hours as a component of our Christian Ethics courses.  Information regarding the requirements are included in this DOCUMENT.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of the following:

Brad Moser – Principal (
Kelvin Turberfield – VicePrincipal (
Lisa Busta – Chaplain (

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HTCSD School Board Elections Candidates Forum

Holy Trinity Catholic School Division invites Catholic electors to attend a Candidates’ Forum to hear from the Moose Jaw candidates running for four Moose Jaw seats on Holy Trinity’s Board of Education. The forum will be held in Vanier Collegiate library on Wednesday, October 12th @ 7:00 PM.  To see the list of Candidates please go to Board elections will be held on October 26, 2016.


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Raise the Roof Fundraiser – C.O.O.L.


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