“Act justly, Love tenderly, Walk humbly with our God”
The Vanier office will be closed for summer holidays on Friday, June 27 @ 4pm.
We will re-open at 8am on Monday, August 18.
Have a safe and restful summer! God Bless!
August 22-24, 2014
NOTES & MEMOS:
IMPORTANT DATES & TIMES:
Thursday, June 26 – Commencement @ 7:00pm (Vanier Gymnasium)
Friday, June 27 – Mass @ 2:30 (St. Joseph’s Church)
Friday, June 27 – Banquet @ 6:00pm (Heritage Inn)
Congratulations to the Vanier Collegiate Chamber Choir for being invited to perform at the Heritage Carnegie Hall Festival next spring! The students earned a Gold rating for their performance at the Heritage New York Festival last April, and that Gold rating resulted in an invitation for the Chamber Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of a National Youth Choir. Congratulations Vanier Music!
MJ Times Herald story HERE
Encounters with Canada is our country’s largest and foremost youth forum! Every week of the school year, 120 to 148 teens from across Canada (ages 14 to 17) come to Ottawa. Here they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career options, develop their civic leadership skills and live an extraordinary bilingual experience. Over 97,000 youth have lived the EWC experience, to date!
The purpose of this Provincial Initiative is to help unify and reorient the provincial education system on what matters most - the student. Through public engagements, Student First will help the education system meet the targets identified in the Plan for Growth, while addressing local priorities, and bringing them together into one plan for action.
Student First is also about shining a spotlight on the pockets of excellence that currently exist. There is likely not a challenge in education that someone has not already tackled somewhere in Saskatchewan.
More information is available HERE.
At the June 9th Holy Trinity Catholic School Division Board meeting, the Board approved a motion to provide every grade 9 student a Chromebook as of September 2014.
Key features of the Chromebook Initiative are:
- Students are digitally connected and use technology primarily for communication and entertainment. There is greater potential to use students’ technology skills for learning.
- There is an interest at Vanier to embark on a grade nine collaborative inquiry-based learning venture that would provide students with learning opportunities using Chromebooks.
- This initiative will help prepare students for future learning and working careers which rely on a level of expertise in the use of technology for learning.
- Why Chromebooks? Chromebooks are inexpensive, have a long battery life and fast charge (6-8 hours battery life); and are always up-to-date, there is no software to purchase, and they can provide access to electronic texts and novels. In short, they are a great option for learning.
Holy Trinity Catholic School Division and Vanier Collegiate Institute are excited about the potential learning opportunities associated with this initiative.
For further information please contact Lois Saunders or Brad Moser at Vanier Collegiate.
First Year Achiever – Amber A.
Financial Award – Tori B.
Production Award – Kathryn M.
Congratulations to the Vanier Band & Choir for an excellent Year End Concert!