Welcome | Bienvenue

If you are attending G.P. Vanier for the first time, we are most anxious to make you feel at home. If you are returning for another year of studies, “Welcome Back”. The school and staff are here to assist you in your development. It is our sincere hope that your school year will be enjoyable and rewarding.

Some History of Vanier

Georges P. Vanier School was named after Georges Philias Vanier who served as Canada’s Governor General from 1959 until 1967. He served in World War I and became a Major General in the Canadian Armed Forces. As well as having a distinguished military career, Vanier served as Canadian Ambassador to France from 1945 to 1953.

  • Our school colors are blue, white, and silver. 
  • Our team name is the “Lynx”
  • Our 50th Anniversary was celebrated on May 27, 2010
  • Our Bilingual Program started in September, 1984

Educational Philosophy

Our Mission

  • Celebrating learning through responsibility, diversity, and relevance.

Our Motto

  • “Striving For Excellence”

Our Purpose

Georges P. Vanier School offers four distinctive programs:

  • Regular English Program
  • Continuing  French Immersion Program
  • Late French Immersion Programs
  •  Learning & Literacy Program. 

We celebrate learning and personal accomplishment which results in people taking pride in, and assuming responsibility, for themselves and their school.

At Georges P. Vanier, we strive to ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect in an atmosphere of solution – oriented problem solving where the best interests of students are of prime importance.

Our School

Welcome | Bienvenue

If you are attending G.P. Vanier for the first time, we are most anxious to make you feel at home. If you are returning for another year of studies, “Welcome Back”. The school and staff are here to assist you in your development. It is our sincere hope that your school year will be enjoyable and rewarding.

Some History of Vanier

Georges P. Vanier School was named after Georges Philias Vanier who served as Canada’s Governor General from 1959 until 1967. He served in World War I and became a Major General in the Canadian Armed Forces. As well as having a distinguished military career, Vanier served as Canadian Ambassador to France from 1945 to 1953.

  • Our school colors are blue, white, and silver. 
  • Our team name is the “Lynx”
  • Our 50th Anniversary was celebrated on May 27, 2010
  • Our Bilingual Program started in September, 1984

Educational Philosophy

Our Mission

  • Celebrating learning through responsibility, diversity, and relevance.

Our Motto

  • “Striving For Excellence”

Our Purpose

Georges P. Vanier School offers four distinctive programs:

  • Regular English Program
  • Continuing  French Immersion Program
  • Late French Immersion Programs
  •  Learning & Literacy Program. 

We celebrate learning and personal accomplishment which results in people taking pride in, and assuming responsibility, for themselves and their school.

At Georges P. Vanier, we strive to ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect in an atmosphere of solution – oriented problem solving where the best interests of students are of prime importance.

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School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

School Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.
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Congratulations to the four #WeAreCBE students selected by Alberta Education to become members of the Minister’s Youth Council! https://t.co/4JviCvQLrT https://t.co/dCUGebYnPJ

Today we sent a year end message to families about our planning for school re-entry this fall. Re-entry survey results and a transportation reminder. Check your email to read it online: https://t.co/qFKMVzfIHS #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/2V4iqs1Xqo

Due to increased traffic, we’re experiencing issues with the online report card feature of PowerSchool. Check out these instructions on how to view your report card marks/indicators. Sorry for the inconvenience! https://t.co/8FwiAq3JGW #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/luTVdQ5J6M