Georges P. Vanier School

509 32 Ave NE
Calgary, AB, T2E 2H3
School Programs: Early French Immersion, Late French Immersion, Regular

School Contacts

Chad Edmonds
Assistant Principal:
Laurelle Edmiston
Education Director:
Ken Weipert
Laura Hack

Contact Us


It is important that you call the school if your child is going to be absent or arriving late. Please report all absences to the Attendance Line at 403-777-7460 ext. 1. See more on our Attendance page.


Office Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:00PM
  • Friday 8:30- 2:30

Bell Schedule 2021-2022

Monday - Thursday (48 minute classes)
First Bell
Last Bell 
Period 1
Period 2 
Period 3 
Period 4
Lunch Break
Period 5 
Period 6 
Period 7

8:55 (warning music + outside buzzer) (5 minutes)
9:00 (bell + outside buzzer)
9:00 – 9:48
9:50 – 10:38
10:38 – 10:48 (homeroom instructional block) - (10:46 music + bell)
10:48 – 11:36
11:38 – 12:26
12:26 – 1:10 (44 minutes) (music + buzzers at 1:07)
1:10 – 1:58
2:00 – 2:48
2:50 - 3:38 
(346 minutes of instruction per day = 5.76 hours. 51 minutes of non-instructional time)
Friday (half day) (Early Dismissal) (48 minute classes)
First Bell
Period 1
Period 2
Nutrition Break 
Period 3
Period 4

8:55 (warning music)
9:00 – 9:48
9:50 – 10:38
10:38 – 10:52 (14 minutes)
10:52 – 11:40 
11:42 – 12:30
(192 minutes of instruction per day = 3.2 hours. 18 minutes of non-instructional time)

School Profile

Our school profile includes a dynamic map with our designation area and walk zone.

Personal Messages for Students

Students will not be called out of class for personal messages unless it is deemed an emergency or crisis. Messages will be communicated to students at class time change, or at lunchtime by paging the student to the office. We will do our best to help you to pass information to your son or daughter, but we will also try not to interrupt classes unless it is absolutely necessary. 

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​Contact Information Updates

Please notify the school office immediately with any changes of address, telephone numbers (home, business and/or cell), email address or emergency contact numbers. It is critical that we have a current record of contact information on file so we can reach you or other emergency contacts. Please also be sure to provide us with a current copy of any custody agreements.​​

Concerns & Complaints

We know that the success of your student is dependent on a strong partnership between families and the CBE. If you have a concern, it can usually be addressed at the classroom level. Your first step is to arrange to speak privately with your child’s teacher. If you feel your issue is still unresolved, please contact your principal. If you and the school are unable to find a resolution, please see our Concerns & Complaints​ page for additional information, including the process to contact your Area Director. ​​​​

The Board of Trustees will hold a public meeting on Monday, May 30 at 7 pm to hear from parents, students and other persons on the proposed closure of Discovering Choices Westbrook Outreach site for the purpose of relocation. Learn more: #yycbe

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Don’t forget, transportation registration is underway. All families considering using school bus transportation for the next school year must register by Wednesday, June 8 to be part of planning for next year's routes. #WeAreCBE