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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Our School's Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

We are committed to acknowledging and supporting the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action specific to education. In 2021, our school, along with all CBE schools made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, 2022, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

​​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 Improvement 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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