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The 2022-2023 school year will be an exciting and challenging one here at G.P. Vanier. The fine reputation our school enjoys is a direct result of the high quality of students that Vanier serves. We are very proud of the academic, social, artistic, and athletic successes that our students experience. We sincerely hope that you will make every effort to become part of the Vanier community. As a staff, we are committed to total individual development and hope that you will experience a successful and rewarding school year!

Bienvenue à l’École Georges P. Vanier! L’année scolaire 2022-2023 promet d’être une année dynamique et riche en défis. Notre école connaît une très bonne réputation qui est due, en grande partie, au calibre élevé des élèves qui s’y inscrivent. Nous sommes très fiers du niveau de succès atteint par nos jeunes dans les domaines académiques, athlétiques et artistiques. A Vanier, nous sommes dévoués au développement intégral de l’individu. Nous espérons que vous vivrez une année scolaire fertile en expériences enrichissantes et en succès.

About Georges P. Vanier

Welcome to students attending Georges P. Vanier, we are eager to make you feel welcome. 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. 

History of Georges P. Vanier School

Construction of Georges P. Vanier School was completed in 1960; the school was named for Georges Phileas Vanier who served as Canada’s Governor General from 1959 until 1967.   He served in World War I and II 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's name is “Lynx”
  • Our fiftieth Anniversary was celebrated on May 27, 2010
  • Our 60th Anniversary was in May of 2020 – no celebration due to COVID 19 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 5 distinctive programs: English Program, Continuing and Late French Immersion Programs, Learning & Literacy Program, and a Woods Satellite 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 paramount.

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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​.

RT @SunnysideCBE: Our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation is to continue our commitment to land-based learning and to build on our understanding of the Holistic Lifelong Learning Framework through the Seven Sacred Teachings. Here is what the grade 2s learned about Respect from the Bison. https://t.co/WgbyUmxdDx

Winter Walk Day is Wednesday, Feb. 1 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/2UAFm6wq8F

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting starts at 11 a.m. at the Education Centre. Join us in-person or stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fNOeh #yycbe https://t.co/uj8n7yKPSe

RT @gale_school: Here are a few more of the outstanding homeroom displays our students have created. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/W9jW2nZD59

RT @elboyacbe: What an opportunity…students listened to FIFA soccer referee, Drew Fischer who officiated at the 2022 Men’s World Cup in Qatar. Talk about working towards and achieving one’s highest personal potential. Very inspiring! #wearecbe@yyCBEduhttps://t.co/y2M94sUnCs