Welcome to Jean Vanier Catholic School
English and Ukrainian Bilingual - Kindergarten to Grade 4
To Register your child for an amazing educational experience please visit our division website:Please go to or Division Website at:
Jean Vanier Catholic School (JV) resides within the family of Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) and is part of Alberta's publicly-funded education system. JV is an English and Ukrainian Bilingual elementary school, providing 21st century, quality Catholic education for students in Kindergarten to Grade 4.
Through the Ukrainian bilingual program, students achieve their academic potential through an enriched program. Language arts, math and science instruction is in English. Ukrainian language arts, religion, social studies, music, art, health and physical education instruction is in Ukrainian. Students develop communication skills in English and Ukrainian, and gain appreciation and understand of Ukrainian cultural heritage in the Canadian context. The program is open to everyone; no previous Ukrainian language experience or Ukrainian background is required. For more information about our Ukrainian programs, please visit the following links:
Safe Arrival Attendance Information
Thank-you to our families that have already signed up for the Safe Arrival APP. To report your child's absence please call 1-877-246-9970, download the APP, or use the website listed. Login credentials were emailed to families already.
Please note that the cut off time to report absences using the Safe Arrival tools is 8:41 am, as this is the start of period 1 and all students are expected to be in class at that time.
You can still call the school office to report an absence after this time, or wait for Safe Arrival to contact you to verify your child's absence.
To access the Safe Arrival Website, please click below:
If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 780-467-3633.
School News View All
Communication Corner for October 5, 2017
Posted on Oct 5 2017
Posted on Dec 15 2017
We will be opening up Kindergarten registration on Monday, January 15th for the upcoming September 2018 school year. All details are here!
Elimination of Basic Education Fees and Supplies in EICS
Posted on Aug 2 2017
Earlier this Spring, EICS announced that we would be using funds from the Alberta Government as part of Bill 1 to further ease the financial burden for our families in a number of ways, including no longer requiring parents to supply…