Welcome to Jean Vanier Catholic School

English and Ukrainian Bilingual - Kindergarten to Grade 4

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:

EICS Ukrainian Program Information

Sherwood Park Bilingual Ukrainian Catholic Program

School Fees

School Fees for the 2016-2017 school year are now due, and available to pay online using your Powerschool Parent Portal account. If you require assistance logging into your account, please contact the school office.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties this year, there is a Fee Waiver Application available to families by clicking on the link below. Please note that the deadline to submit these applications are December 12th, 2016.

To download the application, please click on the link below:


If you have any questions about your child's school fees, please feel free to contact the school office.

Volunteers in the Classroom

We have a wonderful, dedicated group of parent/guardian volunteers. In keeping with our safety protocols, we are asking anyone that volunteers in classrooms on a regular basis (more than once or twice a year) to please complete a Volunteer Confidentiality Request Form. Please return the signed form to your child's teacher.

Volunteer Forms


Altar Servers

Are you interested in serving at Mass? OLPH Parish is in need of Altar Servers. Children who are in Grade 4 and older are able to serve.

If interested, please click on the link below:

Altar Servers


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.

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