Welcome to Jean Vanier Catholic School

English and Ukrainian Bilingual - Pre Kindergarten to Grade 4

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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 Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 4.

Through the Ukrainian bilingual program, students achieve their academic potential through an enriched program. Up to 50% of the instruction is in the Ukrainian language. 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

Weekly Communication Corner

Please note 

For the 2019-2020 school year our English Language Kindergarten Program will run on Tuesday & Thursdays with alternating Fridays and our Ukrainian Language program will run on Monday & Wednesdays with alternating Fridays.

Kindergarten Open House

Please note we will be having an open house for our English and Ukrainian Bilingual Kindergarten and Pre Kindergarten Programs on

February 27, 6:30 pm

Jean Vanier Catholic School Gymnasium 


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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