Welcome to Jean Vanier Catholic School
English and Ukrainian Bilingual - Pre 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 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:
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.
Early Childhood Programming and Kindergarten in EICS
Posted on Feb 20 2019
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Busing Request for 2019-2020 School Year
Posted on Jan 31 2019
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Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Open Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Posted on Jan 2 2019
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