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 an appreciation and understanding 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.

Safe Arrival Attendance Information

How to Report an Absence

To report an absence you can do any of the following options:

  1. Call 1-844-478-2613
  2. Use the SchoolMessenger App
  3. Use the “SchoolMessenger” link in the EICS App (this requires the SchoolMessenger App to be installed on a phone)
  4. Use https://go.schoolmessenger.ca

For more detailed information click HERE

 If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 780-467-3633.

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