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Bell Times

Start 8:30am
Break 10:10am - 10:30am
Midday 11:20am - 12:10pm
Break 1:50pm - 2:10pm
Dismissal 3:00pm
To Report an Absence
please call (519) 354-6550.

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We are in School Bus Zones
7 and 8


Our Principal
Americo Todino, Principal

Dear Families,

It is my pleasure on behalf of the staff to welcome you to Georges P. Vanier Catholic School in Chatham, Ontario. The staff and I are committed to providing a quality Catholic education for your child. We strive to provide a variety of learning experiences to enhance the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth of each student.

The close proximity of our Church enables our students to celebrate masses on a regular basis and participate in sacramental preparation. We share a partnership with St. Ursula/St. Joseph Parish Cluster. Father Matt Kucharski our pastor, and Coordinators of Youth Ministries Sue McMath and Lynne Tibor, work closely with our school to prepare many meaningful faith experiences for our students.

Our School Council is also a vital part of our school community and we encourage all parents to get involved by attending the school council meetings and participating in the many events sponsored by them.

Communication with home is very important. Look for our school newsletter and classroom letters the first day of every month.

I encourage you to visit or call the school should you have any questions or concerns. We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with you in partnership.

Thanks to all for your enthusiasm and support and I look forward to the new school year.

You Still Have Time to Register for Full Day Kindergarten Classes beginning September 2018. Classes are available in either English program or French Immersion. Contact your nearest Catholic School for more information; or visit our website at

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Ursuline College Chatham

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Chatham, Ontario N7L 1B6
Phone: 519-351-2987 Fax: 519-351-2988

Privacy Advisory

Our families and staff enjoy opportunities to share some of their activities with parents and the school community through teams, clubs and special events. Many of these are ‘memory making’ for families and as such, photographs and videos are often taken.

We ask that families exercise their discretion when taking photographs or videos at school events and consider the privacy of other students who may also be present in those pictures. We would appreciate if families not upload images of students other than their own to the Internet (e.g. YouTube or Facebook). Your cooperation with this request is appreciated.

Community Use of Schools

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The St. Clair Catholic District School Board is committed to allowing our communities to use our schools for their events. For more information, click below to access the website for this program.

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