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Georges P. Vanier Catholic School

20 Cecile Avenue
Chatham, Ontario N7M 2C3

Phone: (519) 354-6550 Fax: (519) 354-6554

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
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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.

Join us for kinderSTARt

kinderSTARt, a special one day registration event for families, will be held at our Catholic elementary school in February.  Parents/guardians, along with their children who are beginning Junior Kindergarten in September 2020 are invited to visit the school, meet the staff and engage in a variety of learning activities, with our community and parish partners.  It's also a fun and informative way to get tips on community resources, healthy living and immunization for your children.

Children born in 2016 can be registered for Junior Kindergarten; children born in 2015 can be registered for Kindergarten, if they are not already registered.  Proof of child's age and verification of Catholicity for one parent must be presented at registration. All Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students must be registered within designated school boundaries. Use the School Locator to help verify which school your child is eligible to attend.

For more information contact your local Catholic school.

To find out when the kinderSTARt event is being held at your school, click here.


KinderSTARt 2020

Get MS Office Free from your School

Microsoft Office 365 Education for Students is available for free to students who are enrolled with the St. Clair Catholic District School Board. Install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Android, iPad®, and Windows tablets. For additional information, click here.

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Ursuline College Chatham

85 Grand Avenue West
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.