Our School is Named after Georges P. Vanier
Our school was named after Georges Philias Vanier who served as Canada’s Governor General from 1959 until 1967. He served in World War I and became a Major General in the Canadian Armed Forces. As well as having a distinguished military career, Vanier served as Canadian Ambassador to France from 1945 to 1953.
History of Our School
Georges P. Vanier is a JK to Grade 8 Catholic school located in south Chatham in the municipality of Chatham-Kent. We are located on the corner of Cecile Avenue and Queen Street with Mud Creek greenbelt at the back of our playground. Georges P. Vanier is in the parish district of St. Ursula's Church. Our high school affiliat is Ursuline College The Pines. Georges P. Vanier Catholic School officially opened in 1967 as a Grade K-6 school during Canada's Centennial year. To accommodate the growing population, additions were made including classrooms, gymnasium, stage, resource rooms, renovated library and computer lab and administrative offices. Parents, staff and students are committed and work together to ensure a strong Catholic education for all children. As a caring school community, our students thrive in an environment that stresses tolerance and acceptance of one another, commitment to our faith and high academic standards. The school is named after Georges Phileas Vanier. The third Friday in September is set aside as Georges P. Vanier Day.