2016-2017 School Staff

Kindergarten Team: Erin Paczek (English & French), Emily Bacon (English), Yvonna Zilinskas (French), and Leighanne Cyr (ECE)

Grade 1: Renata Cordani (English) and Chantal Milic (French)

Grade 1/2: Chantal Ulicny (English) and Chantal Milic (French) Check out the Grade 1/2 Titter Feed and Mrs. U's Twitter Feed

Grade 3: Laura Kitts (English) and Chantal Milic (French)

Grade 4/5: Natasha Farrugia (English), and Josée Gauthier (Extended and Immersion French).

Grade 5/6: Amanda Salinas (English) and Yvonna Zilinskas (Blended French) and Josée Gauthier (Immersion French)

JSN: Sandra Bellina and Emily Bacon

Educational Assistants: Andrew Thomas, Carol Ann Maher, Jamie O'Neil, and J ohn David Robb

Resource Teacher: Krista Robb

Extended Day Program: Noha El-DeFrawy (Supervisor) and Megan Werba

Lunch Monitors:  Selinia Peraza and Doreen Huneault

Library Technician: Diane Araki (Alternate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)

ESL: Neda Topic (Teacher)

Caretakers: John Sienkiewicz (Day) and Doreen Huneault (Night)

Office Administrator: Kelly Russ-Mahoney

Vice-Principal: Renee St. John

Paul Gautreau

About Our School

Bell Times
Morning Bell
Block 1
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Dismissal Bell
9:00 - 9:15
9:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:40
1:00 - 2:15
2:15 - 2:30 
2:30 - 3:45

We are a Catholic Community School: What does it mean to be a Catholic Community School? Well, to us the term means many things: 
  • It means that we're not too big, and not too small. Currently, we have a student population of about 150 students between Kindergarten and Grade 6. This means that it's pretty easy for everyone to know everyone. 
  • It means that our students have lots of opportunities to 'mix' between classes and between grades. It's not uncommon to see older students working or playing younger students during a buddy activity, intramurals, or out at recess.  
  • It means that parents and volunteers are a big part of school life. Parents and volunteers prepare displays, crafts and materials. They read and write with children one-on-one, or in small groups. They work in our Learning Commons, run special events, and do a whole lot more. 
  • It means that students, parents, staff and Assumption Parish work together to create a community that exudes the gospel values of faith, hope, love, community, dignity of persons, justice, stewardship of creation, and excellence.
  • It means our school community helps to make Vanier a better place.

Faith in Our School: While we recognize the importance of the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of our students, we also recognize spiritual development as being at the core of the mission of Catholic education. Along with each child’s family, and Assumption Parish, we support each of our student's spiritual development by providing students with the opportunity to: 
  • learn about the Catholic faith through the Born in the Spirit Religion Program; 
  • learn about family life through the Fully Alive Program; 
  • participate in masses and liturgies; 
  • participate in works that help to bring about local and global social justice; and 
  • participate in activities that are rooted in gospel values and help to bring the teachings of Jesus Christ to life in our school on a daily basis. 

Academic Program: In addition to our Religion and Family life program, we offer instruction in English (Language), French (Language), Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies (in French), The Arts (Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Dance), and Health and Physical Education. All programs are based on the Ontario Curriculum. Click here to view these curriculum documents online.

Kindergarten: We offer a rich and exciting full-day play-based, French Immersion Kindergarten program. This two-year program fosters healthy child development and prepare students well for Grade 1. For more information, please check out the "Ready to Learn" resources posted on the Ottawa Catholic School Board Website.

Activities, Clubs & Teams

School Teams: Each year, students in grades 4, 5 and 6 have the opportunity to represent our school on a variety of sports teams. The teams are coached by teachers and usually practice during our lunch recess in preparation for a one day tournament. Some of the sports our students participate in include soccer, volleyball, badminton, basketball, and track and field. 

Clubs: We run a variety of clubs throughout the school year. In past school years, we've had a chess club, a social club, a reading club, a lunchtime games club, a hockey club, and even clubs sponsored by the Manor Park Community Centre and the Boys and Girls Club. 

Aboriginal After School Program:  We are happy to host an Aboriginal Education Program in conjunction with Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health. The weekly program is designed to celebrate the cultures of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. A resident Elder works alongside program teachers to bring traditional knowledge to the urban classroom setting. Learning opportunities involves a focus on arts, games, environment, storytelling and spiritual practices. Students also have access to homework club and will be served a hot meal at the end of the night. Check out the Aboriginal After School Program blog.

Before and After School Care: Children from Kindergarten through Grade Six are eligible to attend our Extended Day Program (aka - Before and After School Program). Space is limited. Subsidies are available. Program and registration information can also be obtained online or by calling the Early Learning Services at 613-224-4455 Ex. 2382.