Our school respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral, traditional and unceded Indigenous territory of the Algonquin Peoples, 
on whose territory we pray, learn, play and work.

2020-2021 School Staff

Kindergarten Team: 
  • Teachers: Mme. Cormier and Ms. Pietrantonio
  • RECE in Room 128: Ms. Graham
  • RECE in Room 130: Ms. Majewicz

Primary Team:

Junior Team:
  • Grade 4/5E: Ms. Bailey and Mlle. Louis
  • Grade 4/5I: Ms. King and Mme. Grondin
  • Grade 5/6E: Mr. Dauncey and Mme. Grondin
  • Grade 5/6I: Mrs. Whiting and Mlle. Louis
  • JSN: Ms. Valks
  • Literacy Support: Ms. King and Ms. Mbamulu
  • Resource: Ms. Whiting

Educational Assistant Team: 
  • Ms. Miller
  • Ms. Gray
  • Ms. McLaughlin
  • Ms. O'Neil
  • Ms. Singh
  • Ms. Schouten
  • Mr. Zulma

Extended Day Program:
  • Supervisor: Ms. El-Defrawy
  • Facilitator: Oumkeltoum Serbouti
  • Facilitator: Madison Johnston

Other Team Members:
  • ESL Teacher: Temporarily Vacant

  • Virtual Academy: Ms. de Maria Rivera

  • Virtual Academy: Ms. Watkins

  • Lunch Monitor: Ms.Breau
  • Library Technician: Mrs. Araki 
  • Head Caretaker: Mr. Ceres
  • Night Caretaker: Mr. Rezene
  • Office Administrator: Ms. van Wylick
  • Vice-Principal: Mrs. Wink
  • Principal: Mr. 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 230 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. Visit our Welcome to Kindergarten Website to find out more!

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 the Vanier Community Service Centre and the Ottawa Sport Council

Aboriginal After School Program:  In collaboration with Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, we run a weekly after school program designed to celebrate the cultures of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. Learning opportunities involve crafts, indoor and games, storytelling, and cultural teachings. Students also have access to homework club and will be served a hot meal at the end of the night. 

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. To register, visit the City of Ottawa Registry and Waitlist (CCRAW) at Ottawa.ca/daycare or call 3-1-1. Parents with specific program-related questions can call 613-224-4455 x 2382 or email early.learning@ocsb.ca.

Affiliated Schools

Immaculata High School

140 Main Street
Ottawa K1S 5P4
Phone:  613-237-2001

Our Parish

320 Olmstead Street, Ottawa
Phone:  613-746-8503