St. Agnes, St. Margaret’s, and some Vanier students experienced learning about Development and Peace initiatives around the world today in the Earthcare Connections’ Earth Balloon at St. Agnes. The Earth Balloon’s visit was made possible by the Archdiocese of Regina ‘Light a Spark, Set a Fire’ Social Justice conference tomorrow at Vanier Collegiate.
More info on Development & Peace at
We are hosting a Literacy Night for parents and children in Kindergarten to Grade 3. Come learn how to play games with your child to help them become better readers. Our evening begins at 6:30 for one hour, on Thursday, October 16th. Come to our front doors on Oxford St. Hope to see you there!
We have changed our Thanksgiving Mass to Thursday, October 16th at 10:50.
Congratulations St. Agnes School!! We reached and passed our goal. We were hoping to collect 400 pounds of food and we collected 494 pounds! This is awesome. Thanks to everyone who brought in food. Our donation will help so many families in Moose Jaw.
Lifetouch will be here to take individual and class pictures of students on Tuesday, October 7th. Each student will take two standing poses. Proofs will be sent home approximately ten days later and you will be able to chose the background and pose that you wish to purchase. Everyone receives a class picture, whether you purchase individual photos or not.
We have run into a conflict with our opening mass this week and we have changed the date and time. Our mass is now on Friday, Sept 26th at 1:30. The Grade 2 and 7 class is in charge of the ministries, we hope you will be able to join us.
Welcome back to another school year. We hope that everyone had a restful and enjoyable summer and are feeling refreshed and ready to start a new school year.
We are hoping to get a newsletter out by the end of the week to let you know what is happening in September. Our first event is our Welcome Back Barbecue which is on Thursday, September 11th from 5 pm to 6:30. We hope you can join us for a hamburger or hotdog and meet your child’s teacher this year.
Picture day is not until October 7th.
The Holy Trinity Catholic School Board has approved a Vanier Chromebook Initiative beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. At the June 9th Board meeting, the Board approved a motion to provide every grade 9 student a Chromebook as of September 2014.
Key Features of the Chromebook Initiative are:
1. There is an interest at Vanier to embark on a grade 9 collaborative inquiry-based learning venture that would provide students with learning opportunities using Chromebooks.
2. This initiative will help prepare students for future learning and working careers which rely on a level of expertise in the use of technology for learning.
3. Why Chromebooks? Chromebooks are inexpensive, have a long battery like and a fast charge (6-8 hours of battery life); and are always up-to-date, there is no software to purchase, and they can provide access to electronic texts and novels. In short, they are a great option for learning.
Holy Trinity Catholic School Division and Vanier Collegiate Institute are excited about the potential learning opportunities associated with this initiative.
Our Grade 1 to 3 Playday will take place at St. Michael’s School on Thursday, June 12th in the morning. Students will be bussed to St. Michael’s right after morning bell and they will be bussed back to school around 11:30. Parents are free to meet us over at St. Michael’s for the morning.