From the Principal

Seeking Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation

Last week Mrs. Imoo and Mrs. Kelly attended the annual CISVA Theme Development Day where the focus was planning ahead to next year’s Archdiocesan theme Seeking Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation.  With Bishop Garry Gordon as the speaker, representatives from all our CISVA schools came away with a comprehensive plan that includes a month by month […]

Most Holy Days

At sundown tonight we begin the Easter Triduum, which is the three day celebration of the Paschal Mystery: the Passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  On Holy Thursday, Jesus gives himself to us as food, and through the washing of feet, demonstrates for us the need to serve others.  Jesus’ death on the cross on […]

In Anticipation of Holy Week

The Lenten Season started on Ash Wednesday with all of our students receiving their ashes.  As the season comes closer to its end, we should be discussing with our children, at school and at home, four very important days – Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Holy Week is upon us next […]

Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

Dear Parents, Yesterday we began the season of Lent with our Ash Wednesday service in the church.  The service was particularly meaningful as we were able to gather together with the parish community (while still respecting the 50% capacity limit!) to receive ashes, worship, and reflect. Father Smith talked about the importance of receiving God’s […]

Who are you, Sir?

In this morning’s school Mass, our Gr. 4 class led us in a celebration of our St. Paul Feast Day (which was this past Tuesday, the 25th).  Each year close to Feast Day time, I write the same Principal’s message about St. Paul. I feel it’s important to know and be reminded often of the […]

Information Update – Jan. 6, 2022

Hello St. Paul Families, Thank you for your patience as we remained closed for an additional week after the Christmas break.  This extension allowed public health and BC schools additional time to learn more about the potential impacts of the Omicron variant on schools, and to implement enhanced safety plans to support the safe continuation […]

COVID-19 Vaccination for Children Age 5 and Older

Dear St. Paul Families, As I’m sure you are aware, COVID-19 vaccination is now authorized by Health Canada for children age 5 and older.  Having school-aged children vaccinated protects them, and everyone around them, and will allow schools to return to normal functioning. For information about the vaccine, how to register, and what to expect: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/children For […]

Advent Fills Us With Hope

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. Having spent most of my teaching career in a primary classroom, I found Advent to be the most joyous liturgical season to share with children.  With a busy calendar full of family, personal, and professional obligations each December, it is very easy to become distracted, and ultimately […]