From the Principal

Open Parachute Check In

Hello St. Paul Community, We are exactly half way through the school year, and school life has been wonderfully non-stop since Sept. 6th.   I felt it was a good time to do a check in on what I feel is the most important component of learning this year, and that is the mental health content […]

Be ready and watchful…

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 the return of busy calendars full of family, personal, and professional obligations this December, it is very easy to become distracted, […]

A Renewed Vision from the Vancouver Archdiocese

Last night I had the privilege of attending the Archbishop’s Dinner in downtown Vancouver.  The evening is an annual fundraiser, with this year’s funds going towards supporting Catholic Charities.  The event has become a way for the faithful of Vancouver to gather and hear updates from Archbishop Miller regarding the highlights and challenges of the […]

Open Parachute – Your Child’s Mental Health

Hello St. Paul Community, I am pleased to announce that this year we will be delivering the Open Parachute Mental Health Program to our students. This program addresses issues of stigma surrounding mental health in young people, encourages help-seeking, and creates a culture of mutual support and respect for any struggles that students may face. […]

Welcome Back!

On behalf of all the staff at St. Paul School, as well as Father Smith and Father Felix, we welcome you to a new school year!  It continues to be a sincere pleasure and honour to serve another year as your Principal. And we are definitely excited for the year ahead!  With the start of […]

Happy Summer!

For my final Principal’s Message of the year, I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks for another fantastic year at St. Paul School.  As I shared at the Parent Appreciation Breakfast, we hit the ground running in early April once restrictions were lifted and things returned to “normal”.  The last three months were a blur […]

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 […]