From the Principal

Welcome Back!

Dear St. Paul Parents, It is with a joyful heart that I welcome all our families back for another school year.  The summer seemed to go very fast, and I hope it was filled with memory-making moments with family and friends. The staff have been eagerly preparing their classrooms to receive your children, and we […]

Summer Blessings

Dear Parents, I’m struggling to wrap my head around the fact that there are only 2.5 days of school left.  In what has, at times, felt like the longest academic year ever, we find ourselves suddenly at the end.  We are all very aware of the kind of year it has been, both at school […]

Orange Shirt Day soon to be a statutory holiday.

Why orange?  Orange shirt day is typically on September 30th, however given the recent discovery of the 215 bodies of children on the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School, schools across the province marked last week with wearing orange.  The colour stems from the story of Phyllis Jack Webstad who entered St. Joseph’s Mission […]

With a Heavy Heart

In light of the recent news regarding the discovery of 215 children buried at the Kamloops Residential School, we want to express our collective sense of deep sadness and shock.  At 2:15 pm yesterday, all CISVA schools honoured the memory of these children with 2 minutes of silence. To honour the children, and in recognition of […]

Finishing Strong

Dear Parents, It was wonderful to welcome you into the school last Friday for Student-Led Conferences.  For most of you, it would have been the first time you entered the building this year!  So odd for a community such as ours that thrives on learning, worshipping, and celebrating together to have spent so much time […]

The Easter Triduum

Greetings, St. Paul Families, The conclusion to this final week of Lent is the Sacred Easter Triduum, and it is a time devoted to special prayer and observances.  While it has been a challenge to celebrate Holy Week this week given the limitations that prevent us from celebrating the various events in our usual way, […]

Have Fun, and Stay Safe!

Hello St. Paul Parents, Further to my principal’s message is yesterday’s Thursday letter, I wanted to once again encourage our families to not only have a restful and enjoyable Spring Break, but to be sure to adhere to the current provincial health orders in place while doing so. Please refresh yourself with the information contained in the link […]

Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

The Lenten Season is soon upon us, a time when we start to prepare for Easter, beginning with Ash Wednesday tomorrow.  During Lent we observe a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, and spiritual discipline.  Making God the centre of our life is what the Lenten Season is all about, and when we do this, then […]