From the Principal

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 […]

Are you travelling for the Christmas holidays?

Dear Parents, Are you travelling outside of the country over the Christmas holidays?  As we get closer to December, some families might be considering international travel over the break.  If you are planning a trip, please remember that the current regulations are that unvaccinated children under 12 years of age are required to self-isolate for […]

COVID-19 Information Update

We are beginning the month of November, and with society slowly beginning to open, life is starting to feel more “normal” a little bit at a time. The reality is, however, that we are still in the pandemic, and we are in a school where the majority of the population is ineligible to be vaccinated.  […]

Saints, Souls, and Sweets

Hello, St. Paul Community, Here at St. Paul’s we love to have fun at Halloween. Traditionally, the day is filled with costumes, an assembly, treats to bring home, and activities to enjoy.  We look forward to the fun we will have tomorrow, while keeping in mind where the secular holiday of Halloween comes from. The […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Next Thursday there is no school, as we honour our first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation statutory holiday. This day is to commemorate the history and ongoing trauma caused by residential schools and to honour those who were lost, and the survivors, families and communities who continue to grieve.  This dark chapter in our […]

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 […]