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June 30
2015-2016 School Calender

​Attached please find our school calendar for the 2015-2016 year

VHN Calendar 2015-16.pdfVHN Calendar 2015-16.pdf

May 14
Direct Drive - Message from PAC

​Direct Drive Update - Thank You

Van Horne families on behalf of your children and future Van Horne Wildcats, thank you for the great response on the Direct Drive for our Fitness Circuit Playgound. Thanks to your generosity, we have received $8,500 in donations!  Thank you to all of those families who donated, to the grandparents and students who contributed. We also received a donation from Ms Barb Mikulec a retired Van Horne teacher.
We have ordered our Fitness Circuit Playground!
Please pencil in Saturday June 13th for a community build of the Fitness Circuit Playground. We will be organizing volunteers in the coming weeks to help build and install the Playground. Mom's, dad's and grandparents are welcome to help. I think this time we can ensure we will not be installing the Playground in the snow.
Thanks again to everyone who contributed.
Van Horne PAC Executive

May 04

To request a PEN number for your child, please click on the "Parent" tab and click on the link located on the main page. The Ministry will email you directly.​

April 14
New Playground - PAC Direct Drive

Van Horne families have raised $48,313 and we currently have a shortfall of only $8,000 to complete the purchase and installation of the Fitness Circuit Playground.

Please consider donating $20.00 per child (400 students x $20 = $8,000). This enables the Playground to be built by the end of this school year, without organizing a major fundraising event.

See attached flyer

VanHorne Parents Direct Drive Notice.pdfVanHorne Parents Direct Drive Notice.pdf

February 26
Term 2 Attendance Report


As you may have heard the district and the province are in the process of moving to a new student information system. 

Your son/daughters school has recently begun operating in the new system ‘My Education BC’. At this time we are unable to extract accurate attendance data from My Education BC to provide with this report card.  Please be assured that accurate attendance data for your child is being entered into the system and is available to you from the school upon request.   We fully anticipate the attendance reporting issue will be resolved and you will be provided with an accurate attendance record for your child when the term 3 report is issued in June. 

Should you require it, detailed information about your child’s attendance is available at your child's  school.  Thank you for your understanding.

February 06
2015-16 & 2016-17 DRAFT Calendar

The Vancouver School Board has released DRAFT school calendars for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.  

DRAFT calendars can be viewed on the Vancouver School Board website at

Public feedback and/or comment regarding 2015-16 and 2016-17 DRAFT calendars is welcome and can be sent to

Please submit feedback and comments by March 2, 2015.

January 08
Kindergarten Registration For Sept. 2015

​Do you have a child born in 2010 and starting Kindergarten next September 2015?

Then make sure you get your registration in before the deadline on Friday, January 30, 2015.  Please check out our registration page for more information!

December 03
Happy Holidays from the Staff of Van Horne!


May 17
On behalf of our staff I would like to offer our sincerest appreciation to PAC for their fine work this year. Specifically, they have funded many of the field trips that are set to embark in coming weeks and we now have a functioning Ipad Cart and Laptop Cart that are travelling to classrooms.
PAC has also provided Hot Lunches in record numbers and is going to buy a new stove for the basement kitchen.
 I am asked to remind you that all parents are members of PAC and have he opportunity to vote at all meetings. The final meeting of the year is coming up and features election of officers. Please come and meet other parents and learn more about the school and your child’s education.
In appreciation for parent efforts, staff will be on-hand in front of the school on the morning of Tuesday June 4 honouring parents with an Appreciation Morning. Please come and chat and have a complimentary Starbucks coffee and treats prepared by staff.

April 15
Student Growth- School Growth
In my visits to classrooms, it has been a pleasure to see the wonderful growth evident in our students. In the next month, teachers and students will move toward the conclusion of this year’s curriculum goals and begin focusing on assessment, review and working towards mastery of skills and knowledge. Kudos to our staff for the fine work they do.
I know that our staff members do appreciate the partnerships they enjoy with you in our vital joint-tasks. Our staff is organizing a parent appreciation morning in June, to say “Thank You” for the tremendous support we receive.
Some school–wide activities to look forward to include Sports Day and we will have more information out to you with details in several weeks.
We also start the planning for next year and our School Planning Council will meet with staff on Friday April 19 to review progress of our current goals and to focus our objectives for next year. A School Plan for 2013-2014 will be published by the end of May. We will also look at our calendar in relation to the District Calendar and our professional goals.
In a few weeks we will be working with the VSB to determine our staffing levels and will know more about what to expect. We project a dip in our enrolment and some significant staffing changes. More will be known by the end of May, and in June parents will have the opportunity to fill in forms to let us know about the best learning environments for next year. Until then, teachers are not in a position to make recommendations on placement, so please be patient. 

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