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Life Skills Program

 Daily Outings                     A.M. Aaron Bus with B.B. and T.P.
Sept 19th            
                                             P.M.  Paul - Pool with T.Q.
 Program Outline


We support special needs students with ministry designations A thru G, with the help of a team of professionals ranging from: School Support Workers, Speech and Language Pathologists, Behavioral Interventionists, Mental Health Professionals, Physio Therapists, and Deaf/Blind Consultants.
We focus on life skills such as: increasing communication output,  emotional and behavioral development,  and establishing healthy eating, exercise and hygiene routines.

We get involved around the school with activities such as; a recycling program, gardening program, paper shredding, mail delivery, and attending modified cooking/woodworking/music classes.  We participate in our community each day with activities such as swimming, bowling, street safety, shopping and transportation training.


Shape of the Day
8:25 Toileting and Morning Hygiene
9:00 Work Baskets – IEP Communication Goals
9:30 Morning Meeting – IEP Social Goals
10:00 Snack Time - IEP Personal Hygiene Goals
10:30 Community  (Pool, Stores, Bus training
11:30 Lunch Break
12:00 Leisure Time – art, games, music, Bean Bag
12:30 classroom integrated activity - peer tutors – Cooking, Wood Working, Library, Newspaper, PE
1:00 Community Walk / Street Safety
1:30 Home Chores and Clean up
2:30 Bus Pick up
Lunch Coverage
11:30 – 12:00 Jordan, Nicole
12:00 – 12:30 Tom, Mondi
1:00 – 2:30  Paul, Zvez
 11:30 – 12:00       B.N.and P.N. – Aaron in Sensory Room
                             N.R.             – Tom in Sensory room
12:00 – 12:30        B.N.+N. R.   – Jordan Sensory Room
                             S.A.             – Aaron in Sensory Room
                             P.N.             – Nicole in Sensory
12:30 – 1:00          T.Q.             - Tom in Classroom
                             O.S.             – Aaron in Sensory Room
                             B.N.+N. R.    – Jordan Sensory Room
1)     If Paul is away, Tom has T.Q., Jordan has S /N.R. and the Sub has B.N.
2)     If Zvez is Away, Nicole has O.S, Jordan has P.N. and the Sub has B.N.
3)     If Tom is away, Jordan = Si/N.R.,  Sub has B.N. , Nicole does T.Q. Lunch
4)     If Mondi is away, the Sub has S.A.
5)     If Jordan is away, the Sub has B.N. with help from Tom
6)     If Nicole is Away, Jordan has P.N., Sub as B.N. 
School Holidays
 School Fees
Useful Links​
 Set BC
Developmental Disabilities Association
Feb     13th & 24th
 March 13th to 24th
 April    14th &17th
 May      5th & 22nd
 June    30th
$40 Student Fee - School Agenda
Grade 12 Graduation fees $100 
Hot-Lunch Program  $40/month(subsidies available - email principal) 
* If your child enjoys treats while out on day outings - chips, fries, hot chocolate etc. please
Street Safety Program
Kristy Stefanucci B.A. M.Sc. RSLP
 Speech-Language Pathologist and Augmentative and Alternative Communication SLP
Certified in Speech-Language Pathology by SAC
Vancouver Board of Education
Voicemail: 604-817-0190
Lucy Grant, M.Sc., RSLP
Certified in Speech-Language Pathology by SAC
Speech Language Pathologist
Direct Line: 604-326-3502
Cell: 778-887-6490
Fax: 604-266-2463
Kirsti Inglis
Assistant Director, Day Programs
VSB Work Experience
Derek McQuillen
 Work Experience Transition Facilitator
 Career Programs/Learning Services
 Vancouver School Board
VSB Transition Coordinator
Extra Year Info
Pam Neuman – pneuman@vsb.bc – 778-228-1763
Funding and program placement after the age of 19 is determined by
provincial funding budgets and available spaces.  Children with the highest needs get services first.  Wait times for funding and program placement can take 3 to 12 months after graduation.  
Each year Pam hosts 3 information nights to share valuable
information and help parents build supportive networks .
Website for parents:
Here are the guidelines we follow at the VSB:
If a student is NOT 19 by year’s end-June 30th-they are eligible to stay for an additional year. 
We have a number of additional year programs now that will support students outside of their program classes but they fill up fast and we typically take students who will age out the year of them participating in the program. 
 Student First Bus Company – 604-418-0405
 VSB Bus Coordinator – 604-713-4456
School Admin Form
Safety Plan Form
Photo Release Form


2 School Schedule Information.docx
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ALM Handout to share.docx
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Bus Schedule.docx
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Considerations for Intervention CAYA (Kristy created based on Lois' presentation).docx
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