Downloads: Application for Kindergarten and grades 1-7

Click on a file to download, full registration package will be sent upon acceptance for kindergarten and elementary school grades - available from our school office

Elementary School in Vancouver Admissions and Parent Info

Parent Handbook

The Handbook covers topics from School Policies to what to do if your elementary school  child is absent from school. The parents handbook can be downloaded or see abridged version below. 


 St. Joseph’s School operates during the following hours:

  • Bell rings at 8:40 a.m.
  • Classes begin at 8:45 a.m. (late comers must report to the office)
  • Morning recess 10:15 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Noon Recess 12:00 to 12:25 p.m.
  • Lunch break 12:25 – 12:40 p.m. (students stay at their desk and eat quietly)
  • Class Dismissal at 2:45 p.m. (leave quietly please)
    Wednesday Dimissal at 2:30 p.m.

Office Hours 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. except Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Playground Supervision: 15 minutes before classes begin and 15 minutes after classes are dismissed. 


New Student Application Package (Including Kindergarten) is available for download above.   Full registration package for elementary school is available in the office or email stjosephsvancouver@telus.

Full Admissions Policy is available for download above.  

Please call the school or come by if you have any questions we would be more than happy to answer them.

Bursary Program

 St. Joseph’s Parish has instituted a bursary program in order to support parishioners who desire a Catholic education for their children, but who find it difficult to manage the cost of tuition. In order to ensure an equitable distribution of funds, families who would like assistance must make formal application. 

Philophy and Objectives

We are Christian educators, growing in the Knowledge and love of God, sharing our God given gifts to provide an environment where children may develop a personal relationship with God, where they learn to live the moral values taught by Jesus Christ and where they acquire knowledge and skills necessary to be fulfilled, responsible and contributing members of the community.The Spirit of St. Joseph's School is one of Community. Everyone is working together; parents, teachers and students, supporting each other in the work and activities of School life.

St. Joseph's School strives to provide it's students with a positive learning environment in the light of the Catholic Faith. The Principal and staff endeavour to develop the School as a genuine Christian community with each member participating in an active manner for the common good of the whole community. 

Environment for Learning

We, as a staff are convinced that there are specific, definable attitudes and behaviours of students, parents, and teachers which help distinguish superior schools.In order to help us attain the excellence for which we are constantly striving, we ask you to read and try to carry out what we consider as reasonable expectations. These are listed below for your convenience.


  1. To arrive at school punctually each day, attend regularly unless ill, and behave appropriately.
  2. To be prepared each day with all the necessary books, completed homework assignments and all other necessary material as required by the classroom teacher.
  3. To be considerate at all times of the rights of others - peers, Staff and neighbours.
  4. To make a sincere, concentrated effort to do the best one can according to their ability.
  5. To wear the proper school uniform at all times. To make sure the uniform is clean and to wear it with pride.
  6. To bring a written note signed by a parent, or guardian explaining the lack of uniform.
  7. To respect and comply with all school regulations, whether written or unwritten.
  8. To participate attentively and reverently in all religious functions of the school.

Good Manners & Uniforms

We expect a display of good manners which reflect the proper home training we know our children receive. This includes, "Please", "Thank You", "Excuse Me", "I'm sorry", and other such expressions. Gestures, language and behaviour also show proper manners. Unacceptable vulgar language or gestures are never to be tolerated.

Uniform pieces are available for purchase at Neat Uniforms

Physical Education uniform is sold at the school.