Elementary School in Vancouver Admissions and Parent Info

Parent Handbook

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

Operations

 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. 

Applications

New Student Application Package


Full Admissions Policy is in the Registration Package which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.  


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


Philophy and Objectives

 PHILOSOPHY
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.


OBJECTIVES
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.


EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS

  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