As in any great adventure, it’s good to have a guide. This is yours.
Right here, you’ll find much of the information you and your child need to experience St. Augustine to the fullest. Make sure you attend the Opening Parent Meeting held in the first week of school because all the rest of the year’s information and specific Grade-level details are provided then.
Faith is our greatest gift. We invite you to join in our school functions, particularly our liturgical celebrations. Living faith, as an example to your children, is the gift you give to them. Our children grow up knowing of God’s immense love for them through the teachings of parents and teachers alike.
Be on time.
Do your best.
Respect yourself and others.
08:30 school day begins
12:15 lunch and recess
1:00 pm all classes back in session
3:00 pm Dismissal (2:00 pm on Wednesdays)
Please use the absence link on the front page to send an e-mail, phone in, or send a note with a sibling in the event your child will be absent from school. We’ll need a note the next day, with reasons for the absenteeism, signed by you if you choose this option. If the absence runs for more than four days, we need a doctor’s note as well.
Please check in with the office when you arrive for a visit.
If you’re sending someone to pick up your children, please inform the office. Students are expected to leave the school directly after dismissal.
The designated drop off and pick up zone is along 8th Avenue, directly in front of the school. Supervision of this highly congested area included student parking support, parents and teacher, both before and after school.
Parking along school grounds on Arbutus is not permitted. If you want to accompany your child onto the school grounds, you’ll have to find parking in the neighbourhood, but be aware that the City of Vancouver tickets parking infractions on a regular basis.
Kindy students may enter school by the gates on 8th Avenue beginning at 8:00 AM; no earlier, please, as there is no supervision. The main door of the school is the only other entrance/exit during the time of construction. If it’s raining, children may go into their classrooms to be supervised by parents and a member of the staff, till the 8:30 bell signals the beginning of the school day.
Please plan your family vacations during school holidays. It’s disruptive to students, teachers and classes when children take vacation during regular school times. Make-up work for time away outside of standard ‘non-school’ days is not provided by the teachers.
This is an integral part of our learning process for many reasons.
Children get the chance to share their growing knowledge with parents.
They learn time management.
They practice basic learning skills.
It reinforces the lessons taught in the classroom.
In intermediate grades, the children review daily work, complete projects and prepare
Primary children are assigned approximately 20 minutes of home study per day. Intermediate students receive 30 to 60 minutes per day.
St. Augustine's School students are expected to wear the approved school uniform at all times. The uniform includes:
GIRLS: Primary - Blue plaid tunic - or - Intermediate - Blue plaid kilt, white Peter Pan blouse or St. Augustine crested white golf shirt, navy blue socks or tights, navy blue or black dress shoes and school cardigan with crest. Navy skorts may be worn in Spring and Fall (before Thanksgiving, after Easter).
BOYS: Navy blue dress pants, white St. Augustine crested golf shirt, navy blue socks, navy blue or black dress shoes and school pullover sweater with crest. Walking shorts may be worn in Spring and Fall (before Thanksgiving, after Easter).
GYM: Navy blue uniform crested shorts, grey T-shirt with school name, indoor runners.
Rugby pants, jogging suits, jean jackets and other casual wear are not acceptable as part of the school uniform. Pins and badges are not allowed on the school uniform, other than the school crest. Girls may wear simple hair bands, barrettes only (blue/black/white). Jewellery of any kind is highly discouraged for simplicity, safety and security.
Uniform information is made available at the end of each year. Articles can be purchased throughout the year at the school store on Fridays from 2:30 to 3:30pm, in the school uniform store on the lower floor of the school building.
Monthly inspections will be held to ensure all are complying with the uniform code.
For any enquiries, or to make any appointments, call the school secretary Heidi Battiston at
604 731-8024, or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a specific concern, we ask that you address the proper person in an honest and direct way. In keeping with the lessons we teach the children, we seek to resolve all problems politely and respectfully, and uphold Christian dignity in every situation.