News & Announcements

VCPS Wind Proof Wonder Challenge

Posted June 2, 2017

On Friday May 26th grade 7&8 students participated in the Wind Proof Wonder Challenge. Students were asked to create a vehicle that would travel the farthest distance by wind power. Students spent the bulk of the day designing and creating vehicles and then tested, and revised their design prior to the final attempt against their […]

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Congratulations Victoria Cross

Posted June 2, 2017

Congratulations Victoria Cross you raised $3,452.95 during Jump rope for Heart. The Heart and Stroke Foundation would like to thank the school and community for their donations towards giving kids the best start towards a healthy future!

Final Newsletter for 2016-2017

Posted May 31, 2017

Please check out the final newsletter for this school year. There are lots of events happening that parents may be interested in attending. Please read this section of the  newsletter carefully. Newsletter June 2017

International Student Exchange

Posted May 23, 2017

Is your child interested in doing an international exchange? Will he/she be in grade 7-11? Please see the attached poster regarding an information night on Thursday June 8th in Guelph. International Student Exchange

Please Welcome

Posted May 18, 2017

Please welcome Laura Cozzarin to Victoria Cross. Laura is currently the Vice-Principal of Arthur P.S. and will become the Vice-Principal of Victoria Cross P.S. in September 2017.   We will miss Mr. Bodiam and thank him for his time and  commitment to  Victoria Cross students and their families. We know that he will be appreciated […]

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Special Olympics

Posted May 18, 2017

Congratulations to students in our Special Education Class who attended the Special Olympics in Guelph on Wednesday May 17. It was a beautiful day and all students participated in track and field events. They all come home with ribbons and smiles and ribbons. Raine Martin and Sydney West Ethan West

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Congratulations Alec Elliott

Posted May 11, 2017

On Wednesday, May 10 2017 Victoria Cross staff attended the OSSTF Educational Student Support Personnel Gala for Students with Learning Differences. Congratulations to Alec Elliot who was recognized for his art sculpture titled Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas). The Victoria Cross staff and the Victoria Cross School Community is very proud of you.  

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Gr. 7&8 Trip Itinerary

Posted May 9, 2017

Some gr. 7&8 parents have been asking for an additional trip itinerary. Please find it attached. Gr. 7&8 trip

May Newsletter

Posted May 2, 2017

Please find attached the May Newsletter. There is information enclosed regarding Education Week Displays and the Open House/Barbecue. Also, information about Mental Health workshops that are available for community members to attend. Looking forward to seeing you at the Open House and Barbecue. May 2017 Newsletter   Happy Spring!

Thank you to the Ministry of Education and the Upper Grand District Board

Posted April 4, 2017

The Upper Grand District School Board has been given some additional funding to support schools working on  playground enhancement. Our school has been offered an additional $6842.64. We  are grateful for this money and look forward to the building of our new playground. We wish to thank the Ministry of Education and the Upper Grand […]

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Skills Upgrading Flyer

Posted April 3, 2017

The Skills Upgrading Program is an Upper Grand DSB program for adults 19+ who require upgrading in English, math or digital technology skills to help move on to further education, employment, or apprenticeship. We work with over 250 adult learners each year in Guelph, Wellington County, Orangeville and Dufferin County to build skills. Many of […]

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April 2017 Newsletter

Posted April 3, 2017

Please find attached the April newsletter. There are lots of dates mentioned in this newsletter. Please read them carefully and mark them on your calendar.   Please note that the photo day in April has changed to April 19th due to a conflict in the intermediate. The paperwork was sent home prior to the date change. april 2017

March Newsletter

Posted March 1, 2017

This month there is information in the newsletter about how  you can help your child engage in higher order thinking by reading to and with them. The strategy is an easy one that can be done with your child at bedtime while reading. In addition to this, there is information regarding Digital Saturday and your […]

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Posted February 28, 2017

On Friday March 3rd Victoria Cross students will be participating in LIVE FREE. On this day students are asked to bring in a toonie to support our breakfast and snack programs. Students who bring in a toonie will be able to chew gum and to wear a hat for the day. Students will be asked […]

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Student Created Newsletter

Posted February 14, 2017

A group of our intermediate students are creating a newspaper which they were printing  and delivering to students throughout our school. A large number of students were interested in printed copies. We have decided to upload the newspaper to the website for all VCPS members to enjoy. On the attached links you will find the […]

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Parents invited to share feedback on secondary French language instruction

Posted February 7, 2017

The UGDSB is currently conducting a review of French as a Second Language (FSL) instruction at the secondary level. Parents and guardians with children in high school are being asked to provide input into French language instruction. From February 7 to March 10, 2017, the board is collecting information from parents/guardians about French language instruction, […]

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Online Before and/or After School Survey re-opened until February 10th 

Posted February 1, 2017

The online Before & After School Survey has been reopened and will remain open for parents to complete until February 10th.  This will allow us to capture the needs of parents who are registering up to the end of next week. We understand that some parents are familiar with Kindergarten registration taking place in elementary […]

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Feedback welcome on draft policies

Posted February 1, 2017

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft policies. Currently under review is the Website and Social Media Management Policy 312.  You are invited to review the draft documents and submit online feedback at  The deadline for public input is March 2, 2017 at 4 p.m. EST.  Persons without internet […]

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February 2017 Newsletter

Posted January 31, 2017

Please find attached the February 2017 Newsletter. In it you will find information about National Sweater Day and Winter Walk to School Day. As well there is information regarding Science and how to help your child at home and information regarding grade 7 & 8 fundraising for their year end trip. Lastly, check out the […]

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January Newsletter 2017

Posted January 9, 2017

Happy New Year to our Victoria Cross families! We hope you had an enjoyable time over the holiday with your family. Please find attached the January newsletter. In it you will find information regarding upcoming events which include a 20% project by gr. 7 students encouraging our community to bring in winter clothing,  socks, and […]

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