Between 1:00-3:00 p.m. our Grade 7 students will lead you on a guided tour of our wonderful school.
Between 3:00-5:45 p.m. the guided tour will then be led by staff.
Between 3:00-3:30 Ms. Retuta (our kindergarten teacher) and other staff will be available to answer any questions.
After your guided tour, Mrs. Sorochuk (the principal) will be available to answer any of your questions.
Chat with parents over a cup of coffee to learn how parents can contribute to our school community.
Before you leave, pick up a registration package from Mrs. Evans at the front office. Welcome to our Celtic Family!
Check out this great video highlighting some aspects of St. Patrick's Elementary School.
Monsignor Forget established the foundations of Catholic education at St. Patrick’s Parish. With his dedication and service funds were raised and the school was built. St. Patrick’s Elementary School was opened in 1922. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto under Sr. Alberta Martin the Superior, were the first to begin teaching in the newly built St. Patrick’s Elementary School.
Today, St. Patrick’s Elementary School is part of the Catholic Independent Schools Vancouver Archdiocese (CISVA) and is the immediate responsibility of St. Patrick’s Parish, under the auspices of the pastor who is immediately responsible to the Archbishop. Under the constitution of the Society of the CISVA, there is a duly elected PEC (Parish Education Committee). Five members of the committee are elected from the Parish directly involved with the school. Two members of the PEC are appointed by the pastor. The PEC is delegated by the society to set the particular policy of the school, and the business and finances pertaining to it. It is also responsible for the hiring of the principal and, in consultation with the principal and the pastor, for the hiring of the teaching staff.
Under the guidance of the Pastor, whose role in the school flows from his canonical role in the Parish, the Education Committee delegates its authority to the Principal who oversees the day to day operation of the school and the areas pertaining to the academics.
Principal: Mrs. Diane Sorochuk
Vice Principal: Mrs. Fatima Gaspar
Office Administration: Mrs. Stephanie Evans
Bookkeeper: Mrs. Lisa Phillips
Maintenance: Mr. Fernando Robles
"Teachers and educators fulfill a specific Christian vocation and share an equally specific participation in the mission of the Church. Members of the staff are called to model the integration of faith and culture in all the subjects they teach."
Kindergarten: Ms. Charo Retuta
Grade 1: Mrs. Anna Lancaster and Mrs. Gaspar
Grade 2: Mrs. Laura Masi
Grade 3: Ms. Beth Hayes
Grade 4: Ms. Janelle Antao
Grade 5: Mrs. Michelle Milan
Grade 6: Ms. Ellen Lawler
Grade 7: Ms. Tanitha Tolan
Learning Assistance Primary: Mrs. Pineda
Learning Assistance Intermediate: Mrs. Pink
Physical and Health Education: Mr. John McGarvey
Rachel Reade and Andrea Reynolds