Welcome to our school community! We are so excited that you are starting school here at St. Vincent de Paul!

Education may look a little different right now, but we are committed to working together to keep all children safe, happy, and healthy!

Introducing Our Early Years Team

Our before and after school Extended Day Program runs out of Room 105. On your child’s first day, you will have to fill out and return emergency and safety documentation forms. We ask that you provide a change of clothes and a pair of indoor shoes for your child. Please inform the Extended Day teachers or your child’s classroom teacher if your child will not be attending on a specific day. Our Extended Day Cellphone number is 519-502-7823.

Team Members Introduction
image001 Hi! My name is Mrs. Morrison (pictured on the left) and I am so happy to be part of the St. Vincent de Paul FDK team. I am looking forward to having a fun year full of lots of learning and new adventures. If you like painting pictures, making arts and crafts, constructing with big and small blocks, dressing up in costumes, reading exciting books, exploring sensory bins, investigating mystery science, going on nature walks and playing outside…then you will LOVE it here with us in Junior Kindergarten! See you soon!
image003 Hello to our new and returning SVDP families! My name is Mrs McKeown and I have been with St Vincent de Paul for 6 years. Our classroom is a fun and exciting place to learn, with lots of singing, reading, building and experimenting! I am excited to meet you and look forward to our new school year.
image005 Hello, I’m Mrs. Sousa, my educational philosophy and pedagogy focus on making learning meaningful by creating inspiring magical and memorable teaching moments. I believe the children need time to play, create, explore, investigate, discover and be curious. As an educator I will help foster loving and meaningful relationships and create a strong sense of well being and belonging in our classroom community. I value each child and see them as capable and competent individuals with so much potential.
image007 Hello, my name is Mrs. Buck. I am a DECE working at St. Vincent de Paul together with Mrs. Ahearn in Rm. 103. I have been an Early Childhood Educator for 23 years and love being a part of the exciting development and learning in young children. I can’t wait to meet our new JKs!
image009 Hi, I’m Ms. Fernandes and I am ONE of the 6 Kindergarten teachers who are super excited to meet you in September! This will be my third year as part of the SVDP Kindies and I am ready for another memorable year. Learning while having fun exploring, playing games, reading, meeting new friends, you got it! Oh, and of course, getting a little messy too, we cover it all. In our class you become the little teachers. Looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces soon! Welcome to school JKs!
image011 Hello friends, My name is Ms. Fontes and I am so excited to meet you in September! I have been a part of the “Kindie Crew” here at St. Vincent de Paul school for 3 years. In my spare time I love to craft and snuggle with my children. I look forward to teaching you and watching you grow as we explore and learn this year!
image013 Hello, My name is Gorette Varao-Woodman (Mrs. Woodman) and I am one of the Kindergarten teachers at St.Vincent de Paul. I have been a kindie teacher since 1998. I am super lucky to work with Mrs. Yake. I am so excited to meet my new friends and their families. We are going to have so much fun in our classroom!
image015 Hi, I’m Mrs. Yake. I have been a Tiger for 2 years. I’m so excited for you to join us. In our classroom we enjoy going for local walks and being scientists and palaeontologists to see what we can find. If you enroll in the extended day program you would see me at some point in the program. Looking forward to learning alongside you this upcoming school year!
image017 Hi Future Tigers!

My name is Mrs. Ahearn and I am SO EXCITED to welcome you to Kindergarten! I have been a SVDP tiger for 14 years and can’t wait for you to join! We will have so much fun playing, singing, and learning together! Have fun exploring this summer and I look forward to meeting you in September!

image019 Hi there boys and girls,

Ms. Whalen here!!! I am so excited to meet you in September!!! It’s going to be a great year, full of new friends, adventures, growth and learning. This will be my 3rd year at St. Vincent de Paul as part of “the kindie crew”. We have an amazing  Kindergarten team. You are in for a real treat 😊 Make sure to pack all your smiles, creativity,  kindness, and hard working abilities in your backpack. That is the recipe for a fantastic school year!!!

image021 Hi I’m Amanda Gutierrez and I am an ECE Assistant in the extended day program. I have been with the board for 3 years. Currently I am enrolled in the ECE apprenticeship program at Conestoga College. I will graduate in 2022 with my ECE diploma.

I have lots of experience with children, as I am a busy mom to 4 boys with various interests! I also have personal hands-on experience with ASD and ADHD which further drove my interest to work in the early years division. I look forward to working with your children and learning as they grow!

Introducing Our School Community and Learning Spaces

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