COVID-19 Information

According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, “A new coronavirus is the cause of an outbreak of respiratory infections, now known as COVID-19. We are continually monitoring the situation related to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and closely following the federal and provincial health officers – their advice and perspective.

LATEST! May 19 – Letter from Principal Neva Grout
May 8 – Letter from Superintendent Deacon Henk Luyten
April 15 – Letter from Principal Neva Grout
April 14 – Letter from Superintendent Deacon Henk Luyten
April 3 – Update from Principal Neva Grout
March 30 – Letter from Principal Neva Grout
March 28 – Letter from Hon. Rob Fleming and Andrea Sinclair
Translations available: French | Chinese | Punjabi

March 26 – Letter from Principal Neva Grout
March 20 – Letter from Principal Neva Grout
March 18 – Letter from Superintendent Deacon Henk Luyten
March 17 – Letter from Hon. Rob Fleming, Minister of Education
March 16 – Memo from Archbishop Michael Miller

Stay updated with these helpful links:

What should we do

According to the Provincial Health Officer, these are the recommended actions for British Columbians:

  • Cleaning your hands regularly
  • Avoiding touching your face,
  • Coughing or sneezing into your elbow sleeve
  • Disposing of tissues appropriately
  • Staying home and away from others if you are sick.Anyone who is concerned they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of, COVID-19 should contact their primary care provider, local public health office, or call 811. Translation services for 811 is available in 130 plus languages.

2019/20 School Supply List

In preparation for the upcoming 2019/20 School year, click the link below that corresponds with your child’s grade. Please send the items on the list with your student, for the first day of school in September.


Dates to Remember

May 4:    Gr. 7 Confirmation – 6:30pm

May 5-7: Chancellor Music Festival

May 8:    OLA Track Meet

May 16:  OLM Feast Day School & Office Closed

May 19:  Victoria Day School & Office Closed

May 21:  CISVA Track and Field

May 25:  Gr. 2 First Holy Communion 2:00pm


Panorama and Grade 7 Grad Photo Orders

If ordering a panorama or grad photo, please note that payment and order forms are due tomorrow, April 30th. If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to Lifetouch Canada.


Chancellor Music Festival

The Chancellor Music Festival runs from Monday, May 5th to Wednesday, May 7th. OLM students will be performing on Wednesday, May 7th in the following sessions:


OLM Grade 1                    9:30 am session

OLM Grade 2/3                 9:30 am session

OLM Grade 4/5                 10:30 am session

OLM Grade 6/7                 10:30 am session

OLM Chamber Choir        11:30 am session


All are welcome to come and watch!


**Please note that students are to be dressed in proper full school uniform.   Please see the Uniform Policy for information on proper school attire.**

Newsletter June 24, 2013

Our Lady of Mercy Newsletter

June 24, 2013

 School Calendar 2013 – 2014


First Day of School Gr. 1 – 7First Day of School – Kindergarten

Sept 3
Sept 4

Pro D – School Closed

Sept 20

Pro D – School Closed

Sept 27

Pro D – School Closed

Oct 11

Thanksgiving Day

Oct 14

Remembrance Day

Nov 11

Last Day of school before Christmas Break

Dec 20
Noon Dismissal

School reopens after Christmas Break

Jan 6

Family Day

Feb. 10

Catholic Educators’ Conference

Feb 13 – 14

Spring Break

Mar 17 – 21

Parent Teacher Conferences

Mar 27

Holy Thursday

Apr 17 Noon Dismissal

Good Friday

Apr 18

Easter Monday

Apr 21

OLM Feast Day

May 16

Victoria Day

May 19


June 6
Noon Dismissal

Activity Day

June 13

Gr. 7 Farewell Mass & Awards
Talent Show

June 20

Last Day of School

June 25
Noon Dismissal

Reminder for the First Day of School

The first day of school for Grades 1 – Grades 7 will be Tuesday, September 3, 2013. School will be in session from 8:45am – 10:00am. We will have a regular school day beginning on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 8:45am – 3:00 pm.

The first day of school for Kindergarten will be Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the regular scheduled time. The morning class is from 8:45am – 11:30am; the afternoon class is from 12:30pm – 3:00pm. Full day Kindergarten starts September 16, 2013 from 8:45am – 3:00pm.

Thank You to the Education Committee

The staff and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Education Committee for their continued support and vision they have for the school. OLM has been very blessed to have had supportive and visionary EC members both past and present who have worked well beyond the hours required. These people give generously of their time and talent so that every child at the school could benefit.

Thank You to OLM Parents and Students

We would also like to acknowledge the parents and students who have supported the school through their participation hours and the hours parents have volunteered to make this place wonderful. Through your efforts we are able to offer a safe environment, a hot lunch program, the library is open during lunchtime, events organized by the special events committee and all the fundraising efforts, classes going on fieldtrips, the school gets an extra dose of cleaning, more team sports are offered, and much, much more. It is because of your efforts that the school has accomplished so much.

OLM Gave Generously to Charities

Through the different school events that the Grade 7 Class has organized the school raised over $5,000 to support the following charities:

Free the Children

Canuck Children’s Hospice

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Covenant House

Christian Child Care International


Blind Beginnings

New Westminster Royal Canadian Legion

We also support KIVA, a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.

This is what Our Lady of Mercy is all about, people helping and supporting each other by offering the gifts and talents that God has graced on each one of us! Thank you!

Have a safe, fun-filled memorable summer.