About QAS

Queen-of-All-Saints-SchoolQueen of All Saints School is a parochial elementary school. It was established by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver and is a member of the Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese (CISVA).

QAS School is the immediate responsibility of All Saints Parish. The school’s history began in 1987 when All Saints Parish took over Our Lady of Lourdes School in Maillardville. Following a parish referendum, in 1996 All Saints Parish constructed a new school adjacent to the church and called it Queen of All Saints.

The pastor and the Parish Education Committee (PEC) administer our school. We follow the educational policies established by the BC Provincial Ministry of Education and the CISVA.

Philosophy

Queen of All Saints School is dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing Catholic Christian environment where children may develop as unique persons. This development focuses on the whole person

– spiritually, intellectually, morally, emotionally, socially, and physically – to enable the child to become a responsible, caring member of society.Panorama3

The school community (administration, teacher, parents, clergy and students) works collaboratively to prepare our students for living in today’s world. We encourage them to seek knowledge and to understand and respect others. We provide opportunities for growth and self-discipline, and teach them to communicate effectively.

We all collaborate in the building of a community of faith. We recognize the value of the family and the parents’ role as the primary educators of their children. We work together in an atmosphere of mutual love and respect.

Mission

Marian Grotto - Parents' project completed June 2005Queen of All Saints School is an integral part of All Saints Parish and provides a Catholic Christian environment fostering Christ-like attitudes and discipleship among the students.

We are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of each of our students by nurturing their spiritual, intellectual, moral, emotional, social, and physical growth, and helping them live out God’s call in the global community.

With Mary as our model and guide, we work together imitating Christ in our love and service of God and our neighbour.

Athletics

Athletics provide learning situations that are difficult to duplicate in a classroom setting. Students have the opportunity to learn about and practice self-discipline, teamwork, fair play, loyalty, tolerance, humility and many other positive characteristics in a open, life-like environment. In the Catholic school setting, these opportunities must be permeated with those Christian values that are the foundation of our schools. QAS School follows the CISVA Philosophy of Athletics.

Our extra-curricular athletic programs challenge both the individual athlete and the team to strive for excellence and develop their talents. As an elementary school, we encourage participation. All students who are willing to meet the requirements of the team are given the opportunity to play at the elementary level, giving each player some playing time is the higher goal than out scoring an opponent.

Parents can refer to the “QAS Policy Handbook for Parents” distributed to all new families or contact the office for more information.

School Crest

The designing of the crest was open to the children of the school in June 1996. Iris Lee’s design was the one chosen as it represented the four aspects of our school life.