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Faith and Excellence in Catholic Education

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Principal’s Message

Welcome to Queen of Angels Catholic Elementary & Middle School.

Since our cornerstone was laid in 1965, our staff (past and 

present) have worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to share Christ’s message of inclusion and love – it is our motto: “To Build in Love”. With this history, we are proud of the accomplishments our alumni have achieved.

Every child that enters Queen of Angels School is welcomed for what they are: precious and brimming with potential and talents that are uniquely their own. We are committed to providing your child with the opportunities necessary for them to flourish into loving, compassionate, and critical-thinking individuals. We believe in clear and open dialogue with parents and welcome the central role of parents/guardians in their child’s upbringing.

Queen of Angels School is proud of the programs and infrastructure rarely offered at other elementary schools:

       Two gymnasiums to support numerous sports,

       A cooking lab utilized by teachers for instructional purposes in almost every grade,

       An impressive science lab with equipment and supplies sufficient for thousands of unique activities for every grade level,

       Multiple class sets of Apple Notebooks, iPads, and Google Chromebooks to dovetail classroom research and project-based learning,

       A standalone Fine Arts Pavilion for Band, Speech Arts and Drama Productions,

       Specialist instruction in Music, French, Cultural Studies, and Physical Education from Grades K through 9.

We invite you to come to Queen of Angels School to experience for yourself how our students love to learn and learn to love.

– Mr. Brian Untereiner

Principal

About Queen of Angels

Queen of Angels School is situated on eleven acres in the heart of the Cowichan Valley.

The school currently enrolls students from Kindergarten to Grade 9 as well as operates Angel Care, a daycare program for children ages 3 and 4.

Developing The Whole Child

Queen of Angels is a welcoming community where the emphasis is placed on developing the whole child – Spiritually, Physically, Intellectually, Culturally, Emotionally, Socially, and Artistically. Students are guided by Catholic tradition, encouraged to produce their best possible work, and urged to participate in sports and other extra-curricular activities.

To Build In Love

Our students continue to learn what it means to serve the larger community as we continuously support the local Food Bank, Warmland House, Chalice Foster Children and other local, national and international charities. Our motto, “To Build in Love”, comes from Ephesians 4:13.

Hear From Our Teachers

“It has been a privilege to serve and be part of ICS for the past 22+ years. Born and raised in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, I am a teacher and former student of Queen of Angels School. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing staff and students. Queen of Angels is not just a school…It is a family. We support each other and provide a warm and loving environment where students and families feel safe and enjoy learning. We encourage our students to be the best they can be in a safe and inclusive environment. Students are supported in a Christian environment practicing our school G.O.A.L.S. (Gospel Values, Ownership, Attitude, Leadership). I feel truly grateful to be part of such a loving and wonderful community.”

Sarah Walsh, Grade 3 Teacher, Queen of Angels Catholic School

Queen of Angels Faculty & Staff

Queen of Angels Catholic School has a very dedicated faculty who works hard to meet all our children’s needs. Our teachers are certified by the BC Teacher Certification Branch.

Administration

Principal

MR. BRIAN UNTEREINER

School Chaplain

Fr. Roger Poblete

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Melissa Telfer

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Cindy Millard

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Jessica Lemmens

Classroom Teachers

KH

Mrs. Brenda Hennig

K/1C

MS. Colleen Carlin

1/2B

MRS. MIRA BOTA

2/3M

Mrs. Danica Medley

3W

Mrs. Sarah Walsh

4R

MRS. ANGELIQUE RASMUSSEN

5M

MR. DAVID PETERSON

6L

Mrs. Marie Lewis

7E

Ms. Erin Ewer

8M

Mr. Patrick Mccann

9V

MR. STEPHEN VALIQUETTE

Specialists & Learning Support

K-9 French

Madame Rachel Anderson

Music

Mr. Gord Higginson

Physical Education

Mr. John Battie

Learning Support Coordinator

Mrs. Lana Durand

Learning Support Teacher

MS. DARAGH HOURIGAN

Learning Support Teacher

Mrs. Sue Hunter

First Nations Support & EA

Mrs. Vernadean Douglas

Educational Assistants

Educational Assistant

MRS. KAREN ALLEY

Educational Assistant

MRS. JACKIE CLEAVES

Educational Assistant

MRS. MARIA CROSSLEY

Educational Assistant

MRS. JOLEEN DUNCAN

Educational Assistant

Ms. Michele Loeffler

Educational Assistant

Mrs. Claire milbury

Educational Assistant

Mrs. MICHELLE PLECAS

Educational Assistant

MRS. SUSAN PORTER

Educational Assistant

MS. Caley Rose

Educational Assistant

MRS. MAUREEN SALMON

Educational Assistant

MRS. ANN SCHOLTEN

Educational Assistant

MRS. KATIE WOLFE

Educational Assistant

MRS. ERIKO YAMAMOTO

Angel Care

Manager

Glenda Atcheson

Early Childhood Educator

Angela Fukakusa

Early Childhood Educator

Tam Arnold

Early Childhood Educator

MAUREEN MCNEIL

Early Childhood Educator

Maddy Rota

Early Childhood Educator

Jennifer Ruckemesser

Out of School Care

Debby Fernandez

Out of School Care

Emily Mcaully

Support Staff

Uniform Store Manager

Sonja Milbury

Librarian

MRS. CHAR CARDIN

Bus Driver

Beth Fifield

Relief Bus Driver/Maintenance

Shawn Douglas

Employment Opportunities

At Island Catholic Schools we are committed to becoming guiding lights for a brighter future and to charting a new direction for Catholic education on Vancouver Island.

Our History

Early Beginnings

Construction of Queen of Angels School was completed in September 1964, housing 207 students from Grades 1-7. The school was officially open on April 4, 1965 by The Most Reverend Remi De Roo, Bishop of Victoria.

Expansion

In 1991 Queen of Angels School added a new administration area, a second (smaller) gymnasium, a library, computer lab, cooking lab, science lab, seven general-use classrooms, and grew to include students in Grades 8-9.

Queen of Angels Today

Currently there are approximately 248 students enrolled at Queen of Angels Catholic school in grades K through 9. There are 31 three to five year-olds participating in the Angel Care program.

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