Principal’s Message

Welcome to Our Lady of Perpetual Help School. As part of the Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver Archdiocese we, as a faith community, are committed to excellence in Catholicity and in all areas that promote the development of the whole child to his or her full potential.

Working cooperatively with the parish, we are dedicated to supporting our parents in the spiritual development of their children. Our staff is committed to providing a myriad of opportunities for our students through our co-curricular and extra-curricular programs. Our staff looks forward to a partnership with our parents in providing the best possible school experience for your child.

Lora Clarke, Principal


Our Lady of Perpetual Help is an independent Catholic elementary school for girls and boys, from Kindergarten to Grade 7, on the west side of Vancouver. We offer a faith-based and wide-ranging learning program that includes academics, sports, music, drama, technology, and service. We are an inclusive community that welcomes all students, recognizing that each child brings their own talent and gift to the community.

A Positive Catholic Formation

Our Lady of Perpetual Help strives to provide its students with a positive learning environment in the light of the Catholic Faith. The Principal and Staff endeavor to develop in the School a genuine Christian community with each member participating in an active manner for the common good of the whole community. Thus our students are able to have a true experience of community life along with the individual development of academic and physical skills.

Personal Development

One of our goals is the development of well rounded pupils with good work habits as well as play and study habits. Emphasis is on the virtues of self-discipline, self-respect, consideration of others and respect for authority, property and academic excellence.

Active Parental Involvement

The school aims at supporting parents as the primary educators of their children and therefore tries to keep the lines of communication open on their child’s progress, school activities and programs, current education concerns and religious activities. We also invite parents to attend all our School Liturgies, which are prepared by the children under the direction of their class teacher.

Environment for Learning

We, as a staff, are convinced that there are specific, definable attitudes and behaviors of students, parents, and teachers, which help, distinguish superior schools from schools content with mediocrity. For more information regarding expectations please refer to our Parent’s Handbook.