news release

January 7, 2021

Due to social distancing measures implemented to counter the spread of COVID-19, some French language Catholic secondary schools of the Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon will transport this year’s open house event into the living rooms of grade 8 students. As part of these events scheduled to take place in January 2021, students will be offered a virtual tour of the school as well as a presentation that will allow them to get to know the teachers, meet high school students recognized for their leadership and become familiar with the various programs and activities offered by their future secondary school.Following this activity, students and families will be able to continue communicating with the French-speaking Catholic high school of their choice and register for the 2021-2022 school year. Although traditional school visits are not possible, CSC Nouvelon secondary school staff are committed to providing personalized support to grade 8 students and guiding them in their transition to high school. Some other CSC Nouvelon secondary schools have already held their open house event or will hold information activities for grade 8 students as part of the regular school day.

January 6, 2021

In order to support students during the virtual learning period, the Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon contacted the families of students in order to determine what learning tools (iPads and laptops) was required by the students. Since the return to learning on Monday January 4, 2021, CSC Nouvelon has distributed close to 1,000 technological tools to elementary students across its territory. Some families went to board office to pick up their iPad or laptop, the majority were distributed through schools. With the recent deployment of some 1,600 laptops in its secondary schools, high school students already have access to a laptop. CSC Nouvelon expects to complete the deployment of technological learning tools by the end of June 2021 thus ensuring that all students from grade 1 to 12 have access to an iPad or laptop. The CSC remains committed to supporting its families during these exceptional times.

January 4, 2021

Parents wishing to register their child in a French language Kindergarten program are invited to come discover Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon’s elementary schools during their Kindergarten Registration event in January. Due to the social distancing measures put in place to counter the spread of COVID-19, Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon schools will offer a warm and personal welcome to families during the full-month of January. Although parents will be able to schedule an appointment with their selected school, access to the school will be limited. This event will be of interest to parents of children born in 2017 who will be attending school in September 2021.

December 17, 2020

The staff at the Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon board office will donate no less than $9,208 to five Greater Sudbury charities to help support those in need this Christmas season.

December 16, 2020

On December 2, 2020, the Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon and the Association des enseignantes et enseignants franco-ontariens de l’Ontario – suppléants du Moyen-Nord catholique (Unité 61) reached a three-year tentative agreement. The ratification meeting took place on December 13, 2020.

December 10, 2020

The Ontario Ministry of Education recently announced that it will grant the funding required for the purchase of property that will serve for the construction of a new French-language Catholic school in Hanmer / Val Thérèse. Having already received the capital funding for the construction of this new school, Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon will be able to proceed with its project to build a new school for students currently enrolled at École Notre-Dame (Hanmer), École St-Joseph (Hanmer) and École Ste-Thérèse (Val Thérèse). The CSC Nouvelon hopes to make public the site selected for this project in a few weeks.

December 7, 2020

During its inaugural December 4, 2020 board meeting, Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon school trustees re-elected Mr. André Bidal as President for the 2020-2021 school year. Ms. Suzanne Salituri was elected to serve as Vice-President for the same term.