news release

Greater Sudbury, May 29, 2013)

On Thursday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m., some 1,900 grade 6, 7 and 8 francophone students from some 20 Greater Sudbury, Sudbury East, North Shore and other Northern Ontario schools will gather at Bell Park’s Grace Hartman Amphitheatre for the St-Jean Baptiste performance featuring the Franco-Ontarian artist Damien Robitaille. The concert is presented jointly by Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO), Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) and La Slague, with support from Laurentian University, the University of Sudbury, Collège Boréal, the Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury, and the Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario du grand Sudbury.

May 21, 2013

On Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m., some 50 Chapleau residents will take part in the 3nd annual Run for the Fight against Cancer organized by École secondaire catholique Trillium. Participants in this event may choose to walk or run a distance of 2, 5 or 10 kilometres. The registration fee for this fundraising event is $25 for people 12 years of age and over and $15 for participants 12 and under. Organized by school students and staff, this activity is an annual fundraising event in the fight against cancer. Proceeds from the race will be presented to the local Relay for Life organizing committee.

May 17, 2013

Since the start of May, Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) elementary schools have been offering a warm welcome to children who are starting junior kindergarten in September 2013 as well as their parents/guardians. All families having registered their children in a French language Catholic school are invited to the “Bienvenue à la maternelle” (Welcome to Kindergarten) event. Parents who have not registered their children in a CSCNO school still have time to register for this event by calling their neighbourhood school.

May 14, 2013

Several Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario students displayed great skills during the recent Franco-Ontarian Chess Tournament that took place in Haileybury from May 2 to 4. Among the 400 students measuring their skills in this discipline that requires much strategizing and memory and problem-solving abilities were young chess masters from École Saint-Joseph (Wawa), École St-Denis (Sudbury) and Collège Notre-Dame (Sudbury) who won tournament medals and qualified for the national chess championship.

May 13, 2013

As part of Catholic Education Week activities, several members of the St-Charles community gathered at École St-Charles Borromée on May 8 to celebrate the opening of the school’s new multisensory Snoezelen room. The room was created through the efforts of educators Denise Anderson and Francine Lagrandeur, who wanted to create this type of space that could benefit special needs students and support them in their learning.

May 7, 2013

WHAT?                Official opening of multisensory room

 As part of Catholic Education Week activities, École St-Charles Borromée will celebrate the official opening of its new multisensory room. The Snoezelen room was created through the efforts of educators Denise Anderson and Francine Lagrandeur who wanted to create a room for special needs students and support them in their learning. Through its design, the room places the person with special needs in a soothing and stimulating environment, the "Snoezelen room". These rooms are specially designed to deliver stimuli to various senses.

May 3, 2013

The Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC) celebrated the 15th anniversary of its 8 school boards and more than 225 years of French Catholic education in Ontario, at its annual congress in London on May 3rd.  School board representatives, elected officials and dignitaries were in attendance to celebrate the many success stories and achievements of catholic schools since the inception of the boards in 1998.