news release

February 4, 2014

More than 350 students take part in the CSCNO floor hockey tournament

On February 1 and 2, more than 350 grade 3 and 4 students from a dozen Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) schools had the opportunity to compete in the boys and girls floor hockey tournament.

January 30, 2014

On January 28, students from Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) schools won the gold, silver and bronze medals at the North-Eastern Ontario Regional Elementary Cardboard Boat Race competition for elementary schools. No less than 28 teams from various Northern Ontario communities met in Sturgeon Falls to measure their ingenuity. École Ste-Marie (Azilda) won the gold medal, École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) earned the silver medal while the team from École Alliance St-Joseph (Chelmsford) claimed the bronze medal.

École Ste-Marie (Azilda) stood out among competitors through its capacity to build a quick and sturdy cardboard boat. Not only did the vessel navigate a distance of 25 metres in 25.51 seconds, it was able to carry a load of 458 pounds. The team from Chelmsford’s École Alliance St-Joseph had a time of 22.97 seconds and its boat supported a load of 328 pounds. Wawa’s École Saint-Joseph saw its team complete the distance in 29.37 seconds while supporting the maximum load of the day, no less than 588 pounds. As North-East Ontario champions, the École Ste-Marie students, as well as fellow medalists from École Saint-Joseph and École Alliance St-Joseph will travel to Waterloo to take part in the Elementary Provincial Cardboard Boat Races on March 5.

The competition, held by Skills Canada for students from grades 7 and 8, requires each four-student team to design and build a boat. Students were judged on the design and construction quality of their boats, teamwork, organization, security, creativity, team spirit as well as the speed and resistance of their vessels. In addition to seeing the performance of their cardboard boats measured on water over a distance of 25 metres, the teams took part in a load challenge to determine how long their boats could carry a maximum number of team-mates without sinking.

The following CSCNO elementary schools took part in the Elementary Cardboard Boat Races regional competition: École catholique Félix-Ricard (Sudbury) and École catholique Georges Vanier (Elliot Lake).

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario offers a French Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSCNO provides a quality academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 7,000 students in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.




Paul de la Riva
Communications and Community Development Coordinator
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario
(705) 673-5626, ext. 294
(705) 677-8195 – cell phone

September 28, 2014

During its January 28 regular meeting, the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario trustees adopted the motion presented by the board’s Working and Labour Relations Committee.

January 27, 2014

During its upcoming regular meeting, the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario trustees will review the Espanola Catholic school sites proposal. The meeting, which will be held at the CSCNO board office (201 Jogues St. in Sudbury) on Tuesday, January 28, at 7 p.m., will also be accessible by videoconference at École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest in Espanola. The CSCNO school communities in Espanola are welcome to attend the meeting at the school.

January 10, 2014

JK registration to take place in CSCNO schools on January 20-24 

Parents wishing to register their child in our full-time Junior Kindergarten program and explore the benefits of French Catholic education are invited to visit the elementary schools of the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) during its JK Registration event from Monday, January 20, to Friday, January 24. This event will be of interest to parents of children born in 2010 who will be attending school in September 2014. All parents who wish to explore the many benefits that a quality French language Catholic education can provide their children are cordially invited to attend, along with their families.

January 10, 2014

On January 9, the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) presented during a public meeting the feasibility study and evaluation of the various French language Catholic school site options for its school communities in Val Thérèse (École Ste-Thérèse) and Hanmer (École St-Joseph and École Notre-Dame).

January 7, 2014

Students from Sault Ste. Marie’s École Notre-Dame-du-Sault will represent the Algoma District at the upcoming Provincial First Lego League Competition to take place in Waterloo on January 11. The team, called the Notre-Dame-du-Sault Robots, displayed its ingenuity at the 2013 Algoma Regional First Lego League Competition by placing first overall, earning the right to represent the District of Algoma at this prestigious competition. Past winners of the Algoma Regional First Lego League Competition in 2012, the Robots will be taking part in the third Provincial First Lego League.