news release

March 6, 2014

Twenty teams from nine Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario elementary schools competed in the 11th annual Great Robotics Challenge (Grand défi robotique) that was held at Science North in Sudbury on February 27. The Grand défi robotique enables students from grades 4 through 8 to display their creativity, ingenuity and tenacity. This friendly competition encourages teamwork while initiating youngsters to the world of engineering and technology.

Sudbury’s Collège Notre-Dame will host a book fair featuring French-language books and educational products on Thursday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The book fairs will allow students and their families to choose from a variety of French-language educational products such as books, videos, DVDs, software, and educational games. The book fairs will benefit students, since part of the profits will go towards the purchase of educational resources for the school. Admission is free and everyone is invited.

March 5, 2014

Four teams representing the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) will travel to Waterloo to take part in the Elementary and Secondary Provincial Cardboard Boat Races on March 5 and 6.

March 4, 2014

From March 4 to 8, five Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) students will be among the 80 grade 11 and 12 Franco-Ontarian students to take part in the 8th Provincial Francophone Youth Parliament. This activity will enable students to become familiar with Ontario’s parliamentary system and the workings of the Ontario Legislative Assembly. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with Members and Ministers of Provincial Parliament (MPP).

February 28, 2014

Zaccharie Lefrançois, a former student at École secondaire du Sacré-Cœur (Sudbury) who is now pursuing his studies at Collège Boréal, stood among the eight outstanding citizens celebrated on February 20th during the Northern Ontario Community Builders Awards of Excellence gala. Zaccharie was presented the Young Leader Award in recognition of his important contributions and the 1,200 volunteer hours he accumulated while still in high school.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rainbow District School Board, Sudbury Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) and Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) have approved the School Year Calendar for 2014-2015.

February 26, 2014

On Friday, February 28, eight teams representing Sudbury’s Collège Notre-Dame and École secondaire catholique Thériault from Timmins will square off in the Tournoi du gros cinq sous (Big Nickel Tournament).  This contest measuring students’ knowledge will take place in the Collège Notre-Dame cafeteria (100 Lévis St., Sudbury). Very similar to the former Reach for the Top contest, the Tournoi du gros cinq sous is the first French-language competition of this type to take place in Sudbury in many years. Members of the media are invited to view the competition.