Six CSCNO students shine at the Franco-Ontarian Chess Tournament

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.

Celebrating the official opening of a multisensory room at École St-Charles Borromée

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.

Official opening of multisensory room at École St-Charles Borromée

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.

AFOCSC celebrates more than 225 years of French Catholic education in Ontario

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.