news release

New potential French Catholic school options for Hanmer and Val Thérèse

November 13, 2013

On November 11, the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) held a public meeting at École St-Joseph (Hanmer). The purpose of this session was to consult its Hanmer and Val Thérèse school communities in the evaluation of various French language Catholic school options that may be offered to students if funding can be secured from the Ministry of Education.

The CSCNO is presently evaluating its students’ needs as well as its school facilities in this section of Valley East. As part of this process, the CSCNO will undertake a feasibility study of École St-Joseph, École Ste-Thérèse and École Notre-Dame as well as the evaluation of eleven school site options in Hanmer and Val Thérèse. These options include the construction of a new school as well as the modernization of existing buildings.

The feasibility study and evaluation of the various French language Catholic school site options in Val Thérèse and Hanmer will be presented to the three school communities in early January 2014 during a second public meeting. This gathering will further enable parents and school staff to share their opinion and make recommendations.

The preliminary document outlining this project and identifying the 11 school options is available online at: http://www.nouvelon.ca/options/hanmer/valtherese.pdf .

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) operates four elementary schools in Valley East. École Notre-Dame (Hamner) is a JK to grade 8 school while École St-Joseph (Hanmer) has students from JK to grade 3 and École Ste-Thérèse (Val Thérèse) counts grade 4 to 8 students. The area is also served by École Jean-Paul II (Val Caron) and École secondaire catholique l’Horizon (Val Caron).

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.

Info:
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
Paul.delariva@nouvelon.ca

Book Fairs to take place in CSCNO schools

November 11, 2013

Several Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontarioschools will host a book fair featuring French-language books and educational products during the coming weeks. 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 will be available. 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.

School communities review potential Catholic School sites in Espanola

November 7, 2013

On November 5th, the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) presented to the presented to the school community of École Saint-Joseph and École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest school the document entitled “Feasibility Study for the Redevelopment of Catholic Schools in Espanola.” This document, produced jointly with Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board, includes the results of the feasibility study and evaluation of various options pertaining to the utilization of school sites in Espanola.

Public information session on school facilities in Hanmer and Val Thérèse

November 5, 2013

As part of the Ministry of Education’s priority to update learning infrastructures, the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) will evaluate its students’ needs in regards to school facilities in the communities of Hanmer and Val Thérèse. As part of this process, the CSCNO will undertake a feasibility study of École St-Joseph, École Ste-Thérèse and École Notre-Dame as well as the evaluation of potential utilization options of school sites in Hanmer and Val Thérèse.