news release

Operation Christmas Child: Félix-Ricard shares with less fortunate children of the world

November 19, 2012

WHAT?            Distribution of donations from Operation Christmas Child drive


On Thursday, November 21, at 9 a.m., students and staff at Sudbury’s École catholique Félix-Ricard will gather in the school gymnasium to celebrate the success of the school’s Christmas Child drive. This Christian sharing and global awareness campaign enabled the school to put together close to 300 boxes consisting of various articles (soap, tooth brushes, shoes, school supplies) for children living in developing countries.

The University of Sudbury and École secondaire du Sacré-Coeur Join Together to Welcome Santa Claus

November 18, 2013

SUDBURY – On November 16, the University of Sudbury and Sudbury’s École secondaire du Sacré-Coeur joined together to participate in one of the biggest Santa Claus Parades the city of Greater Sudbury has ever seen. Hundreds of citizens and organizations participated in this community celebration, showcasing the city’s incredible creativity and dynamism.

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: .

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.

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

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.