Parents of students enrolled at École secondaire Villa Française des Jeunes, a secondary school in Elliot Lake administered by the Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO), and many members of the community of Elliot Lake expressed support for the idea of sharing the school building with students of École élémentaire catholique Georges Vanier, administered by the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO). The two school boards held information sessions on Thursday night to present this model of collaboration.
Many parents and members of the community attended the public information session held at École secondaire Villa Française des Jeunes. The purpose of the session was to inform and consult the community regarding a joint study the CSPGNO conducted with the CSCNO to determine how to provide the best possible educational services to Elliot Lake students.
The information session gave parents and members of the community the opportunity to express their opinion on the results of the study, the proposed collaboration model and the preliminary architectural plans for the renovations required to execute the project.
The CSPGNO board president, Mr. Jean-Marc Aubin, stated that “expectations for the project are positive and very beneficial for Elliot Lake students, as it allows us to fulfill the academic needs of our community’s students while continuing to ensure the sustainability of the French language and culture.”
The CSPGNO wishes to thank the parents and members of the community for their commitment to education and the future of their community’s Francophone students.
Recognized for its keen sense of innovation and openness to the world, CSPGNO offers a French-language public education of the highest quality in eleven elementary schools and eight secondary schools in the communities of Markstay, Noëlville, Greater Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Dubreuilville, Marathon, Manitouwadge and Longlac.