Toronto, September 5, 2017 – More than 17,000 students have walked through the doors of all Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir schools today. Since the school board’s inception, 20 years ago, the demand for French-language Catholic education has been growing constantly.
« Our schools are welcoming more and more new families and we are building new school facilities on a regular basis to better serve our community, » says Melinda Chartrand, Chair of Csc MonAvenir. « Parents know that by enrolling their children in our schools, they offer them the best education in a caring environment guided by Christian values of mutual support, sharing and respect. »
This year, two new French Catholic schools will open their doors. This morning, the Director of Education, André Blais, will be meeting with the students and the school community of École Catholique Monseigneur-Jamot who are moving to their new premises at 2350 Woodglade Boulevard in Peterborough. This year, the school will welcome students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 and will also offer 39 daycare places, including 24 preschools and 15 toddlers.
École secondaire catholique Père-Philippe-Lamarche located at 2850 Eglinton Avenue East in Scarborough will welcome students from grades 7 to 9. Starting this year, the school will offer the Sport, Leadership, Health and Wellness Program. For their first day of school, students will have the opportunity to meet with the Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, and the Honourable Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Francophone Affairs.
The Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir now has 59 French-language Catholic schools on its territory. Its new name, unveiled last May, reflects the aspirations of its students to look to the future and strive for academic excellence. The schools at CSC MonAvenir are characterized by their exemplary hospitality and provide students with space and quality learning opportunities that enable them to develop the skills of the 21st century.
The pastoral theme « Rejoice!” taken from St. Paul‘s letter to the Philippians (4: 4-5), will enlighten the 2017-18 school year. This theme invites schools to celebrate in a special way the deep joy that comes from a benevolent, warm and genuine school environment where everyone is welcomed just as they are in a climate that cultivates hope and thus encourages growth in each student.
On this back-to-school day, the Director of Education, André Blais, wishes all students and staff of the Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir a great first day at school! « Our family continues to grow and I am very proud of all the accomplishments that have been achieved so far. Another great year lies ahead of us with new schools and new initiatives that will enable our students to continue to flourish and offer them new extraordinary experiences, » he adds.
You can follow the first day of school for students of Csc MonAvenir with pictures on our website at www.cscmonavenir.ca/, on facebook.com/cscmonavenir and on Twitter @cscmonavenir.
The staff members and school board trustees wish students and parents an excellent 2017-2018 school year!
This year, the Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir will receive more than 17,000 students, in its 59 schools: 47 elementary schools, 11 high schools and one combined elementary and high school, established on a territory covering over 40,000 km2, extending from the Niagara Peninsula to Peterborough and from Lake Ontario (Toronto) to Georgian Bay. Our vast network of French-speaking Catholic schools allows every student to become a member of a broad Francophone school community based on faith and to receive a top quality education in a learning environment that is rich, fair and inclusive.
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