May 11, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Francophone community schools will be open to their communities in order to share the celebration of learning, Education Minister Kelly Lamrock announced today.
"As the school year draws to a close, I encourage parents, families, and all members of the community to visit our community schools to discover the projects the children have worked on with such enthusiasm," said Lamrock. "If we want to offer the best education system in the country, we all have to team up with our community schools."
Each school holds its celebration on a different day, but all showcase the major learning projects that children have worked on during the past school year. Students have the opportunity to tell other children, their parents and grandparents, and community members about their accomplishments. To carry out the projects in French, math, science, and other courses, students received support from teachers and the school's community partners.
"One of the priorities of our government's education plan, When kids come first, is to gradually get everyone involved in contributing to the provincial learning curriculum," said Lamrock.
Since the community schools program began in fall 2007, 16 schools have joined the network. Each has formed an alliance with its community with a view to supporting the children so they can master their academic learning. In partnership with the volunteer, private, and public sectors, the school and its community also make sure that the children acquire the necessary skills to meet the challenges of life.
Following is the 2009 schedule of celebrations of learning in New Brunswick's community schools:
Wednesday, May 13
District 5: 10 - 11:30 a.m. - École Carrefour-Étudiant, 795 École St., Beresford
District 3: 12:45 - 2 p.m. and 6 - 7:30 p.m.- École Ernest-Lang, 13 Bellevue St., Saint-François
District 3: 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. and 6 - 7:30 p.m. - Régionale-de-Saint-André, 477 De l'Église St., Saint-André
Thursday, May 14
District 1: 6 - 7 p.m. - École Champlain, 211 Mill St., Moncton
Thursday, May 28
District 9: 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. - École L'Escale-des-jeunes, 2930 Morais St., Bas-Caraquet
District 9: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux, 30 Cormier St., Caraquet
Thursday, June 4
District 1: 1 - 4 p.m. - École Arc-en-ciel, 95 Drummond Dr., Oromocto
Friday, June 5
District 1: 10 a.m.: Opening of community garden; 1:30 p.m.: Celebration of learning; and 6 - 7:30 p.m.: Cultural evening - École
Abbey Landry, 432 Centrale St., Memramcook
District 5: 1:15 p.m. - Polyvalente Roland-Pépin, 45A Du Village St., Campbellton
Tuesday, June 9
District 11: 1 - 3 p.m. - École Blanche-Bourgeois, 29 Cocagne Cross Rd., Cocagne
Wednesday, June 10
District 3: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - École Saint-Joseph, 562 Toussaint Rd., Saint-Joseph-de-Madawaska
District 9: 10 a.m. - noon - École Terre-des-jeunes, 1191 Des Fondateurs St., Paquetville
Friday, June 12
District 9: 10 - 11:30 a.m. - Centre La Fontaine, 700 Principale St., Néguac
District 11: 1 - 3 p.m. - École Soleil Levant, 45 Morgan St., Richibucto
Saturday, June 20
District 11: 7 - 9 p.m. - École Régionale de Baie-Sainte-Anne, 5362 Route 117, Baie-Sainte-Anne
More information (French only) about francophone community schools may be found online.
MEDIA CONTACT: Johanne Le Blanc, communications, Department of Education, 506-453-3085.