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Welcome to Regina's École du Parc

On September 4, École du Parc will welcome your child for the first time. I am your new Principal, Michèle Méthot. Until spring, I was principal at our high school: École Monseigneur de Laval - Pavillon Secondaire des Quatre Vents. Having worked for several years as a principal, I am particularly happy to add my efforts to those of my colleagues in continuing to deliver the quality service offered to all our students. Helping, accompanying and guiding your child at École du Parc along a path that will lead to academic, cultural and identity construction success becomes my priority.

The du Park team  awaits. Here is its composition:

  • 35 child care spaces starting at 18 months (currently tendered)
  • 1 prekindergarten
  • 2 kindergarten classes
  • 2 Grade 1 classes
  • 2 Grade 2 classes
  • 2 Grade 3 classes
  • 1 grade 4 class
  • 1 grade 5 class
  • 1 grade 6 class

The school will be ready.

Regarding the renovations at the building, work has begun and is well underway. They should be completed on August 9th. The furniture will be installed between August 9 and 20.

The major equipment move between École Monseigneur de Laval (elementary) and École du Parc is scheduled for August 22nd. Also, game modules have been ordered and will be installed in the school yard. When teachers come back, we will prepare for a first visit before the official start of the school year. Check your emails! From a pedagogical point of view, almost all the material was ordered in June so that your child will not miss anything upon his/her arrival. Regarding school transportation, if you are eligible, you will receive the information by email on August 20th. If you ordered the school effects by bulk purchase, you will be contacted by email in late August to pick them up. With that, I wish you a great summer and it is with pleasure that we -- Julie Aveline (secretary), Donna Lajeunesse (assistant principal) and I -- will welcome you to our new premises.  See you soon!

Michèle Méthot, Principal.

Francophone education at École du Parc

The Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (CÉF) announced on June 7, 2018 the opening in September of a new school for elementary students in Regina: École du Parc. The new school will alleviate space challenges at Monseigneur de Laval's elementary pavilion. It will allow students from neighbourhoods located in the northern half of the City to attend temporary facilities, pending the construction of a new CÉF school in the Northwest. For the 2018-2019 school year, Regina students residing on Dewdney Avenue and throughout the area north of Dewdney will be attending École du Parc, formerly St Andrew School of the Regina Catholic School Division. Elementary students living south of Dewdney Avenue will continue to attend Laval elementary, located at 1601 Cowan Crescent, as they currently do, until they reach high school. 

École du Parc is located at 621 Douglas Avenue East and will accommodate 225 students from junior kindergarten to Grade 6. The School will also have a daycare with before and after school programs. The agreement with the Province provides for modest renovations to update the facilities for the start of the 2018-2019 school year. École du Parc will have access to the facilities of the Catholic School System for the next three years. This will bridge the capacity gap between the current overcrowded elementary pavilion, and the need for a new school closer to the targeted school clientele that would be better suited to meet the needs of Francophone families in Regina in the longer term. The Conseil scolaire fransaskois (CSF) is pleased to be able to assure parents that their desire to see additional school space allocated by the Government of Saskatchewan to meet the educational needs of their children is now a reality. The Government of Saskatchewan will cover the costs of renting the École du Parc facilities, renovations, and will provide additional funding for CÉF activities for the upcoming school year.

By registering your children at École du Parc, you are ensuring they will have access to the very best education available anywhere. Every new day at school will help them acquire new academic skills. They will develop their Francophone identity through enhanced, tailored programming. You will discover a world of learning opportunities for your children and possibly yourself. École du Parc's qualified teachers and educators, with the support of the local francophone community, all contribute to students' success and the school's in delivering exceptional educational services.

Francophone education prepares students well for today's life journey

Upon graduation, our students' proficiency in both French and English tends to broaden the scope of choices available to them through advanced education at technical institute and college levels. Their Francophone school years are sure to influence the careers paths they will follow. The family decisions our graduates eventually make as adults are more likely to reflect the Francophone experiences at the heart of the Fransaskois school foundations. Perhaps they will be compelled to give the gift of Francophone education to their own children. This cycle of life is intricately woven through education, culture and community.

École du Parc is an essential ingredient -- with École Monseigneur de Laval - Pavillon Secondaire des Quatre Vents (high school education) -- in helping ensure the Fransaskois contribution to the shaping of Saskatchewan society remains vibrant in the years to come.