French Catholic school gets a new name

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The Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys pavilion Kemptville (SMB – Kemptville), located on the Kemptville Campus, has been given a new name by the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE). Announcing the new name, Johanne Lacombe, Chair of the CECCE, noted that five possible names had been put forward by a special committee set up to make the choice, and the name finally chosen was l’Académie catholique Notre-Dame.

Madame Lacombe pointed out the appropriateness of the name.

“Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys was the founder of the Congregation Notre-Dame in Montreal. This choice thus ensures good continuity since the current flag in Kemptville was founded through the Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys School in Merrickville. The life and writings of the founder Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys demonstrate the love of God and others, which reflects the school’s values.”

The new school name will come into effect when the new school year opens in August, and, in the meantime, work will progress on the design of a new visual identity for the school.

The committee charged with naming the school included Anouk Tremblay, who recently resigned as Trustee for the CECCE in order to take on a new career as a teacher. The other members were Sylvie Daigle, parent and president of the School Council, Angela Certosini, principal, Mr. Kevin Roy, teacher, Aaliyah Fleury, Grade 11 student, and Marc Bertrand, Superintendent of Education with the Conseil.

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