For the past several years, our students have been taking advantage of the SEVEC’s (Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada) services to visit a region of our beautiful country. This linguistic and cultural trip is opened to students aged between 12 and 17. It allows them to practise their second language skills, learn about a new culture and make friends in different provinces. Over the years, our students have visited Ontario, British-Colombia, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Alberta, etc. The saying “travel broadens the mind” was never more appropriate!
This two-week exchange is organized in partnership with another school located in the Eastern Township. A group comprised of about 30 girls and boys benefits from this exchange, which is rewarding in so many ways.
At Collège François-Delaplace, we strongly support the personal initiatives of our students. Two years ago, Mégane Gravel, who was then one of our secondary 3 students, wanted to take part in a volunteer trip. Little by little, her project became a reality. She began to take all the necessary steps to plan a trip to Peru.
Towards the end of the school year, the girls who wish to do so are given the chance to demonstrate their talent by participating in an impressive show. Amongst others, dancing, singing, slamming, theatre, guitar, monologue and piano acts make us experience an array of beautiful emotions. It is impressive to see the number of hours spent by our students throughout the year to perfect the show. Parents, friends and teachers are then proud and happy to be part of the CFD’s family.
The Gala des François is intended to bring parents, friends and staff members together for a festive fundraising dinner. That night, delicious food is served in a friendly atmosphere. Guests exchange views, laugh and enjoy themselves. The money collected during the event is used in several ways at the Collège: equipment, rooms, special programs and other good causes.
This event is not to be missed!
For many people, tourism is more than just looking at brochures or photos in travel agencies’ windows.
Travelling is about discovering a new culture and understanding the history of another country.
It is about opting for a change of scenery and trying new foods.
It is about visiting historical sites and soaking in new faces and landmarks.
It is about creating an eternal photo album that one often revisits to bring back good memories.
Our students have already visited Costa Rica, Spain, Greece and Italy.
Next destination june 2018: Portugal!