Last July Liam Dubois, a Grade 3 student at Edward Murphy Elementary School in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve received a new heart after being hospitalized for 427 days. Thanks to his incredible medical team at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Liam has made a full recovery.
SPEAKING AND WRITING
Every 6 weeks, students in each of our classes are selected to present in front of their peers and parents, an original piece of writing. It is an occasion that allows our diverse students to shine and showcase their writing talent and develop their oratory skills. It is an activity that develops confidence in our students and we are very proud of their work.
P.E.L.O. PROGRAM (ITALIAN)
The Programme d'enseignement des langues d'origine (PELO), is a special project totally financed by the government. The purpose of the program is to allow each child to broaden and better appreciate his/her language and culture of origin. In our case, due to the overwhelming number of pupils who are of Italian origin, the language taught is Italian.
The program is nevertheless open to all pupils in the school and at all cycles. Many pupils who are not of Italian origin avail themselves of the opportunity to learn a new language and better appreciate the culture of their friends, and as such, register for the program.
At present, the course is integrated into the pupil’s regular timetable for a total of 90 minutes per week.
As part of the daycare program, students have access to a homework and tutoring program ye ar long. All parents have the option to register their children for the daycare program at a cost of $35.00 per week.
For selected non-daycare students, a similar program is being offered on Mondays and Thursdays. A letter will be sent home if your child has been selected for this pilot project. Acceptance is conditional on parents being able to pick up their child at 3:30 from the school.