New Sudbury’s French Public School

Discover École publique Jean-Éthier-Blais.

Anyone who wishes to register a child in a Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord French school is always welcome to meet staff members, talk with students and parents and tour our many schools.

A leader in new educational approaches, our schools offer programs that fulfill the changing needs of students from year to year. Recognized for its human approach and inclusive values, Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord is in a league of its own offering innovative and creative teaching that promotes open-minded thinking.

Through its commitment to excellence, Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord provides its students with leading-edge educational programs that far exceed the expectations of traditional education. Its vision of contemporary learning and its methods of curriculum delivery allow students to experience exceptional and memorable learning opportunities. The Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord’s resiliency program, before and after school program and in-school child care centres are just some of the reasons why the Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord is the number one choice for students from kindergarten to grade 12.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact École publique Jean-Éthier-Blais at 705-566-1071.

“We believe in Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord schools because there are many opportunities for our children to become bilingual. French schools provide a very good learning environment.”

— Murray Watson, Father

Register your child anytime!

It’s easy as ABC! Complete the registration form and we will contact you to finalize your child’s full registration.

I would like more information!

Fill out this short form and we will contact you to answer your questions.

Who can register?

Children of French-language rights holders can attend a French public school. This right is granted under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and is recognized in the Ontario Education Act.

According to Section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the following people can attend a French-language school:

  1. all children of a parent whose first language learned and still understood is French;
  2. all children of a parent who received his or her primary school instruction in Canada in French;
  3. all children whose sibling has received or is receiving primary or secondary school instruction in Canada in French.

In order to be admitted to an elementary school, the pupil must:

  • have reached the age of 4 years by December 31 of the current school year to be registered in junior kindergarten
  • have reached the age of 5 years by December 31 of the current school year to be registered in senior kindergarten
  • have reached the age of 6 years by December 31 of the current school year to be registered in Grade 1.

For more information, simply contact the Board office at 705-671-1533 or École publique Jean-Éthier-Blais directly at 705-566-1071.


“Thanks to the dedication of his teachers, my son who has ADHD, is now getting 3+ marks. Thank you Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord.”

— Joanna Flynn, Mother

All students are welcome!

Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord prides itself in its accessibility and strives to reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity that makes up its community. Therefore, those who are not French-language right-holders can request that their child attend a French-language school.

All interested parents or guardians must submit a request to the school principal and ask for an admissions committee meeting, as stipulated in subsections 289 (1) and 302 (1) of the Ontario Education Act. The committee will assess the child’s skills in French to determine if he/she understands, speaks, reads and writes in French at his/her age and grade level. The child will also be assessed in his mother tongue. This is to evaluate the child’s linguistic comfort level with languages rather than academic knowledge.

“They accepted our anglicized family allowing us to expand our children’s horizons and reclaim our cultural heritage.”

— Richard Paquette, Father

Our Mission

Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario, together with its communities, provides a French-language education of the utmost quality in order to develop each student’s skills and values enabling him or her to reach his or her full potential and to find his or her place as an active and productive citizen of the world.

Our Vision

To be the school board of choice recognized for:

  • its program excellence and student services
  • the love for children and young kids
  • our hospitality for families and community members
  • the superior quality of its French-language education
  • quality and appreciation of the French language
  • creativity, innovation and openness
Our Values and Motivations
  • Respect and appreciation
  • Commitment
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Language and culture
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
Our priorities:
  • Classroom teaching and learning
  • Francophone environment and community development
  • Parents and family commitment
  • Institutional growth
  • Governance practices
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