Early in the year our students made their mark on eight panels for our garden. We are happy to say that they are mounted in the garden area and they look great!
This is just a reminder that tomorrow Friday, February 17 is a district wide professional day. Teachers from all over the district will be getting together to meet and learn from each other. Students will not attend school. Enjoy your weekend.
Since the beginning of our French colony, the habitants of New France formed a festive tradition of getting together just before Lent to eat, drink and be merry. Already at this era, this intense period of revelry was designated as the Carnival – a word of Italian origin that signifies Mardi Gras. The tradition of celebrating at the end of January until mid-February is a custom long in progress.
The first large winter Carnival in Quebec, the world’s snow capital, took place in 1894. The city’s population was often put to the test by winter’s hardships, and brought this popular tradition to life by inventing the winter party that warmed up the hearts of all it revellers. Interrupted by two wars, then the economic crisis of 1929, the Carnival was sporadically resurgent until the second half of the century. In 1954, in the context of the economical development of the Old Capital, a group of business people re-launched the festivities. Bonhomme was born and elected the representative of the event that year. The first official edition of the Quebec Winter Carnival took place in 1955. The Carnival snowballed into an undeniable manifestation for the entire Quebec population, and was an important vehicle for tourist and economical activity in the city.
From one winter to the next, the Carnival’s programme of activities was enriched. We have since added even more popular activities, such as winter sports, snow sculptures, and activities based on the Quebecois folkloric lifestyle, such as canoe and dogsled races. The Quebec Carnival is the largest winter carnival in the world today, and is third on the Top list of Carnivals, following the famous carnivals in Rio and New Orleans.
We hope to see all students here as the school is open. Please be careful on your journey here.
Welcome to Marlborough
Registration for September 2017 starts on February 1st
Registration Times are between:
9:30 to 11:30 am and
1:00 to 3:00 pm
We are NOT AVAILABLE for registrations between
12 noon and 1 pm or outside of the above listed times
Please refer Here for registration info including necessary documents
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