1840 Valleyview Road, 
Val Caron, Ontario P03N 194

Valley View Public School

Grades 2 to 8 (FI) - Enrolment 333

School Profile

Where Eagles Soar
New French Immersion School in Valley East

Mission Statement
At Valley View Public School, our mission is to provide a safe school environment that enables all students to achieve their academic potential both in English and French, take responsibility for learning, develop positive self-esteem and good character, and prepare for meaningful participation in an ever-changing technological and collaborative society.

Principal - Paul Dupont
Vice-Principal - Christine Seguin-Dupuis
Secretary - Cheryl Serre
School Council Chair - Lorraine Larocque
We’re proud to be Eagles!

Valley View is a vibrant French Immersion school, where it’s “Kids First”. We are extremely proud each year as our students win awards in all aspects of school life. From volleyball to Science Fair, track and field to Math Olympics, and Heritage Fair to poetry writing, our Eagles have taken home awards competing against students from all over the Greater Sudbury area.

Valley View is an established school in the community. It first opened its doors in 1961, over 40 years ago. At that time, it was an eight-room school with a gym, housing students in Grades 1 to 8. In 1969, the school was amalgamated into the Sudbury Board of Education, and in 1975, it began to offer both the regular and French Immersion programs. Two additions gave us a library, kindergarten and four more classrooms. Valley View now boasts 14 classrooms from Grade 2 to 8, and a gym. It is situated on large treed grounds with baseball and soccer fields, a basketball court and a large play structure for our students to enjoy outdoors. There is easy access to a large wooded area for nature walks in the fall and spring, and snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter.

The success of our school can be measured in terms of the extraordinary achievement and positive experiences enjoyed by our students. Wherever our students go, people comment on their excellent behaviour. Valley View students are recognized as a force to be reckoned with in academic and sporting competitions throughout the Greater Sudbury area.

Valley View is a French Immersion centre with 320 students in Grades 2 to 8. Our average class size is just under 25. There are a total of 18 students identified as exceptional, and 10 others who have individual education plans with a modified program. Valley View has a .25 resource teacher who works with these students and their teachers.

New French Immersion School in Valley East

An exciting construction project is currently underway in the growing community of Valley East - the first new school for Rainbow District School Board in over 20 years. The new school, to be built on the existing site of Valley View Public School, will house JK to Grade 1 students from Val Caron Public School and Grade 2 to 8 students from Valley View Public School. The school will open in September 2007 with a projected enrolment of 500 students in the French Immersion program.

“The construction of a new school will have a positive impact on learning and will benefit students in the area over the long term,” said Board Chair Dena Morrison. “The age of the existing schools, coupled with the large amount of capital required to renew the facilities, made building new the best option for this expanding community.” Val Caron Public School will close effective June 2007.

The new school will be barrier-free and have space for lower class sizes in the primary grades as well as physical education, instrumental music, visual arts, computer technology, a library and special education. There will also be space for a before and after school program and a full daycare in response to community needs.

“The building will be energy efficient and more cost-effective to operate,” said Chair Morrison. “Any savings will be redirected to other priorities within the system.” The new school will incorporate national Go Green environmental certification principles, which take into account industry ‘best practices’, including resource consumption, waste management, building materials, interior environment and occupant awareness. The goal is to create a healthier, more energy-efficient building for students and staff.

Ameresco Canada will oversee the estimated $15 million construction project on behalf of the Board. Rainbow District School Board trustees approved a plan to finance the school at the regular Board meeting held on June 12th, 2006 and reaffirmed their commitment to pursue Ministry of Education funding for this important initiative.


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Valley East Will Be The Home of The First Green School In Northern Ontario 
Dena Morrison, Chair of the Rainbow District School Board came prepared for her tour of Northern Ontario's first GREEN SCHOOL on July 5, 2007. Trustees as well as media representatives were invited to get a first hand look at some of the unique features that are being built into Valley View Public School, the first new school built by the Rainbow Board in over 40 years. Dena brought her hard hat and her work shoes just in case they would be needed to walk around the construction site.



Student Page Is A Free Public Education Service Provided To
The Schools of Valley East by
Robert Kirwan, B.A. (Math), M.A. (Education)
Independent Education & Career Planning Advisor
Member of the Ontario College of Teachers
His office is located at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre, Hanmer, Ontario
Office Phone: (705) 524-7006       Home Phone: (705) 969-7215