The good mood was palpable at the celebrations marking 25 years of École élémentaire publique Madeleine-de-Roybon which serves Kingston’s francophone community from Gananoque to Napanee.
“Since the doors of Madeleine-de-Roybon Public Elementary School opened, its school community has continued to grow. Today, Madeleine-de-Roybon is home to nearly 500 students. This growth testifies of the trust placed in our school from the quality of the education offered,” said School Trustee Rachel Laforest.
The anniversary, on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2022, was an opportunity to introduce a new feature to the dignitaries and guests in attendance. The school proudly unveiled the final product of a long-term project: its new logo. According to a release from the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO), the new logo was inspired by the richness of Kingston’s wildlife and human diversity.
The logo combines blue and green hues to “evoke the natural and historical elements that make up the school’s unique characteristics”, CEPEO stated, adding that the book symbol represents the quality education offered by the school, recently enhanced by the implementation of UNESCO certification.
“In a quarter of a century, the school has made its place in the Kingston community and is an active participant in the vitality and dynamism of Ontario’s Francophone community. I would like to congratulate the entire school community of Madeleine-de-Roybon Public Elementary School, from past to present, for the work they have accomplished,” said CEPEO Director of Education Sylvie C.R. Tremblay.