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2450, Rosemère Duvernay, Laval, QC
H7E 2J8
Phone : 450 680-3035
Fax : 450 629-0458

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Genesis Elementary School


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Parent Participation

The Genesis community is actively involved in school life through a variety of volunteer positions and fundraising activities. Our charitable and school-based fundraising efforts have produced fantastic results.
The Genesis Governing Board meets monthly and consists of parents and staff members. Our Home and School Association consists of over 40 parents, is very active, and supports the school in organizing a myriad of activities for the students.

Programs

At Genesis Elementary School we offer a French Immersion Program in Kindergarten and a Bilingual Program in Cycles I, II and III. Students who graduate from our school are able to continue their high school education in either French Immersion or English programs. The subject breakdown is as follows:

  • Kindergarten:
    • All subjects are taught in French. (100%)
  • Cycle I:
    • Subject content is taught 50% in English and 50% in French.
    • Mathematics and English Language Arts are taught in English (50%)
    • Français, Arts plastiques, Éducation physique et santé, Arts dramatiques, Éthique et culture religieuse are all taught in French (50%)
  • Cycle II and III:
    • English content is 48% and French content is 52%.
    • Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science are taught in English (48%)
    • Français, Univers social, Arts plastiques, Éducation physique et santé, Arts dramatiques, Éthique et culture religieuse are all taught in French (52%)
    • The children are exposed to a diverse range of learning opportunities at Genesis.
    • Through the use of themes, cooperative activities, project-based learning, literature studies, situational problem solving and the use of technology, the children are able to share and demonstrate their knowledge in many creative ways. Classes often host exhibits of their projects for both students and parents to attend.

    Services

    At Genesis, our philosophy is not only to provide students with many tools to create a positive learning environment but also to assist them to become more effective learners. To that end, our library provides excellent sources for student research and information, and our librarian is in school daily to assist the students in the library. Laptops are available in each classroom, and Grade 6 students benefit from a one-to-one student/laptop ratio. Genesis also uses aids such as flexible seating, slant boards, stand-up desks, fidget toys, and an equipped sensory room to beget student success.

    Genesis offers an MEQ daycare service from 7:00 a.m. until the beginning of classes, and then from afternoon dismissal until 6:00 p.m. on regular school days and all day on pedagogical days.

    We also provide the services of a resource teacher, psychologist, speech-language pathologist, CLSC nurse, occupational therapist, social worker, lunch-hour supervisors, and a hot-meal catering service.


    Events and activities

    At Genesis we organize many extra curricular activities for the students such as our Science Fair, Book Fair, Music Concerts and Terry Fox Run. In the three years that we have been participating in the Terry Fox Run, we have raised over $20 000

    Genesis students participate in a variety of curriculum-related outings including theatre presentations, visits to the Biodome, the Montreal Science Centre, Parc du Domaine Vert, Intermiel, Camp du P`tit Bonheur, Quebec City, Ottawa, and the Cosmodome. We also invite guest speakers into the classrooms to work with the children within the school setting.

    Family days each year bring our community and school together. Our annual Breakfast with Santa and the Welcome Back Carnival provide wonderful opportunities for the entire community to unite and share in their children's experiences. The Back to School Corn Roast, various Halloween activities, the Winter Carnival, and the end of the year Fun Day also celebrate life at Genesis.