École Publique Rivière Rideau celebrated the opening of their high school on Friday with a short afternoon reception. The school now has two buildings on the old Kemptville College Campus: one for their junior and one for their intermediate students. They are now accepting applications for high school students as well. “We have big plans and big projects for the school,” says school board Superintendent Amine AÏdouni. “This area has great potential and we are eager to keep building programs.”
Rivière Rideau Principal, Josée Bédard, is very excited to offer senior kindergarten to Grade 12 at her school. She says it gives the kids the opportunity for a smooth transition from elementary to high school, a time when children often get lost in the shuffle. “It facilitates continuity and the passing of vital information from one stage of schooling to the next,” Amine says. Amine says the school is there to respond to the community’s needs. “Our programs are not cast in stone. We really want to know what the community wants.”
To learn more about École Publique Rivière Rideau, or to register a student, visit their website at www.riviere-rideau.cepeo.on.ca.