The building which presently houses the secondary school Collège régional Notre-Dame,
was built in 1960-61.
The original building consisted of five classrooms, one laboratory and a double room. An
additional two classrooms were added in 1970. A substantial addition was also
constructed in 1973, which added another laboratory, a multi-purpose room and a
This building has accommodated up to 230 students coming from a large region, including
the Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Somerset, Swan Lake, Mariapolis, Saint-Alphonse and
During that time, between 1970 and 1982, students came for either the general studies or
the university entrance program.
In 1982, students from the Saint-Léon area came to this high school for the French
program, a development which encouraged those Anglophone communities of the western
area which were sending their youngsters to this collegiate, to temporarily open a
secondary school in the convent in Bruxelles and then moving them to a newly
constructed high school in Swan Lake.
Some students from the Saint-Claude area were also enrolled for the French program at
both the elementary school and in this high school.
A school was constructed In Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes in 1909 ( burned in 1930). Others
were built soon thereafter, the first being the Saint-Louis school in 1910 (renamed École de
Cardinal in 1933), a religious school for the « young brothers » in 1912, the Saint-Louis
rural school in 1913, Jeanne-d’Arc school in 1914, then the Saint-Adélard, Beausale,
Carnot, Montcalm, Lee and Pinkerton schools.
Grade Eleven was first and intermittently taught in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes beginning in
1918, followed by the teaching of Grade Twelve in 1934. Both were taught on a regular
basis after 1941. The first diplomas were presented to eight students in 1942.
The provincial government regrouped high schools in school divisions in 1959. The high
school in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes fell under the administration of the newly formed
Mountain School Division.
All students were accommodated in the only school existing in town until 1960. Increasing
enrolments resulted with the temporary accommodation of high school students in the
convent. Students moved in the newly constructed high school during the spring of 1961.
Elementary schools in the province of Manitoba were placed under the administration of
newly formed consolidated school districts in 1959. This resulted with the closure of small
rural schools and the transportation of rural students to the community school.
Length of school year : 194 jours.
The college has 7 classrooms, 1 lab, 1 library, 2 computer rooms, 1 gymnasium and 1
In 1970, these consolidated districts were in turn abolished and their community schools
placed under the administration of the school divisions. The elementary school in
Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes was therefore included in Mountain School Division, as was the
case with the high school since 1959.
What is the Alternative Program?
The alternative programme offers a more appropriate experience for those students with
difficulties in the regular program. It provides an opportunity for experience in the
workplace on an equal footing with experience in the classroom. It is a more practical
approach to learning with one of the objectives being experience in the workplace
Tec Création office
The program also provides an opportunity for students to obtain the high school diploma.
Individualized instruction, with special attention to creative productions and problem
solving are at the core of the program. It also aims at the development of useful skills in the
The collegiate offers a program as defined by the provincial department of education
- Consummer mathematics
- Pre-calc mathematics.
- Natural science
- Human science
- Physical training/ health
- Computer technology
Distant education courses
Applied mathematics 30S
Other possibles credits
American sign language
School of cadets
Introduction to graphism (1)
Applied computer software (1)
What's our mission?
The school’s goal is to assure an education and training in a manner which will provide an
opportunity for balance and happiness.
The school offers its students the required knowledge and permits the acquisition of
necessary skills, which will be useful to them as they integrate in an active life beyond high
The school provides its students with the indispensable tools for success at the
The school wishes that its students will be confident of their potential for success as they
become involved in projects throughout their lives.
The school wishes its students capable of commitment and perserence, ingeniously and
capable of going beyond conformity, prepared to be willingly, creatively involved.
The school wishes that each student will develop those caracter forces which will permit
progress in the right path, which will make him or her capable of resisting those
temptations detrimental to happiness, the respect of oneself and of others, and detrimental
to the beneficial participation in the human community. The school has also committed
itself to respecting the school division goals(Division Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine), that is
-Provide for the developement of a positive francophone identity. Make its youngsters
skillful with the french language and pleased to participate in the francophone cultural
What's our vision ?
The school believes that happiness and success are dependant on a school climat where
students feel free and trusted with responsibilities.
They must be aware of their needs, their potential, their place and their role in the human
The development of human values and creative skills are more enriching than conformity
and obeying, even if those are also important when there is a requirement for directing
people on the right path.
The school believes in the promotion of a positive attitude, the development of personal
commitment and the exploration of new horizons.
The school encourages its students to respect one another, to respect diversity in society,
and the properties of others.
The school believes there is a link between emotions and performance, therefore on his
The school prefers to prevent those blocsand to enrich its students with experiences which
they will remeber foundly.
The school also believes that good experiences provide a solid base upon which to become
increasingly committed and involved in others, experiences, which provide opportunities
The school committee is the cornerstone of school governance.
It is organized in each school where the DSFM administers a French language program.
It is the local stage for school governance.
Assure that students obtain a quality education in French;
Work with the principal for the elaboration of an annual school plan;
Draw a plan for changes to school property;
Review the school division’s annual budget in order to assure that the needs of the school
are explicitly expressed to the regional committee;
Participate in the identification of hiring criteria and the hiring of the principal;
Organize recruitment and promote the school;
Establish priorities, with the principal, the optional programs in the school;
Approve and revise the school’s behavioural code(must be displayed in the school);
Prepare and express recommendations concerning school and divisional policies;
Establish priorities, with the principal, concerning use of school premises;
Communicate with other parents in the community;
Establish its own regulations concerning internal governance;
Ensure adequate transport for students of this school;
Assure sufficient security regulations which commensurate with established provincial
and school committee norms.
Please note :
Each school committee will define its own operation policies, in the light of its school
Based on By-Law V-94 and on Provincial School Law, and on the Report on the formation
of school committees of April 10, 1999
The composition of a school committee will include:
Some parents of students registered in the school ( maximum 7 minimum 4)
The school principal
One teacher of the school, elected by their peers
One student representative
Collège régional Notre-Dame
N0tre-Dame-de-Lourdes - Heritage and Heart