The Québec English School Boards Association (QESBA), representing the nine English school boards of Québec and their 340 elementary and high schools, has launched the second phase of an ambitious campaign called “Go Publique” to promote English public schools in the province.
The campaign highlights the many successes of the English public system in Québec; quality bilingual education, innovative teaching and learning practices, high graduation rates, active parent involvement and a strong sense of community.
Our students are graduating, today, on average, at the 80-per-cent rate established by the government as the target for the year 2020. They are graduating with the superior bilingual skills that will be so essential to their future in Quebec. Many, in fact, are scoring in the top percentiles on French mother-tongue exams. They are benefitting from an English school system that values the role of parents and the community.
Debbie Horrocks, President, Québec English School Boards Association
A unique component of the campaign is an original song and video by Québec rap artist Annakin Slayd, a graduate of the English school system in Québec. The video is bilingual and features students and teachers from across Quebec’s English schools, displaying the opportunities and diverse experiences available to students in the English public school system.