PSNM Continues SNJM tradition

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May 10, The three members of the Leadership Team of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) of Quebec were pleased to participate in the ceremony of burial of a medal and relics of Mother Marie-Rose in the foundations of the new pavilion of Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie (PSNM).

This gesture has great symbolic significance, especially in offering protection to the occupants of the school. It has been repeated many times since the death of Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher, the foundress of the SNJM Congregation. It continues today as we expand and renovate schools that have a connection to the SNJMs.

Supporting the development of young girls

In the case of the PSNM, the symbolism of the ceremony is complemented by the SNJM values and is a reminder of the Congregation’s mission. This mission is centered on the education of young girls and the integral development of the person in all aspects: intellectual, human, spiritual and social.

This global approach still inspires the pedagogy of the PSNM, which is emphasized by the educational team in order to support the growth of the young girls and helps them become the leaders of tomorrow, each in their own way.

Respect for environmental requirements

The ceremony was attended by Sisters Denise Riel, Provincial Animator and Claudette Bastien and Lisette Boulé, Provincial Councillors; members of the school administration, the President of the Board of Directors, the Director of the PSNM Foundation and two Secondary 1 students.

As a reminder, the construction project for the new PSNM building is in its final phase. The first classrooms on the second and third floors were opened on March 20. The complete opening of the pavilion is planned for the end of August. This expansion project provides a user-friendly environment that is capable of meeting the aspirations of pedagogy, innovation and education.

This new building includes an agora with a view of the wooded area in front of the school, three science labs, a second roof garden and flexible classrooms adapted to the new FLEX formula. The construction of the new building is part of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification process. This involves a series of strategies to create a healthier building that respects high standards for human health and sustainable development.

The Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie (PSNJM), founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), became a lay institution several years ago.