- Polyvalente Le Carrefour
name= Polyvalente Le Carrefour
streetaddress= 50 Chemin de la Savane
postalcode= J8T 3N2
fax= 568-6399 & 568-6677
Commission Scolaire des Draveurs
principal= Carmen D. Thauvette
viceprincipal= Gisele Plouffe, Yvan Xavier Regout, Pierre Lacroix, Evelyne Laforge & Richard Boutin
schooltype= High school
grades= Secondary 1-5
enrollment= 2300 students
lastupdate= November 27, 2006The Polyvalente Le Carrefour is a public
secondary schoollocated in Gatineau, Quebec. It is located just across from the city's largest mall Les Promenades de l'Outaouaison Chemin de la Savane near Boulevard Greber. It is run by the Commission Scolaire des Draveursschool board in Gatineau and enrolls over 2 300 students and employs a personnel of about 175 including teachers, administration and custodianstaff. The school itself contains an agora, several small sports and leisureinfrastructures including a swimming pool, a gymnasium, a dance room, a weightliftingroom as well as a large soccer fieldoutside. Just south of the school, there is also a skateboardpark and a skating rinkstadium called Stade Pierre-Lafontaine.
The school is located in the centre of a major commercial district which includes in addition to Les Promenades de l'Outaouais, several strips malls as well as a
clinicfacility. On the 27th of september the school was evacuated after a hoax bomb alert and on the 1st of october the school was evacuated because of a fire in the eletric pannel, all students were evacuated.
For over 10 years, the high school offers an international program (initiated by
UNESCO) to students in order to become more involved in the community, to initiate students to other cultures and traditions across the world and to be prepared for future studies at collegeand university. Generally, only high skilled students from the primary level can have access to this program. Objectives and work projects are more demanding and Spanish can be taught during the program.
New clothing policy
In June 2007, in response to complaints, the school adopted a new clothing policy in which students would wear new uniforms including polo sweaters starting in September 2007. In a poll, 88% of parents of student of Le Carrefour were in favour of a new measure while the student population was split over the matter. The school will become the second Gatineau public high school to adopt such policy after
Polyvalente de l'Erabliere[ cite news|author = Le Droit|title = Finis les décolletés et les bedaines à l'école polyvalente Le Carrefour (Change in clothing policy at le Carrefour) |publisher = Le Droit|date = June 9, 2007|page = 4] .
aint-Jean Baptiste Day Concerts
June 23, there is a concert series held outside the school in the soccer field in conjunction with festivities surrounding the Saint-Jean Baptiste holiday.
* [http://www.csdraveurs.qc.ca/carrefour/ Le Carrefour's Website]
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