By: EMSB Communication
Victoria Rawski, a Grade 6 student at Honoré Mercier Elementary School in St. Leonard, has been selected to represent Canada at the International Mundialito Tournament, which will take place under the auspices of FIFA from April 1 to April 9, 2023 in Spain.
This is an international event that brings together the world's elite soccer players in age-based categories between eight and 13 years old. For this exclusive tournament, École Sportive Montréal Canada is proud to count on the participation of a player from the Montreal region. Victoria also plays for the St Leonard Lions and practices two to three times a week. She must also train at home with exercises sent from her coach. She is very dedicated.
“Victoria has been playing soccer since she was a little girl,” says her mom Jennifer Uniat. “It started out for fun, and throughout COVID became essential for physical and mental health. She has gained confidence through the sport and is passionate on the field.”
Victoria is an honours student at Honoré Mercier and of Ukrainian background. In 2021-2022, she collected soccer balls as part of a school project to give to the Ukrainians that arrived in Montreal. She was hoping to share a smile despite languages barriers and difficulties of starting over. “Friendship without boarders” was the title of her project. She collected so many soccer balls that she is still continuing this project. Victoria was also recently voted as the most “caring” classmate in her class.
Honoré Mercier school was built in 1967 by the St. Leonard School Board to accommodate a growing French speaking population. It was given the name of the last nationalist premier of Quebec, Honoré Mercier. It became an English school within the Jerome Le Royer School Board in 1978. In 1998, Honoré Mercier became part of the English Montreal School Board.
By: EMSB Communications
The 2023-24 academic year marks the 25th anniversary since the Quebec government recreated public school boards along linguistic, rather than religious lines. The English Montreal School Board looks forward to celebrating this milestone with stakeholders.
By: EMSB Communications
We are re-assured that the courts are supporting our right to “manage and control” our education system. This is a positive sign as we move forward with our court challenges to Bills 21 and 96.
Visit the EMSB's educational resources section for educational and mental health support links for families. Links and activities for elementary and high school students are available.
The provincial Government also has a new educational website called Open School where you can find more educational activities for your children.