Ontario Building New School in Marathon


April 26, 2024


We are delighted to announce that yesterday afternoon, the Ontario government revealed its investment of $2.3 million in the Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l'Ontario for the new École élémentaire publique de Marathon, to be co-located at the Superior-Greenstone District School Board's Margaret Twomey Public School.  For full details, please read the media release issued by the province.  


Media Release - Ontario Building New School in Marathon


This collaboration underscores our unwavering dedication to the well-being and academic prosperity of the small, northern communities we serve.  For us, schools transcend their role as mere educational facilities; they are the vibrant heartbeats of our communities, offering essential programs, services, and support from childhood to adulthood. 


One of the hallmarks of our approach is the long-standing practice of sharing school spaces with various organizations, including Ontario Early Years, Public Health, and fellow school boards.  This reflects our firm belief in the power of collaboration and partnership within our communities.   This shared-space model has consistently proven successful in addressing the diverse needs of our communities over the years.  Our Marathon High School is an excellent example of this collaborative work. 


We are proud to be able to support this community need and the importance of bringing Public French Language education to families in Marathon.  Our relationship with Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord exemplifies our commitment to collaboration.


This collaboration not only involves the sharing of school and school yard spaces, but also extends to resources and learning opportunities.  Details regarding the construction of the new space within the Public School will be announced in the near future. 


As always, we will continue to prioritize the educational needs of every child in our communities, embodying the spirit of collaboration and partnership that defines our approach at Superior-Greenstone District School Board.