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Year: 2001 – Province: Quebec
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: John Rennie High School
501 St. Jean Boulevard
Pointe Claire, Quebec H9R 3J5
Principal: Robert Morrison
School Telephone: 514-697-3210
School Fax: 514-697-3520
School Website: www2.centra.ca/pages/rennie/
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 9-11, biology, physical education, leadership
- Do as you would be done by.
- Respect for self, respect for others and respect for the environment.
Designed an innovative physical education and leadership course teaching sportsmanship, community involvement and mentoring, as well as physical education.
- The course features a year-long assignment for students: a 50-page report on their physiological characteristics, including their diet, posture, stamina, strength and endurance.
- This project challenges the students not only to learn and understand their bodies but to test themselves to find the actual rather than assumed limits of their capabilities.
- Completing the report requires the integration of many other disciplines, such as mathematics, physics, language and life skills.
- Since much of physical education course is taught in public settings, such as golf courses, tennis clubs and elementary schools, the course also emphasizes responsible and respectful behaviour.
Stresses inclusion in every activity. Ms. Fournier adapts course expectations, encourages special needs students to participate, and recruits other students as mentors and advocates.
Shares her knowledge of sports through refereeing clinics, teaching refereeing locally, provincially and nationally, and colour commentary for Olympic field hockey.
Graduates include many nurses, doctors, paramedics, coaches and an Olympic athlete who all credit her influence in their career choices. Student average in leadership course is more than
Ms. Fournier is a teacher who cares for her students as a mother would her children – with an open mind and open heart. She listens and hears not only what we say, but what we don't say. Student
She is able to use her close relationship with the students to help them find and develop a solid character. This is her ultimate contribution to the school and to society at large. Principal