On the eve of the launch of its 25th-anniversary festivities, the Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l'Ontario (CSPNE) has unveiled new visual identities of its elementary and secondary schools.
"Following a creation process of approximately 18 months, the new school logos were made possible thanks to the commitment of an external firm, the CSPNE's communications department, and the schools involved," says a news release. "Several discussions, brainstorming sessions, drafts, and sharing made it possible to arrive at a result that provokes a feeling of pride and a vision for the future for the large CSPNE family."
The objective of this project was to modernize school logos so that they could be more faithfully reproduced in a variety of applications and formats.
Two of the schools are in North Bay.
Heritage Public School – The Dragon Reimagined
The Heritage Dragons deserve a logo that lives up to their aspirations. The reimagined dragon represents wisdom, power, the acquisition of knowledge and the mystery that surrounds this imaginary animal.
Odyssée Public Secondary School – The Phoenix rises from the ashes
The new visual identity gives way to the legend of the phoenix rising from the ashes. We find an amalgam of flames and feathers to create the emblematic silhouette of this mythical creature, in full flight towards summits hitherto unattainable.
Also getting new logos are:
École publique Jeunesse Active, Sturgeon Falls – Claws
Unique in its symbol, this logo features a monogram featuring claw strokes that complement the identity of the cougars by demonstrating the determined and dominant character of this school community.
Navigators' Public School, New Liskeard - Navigating Without Borders
The new logo represents a compass that guides children throughout their journey, but also symbolizes a ship's wheel that allows each individual to take control of their journey to reach the success.
Lionel-Gauthier Public School, Timmins – Refinement rooted in history
Respectful of Mr. Lionel Gauthier's legacy, this visual identity pays homage to the old logo by offering a very natural progression by marrying the maple leaf-fleur de lys symbol which highlights the military and Francophone commitment of the late Mr. Gauthier.
Renaissance Public Secondary School, Timmins – A Simplification
This logo is a simplified and refreshed version of the original version which presents the first letter of the school's name accompanied by the trillium, the emblem of Ontario and an important component of the Franco-Ontarian flag.
North Star Public School, Iroquois Falls – Make a Wish
The Shooting Star finds its strength in simplicity that inspires a dynamic northward movement to represent the idea of surpassing oneself, reaching higher and further.
École publique Le Cœur du Nord, Kapuskasing – Follow your heart
The symbol of the heart is a must, but the one illustrated in the new logo represents each step of the road that each student takes and the fact that the school helps young people to trace their own path by following their heart.
Écho du Nord Public Secondary School, Kapuskasing – Refined Wolf
For this secondary school, the logo was clarified without however changing the nature or impact of its image. The wolf remains proud and threatening, but also so endearing and committed.
Passeport Jeunesse Public School, Hearst – Refined Dragonfly
The fun, entertaining and whimsical nature of the dragonfly remains at the center of this new logo with simple, precise shapes and bright colors that are unifying and engaging. A symbol of transformation, growth and versatility, the school's academic community identifies with the process of metamorphosis of students from kindergarten to grade 12.
CSPNE covers an area of 46,453 km2 and offers quality French-language education in the communities of Hearst, Kapuskasing, Iroquois Falls, Timmins, Temiskaming Shores, Sturgeon Falls, North Bay and Parry Sound. Nearly 2,100 students have chosen the French-language public school in northeastern Ontario.