The Interactive Classroom
The interactive classroom is an interactive and active learning environment. Equipped with a host of tools, students move around the classroom and interact with technological devices according to the learning tasks on which they are working. Modular mobile furniture makes it easy to configure the classroom for individualized, paired or team-based activities.
The interactive classroom is designed to:
- stimulate exploration, investigation, experimentation and discovery by the students;
- stimulate creativity, collaboration and communication between teachers and students;
- allow a variety of teaching approaches, promoting active student learning;
- provide a multi-sensory environment that maximizes students’ mental abilities;
- optimize student learning and develop skills by leveraging the potential of innovative technologies.
The Technological Learning Environment
The interactive classroom is designed to include relaxation and work areas that encourage concentration and creativity. The design promotes collaboration wherein students work together by interacting with technology. The glassed wall lets in natural light and makes the space more inviting and enjoyable for students.
From a technological point of view, students can project the contents of their iPad onto three tactile interactive digital displays. Together, they can expand their learning by directly manipulating 2D and 3D media content on the screen. A 3D camera is connected to one of the screens, allowing students to project, manipulate and work with real objects as they move from the concrete to the abstract. A 3D printer helps stimulate and develop visualization capabilities and mental representations, which are essential to the development of abstract thinking. In addition, students can invent new objects, design them and print them in 3D.
This environment, combined with innovative teaching practices, takes full advantage of technological potential and opens students to the working world of tomorrow.
ADMISSION PROCEDURE FOR NEW STUDENTS
Visit the school during an open house
Come visit Villa Maria and discover the rich and diversified services we offer our students. You will have the opportunity to visit our classrooms, interactive classroom, science labs, multimedia centre, library, sports facilities and performance halls.
French Sector :
Saturday, September 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
English Sector :
Saturday, September 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take part in our entrance exams
Your child will be given the following tests: mathematics, composition in English and French, as well as an English or French reading comprenhension test, depending on the sector she/he registered for.
French Sector :
Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 to 5)
Sunday, September 30, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 only)
English Sector :
Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 to 5)
Sunday, October 14, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. (Secondary 1 only)
Complete your registration
After being accepted to Villa Maria College, you must send us your registration form and pay the admission fees. Please send us the form and payment according to the instructions outlined in your child’s letter of admission to the school.