Level: Grades 9 to 12
Founding Year: 1970
585, rue de l'Église
Tracadie, NB E1X 1G5
Sports: Baseball, softball, indoor soccer, outdoor soccer, cross country, hockey, volleyball, swimming, badminton, athletics, etc.
Clubs & Committees: Theatre, radio, video editing, sound and lighting, yearbook, Red Cross, etc.
Elective Courses and full list of Clubs, Committees & Sports Teams : CLICK HERE
Polyvalente W.-Arthur Losier is located in Tracadie, a coastal town of about 5000 people on the Acadian Peninsula. Most of the population is French-speaking, and culture has always been very prominent within the community and artists occupy a place of pride, such as Wilfred LeBouthilier, the 2003 winner of the Star Académie television program in Quebec. The economy is centred on the fishing and tourism industries with a nearby provincial park, lots of sandy beaches, biking, hiking, snowmobile and ATV trails. Municipal facilities include, a marina, a sports arena and pool, skating rinks, a cross-country ski club, a public market, and a public library. The origin of the name Tracadie is a derivative from the word telagadik, which means a camping place in the First Nation’s Mi’kmaq language.
As a community school, the Polyvalente W.-Arthur Losier has developed many partnerships. Students and staff are involved in a variety of artistic, entrepreneurial and technological projects that identify and help fulfill needs. For example, a group of arts students interested in developing professional skills that would help them in a future career were given access to a tablet to allow them to explore digital drawing techniques. Every year, the theatre troupe puts on a new production, which is not only presented to the public in the auditorium, but also travels to the provincial festival.
Sports also play an important role in school life. Their teams go by the name, Les Bisons, and compete at the regional and provincial level, and the physical education classes put a special focus on hockey and volleyball.
The school’s mission underlines the importance of flexible programming adapted to the needs of the students, all the while offering an environment, which nurtures positive exchanges and encourages accountability and responsibility.