Planting Seeds Leads to Student Growth


“When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.” - Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati


The Grosse-Ile CLC community is a persevering community with a strong sense of family and traditional belonging. It is a community with a collaborative network of partners that support the needs of the community and that work together to enhance the local quality of life.

One of those partners is CAMI (Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders), currently supporting the learning goals of both elementary and secondary school students with the gardening project.

For this project, we are building a greenhouse and planting seeds, which is allowing for students to gain new skills in both the operational side, and the agricultural side of gardening. Involved in this project is our partner grades 3-6, and grade 8. The grades 3 - 6 are involved in planting the seeds and working on their green thumbs, while the grade 8 group of 10 boys helps with the constructional aspects of the greenhouse.

Projects like these offer opportunities for students to immerse themselves in real-world educational experience and engage in their learning. They are also exposed to various different careers during this project while also helping to develop youth leadership skills.

This project is still ongoing, however, we are expecting excellent results! Our students are starting to show their interest already, “I really enjoyed learning about plants because I don’t get to do that kind of thing too often”.


About Us...

My name is Amber Mckay, and I am ecstatic to become a new member of the Grosse-Ile school team, as well as the Community Development Agents (CDA) team. Since moving back to the Magdalen Islands 3 years ago I have taken the initiative to be more involved and support our small community. I am a highly energetic and passionate person when it comes to working with our youth and the community. I love developing new bonds and seeing the youth and community prosper.

Grosse-Ile School is a Community School on the Magdalene Islands for students from pre-K to grade 11. They are part of the Eastern Shores School Board. 

Address: 448 Chemin Principal, Grosse Ile, QC G4T 6A8

Telephone: 418-985-2885

Community Development Agent: Nancy Clark

CLC Since: 2011

Program: Pre-Kindergarten to Secondary 5, Adult Education

Geographic Region: Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine