School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) offers the following French Programs :
From Grades 5 to 8, all students in B.C. are required to have second language instruction. Core French is taught in every one of our elementary and middle schools. These courses help students communicate in French and experience francophone cultures.
This is a program for non-francophone students to become bilingual. Basic curriculum instruction is provided entirely in French during the first years, with English-language instruction added gradually.
Early French Immersion Information Meetings will be held at 7:00pm on the following dates and locations:
- January 4th, 2016 @ Rochester Elementary
- January 5th, 2016 @ Coquitlam River Elementary
- January 6th, 2016 @ Mary Hill Elementary
- January 7th, 2016 @ Irvine Elementary
- January 8th, 2016 @ Glenayre Elementary
Early French Immersion online registration will begin at 9am on January 14th, 2016.
This program is also available starting in Grade 6.
Late French Immersion Information Meetings will be held at 7:00pm on the following dates and locations:
- January 11th, 2016 @ Pitt River Middle
- January 12th, 2016 @ Moody Middle
- January 13th, 2016 @ Banting Middle
Late French Immersion online registration will begin at 9am on January 15st, 2016.
Application to the French Immersion Program takes place in January prior to students entering Kindergarten (Early Immersion) or Grade 6 (Late Immersion).
The online application form will be made available at that time at www.sd43.bc.ca
If you do not know your Early French Immersion catchment area school, consult our school locator. There are no catchment areas for Late French Immersion.
If you want to attend a school other than the one in your catchment area, you must fill out an online cross catchment transfer form.
CRITERIA FOR APPROVAL: Approval into French Immersion is based on space/facilities and program availability. Where space is limited, applications will be considered based on date and time received.
PRIORITY: (1) catchment area child; (2) non-catchment area child; (3) non-district area child.