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Core French

From Grades 5 to 8, all students in B.C. are required to have second language instruction. Canada has many languages, but two have official language status, French and English.  Core French is taught in every one of our elementary and middle schools. These courses help students communicate in French and experience francophone cultures. 

Early French Immersion

WHAT IS EARLY FRENCH IMMERSION?

  • Early French Immersion is a program of choice offered by School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) at the Kindergarten to Grade 12 level.
  • The Early French Immersion Program offers all students whose first language is not French the possibility of completing the prescribed B.C. curriculum and learn French at the same time.
  • From Kindergarten to the end of Grade 2, all instruction is in French with English Language Arts beginning in Grade 4.
  • Students also expand their cultural horizons and the program helps prepare students for the global economy.
  • For the 2018/2019 school year the following elementary schools are offering the program: École Coquitlam River, École Glenayre, École Irvine, École Kilmer, École Mary Hill, École Nestor, École Panorama Heights, École Porter Street, École Rochester and École Westwood (K)/Glen (1-5). The program is being phased out of École Glen Elementary and phased in at  École Westwood Elementary over the next five years.
  • See Late French Immersion for information on Grade 6 entry.
  • Click here to learn more.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Children entering Kindergarten September 2019 must apply through the programs of choice online application process available starting January 17 at 8 a.m. at www.sd43.bc.ca. Completed online application forms must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday January 23, 2019.  Space is limited and a random draw will be used if needed.
  • Kindergarten children with siblings in a program of choice must still apply online.
  • Students entering Grade 1 on, wishing to enroll should contact Sophie Bergeron at 604-937-6392

All parents are encouraged to attend the parent information meeting to learn about the program.

Parent Information Meeting
Monday, January 14, 2019
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Winslow Center Gymnasium
1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam

As this is an information meetings for parents/guardians,
kindly make arrangements to leave your children at home.

 

Late French Immersion

WHAT IS LATE FRENCH IMMERSION?

  • Late French Immersion is a program of choice offered by School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) at the Grade 6 -8 level.  After Grade 8, students continue in French Immersion to the end of Grade 12.
  • The Late French Immersion Program provides students with instructions in both English and French and offers all students whose first language is not French the possibility of completing the prescribed B.C. curriculum and learn French at the same time.
  • This program helps students develop strong communication skills in both English and French.
  • Students also expand their cultural horizons and the program helps prepare students for the global economy.
  • For  the 2018/2019 school year Late French Immersion is offered at the following middle schools: École Citadel (6)/Pitt River (7), École Moody Middle and École Montgomery (6)/Banting (7). The Late French Immersion program is being phased out of École Pitt River and École Banting Middle over the next two years.
  • See Early French Immersion for information on Kindergarten entry.
  • Click here to learn more.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Applications for Late French Immersion are to be completed online at www.sd43.bc.ca available starting January 20 at 8 a.m. Completed online application forms must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 24 at 4 p.m.  Space is limited and a random draw will be used if necessary.
  • Children with siblings in a program of choice must still apply online.

All parents are encouraged to attend the parent information meeting to learn about the program. 

Parent Information Meeting
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Winslow Center Gymnasium
1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam

 

For further information contact Sophie Bergeron at 604-937-6392

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
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