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.
Elementary schools offering Early French Immersion are:
Coquitlam River, Glen, Glenayre, Irvine, Kilmer, Mary Hill, Nestor, Panorama Heights, Porter Street and Rochester.
District-wide Early French Immersion Information meetings will be held at 7pm on the following dates and locations:
- January 3rd, 2017 @ Rochester Elementary
- January 4th, 2017 @ Kilmer Elementary
Anyone interested in enrolling their child in Kindergarten French Immersion in September 2017 should attend one of these meetings.
Early French Immersion online registration will take place from January 12 - 18, 2017
This program is also available starting in Grade 6 at Banting Middle , Moody Middle and Pitt River Middle.
District-wide Late French Immersion Information meetings will be held at 7pm on the following dates and locations:
- January 9th, 2017 @ Pitt River Middle
- January 10th, 2017 @ Moody Middle
- January 11th, 2017 @ Banting Middle
Anyone interested in enrolling their child in Grade 6 Late French Immersion in September 2017 should attend one of these meetings.
Late French Immersion online registration will take place from January 13 - 19 , 2017
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, places will be allocated by random draw.
PRIORITY: (1) catchment area child; (2) non-catchment area child; (3) non-district area child.