Extended French Immersion (Grade 5) 

 

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Registration Information for September 2015

 
The Halton Catholic District School Board currently offers an Extended French (Middle) Immersion Program starting in Grade 5 at nine school sites
 

Presentations about our Extended French Immersion programs are being held during the months of November, December  and January at various school sites. In the event that you are unable to attend one of these sessions, the parent presentation will be posted here after December 4, 2014.

 

Online registration​ begins on January 20, 2015 at 12 noon.

If your child is being registered with the Halton Catholic District School Board for the first time, the following documentation is required:
  • Catholic Baptismal certificate of child or parent
  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization record
For additional information, please refer to the Board's Operating Policy I-22, Admission to Schools, Elementary and Secondary.
 
Please note that before beginning the online registration process, you must know your Halton Catholic District School Board home school (i.e. school within your designated boundary, based on your address as of September 1, 2015). If you do not ​know your home school, please click here (and NOTE - please leave program selection blank). Please review the list of feeder schools​ for the Grade 5 Extended French Program, in order to determine which elementary school serves your community.
 
If you will not be a resident of Halton as of September, 2015, your child is not eligible to register for this program. Proof of address is required to complete the registration process.
 

Additional Requirements and Considerations

Students must be entering Grade 5 in September 2015 in order to be eligible to participate in the Halton Catholic District School Board’s Extended French Program. The program consists of a half-day of instruction in French and a half-day of instruction in English.

For information and to learn more about the benefits of French Immersion, please click here.

Transportation will be provided for students meeting the Board’s eligibility requirements as per Board Policy II-24 Home to School Transportation. Students from Grades 5 to 8 living more than 1.6 kilometers from the Extended French regional site are eligible for transportation to the assigned school offering French Immersion. Transportation is not provided for siblings not in a French Immersion program.

Enrolment in Extended French Immersion does not guarantee that siblings can attend the same school. It is possible to have one sibling attending one school while another sibling attends a different school. Parents have the option of submitting a cross-boundary​ request, however, these requests are subject to approval and annual review. Transportation is not provided to cross-boundary students. If a sibling is granted cross-boundary permission, s/he must apply for a courtesy seat​ on the bus, which is also subject to approval. It should be noted that each year, the siblings must re-apply: there is no guarantee from year to year.

If a decision is made to remove the child from the Extended French Immersion Program, the student must return to his/her home school based on the home address.

Program

The primary aim of this program is to provide students in English language schools, who want to work towards bilingualism, with the opportunity to study French more intensively.

​Entry - Grade 5 ​Expected Outcomes ​Considerations

School and parents have had an opportunity to assess a student’s ability

Most learning exceptionalities have been identified

Students have developed a strong first language base

Older students are usually more efficient language learners

Students have had Core French experience

Students may have some input Elementary Program into the decision

Students may become functionally fluent in French by the end of Grade 12

Students find the two languages mutually supportive

Students learn about the culture of French-speaking Canadians

Schools may be located outside of the home school area

Transportation is provided for students meeting the Board’s eligibility requirements as per Board Policy II-24 Home to School Transportation. Students from Grades 5 to 8 living more than 1.6 kilometers from the French Immersion regional site are eligible for transportation to the assigned school offering French Immersion. Transportation is not provided for siblings not in the French Immersion program.


Elementary Program

In grade 5 and 6 In grade 7 and 8

 Subjects taught in French (half days):

  • French Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • One or two of: the arts or health & physical education 

Subjects taught in English (half days):

  • English Language Arts
  • Religious Education and Family Life
  • Mathematics
  • One or two of: the arts or health & physical education 

Subjects taught in French (half days):

  • French Language Arts
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • One or two of: the arts or health & physical education

Subjects taught in English (half days):

  • English Language Arts
  • Religious Education and Family Life
  • Mathematics
  • One or two of: the arts or health & physical education

Secondary Program

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
  • Extended French
  • Geography
  • Extended French
  • History
  • Extended French
  • World Religions
  • Extended French
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