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Virtual Open Houses - Information Meetings for Parents/Guardians
All information sessions are program based and are open to all
interested parents regardless of which school you would choose. In the
case of multiple open houses, please choose the date most convenient
Early French Immersion Virtual Information Meetings
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm
For KINDERGARTEN Early French Immersion registration please click the Kindergarten Lottery tab above.
Registration for Late French Immersion will occur online this year, not at the schools, beginning at 8:00 am on January 25 - February 12, 2021 at 8:00 am - for 2021-2022.
For more information click the parent information letter: Late French Immersion gr 5 letter rev 2020.pdf
Late French Immersion starts at the Grade 6 level, with 100% of instruction in French. In Grade 7, 80% of instruction continues in French, with 20% dedicated to English Language Arts. A commitment to Secondary French Immersion is critical in order that these students may become functionally bilingual.
Late French Immersion Virtual Information Meetings
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Click here to view the recorded session
French Immersion is an intensive second language acquisition program common in all provinces of Canada, including British Columbia. Students study in French while following the regular B.C. Curriculum Prescribed Learning Outcomes.
French Immersion is available to all students. Students of all linguistic backgrounds are welcome. Parents need not speak English or French to enroll their children in French Immersion. Surrey French Immersion programs are provided in schools which also offer the regular English program.
The French Immersion program gives the students an opportunity to experience a whole new world. With the age of information, communication technology and travel upon us, knowing another language will assist students in having more career doors open to them as they become adults in the community.
1. To produce students who are able to understand and communicate in French and English.
2. To allow students to develop linguistic and cultural knowledge of both Canada's official languages that
supports a spirit of positive appreciation and respect.
3. To foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, social and creative development of children.
4. To develop awareness, appreciation, respect and understanding of the French and English cultures and values.
5. To enable students to pursue further education and careers in either or both languages.
French is one of Canada's two official languages. It is also a "world" language or an "international" language because of its broad geographical distribution on the planet: French is spoken in five continents and is a language shared by 45 countries.
Early French Immersion begins in Kindergarten (Grade 1, if space is available). In Early French Immersion, all instruction is offered in French in Grades K to 2. English language instruction is introduced in Grade 3 and continues with 20% English and 80% French through Grade 7.
14835 – 108A Avenue
Martha Currie Elementary
5811 – 184 Street
1880 Laronde Drive
White Rock, BC
Simon Cunningham Elementary
9380 – 140 Street
Peace Arch Elementary
15877 Roper Avenue
Woodward Hill Elementary
6082 – 142 Street
K.B. Woodward Elementary
13130 – 106 Avenue
Crescent Park Elementary
2440 – 128 Street
Jessie Lee Elementary
2064 – 154 Street
Sunrise Ridge Elementary
18690 – 60 Avenue
Henry Bose Elementary
6550 – 134 Street
Secondary French Immersion is a continuation of Early and Late French Immersion. Grades 8, 9 and 10 students receive a minimum of 50% of their instruction in French, which includes an intensive French Language Arts program. Grade 11 students receive a minimum of 25% of their instruction in French, while Grade 12 students have a minimum of one course in French (French Language Arts). Students completing the French Immersion program in Grade 12 receive a bilingual graduation certificate.
Kwantlen Park Secondary
10441 – 132 Street
Earl Marriott Secondary
15751 – 16 Avenue
7278 – 184 Street
Panorama Ridge Secondary
13220 – 64 Avenue