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French Immersion Program

A Kindergarten to grade 12 French Immersion program is offered in the Mission School District. There are two elementary programs, one middle school program and one secondary program.

École Christine Morrison Elementary School and École Mission Central Elementary School offer the Elementary French Immersion programs.

École Heritage Park Middle School offers the Middle French Immersion program.

École Mission Secondary School offers the Secondary French Immersion program. 

The French Immersion program is a Program of Choice. Parents wishing to enroll their children should register with the school offering the choice program in accordance with the catchment boundaries as stated above. Acceptance into the program will be provided based on sufficient space being available and in accordance with the program guidelines.

If you have any questions regarding the French Immersion program or French Immersion Kindergarten enrolment, please contact our French Programs Coordinator,  Shauna Néro.

Intensive Core French 

(The link to pre-register for September 2021 is at the bottom of the page. The link is accessible effective 7:00 am, Monday, March 1, 2021 to 5:00 pm Friday, March 5, 2021)

What is Intensive Core French?

Intensive Core French is a literacy-based approach to teaching French in which students are required to use French to speak, read and write for authentic purposes. Skills are developed in an integrated fashion through interactive learning experiences.

Intensive Core French focuses on oral language first, helping students develop an internal grammar of correct forms and structures. Reading and writing are integrated to help students learn aspects of written language.

The Intensive Core French program is based on the Neuro-Linguistic Approach (Netten & Germain). NLA is student-centred and project-based, and founded on a pedagogy whose corner stones are authentic communication, literacy, social interaction, cognitive development, and the development of implicit competencies.

Where is Intensive Core French offered?

Intensive Core French is offered to grade 6 students at Windebank Elementary. Students follow the program from Windebank to Heritage Park Middle to Mission Secondary.

Who is eligible to register for Intensive Core French?

14 spots are held for Windebank Elementary grade 6 students and 14 spots are open to all grade 6 students in the district. Spots are given on a "first-come, first-served" according to pre-registration completion.

If you have any questions regarding the Intensive Core French program or enrolment, please contact our French Programs Coordinator,  Shauna Néro.

Pre-Registration for September 2021

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Due to COVID safety measures, those wishing to register their child for grade 6 Intensive Core French commencing September 2021, will complete an online pre-registration (see link below). Submitting the form does not guarantee an Intensive Core French spot; however, it is a requirement to be considered for the program. 

This link is accessible from 7:00 am, Monday, March 1, 2021 to 5:00 pm, Friday, March 5, 2021.