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Overview of the Early French Immersion Program

Overview of the Early French Immersion Program

The French Immersion Program begins in Kindergarten Year 2 and continues until the end of Grade 12.
The Early French Immersion program is offered at St. Eugene, St. Joseph, and Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Clare of Assisi and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary Schools.
The Secondary French Immersion Program is offered at Cathedral High School.

*St. Clare of Assisi and St. Vincent de Paul will be offering Kindergarten Year 2 and grade 1 in September 2020. They will off the next grade each consecutive year.

Students enrolled in Kindergarten French immersion receive a minimum of 50% instruction in French on a daily basis.
Students enrolled in Grades 1 through 8 receive 50% of instruction in French and 50% of instruction in English.
Students at the Secondary level complete a minimum of 10 courses delivered in French.

The following subjects are taught in French at the elementary level:
-Arts (Drama and Dance, Music and Visual Arts)
-French Language and Literacy
-Health and Physical Education
-Science and Technology
-Social Studies (History and Geography)

For more detailed information, please see the flyer below or call 905-525-2930 extension 4062.
For information about the Kindergarten French Immersion Parent Information sessions please see the flyer below.
To access the powerpoint presentation from the Parent Information Sessions, please see below.


Our French Immersion Schools

Our French Immersion Schools

St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary School
École élémentaire catholique Sainte Clare
https://stcl.hwcdsb.ca/

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School
École élémentaire catholique Saint Vincent de Paul
https://stvp.hwcdsb.ca/

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Elementary School
École élémentaire catholique Saints Pierre et Paul
http://stpp.hwcdsb.ca/

St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School
École élémentaire catholique Saint Joseph
http://stjs.hwcdsb.ca/

St. Eugene Catholic Elementary School
École élémentaire catholique Saint Eugène
http://steu.hwcdsb.ca/

The Secondary French Immersion Program is offered at
Cathedral High School
École secondaire catholique Cathédrale
http://chs.hwcdsb.ca/
French Immersion Kindergarten Parent Information Night French Immersion Kindergarten Parent Information Night

French Immersion Kindergarten Parent Information Night

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board will be offering a French Immersion Program for children starting Kindergarten in September 2020.

A French background is not necessary as the French immersion program is designed for students who do not speak French at home. What is required are parents who are supportive of the French curriculum and appreciate the benefits of a French language education.

Learn more about the benefits of a French Immersion education at our French Immersion Kindergarten Parent Night. The session takes place on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Nicholas Mancini Centre, 44 Hunt Street, Hamilton.

French Immersion programs are currently offered at:

St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary School
185 Glenashton Dr., Stoney Creek

St. Eugene Catholic Elementary School
120 Parkdale Ave. S., Hamilton

St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School
270 Locke St. S., Hamilton

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School
295 Greencedar Dr., Hamilton

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary School
49 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton

For more information, please visit http://www.hwcdsb.ca/learn/frenchimmersion ...

Boundary Maps

For elementary boundary maps, please visit:
https://www.hwcdsb.ca/board/boundariestran ...

School Finder / Transportation

For school eligibility, please visit the School Locator at:
https://www.hwcdsb.ca/schoollocator/

For information about for transportation (buses), please click visit HWSTS at:
http://www.hamiltonschoolbus.ca/public_v2/ ...

Welcome to Cathedral

This is our newest version which includes highlights of our French Immersion program!
Additional Information

Additional Information

For more information regarding French Immersion, please see attached documents or contact us at:

(905) 525-2930, ext. 4062

A Parent Guide: Supporting Your Child’s Success in French Immersion and Extended French Elementary Schools
https://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynume ...

Ministry & External Resources

Ministry & External Resources

Ministry of Ontario - French as a Second Ontario Ministry of Education: French As a Second Language
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/el ...

Ministry of Ontario - A Framework for French as a Second Language for Ontario Schools, Kindergarten to Grade Twelve
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/amenagement/f ...

On Est Capable! French Professional Development
http://resources.curriculum.org/fsl/oral/

FSL Homework Toolbox: Resource for Parents and Students
http://fslhomeworktoolbox.ca

Canadian Parents for French:
National: http://www.cpf.ca
Provincial: http://www.on.cpf.ca