Our School

Mission Statement

“We will respect our student’s rhythm of learning and offer inclusive and enriching intellectual, physical, social, moral, and emotional experiences while promoting the learning of both official languages”

“We believe that our learning community is one of mutual respect achieved through consistency, collaboration and social responsibility. We believe in expanding our student’s horizons so that they see learning as inherent to living.

École Héritage Immersion Programming Includes: 

  • High academic standards
  • Moral values
  • Respect
  • Enrichment
  • Resource teacher
  • Counsellor
  • Psychologist
  • Speech pathologist
  • Internet
  • Computers in every class
  • Mimios in every class
  • Computer lab
  • Portable computer labs
  • Intramurals
  • Physical education
  • Home Economics
  • Private piano and guitar lessons
  • Music / Band
  • Art
  • Digital Cameras
  • Field trips
  • Pizza / Hot Dog Day
  • Workshop courses for parents
  • Library
  • Canteen

French as a Second Language in the French Immersion Program. Is French Immersion for my child?

Absolutely! It is designed especially for children who belong to the linguistic majority group (English) or whose family is other than French and who aspires to become functionally bilingual.

In Kindergarten, the language of instruction is totally in French, except when the emotional well-being of the child warrants the use of English. 75 to 80% of the school day is taught in French. Extra-curricular activities are in French to support the development of language skills outside the classroom. Communication between home and school is in English.

 

What does research have to say about the advantages of Immersion programs?

Learning a second language has been shown to have a positive impact on intellectual growth. Cognitive development is enriched and enhanced.

Studies have shown Immersion students to be more flexible thinkers, with superior listening skills. Abstracts of many such studies, collected by the CPF (Canadian Parents for French)

Research Centre, can be accessed by members on the CPF website at www.cpf.ca

 

What level of fluency can be expected from French-Immersion graduates?

The goal of the Immersion program is to equip the graduate with the ability to communicate naturally in French using a wide range of vocabulary. As with any academic endeavour, the interests, efforts, and abilities of students will affect individual outcomes. A high school Immersion graduate should be able to function well in a French-speaking community, accept a job where French is the working language or pursue a university or college education in French.

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