Louis Riel School Division trustee report
Louise Johnston is a Ward 1 trustee and chair of the Louis Riel School Division.
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Second French immersion site launched3 minute read Preview Monday, Jun. 17, 2019
I am very pleased to represent Ward 1 as one of your Louis Riel School Division board trustees. I would like to thank Canstar Community News for providing myself and the LRSD this opportunity to connect with our community.
The division is proud to announce a second site for the Middle Years French Immersion Program that will be housed in Ward 1 at École Henri-Bergeron as of September 2019! École Julie-Riel continues to house the original site for the program. This is part of our ongoing commitment to identify and address the needs of our LRSD community. This will provide an opportunity for students both in the north and south end of LRSD a chance to access middle years French immersion learning!
The Middle Years French Immersion Program begins in Grade 4 after a student has had several years of primarily English-language instruction. Students learn all subjects in French, except for English Language Skills and will be spoken to and instructed in French each day.
“The Middle immersion program serves as a second entry point into the French immersion program, for those students who did not enter into the program at kindergarten or Grade 1,” says Sharad Srivastava, Directeur/Principal, École Henri-Bergeron. “We have seen a number of studies that suggest enhanced cognitive and linguistic growth as a person becomes bilingual, and we are thrilled to offer this additional chance for students to grow and succeed in both of our official languages.”