EXTENDED FRENCH PROGRAM
The Extended French Program at St. Philip School runs from Gr. 5 through Gr. 8.
There will be a public information meeting at St. Philip School on Thursday, January 15 at 7:00PM for parents and guardians interested in enrolling their children in the Extended French program for the 2015-16 school year. The information session is intended to provide parents and guardians with an overview of our Extended French program, the criteria for admittance, and changes that can be expected from the regular program
The Extended French program starts in Grade 5. In the program, 50% of the total instruction is in French. The program includes studies in French language arts, social studies, science, and one of either: visual arts, music, drama or physical education. The program leads into Extended French at the secondary school level, where French language arts, geography, history and world religions are offered.
Students in the Extended French program usually attain a mid-range level of competency in the language. This means that after at least 2,670 hours of French instruction during his/her school career, the student should be able to read newspapers and books, with the occasional help of a dictionary, as well as watch and understand radio and television news and other programs. The student should also be able to participate adequately in conversation, demonstrate knowledge of the culture, society, customs, economy, government and institutions of a French-speaking community and, after a few months residence, and function quite well in a French-speaking community.
In cases where the number of applications exceeds the number of places available at a school, a lottery would be held at a predetermined and advertised date, if required. In all other cases, students will be placed in the program, provided all required documentation is in order.
Parents looking for additional information can call the school at 905 306-8420, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the Extended French program.
The usual point of entry into Extended French is Gr. 5, but it is possible to apply for entry in later years, provided space is available and French language requirements are met. Please call the school at 905 306-8420 if you have any questions. Thank you very much for your interest in this program!
*Students residing within the boundaries of the following schools are eligible to apply to the Extended French program at St. Philip: Bishop Scalabrini, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Gerard, St. Jerome, Fr. Daniel Zanon, Metro Andrei, St. David of Wales, Corpus Christi, John XXIII, Mary Fix, and St. Philip.