second officiallanguageby 2013.
The Canadian government has set a national
objective of doubling the proportion of secondary
school graduates with a functional knowledge of their
second official language by 2013.
Today’s Canada contains a veritable world of people
within its borders, and its two official languages, both a
major presence on the international scene, enhance its
competitiveness and its influence. Our linguistic duality
means better access to markets and more jobs and
greater mobility for workers. In that spirit, the Action
Plan for Official Languages strives to maximize these
advantages for all Canadians.
The Next Act: New Momentum
for Canada’s Linguistic Duality.
The Action Plan for Official Languages.
Students who decide to continue studying French as
a second language should know that they are opening
avenues for their future.
Student, Laurentian University
French Immersion Graduate
Lasalle Secondary School, Class of 2003
Many of my high school classmates have used their French
on a daily basis. Speaking French has proven to be
extremely beneficial for us in our careers.
University of Ottawa, Medicine Program
French Immersion Graduate
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School , Class of 1988
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS – SUDBURY AREA
Adamsdale Public School
Alexander Public School (FI)
Algonquin Road Public School
C.R. Judd Public School
Carl A. Nesbitt Public School (FI)
Chelmsford Public School (FI & EP)
Churchill Public School
Copper Cliff Public School
Cyril Varney Public School
Ernie Checkeris Public School (FI)
George Vanier Public School (FI & EP) Jessie Hamilton Public School
Lansdowne Public School (FI & EP)
Larchwood Public School
Levack Public School (FI & EP)
Long Lake Public School
MacLeod Public School
Markstay Public School
Monetville Public School
Northeastern Elementary School (FI & EP)
Pinecrest Public School
Princess Anne Public School
Queen Elizabeth Public School
R.H. Murray Public School
R.L. Beattie Public School (FI)
Redwood Acres Public School
Val Caron Public School (FI)
Valley View Public School (FI)
Wanup Public School
Warren Public School
Wembley Public School
Westmount Avenue Public School (FI)
181 First Ave.
39 St. Brendan St.
2650 Algonquin Rd.
8 Lincoln St., Capreol
1241 Roy St.
121 Charlotte St.
1722 Fielding St.
50 School St.
1545 Gary St.
1570 Agincourt Ave.
249 Sixth Ave., Lively
16 Jessie St., Lively
185 Lansdowne St. N. 43 Main St., Dowling
100 High St.
4420 Long Lake Rd.
310 Laval St.
7 Pioneer St. E.
7099 Hwy 64 N.
45 Spruce St., Garson
1650 Dominion Dr., Hanmer
500 Douglas St. W.
32 Dell St.
3 Henry St., Whitefish
102 Loach’s Rd.
4625 Carl St., Hanmer
1555 Main St. E.
1840 Valleyview Rd.
12 Dyke St.
408 Wembley Dr.
511 Westmount Ave.
Jacques Mantha Randy Wallingford
128 Park St.
355 Government Rd.
6 Minto St.
134 Michael’s Bay Rd.
56 Yonge St.
43 Hall St.
18 Draper St.
3594 Highway 144
1918 Main Street
1545 Kennedy Street
265 Fifth Avenue
1391 Ramsey View Court
275 Loach’s Road
85 MacKenzie Street
Ada Della Penta
147 Spruce Street
107 Bay Street, M’Chigeeng
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS – ESPANOLA AREA
Laurentian University Student
French Immersion Graduate, Lockerby Composite School, Class of 2003
The importance of having a solid grasp of French in
today’s Canada and today’s world has never been stronger
or more pressing. Let’s face it: French is an international
To find out more about French Immersion/Core French Programs near you, contact your area Rainbow School.
A.B. Ellis Public School
S. Geiger Public School
Webbwood Public School
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS – MANITOULIN ISLAND
I would encourage students thinking of continuing
their study of the French language to do so. The personal
and professional benefits of being bilingual are endless
and they are definitely worth the effort.
French Immersion Teacher, Rainbow Schools
French Immersion Graduate
Lasalle Secondary School, Class of 1996
Assiginack Public School
Central Manitoulin Public School
Charles C. McLean Public School
Little Current Public School
SECONDARY SCHOOLS - SUDBURY AREA
Chelmsford Valley District C.S. (FI & EP)
Confederation Secondary School (FI & EP) Lasalle Secondary School (FI & EP)
Lively District Secondary School Lockerby Composite School (FI & EP)
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School (FI & EP)
Sudbury Secondary School (FI & EP)
SECONDARY SCHOOL - ESPANOLA AREA
Espanola High School
SECONDARY SCHOOL - MANITOULIN ISLAND
Never pass up an opportunity to learn a new skill and a
new language. It only makes you more marketable
and opens up new avenues of opportunity for your
Anchor/Video-Journalist, Channel 10 News
French Immersion Graduate
Confederation Secondary School, Class of 1994
Manitoulin Secondary School
FI – These schools offer the French Immersion Program which provides a balance of English and French instruction.
FI & EP – These schools offer the French Immersion Program as well as the English Program.
All other schools offer the English Program. The English Program includes Core French.
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Embark on a pathway towards becoming bilingual.
rench Immersion, which provides an intensive
second language learning experience in Rainbow
Schools, immerses students in the French language
including cultural experiences. The French Immersion
program provides students with the skills they need
to communicate in a second language, thereby
enhancing their ability to perform effectively and meet
with success in a rapidly changing global economy.
ore French, offered daily as part of the regular
English program in Rainbow Schools beginning
in Grade 1, develops basic communication skills in
French and an understanding of the nature of the
language. The Core French program offers students a
valuable educational experience and the opportunity
to develop a basic usable command of the French
language that can be expanded through further
study or contact with French-speaking people.
25 per cent of instruction is in French at the beginning of the year
with gradual progression to 100 per cent by the end of the year.
Teachers speak French all of the time, with the exception of a 20-minute
English literacy block daily. Students are encouraged to respond in French
as much as possible.
Grades 1 and 2
100 per cent of the classroom instruction is in French,
with the exception of a 20-minute English literacy block.
Grades 3 and 4
French language arts, mathematics, social studies, health, physical education,
music, art and technology are taught in French and English language arts and
science are taught in English.
Grades 5 to 8
French language arts, social studies (history, geography), music, art, physical
education and health are taught in French while English language arts, science,
and mathematics are taught in English.
Students in Rainbow Schools may obtain a French Immersion Certificate upon
graduation by completing a minimum of ten courses taught in French.
These include four Immersion French courses plus six other courses taught in French
from a wide variety of choices - physical education and health, Canadian geography,
Canadian history, civics, career studies, dramatic arts, business studies, social sciences
and the humanities, Canadian and world studies, music, visual arts, science,
technological education and co-operative education.
Benefits of Learning
a Second Language
n Increases cognitive abilities, creating a more
n Improves overall school performance
and develops superior problem-solving skills
n Increases listening skills, learning skills
n Enhances first language development
n Develops an appreciation of other cultures
and a more inclusive child
n Gives access to a larger pool of information
and greater educational and career opportunities
n Provides a competitive advantage in the
Yes, you can help!
The language base that I retained from the Core French
program allowed me to quickly and easily transition
to my second language, while instilling a feeling of
Captain Chloeann Summerfield
Canadian Armed Forces, Valcartier, Québec
12e Régiment blindé du Canada, Escadron A
Core French Graduate, Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School, Class of 2000
Having more than one language means having more
opportunities here in Canada and abroad. It also expands
our world view and our potential. It is the underpinning
of social tolerance.
Professional Artist and Entrepreneur
Core French Graduate, Lockerby Composite School, Class of 1989
n Read to your child daily in any language
n Encourage your child to listen to French
television and radio
n Monitor the completion of homework
n Take advantage of community,
after school and sports programs
offered in French
n Log on to rainbowschools.ca and click on Homework Helper
n Consult the Canadian Parents for
French website at www.cpf.ca