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Language skills, classroom walk-throughs, and being an "immersion parent"

The View from the First Floor (highlights from my week): This time of year is when our youngest students’ French language skills really start to explode, and it is such a treat to hear our little ones using French without even thinking about it. This week, I have heard three-year-olds telling each other, “It’s time to change les souliers!”, and Grade 1 students negotiating the rules of who would be “it” in their recess game, all in French, and without seeming to realise that their default at-school language has changed. 

Last night's junior and senior high school information session

Over 40 current and new-to-CFIS families attended last night’s information evening about junior and senior high at CFIS, including a number of attendees whose children currently attend other schools. These groups moved through our Secondary Division classrooms to hear from our junior high and senior high program leaders about what students can expect at CFIS in the higher grades. Highlights included the student-led session, where Grade 12 students Sarah C. and Meera J.

A Minute With Mme Amy: artists in residence, exchange students, and kid jokes

  • All week, our Grade 5 and 6 classes have hosted the Trickster Theatre Company, who have worked with the students to create an original theatrical production, on the themes of human rights and global citizenship. Along with our K-4 students, I watched this afternoon’s dress rehearsal, and was blown away by the show. The performance, which includes black light theatre, drama, dance, movement, and mime, addresses issues such as gender equality, the right to an education, respecting individual beliefs, and the right to self-expression.

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