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Zoo School!

One of our Grade 3 classes was off-site each day last week, at the Chevron Open Minds “Zoo School”. The students and their teacher participated in hands-on, trans-disciplinary programming directly linked to their program of studies. Two other CFIS Grade 3 classes already took part in this program earlier in the school year, and our fourth Grade 3 class will be spending a week at "City Hall School" in the near future.

February 2019 Elementary Division newsletter now available!

The Elementary Division's newsletter for the month of February 2019 is now available. I hope you will take the time to read about all of the activities that took place over the past four weeks. Click on the photo below to read the four-page document.

Principals Camirand and Murray's "French Immersion Myths Busted" article for Calgary's Child magazine

A few months ago, Principal of Early Childhood Mme Amy Murray and I collaborated on an article we have been planning to write for some time, on the subject of myths about a French language immersion (FLI) education. Click on the above photo to read the full article.

Wonderful video of the students singing "C'est le droit des enfants"

During the closing ceremonies of last week's UNESCO days, students from preschool to Grade 6 met in the gym to sing a song they had learned over the two days of their UNESCO celebrations. They were accompanied by CFIS's music teachers, with our artist-in-residence on the flute.

The song they learned is, "C'est le droit des enfants", by Dominique Dimey, which translates to, "These are the rights of children". 

Click on the photo below to watch and listen.

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