10,000 students from across British Columbia competed, 264 made the provincial finals, and 8 students from North Vancouver took home top awards in this year’s pan-provincial French public-speaking competition, Concours d’art oratoire, Saturday, May 6th at SFU Surrey.
“Through participation in Concours, students develop confidence and improve their French but as well their skills in time management, listening and critical thinking. Ultimately they become more effective as communicators, capable of inspiring others,” said Diane Tijman, President of Canadian Parents for French – BC & Yukon. “We are so proud of all our Concours participants. Bravo à vous tous et toutes pour votre belle participation!” she added.
Bonne chance to Matthew Wilson who will be going on to represent BC in the upcoming National Concours d’art oratoire competition for senior secondary students in Ottawa-Gatineau, Saturday June 3rd, 2017!
On April 11, 2017, North Vancouver students took to the podium to demonstrate their French language skills as part of the annual Concours d’art oratoire, hosted by the North Vancouver School District and the North Vancouver chapter of Canadian Parents for French. Every year, students from throughout the school district take part in this well recognized French public speaking competition. Students hone their oral French and public speaking skills to compete first at the school level and then, for the winners from the schools, at the district finals. District level winners will then earn a spot to compete at provincials (May 6, 2017 in Surrey, BC). Secondary level students who win top spots at Provincials will travel to the national capital area to compete for scholarships and other prizes in the CPF’s National Concours competition on June 3 in Gatineau, Quebec.
2017 North Vancouver School District finalists:
The complete list of finalists who moved onto Provincials can be found here.
Félicitations to all the competitors and un grand merci to all the parents, NVSD teachers, CPF volunteers and sponsors who help make Concours a very special event every year!
On February 23rd, students from all 7 French Immersion Elementary schools in the North Vancouver School District will be converging on Cineplex Cinemas Esplanade to take part in CPF North Vancouver’s annual French Film Festival! They will be viewing La guerre des tuques 3D a lively, animated remake of La guerre des tuques (The Dog Who Stopped the War), a beloved Québécois live-action film from 1984. A book of the same name was produced to accompany the original film. During Christmas holidays, the children of a small village in Québec split themselves into two groups and begin preparing a week-long snowball war. The rivalry opens up tension among group members, especially leaders Luc and Sophie. The colourful film of course is allegorical: Peace is tough and tedious; war is an easy solution.
Bon cinéma to Écoles Boundary, Braemar, Cleveland, Dorothy Lynas, Larson, Ross Road et Sherwood Park!
NVSD is inviting staff, French Immersion students currently in Grades 6-11 and their parents to attend a French Immersion Review Input Evening on Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm at the Education Services Centre (2121 Lonsdale Ave). At this meeting the District French Immersion Review Committee will present an overview of the 2016 French Immersion Review consultation process and the recommendations it will present to the Board of Education on October 18, 2016.
If you are a French Immersion parent in North Vancouver, please try to attend this meeting! It is very important that the District French Immersion Review Committee hears your views on the proposed recommendations for the French Immersion program.
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