North Vancouver School District students win top awards at Provincial French Public-Speaking Competition!

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.

Click link below for list of North Vancouver winners and their photos: 
http://cpf.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/j/3B82190267D89852

“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!

Find out more about Concours d’art oratoire here:
http://bc-yk.cpf.ca/actvities/youth-activities/concours-dart-oratoire/

 

Concours d’art oratoire 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!

French Film Festival 2017, February 23

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!

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“Staying in French” Event, March 2 at École Ross Road

Canadian Parents for French & North Vancouver School District 44 present

STAYING IN FRENCH
Making the transition from Elementary to Secondary in French Immersion

DATE: Thursday March 2, 2017
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: École Ross Road Elementary, 2875 Bushnell Place, North Vancouver

Come find out the benefits of continuing in French Immersion!

  • Everyone welcome, ideal for Grade 6 & 7 students in French Immersion and their families
  • Hear teachers, students and parents, including Jonathan Wilkinson, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, talk about the benefits of French Immersion
  • Discover resources for supporting French-language learning

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French Immersion Review Input Evening – September 28

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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.

Click here to read North Vancouver School District’s full post

INVITE – French Immersion Program Review meeting, Sept 13

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If you are a French Immersion or a former French Immersion parent in North Vancouver, please try to attend French Immersion Program Review meeting on September 13. It is very important that the District French Immersion Review Committee hears your views on the proposed recommendations for the FI program.

French Immersion students currently in Grades 6-11 and their parents, as well as North Vancouver School District staff are invited to attend:

Tuesday, September 13th
7 p.m. at the Education Services Centre
2121 Lonsdale Ave

More info

Concours d’art oratoire 2016: North Vancouver District Finals

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Elementary Concours winners (April 13, 2016)
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Secondary Concours winners (April 13, 2016)

On April 13th & 14th, 2016 Canadian Parents for French North Vancouver and the North Vancouver School District hosted the annual District finals for the French public speaking competition, Concours d’art oratoire.

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The district finals were attended by 38 students from 10 schools and parents, teachers, administrators, SD44 staff, community judges and CPF North Van volunteers over a two-day period.  District Finals are part of CPF’s national Concours event that involves over 80,000 children from across the country. Winners from the district competition will go on to compete with students from across BC in the Provincial Concours d’art oratoire held at SFU Surrey Campus on Saturday May 7th 2016. Grade 12 provincial winners have the opportunity to go on to travel to the National Concours (in Gatineau, Québec on May 28, 2016)  to compete for university scholarships and many other prizes.

We are proud of the effort and dedication of all students who competed in the district finals.  The speeches were very well-written and well-presented to an audience of the students’ peers, teachers and parents, in the lovely setting of the Oceanview Room at the Education Services Centre. Many thanks to NVSD44 for once again hosting this wonderful event.

“I was blown away, once again, by the powerful speeches the students delivered. Not only did their French language skills shine, but they spoke to issues that are really important to them. They were able to convey their passions while utilizing their French,” said Emina Dervisevic, president, North Vancouver chapter of Canadian Parents for French.

  • District Finalists 2016
    Click here for the list of District Finalists
  • Superintendent John Lewis’s blog
    Click here to read post provided by Dr. Joanne Robertson, Director of Instruction, Learning Services, North Vancouver School District

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

The North Vancouver Chapter of Canadian Parents for French would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous support of the Concours d’art oratoire:

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www.everythingwine.ca


superstoreReal Canadian Superstore, 333 Seymour Drive
www.realcanadiansuperstore.ca


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www.republicaroasters.com


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Ventas Security Systems
http://www.vsscanada.com/