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French Immersion To Launch At Holy Names

Thursday November 14th, 2019, 6:51pm

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French Immersion programs are coming to Holy Names Catholic High School in September of 2020.

“We’re very pleased to announce that we’ll be launching a new French Immersion program here next year,” said Holy Names Principal Pat Hickson. “This will really fill a need in this community for students who want to become fluent in both of Canada’s official languages.”

The board is currently in the process of developing French Immersion courses that will be offered depending on enrolment numbers, while recruiting qualified teachers to deliver the program.

According to Director of Education Terry Lyons, offering the program now makes perfect sense given that the first cohort of French Immersion students from nearby Christ the King Catholic Elementary School will graduate from Grade 8 in 2021.

“We’ll be more than ready to welcome those students and any others who want to continue their secondary education in a top quality French Immersion program,” he said.

The school will host a Spirit Day on December 4th for any students currently not enrolled in a WECDSB school, as well as an Open House night on December 5th for Grade 8 students and their families to learn more about all of the great programs Holy Names has to offer. For more information on both events, you can call the school at 519-966-2504.

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