ECS Registration

Kindergarten Registration

Registration begins for the 2017-18 Kindergarten school year on January 16, 2017.  We offer full day programs in both English and French (Monday/Thursday and some Wednesdays OR Tuesday/Friday and some Wednesdays).  The French Immersion program will be offered Tuesday/Friday and some Wednesdays initially. We will offer additional French Immersion programming for Monday/Thursday and some Wednesdays if enrollment is sufficient. 

To download the registration package or find more information about Kindergarten please visit the division website at: www.eips.ca/kindergarten.

You may also stop by the office to pick up a registration package.  Return the completed form to the office, accompanied by a copy of your child’s birth certificate.

Please note, while school boundaries do not apply for Kindergarten, EIPS encourages parents/guardians to enroll their Kindergarten child at the school designated for Grade 1. You can find your designated school using the Versatrans e-Link tool at:  https://elink.eips.ca/elinkrp/Login.aspx 

See you in the Fall!

 

Have you considered ECS French Immersion?

Frequently Asked Questions…

What is French Immersion?

  • The French Immersion Program provides students with fluency in speaking, reading, writing, listening and communicating in French by the end of Grade 12.
  • French is the language of instruction, beginning in Kindergarten continuing to Grade 3 when English is introduced.
  • Check out Alberta Education’s What do I want my child to achieve in French? 

Why Should I Consider French Immersion for my Child?

Learning French offers students significant linguistic, academic and cognitive benefits:

  • strengthens English literacy skills and listening skills;
  • enhances problem-solving abilities;
  • strengthens concentration, math, and the ability to filter out non-important information;
  • provides students with more flexible, divergent, and creative thinking skills;
  • delays dementia and Alzheimer’s disease later on in life;
  • provides graduates with more choices for advanced education and career options;
  • gives graduates a competitive edge in the job market anywhere;
  • broadens students' cultural life through access to literature, art, music and theatre;
  • helps students to better understand the history, development and government of their country;
  • builds cultural awareness and empathy;
  • increases a student's feeling of self-esteem and pride; and
  • makes learning additional languages easier.

But, We Don’t Speak French at Home! How does that work?

  • You are not alone. Most parents of French Immersion students do not speak French! In fact, it was non-French speaking parents who established French Immersion in the first place! Your child will do just fine whether or not you speak French at home.
  • Check out Yes, You Can Help!

I Need More Information

If you would like more information on what French Immersion looks like at Ecole Ardrossan Élémentaire, contact Mme Helene Hewitt or Mrs. Judy Whetstone to set up a time to meet. We are happy to answer any questions you might have.

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