French Week a suc­cess at St. Fran­cis

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

Stu­dents and teach­ers at St. Fran­cis School cel­e­brated La Se­maine de la langue française dur­ing the week of March 21-25.

“Cartes Jaunes” re­ward cards were given to stu­dents through­out the week for their spon­ta­neous use of French around the school and daily draws were held of­fer­ing prizes for speak­ing French.

Each day saw morn­ing an­nounce­ments con­clud­ing with a French video-clip on the class­room tele­vi­sions.

Grade 9 stu­dents had the op­por­tu­nity to take in a pre­sen­ta­tion by Mme Jac­qui Ride­out, who ex­plained the re­cent changes to the high school French pro­grams, thus as­sist­ing stu­dents with their course se­lec­tions for next year.

Grade 6 stu­dents en­joyed a Que­bec Win­ter Car­ni­val pre­sen­ta­tion by two Grade 9 im­mer­sion stu­dents, Alyssa Broom­field and Erin Jones, who were part of a group of stu­dents who had the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend the “Car­naval d’hiver 2011” just this past Jan­uary.

All French stu­dents, core and im­mer­sion, from Grades 6-9, par­tic­i­pated in a poster con­test with the theme of “Célébrons la langue française!” Win­ners of this con­test were Ge­orge Butt (Grade 9 im­mer­sion) and Tay­lor Mar­shall (Grade 9 core French). Hon­or­able men­tion went to Al­li­son His­cock, Stephanie Slade, Sarah His­cock and Mariam Djaoutkhanova.

A school-wide game of French LOTO us­ing our tele­vi­sion broad­cast­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties also af­forded stu­dents, yet again, the op­por­tu­nity to win prizes for their knowl­edge of French.

Un­doubt­edly, the high­light of the week was when the Grade 9 im­mer­sion class pre­pared “crêpes” for the en­tire school pop­u­la­tion. Cer­tainly a taste of au­then­tic French cul­ture for all!

Congratulations to Mme Squires-Dawe and the French depart­ment for this very suc­cess­ful week of ac­tiv­i­ties. It was a French ex­pe­ri­ence that was thor­oughly en­joyed by the stu­dents of St. Fran­cis School.

Alyssa Broom­field (right) of St. Fran­cis School in Har­bour Grace gets a “Carte Jaune” for speak­ing French from Madame Squires-Dawe.

St. Fran­cis School in Har­bour Grace held a poster con­test as part of French Week ac­tiv­i­ties. The win­ners were Ge­orge Butt (left) and Tay­lor Mar­shall.

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