French Week a success at St. Francis
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.