Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division is proud to offer French Immersion Programming from Kindergarten to Grade 12
French Immersion is offered in the following schools:
Carlton Comprehensive Public High School (Grades 9 to 12)
Available to all residents within our attendance boundaries.
French Immersion News and Information
4th Annual Carnaval d’hiver (Winter Carnival)
On Friday March 6th 2020, over 600 students and staff from all four of our French Immersion schools gathered at Carlton Comprehensive High School for a day of cultural festivities.
to our partners who contributed to a very successful day!
- Société canadienne-française de Prince Albert (Prince Albert French-Canadian Cultural Society)
- Association jeunesse fransaskoise (Francophone Youth Association of Saskatchewan)
- Société historique de la Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan French Historical Society)
- Canadian Parents for French – Prince Albert branch
- Saskatchewan Urban Native Teachers Education Program (SUNTEP)
Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division at Prince Albert’s Tintamarre
Unfortunately, the 2020 Tintamarre, scheduled on March 20th, was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
We look forward to the best Tintamarre yet in 2021!
On March 19th 2019, the Société Canadienne-Française de Prince Albert (French Cultural Society) organized its second annual Tintamarre as part of national celebrations of French language and culture in Canada. Over 600 participants attended making the most successful Tintamarre in Saskatchewan!
What is a Tintamarre?
It is rooted in Acadian culture and is basically a social gathering, usually in the form of a parade, where participants use a variety of visual symbols and especially noise-makers to build awareness in the community of the pride of the local French-speaking population.
- Carlton Students explain “bizarre” French idiomatic expressions in short YouTube videos
French Second Language Education Week
Other French Services Links:
|Prince Albert French-Canadian Cultural Society|
|Canadian Parents for French - Saskatchewan Branch|
|Government of Saskatchewan - French Language Services|
Why choose French Immersion for your children?
Being fluently bilingual will give them a lifelong ability to communicate with French speaking people here in Canada (approx. 10 000 000 people) and around the globe (over 220 000 000 people).
French Immersion students meet or exceed the performance results of Regular English students in provincial English literacy and mathematics assessments.
French Immersion students have a greater appreciation of other languages and cultures as well as their own.
Learning a second language has lifelong benefits on brain development.
French Immersion enhances student creativity and problem solving ability.
French Immersion students have increased employment opportunities in many careers where knowing another language is a recognized asset.
Knowing French as a second language enriches an individual’s travel opportunities, especially in the 53 countries where French is spoken.
Research indicates that French Immersion students become more flexible thinkers and develop superior listening skills.
Learning a second language has a positive effects on your first language skills. Basically, learning French improves your English language skills.
French Immersion students tend to have higher self-esteem, better social skills and more tolerance towards minorities.
FAQs regarding French Immersion Education
In what grades is French Immersion taught?
French Immersion is offered from Kindergarten to grade eight in the following elementary schools:
French Immersion is offered in grades 9 to 12 at Carlton Comprehensive Public High School
In what grades can a child initially enter into French Immersion?
Children are accepted into our French Immersion programs in Kindergarten and grade 1.
Which students can enter French Immersion Programming?
French Immersion programming is available to any kindergarten to grade 12 student residing within our attendance boundaries. However, students with no prior French language education, may only enroll if they are in kindergarten or grade 1.
We, as parents or guardians, do not speak French. How do we support our children in their French Immersion education?
The vast majority of French Immersion parents do not speak French themselves but recognize the value in providing their children with a high-quality second-language education. As parents, your role is to promote and be actively engaged in your child’s learning. Our schools are committed to ongoing communications in English with our French Immersion parents to foster ongoing parent engagement. Recognizing that what is learned in one language is transferable to a second language, you can be confident that the supports you provide to your children in English will also be of benefit to them in their learning of the French language.
Are there any additional costs if our children are registered in French Immersion?
There are no additional costs to having children enrolled in French Immersion.
How do I register my children in French Immersion?
- Complete a registration form (2019-20) and submit it to the nearest French Immersion school or,
- simply visit or call your nearest French Immersion School
French Immersion Attendance Areas
École Arthur Pechey Public School
City of Prince Albert
- All residences south of the North Saskatchewan River and west of the centre line of 6th Avenue East
Rural Attendance Areas
- Christopher Lake, Spruce Home, Red Wing
- Meath Park
- Kinistino, Birch Hills
- Shellbrook, Wild Rose
- St Louis
- West Central
École Vickers Public School
City of Prince Albert
- All residences south of the North Saskatchewan River and east of the centre line of 6th Avenue East
Rural Attendance Areas
- Osborne Public School
- East Central Public School
École Debden Public School
Debden, Canwood and Big River attendance areas.