We, the undersigned, disagree with the SCDSB's proposal to move the French Immersion program from Admiral Collingwood Public School. We raise the objection based on the lack of public consultation, and the lack of long term planning for the future of the program. We request that the board suspend making any decisions to relocate the program until such time as proper public consultation has occurred, and a long term plan has been made available to all stakeholders.
We moved to this area recently in part because of Admiral's French program. Due to the age of our children they were not eligible for the Immersion program but the oldest one is in ESFL. I see a great value in having children of various ages in one school learning a new language that is little used outside of the school. Having French language resources in the library, bi-lingual announcements and assemblies as well as giving the older children an opportunity to read with the younger ones for example; all these things add value to the experience the children have with the French language and no doubt add to its success. It would be a shame to lose the French culture that the school has worked so hard to achieve.
Martijn Van Atten
Note that I live within the attendance area of the school and within walking distance to the school. I'm not sure why it has registered me as Owen Sound.
Martijn Van Atten
I feel there a good alternative solutions to a continued successful FI program that would enable my child to continue with the FI program at Admiral.
I also feel this issue has been approached purely at a facilities problem, not with a vision to ensure the long term success of the FI program with good accessibility.
Christine Lonmo, Canada5 months ago
Kim Bollozos, Canada5 months ago
Martijn Van Atten, Canada5 months ago
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