Joyeux Noël 2016

Our French Immersion students are definitely feeling and spreading the Christmas joy and holiday cheer this year.

Wishing everyone a restful holiday season.

See you all in 2017!

Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année à tous !!!




Ateliers d’art dramatique

The grade 8, 9, 10 and 11 French Immersion students demonstrated excellent improv skills during the Théâtre la Seizième workshops this month. They had lots of fun and enjoyed practicing and developing their spontaneous oral language skills. Thanks to the wonderful and very funny workshop facilitator Joey Lespérance. The students can’t wait for next year!

VIFF 2016

Ecole Alpha French Immersion students in grades 9-11 had the opportunity to attend two student matinée screenings (Tour de France and 1:54at the Vancouver International Film Festival in October 2016. Both movies sparked meaningful and thought-provoking conversations in our classes.

Cultural Events for grade 10 students

Grade 10 French Immersion students from Ecole Alpha Secondary enjoyed a wonderful and highly energetic performance from H’Sao at Vancouver International Film Festival. H’Sao is a Francophone musical group originating from Chad. Following the concert, the students had lunch at French bistro Café Salade de fruits. Before returning to school, the students visited Le Centre Culture Francophone de Vancouver where they got info on various upcoming Francophone events in Vancouver such as Festival d’été de Vancouver.

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National French Public Speaking Contest

Congratulations to Ecole Alpha Secondary French Immersion student Hamish Clinton who won 2nd place at the National French Public Speaking Contest in May 2016 in Ottawa.


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Jane Keith, Canadian Parents for French National President, served as Master of Ceremonies for the event and congratulated participants on their accomplishments: “You join us as some of Canada’s best and brightest and are proof that young Canadians want to learn French as well as recognize the cultural and professional significance of acknowledging Canada’s two official languages.

Participants spent two nights in the Nation’s Capital, participating in several excursions to some of Ottawa’s most popular landmarks accompanied by Canadian Parents for French (CPF) staff and volunteers, including bilingual guided tours of the Canadian War Museum, Parliament Hill, as well as time for shopping at the Rideau Centre, and a French-language screening of the Ciné+ film, Les Mystères du monde invisible, at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec.