Regina Public Schools offers programming in French, Cree and Spanish. Kindergarten students have the opportunity to enrol in the English or the French Immersion program. Regina Public Schools provides free transportation for elementary French Immersion students who do not live within a prescribed walking distance to the nearest French Immersion school.
French Language Instruction
Regina Public Schools provides two options for French language instruction: French Immersion and Core French.
- Both programs offer French language instruction:
- French Immersion: Grades K-12
- Core French: Grades 1-12
- Students understand and appreciate Francophone culture.
- English language proficiency in ready and writing are enhanced by learning a second language.
- It is not necessary for French to be spoken in the home for children to experience success in learning a second language.
- French Immersion allows students to become functionally bilingual. Core French does not produce the same level of bilingualism but gives a solid foundation for post-secondary study that can lead to more fluency.
- Core French is a mandatory subject from Grades 1 to 8 and is optional in high school. It is taught for 90 to 120 minutes weekly, depending on the grade.
- The French Immersion program offers instruction predominantly in French all week long. In the first three years of school (K-2), students learn to understand, speak, read and write in French by being taught only in French.
- Students in French Immersion do not begin English Language Arts until Grade 3. Their English reading and writing skills usually catch up within two to three years after beginning English instruction.
- Core French in elementary school focuses mainly on oral communication. French Immersion develops the written, as well as oral, aspects of the language.
FRENCH IMMERSION SITES
*École Centennial Community School (K-8) - (306) 791-8559
École Connaught Community School (K-8) - (306) 523-3750
École W.S. Hawrylak School (K-8) - (306) 791-8445
*École Massey School (K-8) - (306) 791-8504
École Elsie Mironuck Community School (K-8) - (306) 791-8486
École Dr. A.E. Perry School (K-5) - (306) 791-8476
École Wascana Plains School (K-8) - (306) 523-3770
*École Wilfrid Walker School (K-8) - (306) 791-8531
*French Centre (single-track French Immersion school)
Campbell Collegiate (9-12) - (306) 523-3250
Associate Elementary Schools: Connaught, W.S. Hawrylak, Massey, Dr. A.E. Perry, Wascana Plains, Wilfrid Walker
Thom Collegiate (9-12) - (306) 523-3600
Associate Elementary Schools: Centennial and Elsie Mironuck
Cree Language Instruction
Cree is offered at the following Regina Public elementary schools:
Albert Community School - (306) 791-8539
Coronation Park Community School - (306) 791-8570
Kitchener Community School - (306) 791-8516
Rosemont Community School - (306) 791-8466
Seven Stones Community School - (306) 523-3740
Thomson Community School - (306) 791-8460
Cree is also offered at the following Regina Public high schools:
Balfour Collegiate - (306) 523-3200
Scott Collegiate at the mâmawêyatitân centre - (306) 523-3500
Spanish Language Instruction
Spanish is offered at the following Regina Public high schools:
Campbell Collegiate - (306) 523-3250
Winston Knoll Collegiate - (306) 523-3400