List of Elementary & High School Open House

 

Time for the next step in planning for your child’s High School journey. Here is a list of all the upcoming open houses. If there are any missing please let us know:

 

Lester B Pearson School Board:

 

Beaconsfield High School– October 18- 6:45pm to 8:35pm

 

John Rennie High School– October 4-  6pm to 9pm

 

Lakeside Academy– October 3rd- 6:45 pm-8:45pm

 

Lindsay Place High School– October 11th- 6:30pm to 9pm

 

Macdonald High School– October 25th- 7pm to 9pm

 

Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School– October 16th- 6pm to 9pm

 

Riverdale High School– October 18th- 7pm to 9pm

 

St.Thomas High School– APRIL 4- 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

Westwood High School- JUNIOR campus– October 18th- 6:30pm to 9pm

 

Private Schools

 

College Beaubois– September 8th- 9am to 1pm

 

College Charlemagne- September 16th- 9am to 12pm

 

College Sainte-Anne– September 15th- 10am to 3pm

 

Kuper Academy– September 26th- 9-11 and 7 to 9pm

 

Loyola High School– September 15th- 9am to 12pm

 

Sacred Heart- September 24th- 12:30pm to 4pm and October 2- 4pm to 7pm

 

Trafalgar School for Girls- October 4th- 5pm to 7pm

 

Villa Maria– September 15 and 22- 11am to 4pm

 

WestIsland College– September 27th-  6:30pm t0 9:00pm

 

Commission Scolaires Marguerite-Bourgeoys

 

College Saint Louis-Lachine- September 22- 1pm to 4pm

 

Des Sources- DDO-

 

DORVAL-JEAN-XXIII- Dorval– September 17th- 10am to 3pm

 

Felix-Leclerc- Pointe Claire

 

Saint-Georges- Senneville

 

 

EMSB

Royal West Academy– September 17th- 5pm to 8pm

 

 

Centennial Academy -Saturday, October 13th, 2018  10am to 2pm.

 

Still waiting for times to be posted. If you know of any other schools, please email us at westislandmommies@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents,

As the principal of the only German school in Canada educating children from all nationalities from kindergarten to high school, I am often asked: “Why a German school in Canada?”

Speaking German is no admission requirement until the age of 10 years

People are astonished when I reply that amongst our 300 students 60% do not speak German at home. Upon admission to mini-kindergarten at the age of 2 ½ years or later, most of our students know little or no German at all.

Why on earth should, for example, a Chinese or Mexican child living in Canada who has neither German parents nor ever lived in Germany, go through the hassle of learning the – admittedly sometimes complicated- German language? I then explain that our kindergarten students integrate normal German Classes and learn the language at an early age, not even noticing the excellent work their brain is performing. We admit students starting at the age of seven until age of 10/11 with little or no knowledge of German to our so-called Immersion Class, provided they are academically strong. After one year, these students will then easily integrate into the normal German curriculum (by the way, with only 10-15 students per class in the elementary school!) and eventually finish their schooling alongside with their German-native friends with the German International Baccalaureate.

The brain is like a sponge – multilingual education makes children smarter and more empathetic

Often, this leads to a stimulating conversation about multilingual education and the broadening of horizons, which goes along with multilingualism and multicultural education – not only language wise but also intellectually, culturally and socially. And no worries about not being able to help your child with German homework: In Elementary School, homework in German is done at school. We have after class study groups and a German course for parents to learn German at the same time as their child.

Finally, our conversation touches on the benefits of German culture and science. Then, I cannot help but talk about my favorite subject: our state-of-the-art science laboratory and the science and math contests, our students take part in every year with remarkable success – Leading me to a small side remark about our diverse theater, music, arts and sports after-school activities. This usually brings us to talk about the world-famous quality seal “Made in Germany”, the fact that German is the most widely spoken mother-tongue language in Europe and the European Union being the largest common market in

 

the world. That’s why the German Government promotes German Language learning with a network of 140 German Schools in 72 countries, teaching more than 82,000 students outside of Germany.

International School – Three Languages ​​- Two degrees

I then explain that AvH students receive a high school teaching according to German quality standards and, at the same time, an international education. In addition to German, our students learn English and French fluently. At the age of 16/17 they must make a though decision: Do they leave their friends who they grew up with to integrate CEGEP or do they stay at AvH for another year? After Grade 11 they have their Quebec High School Diploma in hand, allowing them to integrate a CEGEP and continue their studies in the Canadian educational system. Their German Language Diploma obtained at AvH will allow them to enroll at German Universities without any language test. Alternatively, and this is what most of our students decide to do, they can continue one more year at AvH and will then have the German International Abitur in hand, allowing them to directly enroll at Universities worldwide. No matter what path they choose, our AvH students are prepared to study at the most prestigious universities.

Starting small, reaching out for big

In a nutshell, our school is all about starting small, reaching out for big. Our students start at AvH at a very young age (Mini-K at 2 ½ years). Our school is like a village school in former times, beautifully located in the residential town of Baie D’Urfé in the West Island Area of Montreal: With a comfortable teacher-Student ratio of 1:12 everybody knows each other. We have one class per grade and our students often stay together for over a decade. However, our program is internationally oriented with a special focus on languages and science. Our Students regularly undertake class trips in Canada and US and to foreign countries, participate in international events and take part in all sorts of local, nation-wide and world-wide competitions. When they come out of AvH they have strong personalities, sure of themselves without being arrogant, yet aware of their strengths and capacities to excel, with a strong sensibility for social issues armed with several Diplomas, mastering at least three languages (German, English and French). Academically at the top of their game, they are prepared to integrate the most famous universities in the world and embrace the world with all the wonders and challenges life might bring to them in the future.

Limited places available in pre-K (age 3-5) and Kindergarten – Waiting List for Mini-K ( age 2.5-3)

I hope to have won your interest in our school and invite you to fill out the contact form on our webpage so one of our school representatives can contact you to discuss how your child could become a member of our AvH Family.

Sincerely yours,

Sincerely yours,

 

Thomas Linse

School Principal

Here is a current list of the Elementary Schools Open Houses. If we are missing any or there are errors- please email us at westislandmommies@gmail.com

 

openhouse

 

Alexander von Humboldt– January 29th 9am to 12pm

 

Edgewater Elementary, Pincourt – January 17th-9:30am

 

St.Patrick, Pincourt January 25th- 8:30am-9:30am, 10:00am to 11:00am,1:00pm to 2:00pm- NEW-

 

Dorset Elementary, baie D’urfe– January 18th- 9:45 and 1:00pm

 

Westpark, DDO  – January 25th.-

Morning Session: 8:30am to 9:30am
Afternoon session-12:45pm to 1:45pm
Evening Sessions- 5:45pm to  6:45pm and 715pm to 8:15pm

 

Margaret Manson, Kirkland January 25th- 8:30 to 10:00am (New Families) and 6:30pm to 8:30pm ( open to all)

 

St.Edmund, Beaconsfield – January 25th- 8:30 to 9:00am, 1:15pm to 2:15pm, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Christmas Park, Beaconsfield – January 30th -9:30am-11:30am- 1:30-3:00- 6pm to 7:30pm

 

Beechwood School, Pierrefonds – January 15th- 8:30-10:30 and 6:30-8:30

 

St.John Fisher Junior, Pointe-Claire – January 30th-8:45 and 10:00 and 12:45 to 2:00pm

 

Evergreen School, St-Lazare – January 24th at 9:30am and 12:30pm
Registration by appointment: from January 29 to February 9, 2018

 

St.Charles Elementary, Pierrefonds – January 25th- 6:30pm to 8:00pm

 

Mount Pleasant School, Hudson -January 18th- 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

Kingsdale Academy Elementary, Pierrefonds –January 30th- 5pm to 7:30pm

 

Birchwood Elementary, Saint-Lazare – January 12th- 2 sessions- 9:30am and 2pm

 

Beacon Hill Elementary, Beaconsfield – January 24 – 8:30-10am, 1pm to 2:15pm,
January 25th-  6:30-8:00pm

 

Wilder Penfield, DDO– January 24th- 9am to 11am and 7pm to 8pm

 

ClearPoint , Pointe- Claire – January 18- 9:00am

 

Forrest Hill, St.Lazare– January 19th-Session 1 at 9:30am, Session 2 at 11am

 

Sherbrooke Academy Junior, Beaconsfield– January 25th- 9am-1pm

 

Sunshine Academy, DDO January 24th 6pm to 8pm

 

Terry Fox Elementary, Pierrefonds– January 25th- 9:30am to 10:30am and 6:30pm to 8:00pm

 

Dorval Elementary, Dorval– January 26th- 9:30 and 1:45

 

St.Anthony Elementary–  January 25th- 9:30am to 10:30am and 6:30pm to 8:00pm

 

Maple Grove Elementary January 19th – 9:00-10:00 and 12:30-1:30

 

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary, Vaudreuil: January 17th- 5pm to 8pm

 

Springdale Elementary, DDO– January 25th- 6pm to 8pm

 

St.Remi, Beaconsfield– January 30th-  at 1pm

 

Ecole Jacques-Bizard in Ile Bizard

 

Ecole Jonathan Wilson in Ile Bizard

 

Hebrew Foundation School, DDO-

 

École du Bout-de-l’Isle, Ste.Anne-de-bellevue-

 

Joseph Henrico, Baie D’urfe: January 24th- 1pm to 6pm

 

Here is a link to the Lester B Pearson school board with all the info on each school:

http://www.lbpsb.qc.ca/eng/schools/elemV2.asp

 

Here is a link to the Marguerite -Bourgeoys school board

http://www.csmb.qc.ca/

 

 

Time for the next step in planning for your child’s High School journey. Here is a list of all the upcoming open houses. If there are any missing please let us know:

 

Lester B Pearson School Board:

 

Beaconsfield High School– October 12- 6:45pm to 8:35pm

 

John Rennie High School– October 5-  6pm to 9pm

 

Lakeside Academy– October 4th- 6:45 pm-8:45pm

 

Lindsay Place High School– October 26th- 6:30pm to 9pm

 

Macdonald High School– October 19th- 7pm to 9pm

 

Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School– October 26th- 6pm to 9pm

 

Riverdale High School– October 19th- 7pm to 9pm

 

St.Thomas High School– October 18th- 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

Westwood High School- JUNIOR campus– October 19th- 6:30pm to 9pm

 

Private Schools

 

College Beaubois– September 9- 9am to 1pm

 

College Charlemagne- September 17th- 9am to 12pm

 

College Sainte-Anne– September 16th- 10am to 3pm

 

Kuper Academy– September 27th

 

Loyola High School– September 16th

 

Sacred Heart- September 16th and October 3

 

Trafalgar School for Girls- October 3rd- 9:00am to 11:30am and 4pm to 8pm

 

Villa Maria– September 16 and 23

 

Commission Scolaires Marguerite-Bourgeoys

 

College Saint Louis-Lachine- September 23

 

Des Sources- DDO- September 22- 5:30pm

 

DORVAL-JEAN-XXIII- Dorval– September 23- 10am to 1pm

 

Felix-Leclerc- Pointe Claire– September 21

 

Saint-Georges- Senneville–  September 21

 

 

EMSB

Royal West Academy– September 18th

 

 

 

Still waiting for times to be posted. If you know of any other schools, please email us at westislandmommies@gmail.com

 

Here is a current list of the Elementary Schools Open Houses. If we are missing any or there are errors- please email us at westislandmommies@gmail.com

openhouse

Edgewater Elementary, Pincourt – January 11th-9:30am

St.Patrick, Pincourt- January 24th- 8:30am-9:30am, 10:00am to 11:00am,1:00pm to 2:00pm

Dorset Elementary, baie D’urfe– January 19th- 9:45 and 1:00pm

Westpark, DDO  – January 26th-

Margaret Manson, Kirkland- January 19th- 8:30 to 10:00am and 6:30pm to 8:30pm

St.Edmund, Beaconsfield – January 26th- 8:30 to 9:00am, 1:15pm to 2:15pm, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Christmas Park, Beaconsfield – January 25th-9:30am-11:30am- 1:30-3:00- 6pm to 7:30pm

Beechwood School, Pierrefonds – January 16th- 8:30-10:30 and 6:30-8:30

St.John Fisher Junior, Pointe-Claire – January 24 and 25- 9:00am or 1:00pm

Evergreen School, St-Lazare

St.Charles Elementary, Pierrefonds – January 26th- 6:30pm

Mount Pleasant School, Hudson -January 18th- 10:15am and 12:50pm

Kingsdale Academy Elementary, Pierrefonds – January 24-

Birchwood Elementary, Saint-Lazare

Beacon Hill Elementary, Beaconsfield – January 24 – 8:30-10am, 1pm to 2:15pm,
January 25th- 8:30am to 10am- 6:30-8:00pm

Wilder Penfield, DDO– January 25- 9am to 11pm

ClearPoint , Pointe- Claire – January 19- 9:00am

Forrest Hill, St.Lazare– January 19th-9:30-10:30 and 11:15 to 12:15

Sherbrooke Academy Junior, Beaconsfield– January 26- 8:30-10:00 and 12:30 to 2pm

Sunshine Academy, DDO– January 20th 10:45 and 1:15pm

Terry Fox Elementary, Pierrefonds– January 20th- 9:30am and 11:00am

Dorval Elementary, Dorval– January 20th- By appointment- 9:30am and 1:45pm

St.Anthony Elementary– January 24th-9:30-10:15 and 6:30-8:00pm

Maple Grove Elementary– January 20th – 9:00-10:00 and 12:30-1:30

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary, Vaudreuil: January 18th 5pm to 5:45, 6:45 to 7:30pm

Springdale Elementary, DDO

St.Remi, Beaconsfield-

Ecole Jacques-Bizard in Ile Bizard- January 19th-17:30-19:30

Ecole Jonathan Wilson in Ile Bizard –

Hebrew Foundation School, DDO-

École du Bout-de-l’Isle, Ste.Anne-de-bellevue-

Joseph Henrico, Baie D’urfe: Jan 24th from 1pm to 6pm

Here is a link to the Lester B Pearson school board with all the info on each school:

http://www.lbpsb.qc.ca/eng/schools/elemV2.asp

Here is a link to the Marguerite -Bourgeoys school board

http://www.csmb.qc.ca/