List of Elementary & High School Open House

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

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Alexander von Humboldt– February 1- 9am to 12pm

Edgewater Elementary, Pincourt – January 16th-9:30am

St.Patrick, Pincourt- January 22nd- 8:30am-9:30am, 10:00am to 11:00am,1:00pm to 2:00pm-

Dorset Elementary, baie D’urfe– January 17th- 10am to 11:30 and 1:45pm to 3pm

Westpark, DDO  – January 23rd- 8:45am, 12:45pm, 6pm

Margaret Manson, Kirkland- January 31st-  6:30pm to 8:30pm ( open to all)

St.Edmund, BeaconsfieldJanuary 29th- 8:30 to 9:00am, 1:15pm to 2:15pm, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Christmas Park, BeaconsfieldJanuary 28 -9:30am-11:30am- 1:30-3:00- 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Beechwood School, Pierrefonds – January 14th – 8:30-10:30 and 6:30-8:30

St.John Fisher Junior, Pointe-ClaireJanuary 31st- 8:45am to 10am and 12:45 to 2pm

Evergreen School, St-Lazare – January 16th at 9:00am and 10:30pm and 12:30pm to 2pm

St.Charles Elementary, Pierrefonds – January 22nd-

Mount Pleasant School, Hudson -January 22nd- 8:30am to 10:00am

Kingsdale Academy Elementary, Pierrefonds –January 17th- 5pm to 7pm

Birchwood Elementary, Saint-Lazare – January 11th- 10am and 2pm

Beacon Hill Elementary, Beaconsfield

Wednesday, January 23    6:30 to 8:00 pm
Tuesday January 29th-      8:30 to 10:00 am and 1:00 to 2:15 pm

Wilder Penfield, DDO– January 23rd- 9am to 11am and 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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

Forrest Hill, St.Lazare– January 25th-Session 1 at 9:30am, Session 2 at 11:15am

Sherbrooke Academy Junior, BeaconsfieldJanuary 29th- 9am to 10am

Sunshine Academy, DDOJanuary 31st – 6pm to 8pm

Terry Fox Elementary, Pierrefonds January 28th-9:30am or 6:30pm to 8pm

Dorval Elementary, Dorval– January 18th- 9:30 and 1:45

St.Anthony Elementary–  January 31st- 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Maple Grove Elementary– January 18th – 9:00-10:00 and 12:30-1:30

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary, Vaudreuil: January 16th- 5:00pm to 5:45pm and 6:45pm to 7:30pm

Springdale Elementary, DDO– January 28 – 5pm to 7pm

St.Remi, Beaconsfield– January 22 at 1pm- Registration required.

Ecole Jacques-Bizard in Ile Bizard

Ecole Jonathan Wilson in Ile Bizard –

Hebrew Foundation School, DDO-    January 22- 7pm

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

Joseph Henrico, Baie D’urfe: January 22 at 1pm

École Primaire Marguerite Bourgeoys , Pointe Claire- January 29th, 12:30-4pm

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

https://boardsite.lbpsb.qc.ca/school-centers/our-schools

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 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, April 6th, 2019 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