Our philosophy of education:
- Supporting high-quality learning while giving individual students the opportunity to choose programs that suit their skills and interests;
- Recognizing that the needs of learners are diverse in an ever-changing global community;
- Regular group discussions about their learning, exchanging ideas and comparing their experiences is an integral part of the students learning in the classrooms.
Multiple opportunities and well-organized lessons that support a strategic balance between listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through each course enabling the students to develop their skills and confidence.
In addition to the best teaching practice throughout our various programs and inspired from the most updated authentic resources, all staff prepare the students to DELF examination upon graduation.
What is DELF?
The Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) is an internationally recognized test of French proficiency. It is based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), which defines language proficiency along six global levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. At each level, proficiency is measured across four competencies: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The French Ministry of National Education awards successful candidates a diploma that is valid for life.
Why taking the DELF exam?
- Recognition of the candidate`s accomplishments to date on the path to French proficiency;
- Represents an official document, recognized internationally, that enriches the candidate`s school or professional portfolio;
- Recognized internationally by francophone postsecondary institutions, including a growing number in Canada.
Supporting students in participating in various provincial contests.
What is Young Authors Award?
The awards celebrate the writing talents and accomplishments of students who submit short stories, poems, and nonfiction articles written.
There are three levels of competition: School, Unit, and Provincial. A collection of winning entries is published in book form each year.
Several students received the
Young Authors Award from our programs and two won the provincial competition in 2019 and 2020.
Le programme d’immersion me donne l’opportunité de maintenir et d’approfondir mes connaissances en français. Les enseignants m’aident dans l’application de la langue dans plusieurs matières, et m’appuient à travers mon cheminement scolaire.
Alexandra Lee, grade 10 IB French Immersion
Being a French student at Regi is a great experience for me. It makes me challenge myself everyday while also balancing it with fun activities to improve my French. They offer the perfect courses for students that are looking to have fun but also challenging their skills every day.
Brice Djomo Njepang, grade 9 French immersion
Extra Curriculum Activities
Extra-Curricular activities within the school community are strongly encouraged as well as participating in various excursions and cultural experiences.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme
The IB Diploma Programme is an internationally recognized, rigourous curriculum that is completed in the final two years of high school. As part of the IB Diploma, students must complete a Language B requirement (proficiency in a second language). Regiopolis-Notre Dame offers Language B courses in French and Spanish. Students participating in the IB Diploma programme will complete the requirements for their OSSD while simultaneously fulfilling the requirements for their IB Diploma. IB Diploma requirements are fully integrated within the Ontario curriculum so that upon successful completion of the programme, a student is awarded both the IB Diploma and the OSSD. IB Preparation courses begin in Grade 9 and 10, with Diploma courses beginning in Grade 11 and culminating in Grade 12.
In the IB Diploma Languages courses, students are introduced to various themes, which provide them an increased knowledge in a global context. A broad range of texts (blogs, brochures, poster, social media, podcasts, etc) are used to enhance the students learning and interests.
Each assessment (written production, receptive skills, reading and listening and the individual oral-interactive skills are based on the five themes:
- Ingéniosité humaine;
- Organisation sociale;
- Partage de la planète
Our dedicated IB French certified staff are familiar with current IB resources and pertinent audio materials in helping the students to prepare for the IB exams.
Why Do IB?
- To attain a comprehensive and balanced education that includes exposure to languages, arts, science, mathematics, creativity, activity, service, and theories of knowledge.
- To seek challenge beyond the Ontario curriculum
- To acquire unparalleled academic preparation for university
- To gain the opportunity for international post secondary study
- To develop Approaches to Learning skills such as thinking skills, communication skills, self-management skills, social skills, and research skills.
- To gain recognition when applying to highly esteemed universities world wide
- To receive advanced standing in first year university for HL courses
- To earn an internationally recognized Diploma based on international standards.
To rise to the exceptionally high standards of the IBO
RND is a caring community where IB students feel a sense of belonging and participate in courses with peers of common abilities and ambitions. We are committed to support candidates and support their best interests.
French Program Courses:
French immersion students will take the following courses:
To obtain the Certificate of Proficiency in Immersion French, students must have ten credits taught in French (nine credits for IB diploma students)
(CHC 2DI) History
(FIF3U)( FIF3UH) French
(HRT3M) World Religion
(FIF4UI) (FIF4UH) French
Extended French students will take the following courses:
Four of these credits will include:
Grade 9 (FEF1D) French
Grade 10 (FEF2D) French
Grade 11 (FEF3U) (FEF3US) French
Grade 12 (FEF4U) (FEF4US) French
As well as a minimum of three credits among the following:
(CHC 2DI) History
(GLC20E/CHV20E) Civics/Career Studies
(HRT3ME) World Religion
Core French Academic program courses:
(FSF 1D) French Academic
(FSF1P) French Applied
We offer various level of Spanish courses from beginner to Advanced levels. Using the most current teaching resources, students that successfully complete their courses receive a Certificate. IB students have the option to complete the ab initio component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Spanish Program Courses:
LWSBDIB (Intermediate Level)
LWSCUIS (Advanced Level)