Thinking of moving in Halton, you may want to check with the Halton Board of Education to make sure the school you think your child will be going to is actually the one with the new French Immersion changes that are planned.
Here is an excerpt from the November 2013 meeting:
Board votes on French Second Language report recommendations
November 21, 2013: At the November 20 regular meeting, Trustees with the Halton District School Board voted on five recommendations outlined in the report on French as a Second Language (FSL) programming in Halton District School Board elementary schools.
Extensive discussion and debate occurred at the Board meeting, with a number of amendments being proposed by the trustees prior to the votes on each of the recommendations. The approved recommendations: • continue the Grade 1 French Immersion entry point with a 50-50 balance of English and French instruction; • introduce Grade 1/Primary Core French (40 minutes a week of French instruction) at 24 schools next year; • establish and communicate clear timelines for registration for the French Immersion program; and
• where enrolment is low in either French or English programs, the Board may consider multiple grade classes, or redirect students to another school; and where low enrolment patterns have emerged, the Board may consider undertaking a boundary study.