School Adaptation

School Adaptation

The program is offered in partnership with the North Central School Board and aims to meet the needs with regard to settlement and integration of immigrant students and their families within the school and community environments.

THE SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES OF THIS PROGRAM ARE AMONG THE FOLLOWING:

STUDY SPACE

This activity, which occurs twice weekly, aims to give scholarly and academic support to student newcomers from immigrant families. Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon students from Maurice Lavallée, Gabrielle Roy, Joseph Moreau, and Alexandre Taché high schools receive help for their homework and for the subjects in which they are having difficulties. These activities and/or workshops are organized thanks to a partnership among the SENAF, Campus Saint-Jean, and the francophone schools.

COMPUTERS AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE SUMMER CAMP

In order to improve and to continue scholarly and academic help for newcomers, the SENAF offers, especially for students in grades 7 to 9, the chance to improve their knowledge of English and computers in a pleasing and happy environment.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CREDIT COURSE SUMMER CAMP

The SENAF allows students from grades 9 to 12 to receive credits in English by participating in specific activities for this purpose. Thanks to a teacher qualified to teach English as a second language, participants can work to improve their English.

NEWCOMERS ORIENTATION WEEK (SONA)

This orientation week allows students and parents from immigrant families who are newcomers to Edmonton to become familiar with school and francophone community realities. Students and their parents receive useful information on the Alberta school system, the community, and the services and resources available.

Within the context of all the preceding, the services provided by the SENAF to its francophone clients are those to accompany them in their process of searching for

francophone schools—housing and subsidized housing—help to acquire furnishings—finding available resources from government organizations—English courses—medical services—social assurance card—medical assurance card—need for an interpreter—filling in forms—driver’s license—immigration documents—and many other services according to needs.