June 2, 2016 Update
The District Québec Trip 2017 application package is now posted. Please submit completed application packages between June 6, 2016 and June 17, 2016. More detailed information and forms are provided below.
Overview of the District Québec Trip
In May 2017, the North Vancouver School District will offer Grade 8 French Immersion students from across the District the opportunity to travel to Québec City for a unique educational experience. This trip, arranged in collaboration with
Auberge du Mont, an organization specializing in educational programs for French Immersion students, is rich in linguistic, historical, and cultural experiences. The District French Immersion trip next year will take place from May 14, 2017 to May 20, 2017.
The 2017 District Québec Trip will take Grade 8 French Immersion students to the heart of French-Canadian culture. Students will be accommodated in a mountain resort just a short drive from Old Québec, and supervised by North Vancouver School District employees and Auberge du Mont staff members. There will be French Canadian guides for all planned activities who will converse with students exclusively in French.
A meeting for parents and students interested in learning more about the 2017 District Québec Trip was held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Education Services Centre, 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, in the Mountain View Room on the 5th floor. The meeting outlined the trip itinerary and provided details on trip costs, supervision, and the expectations of students prior to and during the trip. Please note that this trip will be limited to 60 students; registration will be done on a first-come, first-served basis beginning June 6, 2016. (Registrations will not be processed at the June 1st parent meeting.)
This unique travel experience will provide Grade 8 French Immersion students with valuable cultural connections to French Canada, and many authentic opportunities to practise their French conversational skills. We believe that the 2017 District Québec Trip will excite and engage students in their French studies as they continue in the Secondary French Immersion program. We hope that you will consider this educational opportunity for your child.
Please note: The District Québec Trip 2017 is not required as part of the mandated French Immersion program, but is a valuable enrichment opportunity.
District Québec Trip 2017 (Grade 8) Application Package includes the following forms:
Quebec Trip 2017 Informed Consent Form
Student Medical Form
Quebec Trip 2017 Application/Registration Form
Please complete the (1) Informed Consent Form, (2) Student Medical Form, (3) Application/Registration Form, and include a $200 non-refundable deposit made payable to the North Vancouver School District, or credit card payment information.
Completed application packages will be accepted between June 6, 2016 and June 17, 2016, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Deliver the completed District Quebec Trip 2017 Application Packages to:
Education Services Centre
Reception Desk on 2nd Floor
Attn: Kathleen MacIver
2121 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver BC V7M 2K6
An e-mail confirming successful applications will be sent out after June 17, 2016.
June 7, 2016 Update
The 2018 District Québec Trip Information Meeting for Grade 7 French Immersion students and parents / guardians is scheduled at 7:00 p.m. on May 30, 2017 at the Education Services Centre, 5th Floor, 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver BC. More information and the dates of the trip will be posted in the 2016/17 school year.