La Petite École is a French immersion preschool programme where all instruction is in French and is taught by native-speaking teachers in a half-day session for a ratio of no more than 9 students per teacher. This programme seeks to engage children to participate in learning French and in developing their sense of community and cultural identity through a fun-centred learning environment.
between 3 & 5 years old
When: Thursdays from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Flexibility: Half-day session or all day
Morning session: 8.30am - 12.30pm/ Afternoon session: 12.30pm - 4.30pm.
You can enrol your child(ren) over one or two session(s).
Children can join at any time during the year provided that there is space available.
Where: At our premises 275 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central
Price: $49.50 per day (even for half a day)
Parents need to provide:
- morning tea
- lunch (we have a microwaves to heat up meals)
- water bottle
- warm jacket
La Petite École has a clever bi-cultural curriculum and follows the guidelines for both the école maternelle (French Ministry of Education’s preschool) and the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whāriki. These guidelines are incorporated into thematic units, which explore a variety of stimulating topics consisting of age-appropriate, engaging activities. Throughout the year, these thematic units allow children to explore the world around them, learn self-expression through the arts and stimulate their creativity, while learning in a full French immersion environment. This bi-cultural curriculum offers the best preparation to continue into our primary school bilingual units: while French is the medium by which all subjects of the curriculum are taught, it has strong links to the New Zealand school curriculum.
Si vous êtes intéressés par le programme de notre Petite École et souhaitez inscrire votre/vos enfant(s), veuillez envoyer un email à firstname.lastname@example.org
For all enquiries, please feel free to download the enrolment form and send it to email@example.com
||Parents and children arrive, coloring pages & games in autonomy
||Roll call, presentation and Bonjour to every child followed by a song
|9h15-10h||Lesson of the day in French through games or craft activities|
||Workshops around graphism, maths, logic, geography, creativity ...|
||Recap of what we did in the morning and what we learnt, storytime|
||Games in autonomy|
|13h-13h45||Relaxation - Yoga|
|13h45-14h45||Craft or baking related to the lesson of the day|
|14h45-15h15||Outside games (weather permitting)|
|15h15-15h45||Pedagogical games related to the lesson/theme of the day|
|15h45-16h||Recap of what we did in the afternoon and what we learnt, storytime|
|16h-16h30||Parents arrival, time to see with them how the day went|
|Au revoir until next Thursday!|
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