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French Immersion

Last updated on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Cette page Web servira d’outil de communication à nos étudiants et Communauté français d’immersion. 

(This webpage will serve as a communication tool for our French Immersion Students and Community.) 

Bienvenue! Welcome!

 FIAC – French Immersion Advisory Committee

Purpose – The committee is advisory in nature with a focus on the FI program in elementary and secondary as well as Ministry and community supports that enhance the learning experience for our students.

FIAC 2016-17 meeting dates:

All meetings will be held at Westdale High School in the Library, starting at 7:00pm

  • TBA

Present FIAC voting members: TBA

Present FIAC non-voting members: TBA

FI Chart by Cluster


French Immersion at HWDSB 

More students will get a chance to learn Canada’s official second language thanks to the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s recent decision to look at expanding French Immersion to the Ancaster community.  


Canadian Parents for French

CPF was founded in 1977 by parents who wanted to ensure that children would have the opportunity to become bilingual in the Canadian school system. Originally a small group of concerned parents who met in Ottawa, CPF has evolved into a proactive national network with 10 Branch offices and some 150 Chapters in communities nationwide. For the Hamilton Chapter click here.

IB Program

 IB program at Westdale- Can French Immersion students do this without sacrificing French designation? 

IB program will be occurring at Westdale
Here is the website for the IBO program.

There is no such concept as a French Immersion IB program. IB is IB. Ultimately, the IB is not in competition with our school’s Languages nor French Immersion Programs…instead the opportunity for the student is one that embodies the true essence of being a life-long learner and critical thinker in an international world.  Again, French Immersion students who go into the IB program are not in French Immersion IB (there is no such thing) they are in IB continuing their language focus in the French A program. Their other courses are not taken in French.  


Hamiltion Public Library

Hamilton Public Library’s Teachers and Kids Page is En français, Click here.  

The latest addition to the Hamilton Public Library’s Teachers and Kids Page is En français , a page all about HPL’s French collection and online resources. The page includes information about the 7 branches that house the collection, tips for finding material in the catalogue, information about French dual-language, FLAG and MELD materials and much more…. HPL in English




  • Wednesday, September 26, 2012 > Please click here to review the minutes. (PDF) 
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2012 > Please click here to review the minutes. (PDF)
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2013 > Please click here to review the minutes. (PDF)
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2013 > Please click here to review the minutes. (PDF)
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2013
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2013
  • FIAC Minutes April 1 2015
  • FIAC Agenda May 27 2015