Sudbury Catholic Schools Launches Italian Program for Students Kindergarten to Grade 8
The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is excited to announce that we are planning free language programs for all elementary students. These programs are designed for children in Kindergarten to Grade 8 and provide the opportunity to speak, listen, write and read any international language, while learning about the culture and heritage associated with the language. Families who choose to have their child study an international language enhance their child’s overall education. International language programs deepen student’s cultural awareness, foster pride in their heritage and strengthen their self-esteem and self-image. Heritage language programs serve to strengthen and honour the traditions present in the communities they serve, and student participants feel more included in their schools when they see their identity reflected in these programs (ILE Resource Guide 2012).
At this time, we are pleased to offer our first international language and heritage program with community partner; Società Caruso. The Italian language and heritage program will run every Saturday from January 7th to June 10th 2023, (9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) at St. Albert Adult Learning Centre. Parents can register their children at: Register online here Italian Language & Heritage Student Registration Form K-8 (google.com) or call 705 673-3031.
We are also seeking your input to determine interest in other language programs and possible community partnerships. We are asking parents/guardians/caregivers to please complete the attached survey so we can begin to plan other language learning opportunities for students. Please find the survey link HERE. We look forward to receiving your input.