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Welcome to Canada Bienvenue au Canada
Welcome to Red Deer!!!
New Student Orientation -Getting to know you -Forms -High School Timetables -Emergency Contact -Insurance -Lunch -Homestay -Bus routes and downtown tour
Personelle Mr. Rob Porkka Director of International Services Mrs. Jane Davies Homestay Co-ordinator
Forms -School Registration Forms -Transit Application Forms -E mail access forms -photo copy of your VISA
Who We Are … • More than 9, 500 students • 19 Schools • • 12 Elementary Schools 4 Middle Schools 2 High Schools 1 Christian Alternative Program 12 Alternative School Programs Approximately 535 teachers Over 1000 total employees $67. 4 million budget
Our Schools Ø High Schools Ø Ecole Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School Ø Hunting Hills High School Ø Middle Schools Ø Eastview Middle School Ø Ecole Central Middle School Ø Elementary Schools Ø Fairview Elementary Ø George Wilbert Smith Elementary
Ecole Secondaire Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School 1900 students
Opportunities… Lindsay Thurber Modernization • • To be completed the Spring 2006 $29. 7 million project 1800 - 1900 students in Grades 9 - 12 Hybrid design--blends the BEST of the current Thurber with 40% new construction
Hunting Hills High School 1600 students
Partner schools: Germany, France, Japan, China, Mexico
- • • IB International Baccalaureate and AP Advance Placement ESL English as a Second Language International Focus Computer Studies Athletics Fine Arts Career Technology Studies French Immersion
High School • • High School Timetables 4 -5 classes per semester for 80 minutes Each class is worth 3 or 5 credits 3 credits: every other day for 80 minutes for one semesters 5 credits: every day for 80 minutes for two semesters Semester 1 September to January Semester 2 February to June
Classes For Two Semesters • • English and/or ESL Social Studies Math Science-Biology, Chemistry, Physics • Phys Ed (for students in grade 10 or younger • Option classes
• Daily ESL 1 or 2 - 80 minute classes per day • Two or Three other 80 minute classes with Canadian students
Homestay Expectations What to do in an emergency Transportation to and from school
Countries of Origin • • • Korea Mexico Japan Brazil Hong Kong France Germany China Vietnam Colombia Venezula
WHY ARE YOU HERE? ? • English Immersion • Cultural Experience -to meet Canadians!! • To gain entry into one of our colleges or universities.
SCHOOL STARTUP WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Course Guide Registration Form Time of Meeting to Register academic transcripts student visa host family profile Transit Forms Email Forms
HIGH SCHOOL TIMETABLES • 4 Classes per day • Grade 9 has 5 classes per day. • Middle Schools have 6 classes per day.
HOST FAMILY ROLE • To provide a safe and nurturing environment. • These students are temporary family members, not guests, not babysitters, not housekeepers. • Be aware of the phases that international students MAY go through.
DISCUSSION TOPICS • • Medical Insurance Academic expectations Use of the telephone Food Trips out of town Absences from school Family vacations Weekends away
CONTACT NUMBERS • ROB PORKKA – rporkka@rdpsd. ab. ca Director, International Services 343 -1405 Main Switchboard 342 -3726 International Services Office JANE DAVIES – jdavies@rdpsd. ab. ca Homestay Co-ordinator 342 -3729 International Services Office 352 -2823 Cell – FOR EMERGENCY ONLY
PEOPLE Welcome to Alberta!
• What to do in an emergency anywhere in ALBERTA? • For FIRE, Ambulance or Police Call 911
• Know your full address and phone number • Let the operator know you do not speak English well • Remain calm and do not be afraid to ask for help.
Insurance Claim Form
Concerts Skiing &Boarding Sports Centre Parks
Robert Porkka rporkka@rdpsd. ab. ca Jane Davies jdavies@rdpsd. ab. ca -
Good Luck!! Bonne Chance!!
Homestay Program Information
Welcome to Red Deer
MRS JANE DAVIES HOMESTAY COORDINATOR
YOUR HOST PARENTS
THEY ARE NOT MAIDS
CLEANING Keep your bedroom clean Keep your bathroom clean Help your host family
TELEPHONE USE A CALLING CARD NO CALLS BEFORE 9 AM OR AFTER 10 PM LIMIT CALLS TO 15 MINUTES
COMPUTERS No computers in the bedroom Do not download games Limit the time on the computer
Keep the family rules Be polite
COMMUNICATE Let your host family know if you will be late Ask – do not assume OK I am going shopping after school Let your host family know where you are going
NOT ALLOWED No candles in your bedroom It is illegal to drink under 18 It is illegal to buy cigarettes under 18
YOUR HEALTH Stay active Eat healthy food Sleep at regular times
GET INVOLVED JOIN A SCHOOL CLUB VOLUNTEER BE INDEPENDENT – TAKE THE BUS GO TO THE COLLICUT CENTRE GO TO THE MOVIES
TRAVEL OUT OF TOWN • YES --- WITH YOUR HOST FAMILY ANYTIME • YES -- WITH ANOTHER APPROVED HOST FAMILY • YES – WITH THE SCHOOL
TRAVEL OUT OF TOWN NO, NO WELL MAYBE! ONLY IF ……… :
…………… : 1. Your homestay parents approve 2. The Homestay Coordinator approves 3. You have written permission from your parents
ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE Listen to the advice of others Be positive Talk to your teachers, your counsellor, your host family, Mrs. Davies, Mr. Porkka
OH CANADA! MAKE IT A TIME TO REMEMBER !
Welcome to Canada Bienvenue au Canada