School Info

ALLERGIES IN THE SCHOOL

Life-threatening allergies in our school include:

  • Nuts (all nuts including peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, etc.)
  • Shrimp and Seafood
  • Fish (including pickerel, tuna, salmon, etc.)
  • Cinnamon
  • Seeds (sesame, pumpkin, etc.)

Please refrain from sending any of the above to school.

SCHOOL HOURS

Elementary Timetable

8:50 - Opening Bell

9:00 - Attendance, opening exercises

10:30 to 10:45 - Recess

11:50 to 1:05 - Lunch

1:05 - Outside bell

1:15 p.m. Classes begin

2:45 to 3:00 - Recess

4:00 - Dismissal


Junior High Timetable

8:50 - Outside bell

8:55 - Warning bell

9:00 - Attendance, opening exercises

9:00 to 9:45 - Period 1

9:45 to 10:30 - Period 2

10:30 to 10:40 - Break

10:40 to 11:15 - Period 3

11:15 to 11:50 - Period 4

11:50 to 1:05 - Lunch

1:05 - Outside bell

1:10 - Warning bell

1:15 to 2:00 - Period 5

2:00 to 2:45 - Period 6

2:45 to 2:55 - Break

2:55 to 3:25 - Period 7

3:25 to 4:00 - Period 8

4:00 - Dismissal

Programs Offered

Roots of Empathy - Roots of Empathy is a community partnership project that was developed by Mary Gordon. This program is offered as a way to reduce student violence and aggression, and nurture empathy skills in adolescent students. For more information on this program, please refer to http://www.rootsofempathy.org/Mary.html.

DARE Project - The DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program is a program run by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in our Elementary Schools. This program seeks to provide young students with accurate information regarding the dangers of drug usage and to develop positive community relationships between students and R.C.M.P. officers. For more information on this program refer to http://www.dare.com/home/default.asp.

Outdoor Education - The Grade 6 Camp Whitney is our entry program with activities such as canoeing, orienteering, nature crafts and camp improvement. Camp Whitney is a former scout camp built in the 40's and is now run by the Flin Flon Recreation Commission. Students are transported eight miles across Lake Athapap by boat. Grade 8's return to Camp Whitney with such activities as solo canoeing, kayaking, geology/palaeontology, nature craft, environmental acclimatization and camp improvements. The Grade 7 level is our entry program into canoeing skills. Canoeists take five training sessions: two canoeing at Phantom Lake, one pool canoe safety, one food groups/equipment and one on packing and navigation.

French Immersion - Flin Flon School Division has offered the French Immersion Program since 1984 for students from Flin Flon, Creighton, Denare Beach and surrounding areas. The program operates out of two schools in the Division and encompasses approximately 120 students.

École McIsaac School delivers Kindergarten to Grade 8 programming that involves up to 95 students per year. These students meet or exceed the 50 per cent programming guideline necessary for Bilingual Certificate status. Hapnot Collegiate offers French as a second language programming through conventional courses, as well as correspondence and video conferencing at the S1-S4 levels (Grades 9-12).

French Immersion is a program that is designed for families that DO NOT speak French and is based on a universal immersion model. Qualified instructors deliver the program curriculum in an activity based, language oriented environment. Kindergarten students receive all regular classroom instruction in French. Beginning in Grade 1, students receive one to one and a half hours per day of English Language Arts instruction. Physical Education, Music, Home Economics and Shop are also taught in English. All other subjects are taught in French following the Manitoba curriculum so that students cover the same material whether learning in English or French. The Division is also able to provide a French Language Support Monitor every second year through a grant arrangement with Patrimoine Canada and the Manitoba Government. Outside groups such as the Bureau de l'education francaise and French language theatre groups are involved regularly to help support and supplement the local program. Immersion students also have the opportunity to strengthen their French language skills through activities such as Festival du Voyageur trip to St. Boniface for Grades 7/8, the history based Batoche trip for Grades 5/6, and through high school French exchange programs with Quebec communities. Examples of other activities that increase French language skills include Le Party de Noel, the annual Sliding/Skiing Day, Freeze Frame workshops, the Boreal Film Festival, and La Course Stupefiante! (The Amazing Race). In addition, a local French Summer Camp is offered every two to three years to maintain French language skills over the summer break. To receive a provincial diploma in French Immersion, a minimum of 14 out of 30 S1-S4 credits must be obtained from courses taught in French. To meet this requirement, Flin Flon School Division is partnering with three other Divisions to deliver courses in French through an internet based, video conferencing network. The full requirements for a diploma in French Immersion are listed at: http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/policy/gradreq/grad_req-fi.pdf

The French Immersion Program has strong community support through the Flin Flon Chapter of Canadian Parents for French (CPF). For more information on the mandate of this group please refer to their website at http://www.cpf.ca/ or call 204-687-7578 to receive information regarding the local Chapter. The CPF - Flin Flon Chapter meets the second Monday of every month at École McIsaac School at 7 p.m. Please refer to the École McIsaac School calendar for the dates.

Home Economics and Shop - These programs are offered Grades 7 and 8.

Hockey Academy - Grade 7 and 8 Hockey Academy for the 2017/2018 school year will be on Day 2 and Day 5.