For many years now our School Board has offered Heritage Language courses (Programme de l'enseignement des langues d'origine), in cooperation with the Ministry of Education.
The P.E.L.O. program aims to improve the students knowledge of their heritage language and gives greater depth to the students' understanding of human experience by fostering an appreciation of the customs and achievements of people within their communities.
The content of the existing Heritage Language programs and the financing of P.E.L.O. classes are the responsibility of the Ministry of Education.
This program offers the following advantages :
These courses are offered after school. These classes encourage mutual respect among cultures and are one of the best ways to achieve harmony in diversity. They are usually offered to students in Grades 1 to 6 only. These courses are offered in Hebrew, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Arabic or other.
Once these conditions have been met, the school principal, in cooperation with the Governing Board, will take the necessary steps to organize such a class.