Letter: French Immersion cancellation ‘disappointing’

With a wait list of over 220, it is very difficult to understand why enrolment wasn't maximized in cancelled French Immersion program.

To the editor;

As a long time advocate for public education, choice programs and French second language learning, it is very disappointing to hear that the new Early French Immersion program at Cougar Creek Elementary will not open due to lack of enrollment.

It has been 22 years since Surrey School District opened a new Early French Immersion program so I applaud the District for providing the opportunity when classroom space in Surrey is not easy to find.

With a waiting list for Early French Immersion of over 220 families it is very difficult for me to understand why the enrollment was not maximized in the new program. In my opinion, it will be very hard to convince the School District to open another program anytime soon.

Charlene Dobie

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Supercars parade to White Rock

More than a dozen cars were on display for the Drive Project

South Surrey woman promotes exercise to help fight Parkinson’s disease

‘This keeps me strong’ says Liz Holroyd Campbell, organizer of the 2019 Parkinson Superwalk

Four Terry Fox Runs planned for Surrey

Events to take place throughout city on Sept. 15

QUIZ: How much do you remember about Woodstock?

Weekend music festival in Bethel, New York, was held 50 years ago

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

RCMP, search crews hunt for 4-year-old boy missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

Most Read