A website to draw parents to EMSB
The English Montreal School Board has come out with a new strategy to try to convince parents who have a choice to send their children to English school.
That strategy is a new, French only website.
EMSB chairman Angela Mancini says the goal of the website, is to let parents know what they have to offer.
"It's a question of letting them know what is out there. When they come onto our site we want to show them what we have to offer in terms of French immersion, and also showcase the success of our students."
The website www.noussommesbilingues.ca features video clips of students, teachers, and former students speaking flawless French. Mancini says their promise is students who graduate from the EMSB will be bilingual.
"The results are there. Our students are graduating from high school and writing the same French exams as the French sector, and sometimes performing even better than the French system."
Parent Jessica King had the choice but opted for the English system, even though her husband is French-speaking.
"My son is in grade 2, and my daughter is in grade 4 now," King says, "she is fully bilingual and she is only 9."