HPEDSB International Student Program - English

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Overview of the International Student Program with the Hastings Prince Edward DSB in Ontario Canada

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HPEDSB International Student Program - English

  1. 1. Hastings and Prince EdwardHastings and Prince Edward School BoardSchool Board Your “Personalized “Program!
  2. 2. Belleville, Ontario
  3. 3. Our City,Belleville
  4. 4. Belleville
  5. 5. Our CommunityOur Community • The City of Belleville is at the economic centerThe City of Belleville is at the economic center for 189,000 people.for 189,000 people. • It is the only region in Canada close to 3 majorIt is the only region in Canada close to 3 major cities – Toronto, Ottawa, Montrealcities – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal • Belleville is located two hours from Toronto byBelleville is located two hours from Toronto by bus, car or rail with easy access to Internationalbus, car or rail with easy access to International AirportsAirports
  6. 6. • 99% English speaking • Safe to walk anywhere in the city day or night • Takes 10 minutes to go by car from one side of the city to the other • Shopping Mall with 120 stores, 8 cinemas • Public bus system that is safe to ride Has the security of a small city with all the conveniences of a large city Our CommunityOur Community
  7. 7. • Our area is a popular tourist area with boating, sailing, fishing, camping, and cycling Average temperature Summer: 25-27’ Winter: -5’ to -8’. Our CommunityOur Community
  8. 8. • 4 Equestrian schools within 20 minutes of the city • Swimming - 3 indoor pools • Tennis – 3 outdoor facilities, 1 indoor • Skating/Hockey - indoor rinks plus outdoor • Skiing – small local hill 4 health and fitness centers • Theatre Our CommunityOur Community
  9. 9. Quinte Ballet School • Dance training with Internationally known instructors • Classes include Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballroom • Trained Miss Universe 2007, Riyo Mori, graduate of our program Our CommunityOur Community
  10. 10. •Four of our secondary schools currently host International students •English as a Second Language is offered at each school •International students come Hong Kong, China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Brazil, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Russia, Norway, Italy, Turkey, France and Mexico, •The number in each school is limited to a maximum of 32 International students Secondary School ProgramsSecondary School Programs
  11. 11. • Tutoring is available 3 days a week • Qualified teachers are hired to assist after school, for 2-2.5 hours per day • Guidance staff provide support in program and career planning • Homestay Coordinators provide assistance with personal and homestay concerns • Academic Advisor ensures credit recognition and program planning Support for StudentsSupport for Students
  12. 12. Our SchoolsOur Schools Bayside Centennial
  13. 13. Moira Quinte Our SchoolsOur Schools
  14. 14. FacilitiesFacilities All schools have:All schools have: •Excellent library facilities, complete with Internet - connected computer labs •Excellent indoor and outdoor athletic facilities •Strong Guidance programs to assist students in career and academic planning •A strong emphasis on discipline and student support
  15. 15. • Tutoring is available three days a week • Qualified teachers are hired to assist • after school, for 2.5 hours per day • Guidance staff provide support for academic programs • Homestay Coordinators provide assistance with personal and homestay concerns. Visit students each week • Academic Advisor ensures credit recognition and program planning ) Support for StudentsSupport for Students
  16. 16. Ensure that student studies courses required by home country school for their return Validation of report cards upon completion of studies and return to home Regular reports to parents Support for StudentsSupport for Students
  17. 17. School ActivitiesSchool Activities • Sports are offered over 3 seasons • Wide range of sports available from team to individual • School clubs include skiing, robotics, chess, music, environment etc • Community leagues for soccer, baseball, theater, hockey )
  18. 18. • Every month activities or trips are run to introduce the student to Canadian culture • Social activities in Belleville include skating, welcome and departure parties • Trips to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Niagara Falls • Canadian students are invited to attend Social EventsSocial Events
  19. 19. Social Events (Eventos Sociais)
  20. 20. Homestay Program • Local families and professionals volunteer to host ISP students • Each must provide a welcoming home and agree to provide support to the student • Each applicant is carefully selected, by means of interviews, home visits and inspections, and police/ reference checks
  21. 21. Homestay ProgramHomestay Program • The family is matched to the student’sThe family is matched to the student’s interests.interests. • Families treat the student like their childFamilies treat the student like their child • Each student has their own private roomEach student has their own private room • 3 meals a day, 7 days a week3 meals a day, 7 days a week
  22. 22. Admission Process • Students are considered for on the basis of academicStudents are considered for on the basis of academic records and school reports – 70% average or higherrecords and school reports – 70% average or higher • Students should have a working knowledge of EnglishStudents should have a working knowledge of English at minimumat minimum • Students should show evidence of motivation to learnStudents should show evidence of motivation to learn and to progress in their studiesand to progress in their studies CRITERIACRITERIA Os alunos são considerados para , com base em registros acadêmicos e relatórios escolares - 70% em média ou superior
  23. 23. Admission ProcessAdmission Process •Program Application Form and Homestay Application Form 完完 •Transcripts for the last two years of study •Letter of Recommendation from current school •Signed participation agreement (in Application form) REQUIREMENTSREQUIREMENTS Carta de recomendação da escola
  24. 24. Program FeesProgram Fees Fees cover the following: • Full academic program • Daily ESL instructionj • Textbook costs • Academic and Career counselling • After school tutoring –3 days a week, 2.5 hours a day Programa acadêmico completo Instrução diária ESL Instrução diária ESL
  25. 25. Program FeesProgram Fees • 4 official reports to parents per year • TOEFL/IELTS instruction • Monthly events and trips • Healthcare insurance • Custodianship • Weekly visits by the ISP Homestay Coordinator Instrução TOEFL / IELTS Instrução TOEFL / IELTS
  26. 26. Student Intake • Secondary school students may begin studies in September or February • Elementary program entries are more flexible, but are best in September or Jan./Feb
  27. 27. Benefits of Study Abroad In addition to improved second language skills students develop increased: • Self-confidence • Self-reliance • Problem-solving skills • Maturity • Greater tolerance “I sent a young boy to France and got back a young man”
  28. 28. Contact Us Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board 156 Ann Street Belleville, Ontario, Canada K8N 1N9 Telephone: 1.613.966.1170 ext. 2236 Website: www.hpedsb.on.ca/isp Your “Personalized Program”

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