Our Core French program works towards the goals from A Framework for French as a Second Language in Ontario Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12 (Ministry of Education) to:
1. Increase student confidence, proficiency, and achievement in FSL.
2. Increase the percentage of students studying FSL until graduation.
3. Increase student, educator, parent, and community engagement in FSL.
In Ontario and throughout Canada, many jobs require skills in both French and English. Even when it is not a mandatory requirement, French can be a valuable asset in work that involves interacting with the public.
Besides creating more work options and the potential to earn a higher income, learning French helps to strengthen first-language skills and establishes a solid foundation for learning additional languages. Studies have shown that learning more than one language has a positive effect on the development of problem solving and creative-thinking abilities.
Additional personal benefits include a heightened appreciation for French culture in Canada and around the world, a broadening of global perspectives, and increased opportunities for international travel and study as well as a general understanding and acceptance of diversity.
The Arts (Music, Dance, Drama, and Visual Arts)
Our arts program is our main source of creative learning. We offer students complete freedom to experiment with their own creative process, encouraging them to adventure and experiment with multiple styles of expression. Our goal is to empower student confidence, voice, and expression. Our arts program is an interactive and engaging program that helps students discover artistic fundamentals with their own creative process.
Physical Education and Healthy Living
Healthy living habits are something that we deem essential at Bulldog Kids Academy. We want to guide our students into a health-conscious lifestyle that they will want to maintain for the rest of their lives. This includes healthy-eating habits, exercise and fitness, goal setting, mental and physical health, hygiene, and sexual education.
Homework is a part of school life. Homework provides students with an opportunity to consolidate their learning and to complete work that they may not be able to finish in school. We aim to give students ample time to complete their work while at school so that when they are home they can focus on other areas of interest to them. If, however, students choose to not use the class time they are given productively, they will be required to bring their work home and have it finished for the start of the next day.
Assessment is important for documenting student success and growth while at school. That is all we want it to be. We use many forms of assessment to cater to different students’ needs. Our main goal with assessment is to model and exemplify a students growth through all areas of their education. We don’t want to use assessment in a way that intimidates or makes students anxious. We aim to have our students excited about showing off what they know and what they have learned. It is our belief that students all learn in different ways, so to assess them all the same is not fair to the student and their success.