Welcome to Grade 2 French Immersion at Pine Grove School

Welcome to Pine Grove Public School and our Grade 2 French Immersion Program! We are so excited and happy that you and your family have chosen this program.

Normally, at this time of year, we open the doors of our school to meet our new students and their families that will be joining our program. However, given the current circumstances, we will be reaching out to you virtually.

We are hopeful that come September, our schools will be fully back in session and that we can meet all of our families when permitted to do so. Please watch for messaging during the summer, as more information will be sent to you once decisions have been put in place.

School Schedule


Map to School


School Information


529 Fourth Line, Oakville, ON

L6L 5A8

(905) 844-6371

Principal: Loui Silvestri silvestril@hdsb.ca

Vice-Principal: Cameron Dalgleish

dalgleishc@hdsb.ca

Senior Secretary: Goretti Alves

alvesg@hdsb.ca

General Secretary: Helene Adey

(responsible for registrations)

adeyh@hdsb.ca

Please take a moment to look at the video about French Immersion that the HDSB has put together for parents. This is the same video shown at the Parent Information Nights that were held in November and December 2019.

Please click on any of the documents below for information about helping your child acquire the French language with practice at home.

07 - Online Resources to Support Your Child at Home with FSL Acquisition

What to expect the first week....

Granted, we don't know right now exactly what September will look like in our schools. However, we can tell you that from what we have seen during the past two years of the French Immersion 100% program, students can expect:

  • to engage in a collaborative, engaging atmosphere

  • to hear French language during class most of the time

  • to meet many new friends

  • to learn many new words and phrases in French within a short amount of time and be excited to share their new learning at home

During the first few weeks, your child may come home very tired. This is normal, as for a large portion of the day, their brains are processing information - they are "on" for most of the day. Teachers do their best to help students acclimate to the language, however it is nonetheless very tiring for the brain to be processing all day. Allow them lots of down time during the first few weeks.