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 On Friday 2nd May 2014, the French Department hosted a French immersion evening for our GCSE and A level French students to help them prepare for their up and coming oral exams. The evening included a French treasure hunt around the town, followed by a delicious meal of cuisine from Provence prepared by our very talented French assistant Régis! A thoroughly enjoyable evening!’

 

 French exchange students from Collège-Lycée St. Thomas-D’Aquin
 in St.Jean de Luz taking part in French classes (March 2014)

 

Oxford Success! Tanya Murray secured a place at Oriel College Oxford to study French.

 Early entry GCSE and AS students celebrate success.

Visitors from Lycée Agricole de Vendôme.

French visitors

Year 10 Festin

 

Year 8 video conferencing session

 

Summer Exchange with Collège Lycée Privées St Thomas D'Aquin


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 On Friday 2nd May 2014, the French Department hosted a French immersion evening for our GCSE and A level French students to help them prepare for their up and coming oral exams. The evening included a French treasure hunt around the town, followed by a delicious meal of cuisine from Provence prepared by our very talented French assistant Régis! A thoroughly enjoyable evening!’

 

 French exchange students from Collège-Lycée St. Thomas-D’Aquin
 in St.Jean de Luz taking part in French classes (March 2014)

 

Oxford Success! Tanya Murray secured a place at Oriel College Oxford to study French.

 Early entry GCSE and AS students celebrate success.

Visitors from Lycée Agricole de Vendôme.

French visitors

Year 10 Festin

 

Year 8 video conferencing session

 

Summer Exchange with Collège Lycée Privées St Thomas D'Aquin


Get a Voki now!

 

 French

Studying French at Shimna

Studying French at Shimna means the chance to work with teachers who are language specialists and who have studied or worked in France or a Francophone region for an extended period.

 

The French assistant

We are also lucky to have a French assistant who works primarily with A-Level and GCSE students. The assistant visits KS3 classes where possible to deliver cultural and seasonal activities and hosts the French Club where students can practise and reinforce their knowledge through fun language games. In January and February the French assistant offers GCSE and A-Level grammar master classes for those who wish to pursue their study of French further.

 

 Trips and visits

We regularly organise opportunities for students to visit France and francophone regions. We have had very successful trips and exchanges to Paris, Lyon, Brussels, and Brest. The French work experience programme, which is now in its fifth year, enables yr 13 students to practice their language skills while gaining valuable vocational skills.

 

 Cultural activities

We  show French films throughout the year. Touring theatre companies sometimes put on plays in French in the college. Yr 8 students have a French breakfast. Yr 9 students sample “crêpes”, study the French recipe and “Mardi-gras” traditions. Yr 10 students have a French Feast like Astérix and Obélix. Yr 11 and 12 attend GCSE revison days when possible. Yr 13 and 14 attend French Film days and French immersion days at Queens’ University Belfast.

 

 Bi-Lingual students

Bi-lingual students will have the opportunity to sit their GCSE or A-Level French exam early. We have facilitated early entry for five students in the past four years with great results.

 

Community links

Through our sixth-form work experience programme we have developed valuable  links with Down District Council, The St Patrick's Centre, The Slieve Donard Hotel, All Childrens' Primary School, Tesco and the Newcastle Tourist office who have provided work placements annually for our French exchange students and made sure their visit to the local area was a memorable one.
 
French film nights
The French Department together with the Languages Committee invite the community annually to the screening of a French film as part of the series of foreign film nights offered by the college. Past popular screenings include "Les Choristes". Keep an eye on the French blog and College home page for details of up and coming screenings.
 
Competitions
Year 8 French students take part in "Le Grand Défi" national competition, a 30-minute test sponsored by Linguascope which takes place at the end of May. The purpose of the competition is to help stimulate interest in the learning of French and to help identify and reward achievement on the part of students.
 

French Visitors

We regularly welcome French native speakers and visitors who have spent a period of time time in France to speak to students at our Language Careers event in March and whenever possible at other times of the year. Last year we welcomed visitors from Switzerland and Biarritz.

Video conferencing

We currentlyuse  the equipment to link up with another local school providing students with a fun opportunity to communicate with each other using their French to participate in quizzes, hot seating activities, cultural activities, and share work. This year for the first time we will be linking up with our French exchange school Collège Lycée Privés St Thomas d'Aquin so students can meet their partner before travelling to France.

Independent learning

We encourage students to extend and support their own learning by providing support and extension materials currently available on the College intranet. All of these student resources and revision materials will soon be available in the Study Centre section of the College website in the Virtual Learning Centre so students can access the materials at any time in the College or at home. Ask your French teacher for your year group password.

Studying French at Shimna

Studying French at Shimna means the chance to work with teachers who are language specialists and who have studied or worked in France or a Francophone region for an extended period.

 

The French assistant

We are also lucky to have a French assistant who works primarily with A-Level and GCSE students. The assistant visits KS3 classes where possible to deliver cultural and seasonal activities and hosts the French Club where students can practise and reinforce their knowledge through fun language games. In January and February the French assistant offers GCSE and A-Level grammar master classes for those who wish to pursue their study of French further.

 

 Trips and visits

We regularly organise opportunities for students to visit France and francophone regions. We have had very successful trips and exchanges to Paris, Lyon, Brussels, and Brest. The French work experience programme, which is now in its fifth year, enables yr 13 students to practice their language skills while gaining valuable vocational skills.

 

 Cultural activities

We  show French films throughout the year. Touring theatre companies sometimes put on plays in French in the college. Yr 8 students have a French breakfast. Yr 9 students sample “crêpes”, study the French recipe and “Mardi-gras” traditions. Yr 10 students have a French Feast like Astérix and Obélix. Yr 11 and 12 attend GCSE revison days when possible. Yr 13 and 14 attend French Film days and French immersion days at Queens’ University Belfast.

 

 Bi-Lingual students

Bi-lingual students will have the opportunity to sit their GCSE or A-Level French exam early. We have facilitated early entry for five students in the past four years with great results.

 

Community links

Through our sixth-form work experience programme we have developed valuable  links with Down District Council, The St Patrick's Centre, The Slieve Donard Hotel, All Childrens' Primary School, Tesco and the Newcastle Tourist office who have provided work placements annually for our French exchange students and made sure their visit to the local area was a memorable one.
 
French film nights
The French Department together with the Languages Committee invite the community annually to the screening of a French film as part of the series of foreign film nights offered by the college. Past popular screenings include "Les Choristes". Keep an eye on the French blog and College home page for details of up and coming screenings.
 
Competitions
Year 8 French students take part in "Le Grand Défi" national competition, a 30-minute test sponsored by Linguascope which takes place at the end of May. The purpose of the competition is to help stimulate interest in the learning of French and to help identify and reward achievement on the part of students.
 

French Visitors

We regularly welcome French native speakers and visitors who have spent a period of time time in France to speak to students at our Language Careers event in March and whenever possible at other times of the year. Last year we welcomed visitors from Switzerland and Biarritz.

Video conferencing

We currentlyuse  the equipment to link up with another local school providing students with a fun opportunity to communicate with each other using their French to participate in quizzes, hot seating activities, cultural activities, and share work. This year for the first time we will be linking up with our French exchange school Collège Lycée Privés St Thomas d'Aquin so students can meet their partner before travelling to France.

Independent learning

We encourage students to extend and support their own learning by providing support and extension materials currently available on the College intranet. All of these student resources and revision materials will soon be available in the Study Centre section of the College website in the Virtual Learning Centre so students can access the materials at any time in the College or at home. Ask your French teacher for your year group password.

  French

SHIMNA FRENCH BLOG

French + STEM subjects

Parent Information/Careers Information 

A-Level French Student destinations

Resources and Revision (GCSE)

Virtual Learning Centre

 

Yr 13 receive their Work Placement Certificates from Lycée Amiral Ronarc'h, Brest.

Ibai Sterne pictured with fellow classmates came first in French in the European Language Olympics 2010

French assistant Vanessa.

Yr 9 mark "Mardi gras" and "Carnaval"

Yr 8 French Breakfast

Le Grand Défi Competition (yr 8)

 

French Trip to Paris

SHIMNA FRENCH BLOG

French + STEM subjects

Parent Information/Careers Information 

A-Level French Student destinations

Resources and Revision (GCSE)

Virtual Learning Centre

 

Yr 13 receive their Work Placement Certificates from Lycée Amiral Ronarc'h, Brest.

Ibai Sterne pictured with fellow classmates came first in French in the European Language Olympics 2010

French assistant Vanessa.

Yr 9 mark "Mardi gras" and "Carnaval"

Yr 8 French Breakfast

Le Grand Défi Competition (yr 8)

 

French Trip to Paris

 French Gallery

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Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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Contact Details
Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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