Welcome to École Howden
École Howden is a vibrant and expanding French Immersion learning community comprised of approximately 360 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. We have approximately 37 staff members, including 25 teachers.
Our school serves the communities of Windsor Park and Sage Creek. We are part of the Collège Béliveau family of schools in the Louis Riel School Division. Therefore, our Grade 6 students move on to Collège Béliveau to continue their French Immersion education for Grades 7 to 12.
École Howden was founded in September, 1979. That was when it changed from Howden School, an English elementary school founded in 1965, to a French Immersion school.
Here is our mission statement that our community created and adopted in November, 2013:
École Howden provides a safe, inclusive
and engaging learning environment.
Through mutual respect and a passion for learning,
staff, parents and the school community
work together to fulfill our commitment
to high levels of success for all of our children,
as they grow and learn in our French milieu.
Here is our vision statement that was adopted in February, 2014:
Guided by our mission, École Howden
is committed to being a caring community
where students, staff and parents work collaboratively
towards maximizing the full potential of each child.
Our students will be engaged, respectful and active learners
who are equipped with strong self-management skills,
and driven by a clear sense of social responsibility.
They will become confident citizens
who proudly and effectively learn and communicate
in French and English.
In order to fulfill our commitment to high levels of success for every child:
School staff will work interdependently
to engage all students and promote sustainable learning
through innovative, systematic and research-based practices.
Parents will partner with staff
to provide authentic learning experiences for their children,
both at home and through involvement in school life.
If you are interested in visiting our school or would like to know more about us or the French Immersion program, please contact us. You may also visit the Louis Riel School Division's website to learn more about our French Immersion program.
Kindergarten Registration for September, 2014
École Howden would like to welcome all of the students and their families who have expressed and interest in registering to attend Kindergarten at our school in September. Parents who have taken registration packages home with them can return them to the school office anytime between 8 AM and 4 PM from Monday to Friday. Parents who still require a registration package, are welcome to drop by the office during those hours to pick one up. Also, any prospective parents who wish to meet with a school administrator and take a tour of the school are encouraged to make an appointment by calling the school at (204) 257-0656.
To find out more about École Howden, please take a moment to read our school's brochure. To find out more about French Immersion in the Louis Riel School Division, please refer to the divisional Frenquently Asked Questions document that can be found here.