BP A+ for Energy

Congratulations to Mrs. Jampen for being the recipient a $10,000 grant from BP A+ for Energy  to explore alternate energy sources!   You can expect to see solar panels, wind turbines, a bike that creates energy, a garden and more in our school next year as Mrs. Jampen and her class discover environmentally friendly ways to produce energy!

German Bilingual Program in EIPS

German Bilingual Programs in Elk Island Public Schools

  • Mills Haven Elementary School is home to the German Bilingual Program
  • The German Bilingual program consists of English and German languages of instruction.
  • It  provides students with the opportunity to acquire skills for communicating in both English and German at a young age.
  • Kindergarten and grade one are entry points for German Bilingual if no German is spoken at home.   It continues to Grade 6 at Mills Haven. Elk Island Public offers German in high school for continued studies.
  • The earlier a child is exposed to another language, the greater their chance of learning to use the language like a native speaker.  
  • The more time your child spends learning the language, the more proficient he or she will become.
  • The earlier a child is exposed to another language, the greater their chance of learning to use the language like a native speaker.  
  • The more time your child spends learning the language, the more proficient he or she will become.

Testimonials for the GB Program:

" As a former student in the German Bilingual Program at Mills Haven Elementary, I feel that this program gives a key advantage to anyone wanting their children expand their social and career opportunities. Within my experiences I have been able to communicate with my family, develop an open ear for other languages and communicate with professional contacts that are in German speaking countries. I hope that my children can only go further with their experiences as they go through the program as well."
~Diahanna McDade, Safety Officer

"I am really glad that I took the German program from Kindergarten to Grade 6.  It helped me learn about my German heritage, and it taught me a second language that has been valuable both for my career and my personal life.  It was hard work, but learning a new language when I was young was a lot easier than trying to learn a new language later in life." ~ Richard Eisenbraun , Associate Borden LAdner Gervais LLP

  

The German Bilingual Program

Since 1981, Mills Haven has been home to the German Bilingual Program.  The GBP gives our children a global advantage of learning a second language.  German is spoken by hundreds of millions of people world-wide.  Click here for more information.

German Bilingual provides students with opportunities to acquire and maintain language skills in German and English.  Students will learn about the cultures of German-speaking countries and partake in many German cultural activities. Each year, students will see their English and German vocabulary grow.

Programming follows the Alberta Education curriculum. Students enrolled in German Bilingual will receive the same high-quality education available in all of our classrooms.

There is no boundary exemption needed to enter this program at Mills Haven Elementary School.

 

Click here for even more information:  http://www.millshaven.ca//german/program-information