±This month in Chantilly

±User Info


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: honneylet
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 661

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 87
Total: 87
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Accueil
02: Home
03: Home
04: Home
05: Home
06: Maps
07: Home
08: Groups
09: FAQ - Help
10: Forums
11: Home
12: Accueil
13: Home
14: Forums
15: News
16: Accueil
17: Reviews
18: Stories Archive
19: Home
20: News Links
21: Forums
22: Home
23: Home
24: Accueil
25: Forums
26: Accueil
27: Accueil
28: Home
29: Accueil
30: Forums
31: Home
32: APARC
33: Accueil
34: Listings
35: Home
36: Home
37: APARC
38: Home
39: Home
40: Reviews
41: Photo Gallery
42: Forums
43: Home
44: Photo Gallery
45: Home
46: Home
47: Home
48: Accueil
49: Maps
50: Accueil
51: Home
52: Forums
53: Reviews
54: Accueil
55: Home
56: Home
57: Home
58: Business Directory
59: News Links
60: APARC
61: Downloads
62: Accueil
63: Home
64: News Links
65: News Links
66: News Links
67: News Links
68: News Links
69: News Links
70: News Links
71: Maps
72: Forums
73: Web Links
74: Maps
75: Web Links
76: Home
77: Home
78: Home
79: For Sale/Wanted/Swap
80: Forums
81: Accueil
82: Forums
83: Web Links
84: Accueil
85: Home
86: Business Directory
87: News Links

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

±Forums - Last posts

Last 10 Forum Messages

Craving Curries weekly photo competition
Last post by CravingCurries in Chit Chat on Apr 13, 2014 at 14:39:50

Cheaper?
Last post by webmaster in Chit Chat on Apr 08, 2014 at 09:54:12

Indian curry spices delivered direct to your door?
Last post by CravingCurries in Chit Chat on Apr 05, 2014 at 10:41:11

Looking for english speaking friends in coye la foret
Last post by Mooch in Chit Chat on Mar 17, 2014 at 13:35:38

Facebook group Chantilly Mama
Last post by Ness in Kids on Feb 14, 2014 at 18:22:49

Trying to contact Gail Foster (local midwife), please help!
Last post by Ness in Healthcare on Feb 14, 2014 at 18:18:25

More Dick Whittington videos and result
Last post by webmaster in Living in the Chantilly Area on Feb 09, 2014 at 12:37:40

Facebook group Chantilly Mama
Last post by jacqui in Living in the Chantilly Area on Feb 04, 2014 at 12:27:04

Unique studio rent in Chantilly (Vineuil St. Firmin)
Last post by Vogt in Property on Jan 28, 2014 at 13:56:16

Help or advice in meeting people!
Last post by Jellyjagz in Living in the Chantilly Area on Jan 23, 2014 at 21:39:55

±Weather

±Business Directory

[X]

±Movie Search

Search The Internet Movie Database

Enter the name of a movie, TV show, or person and then click "Go"
 
Search provided by the Internet Movie Database
For whats on in Chantilly click here

±Qs & Ps

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-- Philip K. Dick

View All Quotes / Phrases

Welcome to APARC

Welcome to APARC




About APARC

For more than a hundred years, the Chantilly region has been home to a high concentration of English-speaking families living temporarily or permanently in France. In 1982, APARC was founded to bring these families together and provide for the special educational needs of their children. Today, APARC members - some 200 families - come from all parts of the globe, Great Britain and the United States being the most strongly represented. 

APARC's primary function is to organise classes in English, with the goal of helping children to achieve or maintain a level of English as near as possible to that of their peers in English-speaking countries. Three hours of English are held on Wednesdays in Kindergarten and Primary classes (ages 5 to 11), and at age 11, APARC children can enter the state secondary school in Chantilly, where four hours of English are integrated into the timetable specially for them. The APARC education continues into the Lycee with the students entering the International Section at the Lycee Jean Rostand. Here, they have the possibility of taking the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) in English language and literature at the end of 2nde. In 1ère and Terminale they begin to prepare for the Option International Baccalaureat (OIB) which forms part of the General Baccalaureat – and is of an equivalent level to the British A-level. APARC is a recognized exam centre both for the IGCSE and the Cambridge First Certificate (for local non-English-speaking pupils).

The aims of the Association

The Anglophone Parents' Association in the Region of Chantilly (APARC) was founded in 1982 to bring together families in the Chantilly area who speak English as a mother tongue or as a cultural language. Its main objective was to set up special English language sections for English-speaking children in the schools in Chantilly, with a view to enabling the children of members to achieve a standard of English as near as possible to that of children in English-speaking countries.

The classes

APARC now has 12 classes of English for English-speaking children, one for each year group from Kindergarten (Grande Section, Maternelle) (age 5) through to the second year in the Lycée (age 15/16). Next year, 2009, a 13th class will be introduced at lycée level as the current 1ère students move into Terminale. The classes are taught by qualified teachers whose mother tongue is English. The curriculum, teaching methods and standards are co-ordinated by a head teacher. The classes are grouped into four levels: kindergarten, primary, collège and lycée, and, with the exception of lycée which is state funded, are paid for by the parents, who must be members of APARC. The school year is based on Zone B (Amiens) as for the French school, and there are no classes during the school holidays. Chantilly operates a four-day school week and consequently there will be some Wednesdays without APARC classes.

Classes for kindergarten and primary children take place on Wednesday mornings at the state primary school in Bois St Denis, Chantilly. Pupils attend their local schools during the rest of the week and come to the Bois St Denis school on Wednesday mornings for their APARC lessons.

At secondary level the APARC classes are integrated into the school timetable at the Collège des Bourgognes (from 6ème up to 3ème) and then in the Lycée Jean Rostand (from 2nde to Terminale). Families who do not live in the Chantilly catchment area for these schools have to request a special 'dérogation' (dispensation).

On entry to the APARC classes the pupils are expected to be proficient enough in their use of English to participate actively in the class and this will be assessed via an entrance test. In order to maintain the level of their English, all APARC pupils are expected to speak English regularly at home.

Organisation of the Association

APARC is run by a committee including a president, a treasurer and three co-ordinators, one for Primary/Kindergarten, one for Collège and one for Lycée. The role of the co-ordinators is to liaise between the parents and the teaching staff, and between the parents and the committee. All queries concerning the classes should be addressed to the appropriate co-ordinator. There are also sub-committees to deal with the social events, the newsletter and the billing of school fees.

L'APARC

Depuis plus de cent ans la région de Chantilly abrite une forte concentration de familles anglophones, installées en France temporairement ou en permanence. En 1982, l’APARC est créée pour rassembler ces familles et pour répondre aux besoins particuliers de leurs enfants en matière d’éducation. Aujourd’hui, les membres de l’APARC – quelques 200 familles – viennent de partout dans le monde, du Royaume-Uni et des Etats-Unis en particulier.

La fonction première de l’APARC est de fournir des cours en anglais pour permettre aux enfants d’atteindre ou de maintenir un niveau d’anglais équivalent à celui des enfants du meme age dans les pays anglophones. Trois heures d’anglais sont proposées le mercredi matin aux classes maternelles et primaires. En 6ème les enfants rejoignent le collège des Bourgognes à Chantilly, où 4 heures d’anglais sont intégrées dans leur emploi du temps. Et à la  fin de la 2e, au lycée Jean Rostand à Chantilly, ils ont la possibilité de passer les examens en langue et littérature anglaises, le GCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education), de l’université de Cambridge. L’APARC est un centre d’examens agréé de l’université de Cambridge pour l’IGCSE, mais aussi pour le First Certificate, examen proposé aux élèves non-anglophones et donnant un diplôme reconnu par les institutions et les employeurs internationaux.



(138030 reads) Printer Friendly Page