Specialized Programs

Pierre de Coubertin Elementary School

At Pierre De Coubertin, we offer various specialized programs
Drama Program

Grade 4, 5 and 6 students have drama education. Students work to understand particular situations, texts, ideas and stories. Additionally, students learn about the history of dramatic arts.  Our Drama class provides many opportunities for students to practice communicating with an audience through moving, speaking and writing in role.

Robotics Program

Robotics is integrated in our science program. In this class, cyce 2 and 3 students will learn about design, construction, basic circuitry and programming. The WeDo, NXT, EV3 and Sphero are used in these grades.

Our younger students get a taste of robotics by using robots designated for their age. With the beebot, students learn at a young age how programming works.

Pre K Program

We now have a MEES funded Pre-K. Our Pre-K curriculum follows the MEES Preschool Program and is taught by teachers, in a bilingual setting. The main goal of Pre-K is for the global development of the 4 year old child.

Pre-K offers a wonderful opportunity for the children to grow in a school setting, socialize, develop their personality and self-esteem, work on their global and fine motor skills, language and expand their vocabulary in English and French. The children are learning through play, centers, structured academic activities. They are learning while having a lot of fun! Our Pre-K program will help in an easier transition into the Kindergarten environment.

Genius Hour & STEAM

Genius Hour gives students the ability to apply the skills they have learned in school or hidden talents they might possess towards an individual passion project.    During Genius Hour, students will have the freedom to investigate, discover and explore things about a particular topic they are passionate about. 

STEAM lets students engage in activities that combine different elements of the curriculum.  Students experience guided inquiry in which they must ask thoughtful questions, discover answers, apply what they learn, and problem-solve creatively. Many STEAM projects involve teamwork, exchanging of ideas and discuss ways to problem-solve. Through these activities, students learn how to divide up responsibilities, compromise, listen to and encourage each other.

Kindergarten Program

Our full day bilingual Kindergarten program focuses on developing social skills, language skills in English and in French, sensorimotor skills as well as on academics. Through games and activities, we work on numeracy skills and preliteracy skills. Students also have weekly physical education, movement and dance.

Music Program

At Pierre de Coubertin, grades 1-6 children have music class twice every six-day cycle. The goal of our music program is to have children develop an appreciation for music, improve their listening skills and develop perseverance and confidence.

  • In cycle one, children learn basic rhythmic patterns, body percussion, sight reading through games, dance and play. Children will also learn to play the recorder while learning different fingering techniques.
  • In cycle two, children will continue with the recorder, percussion instruments and music theory. They will also learn the basic fundamentals of the piano.
  • In cycle three, children will learn new and advanced piano techniques such as scales, chords and intermediate to advanced level songs. There is also a focus on classroom ensemble performance.
Italian Program (P.E.L.O.)

This program, the teaching of the language of origin, is a special project totally financed by the government. The purpose of the program is to allow each child to broaden and better appreciate his/her language and culture of origin. In our case, due to the overwhelming number of pupils who are of Italian origin, the language taught is Italian.

The program is nevertheless open to all pupils in the school and at all cycles. Many pupils who are not of Italian origin avail themselves of the opportunity to learn a new language and better appreciate the culture of their friends, and as such, register for the program.

At present, the course is integrated into the pupil’s regular timetable for a total of 90 minutes per week.