Ruru La Chouette
French & English bilingual class
For both 'in zone' and 'out of zone' enrolment applications for Ruru La Chouette please submit the enrolment application form by September of the year prior to your child starting at our school.
Applications may be accepted after this period if there are still spaces left in the programme.
Criteria for acceptance into the French Class.
- Promotional flyer
- Tawatawa - Ridgway Enrolment form (PDF)
Ruru La Chouette whānau are invited join FRENZ a parent-led association which supports New Zealand schools with French bilingual classes by supplying resources, arranging for French speaking stagieaires (voluntary teacher aides) and providing a network for bilingual whānau to belong to. FRENZ also subsidises the cost of providing extra teaching staff in Ruru La Chouette which allows numbers in the class to be kept low.
As a state school, domestic students are entitled to free enrolment and free education at Te Kura o Tawatawa - Ridgway School, including for Ruru La Chouette (French Bilingual Programme). The school does, however, request that Ruru La Chouette whānau support the work of FRENZ by becoming members and contributing a voluntary donation of $500 per child per year to cover the additional costs of providing the programme.
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