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  • Resource Manual

    181 Henlow Bay Winnipeg | MB | R3Y 1M7

    P: 204.488.1757 F: 204.487.4021

    A Handbook for Schools

    International Student Program Pembina Trails School Division

    Revised: 08.29.2016/CK

  • Table of Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 - 2 - Program Office Location - Staff Members and Contact Information Current International Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 7 - History - Benefits of an International Student Program (ISP) - Why Students Choose Canada - Students’ Objectives for Studying Abroad - Countries Represented by our ISP Students - Definition of an International Student - Who is not an International Student - Application Process, Student Accomodations and Fees - Economic Benefit to Schools - Cultural Activities Provided by the ISP School-Based Field Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 School-Based Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 11 - School Registration, Course Related Fees and School Fitness Fees - Yearbook - Extended and/or Optional Field Trips - Driver Education Classes - Sports - Graduation/Convocation/Dinner and Dance/Safe Grad - Lunch and Before-and-After School Programs Academic Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 - 13 - Report Cards - Parent-Teacher Interviews - Courses and Course Changes - Behaviour and Academic Concerns - Graduation Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - 15 FAQ’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 - 17

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  • Introduction to the International Student Program Program Office Location The International Student Program Office is located on the main floor of the Pembina Trails School Division Administration Office at: 181 Henlow Bay, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y 1M7 Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday Please feel free to visit our website for more information on fees, application process, photographs and more, at: www.pembinatrails.ca/isp. Staff Members and Contact Information The International Student Program Team is comprised of the following staff members: Mr. Brent Poole, Director P: 204.488.1767 Ext. 1246 E: bpoole@pembinatrails.ca Brent is responsible for overseeing the operation and management of the program, which includes marketing and recruitment, receiving applications and placing students in schools, acting as a liaison to the school board and senior administration team and troubleshooting. Ms. Tess Cordeiro, Assistant Director P: 204.488.1767 Ext. 1137 E: tcordeiro@pembinatrails.ca Tess is responsible for some student recruitment, reviewing applications and placing students in schools, monitoring students’ academic progress, maintaining contact with biological parents and agents and additional support to the Homestay Facilitator in troubleshooting. Ms. Julie Banfield, Homestay Facilitator P: 204.488.1767 Ext. 1203 E: jbanfield@pembinatrails.ca Julie is responsible for recruiting homestay families, placing students with families, maintaining regular contact with students and their homestay families as well as general troubleshooting. Mr. Paul Friesen, Activities Facilitator P: 204.488.1767 Ext. 1132 E: pafriesen@pembinatrails.ca Paul is responsible for the planning and implementation of all of the cultural activities and field trips that are offered for our international students.

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  • Ms. Donna Gray, Secretary and Homestay Aide P: 204.488.1767 Ext. 1225 E: dgray@pembinatrails.ca Donna assists the International Student Program in an administrative and receptionist capacity. She also assists our Homestay Facilitator with the day-to-day operations of our Homestay Program and with the welcoming of new immigrants into Pembina Trails School Division. Mr. Shane Yang P: 204.488.1767 Ext. 1133 E: sxyang@pembinatrails.ca Shane is responsible for the financial aspect of the International Student Program and for keeping the program’s database up to date. He also assists our ISP students with their medical and immigration needs (e.g. study permits, passports, etc.). Shane also assists our Homestay Facilitator with the Homestay needs associated with our ISP students from Chinese-speaking countries.

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    Current International Students Please note that a copy of each student’s application package is sent to their school. Please ask you administrator for the location of the files. These files include: • Student Application Form (www.pembinatrails.ca/isp/forms) • Homestay Placement Forms - if applicable (www.pembinatrails.ca/isp/forms) • Transcripts from the previous two years of school • Letter of recommendation from former teacher or director of last school attended • Photograph To access your school’s current list of International Student Program Students, please go to Mayet and follow these steps: Step #1: Open Mayet Step #2: Click on “Student Records” Step #3: Click on “Query” (top left hand corner of screen) Step #4: Go to “Program” (bottom left of screen) Scroll down to “ISP” Step #5: Click on “Execute” (top left hand corner of screen) And, PRESTO - you have a list of your entire current International Student Program students. If you notice any discrepancies, please notify the staff member in your school who manages the Mayet database.

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    General Information History The International Student Program (ISP) started in 1995. Pembina Trails School Division was the first school division in Manitoba to formalize a program for recruiting and hosting fee- paying foreign students wanting to study in Manitoba. Many school divisions in Manitoba now offer a similar program. Benefits of an International Student Program The Pembina Trails School Division believes that there is a tremendous cultural benefit to the students, staff and community of a school that hosts international students. The school and the school division also benefit financially by hosting international students. International education is recognized as a major industry in Canada. International students who come to Canada to study have a direct annual economic impact on the country that is estimated at 6.5 billion dollars. Why Students Choose Canada The three main reasons that international students select Canada as their study abroad destination are: 1. Canada provides them with an opportunity to learn and/or enhance their English skills. 2. They want to learn about Canadian people and culture. 3. They see Canada as being a safe and friendly country. Students’ Objectives for Studying Abroad There are many reasons that students choose to study abroad and their objective(s) generally determines their length of stay. Short-Term Students (less than 5 months) These students are enrolled in a program where they are auditing classes and there is no expectiation for credit. Students usually choose a short-term program to provide them with the opportunity to learn and/or improve their English in an English-speaking environment. Many of these students require the support of the English as a Additional Language (EAL) program in the school. Long-Term Students (5 months to several years) Students enrolled in the ISP for one or more semesters are generally here to receive credit for courses that they can transfer back to their school in their home country. Some of these students have strong English skills and do not require any EAL support. Others require a range of EAL support from the school. Some long-term students plan to be in the program for several years with the goal of receiving a Manitoba high school diploma.

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    Countries Represented by our ISP Students Our International Student Program student enrollment is generally represented by between 10 and 20 countries each year, including but not limited to China, South Korea, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Japan. Definition of an International Student Students who are considered to be a member of the International Student Program include those students who attend a Pembina Trails school (short of long-term) and: 1. are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents and/or whose parents/legal guardians are not Canadian citizens, landed immigrants or permanent residents. 2. are under the age of 18 and are Canadian citizens (or permanent residents) and/or whose parents/legal guardians are Canadian citizens (or permanent residents) but whose parents/legal guardians are not living in Canada. 3. are accompanied by a parent/legal guardia