RECEPTION AND ASSESSMENT CENTRE
What is the Newcomer Reception and Assessment Centre?
The Newcomer Reception and Assessment Centre is a place where all new English Language Learners and First Nation, Métis, or Inuit students and their families are welcomed into the Grand Erie District School Board community.
Where is it located?
The Newcomer Reception Centre is located at:
Joseph Brant Learning Centre
347 Erie Avenue, Brantford, Ontario Canada N3T 5VT
Who to contact?
To make an appointment, please email or call:
ESL/ELD Teacher Consultant at 519-756-6301 ext. 281043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Aboriginal Education Teacher Consultant at 519-756-6301 ext. 281039
What happens at the Newcomer Reception and Assessment Centre?
- If required, we provide newcomers with language and cultural interpretation
- We assess the student’s current level of English language (reading, writing and speaking) and Math skills
- We make recommendations to appropriate programs
- We introduce newcomer families and students to the Ontario Elementary and Secondary school system
- If the student is not registered at the school, we will set up an appointment with the school for registration and proper integration into the school
- A Settlement Officer from the YMCA’s Immigration Settlement Services will:
- Meet with parents and guardians to provide newcomer families information on community services and resources
- Help families connect with services and agencies that can offer assistance that they may need
Who should go to the Newcomer Reception and Assessment centre?
- Any elementary or secondary student new to Canada, entering the Ontario school system for the first time (SK- grade 12)
- Any student from a French language school where French is their first language in the home
- Any student from the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, or Australia who has spent less than two years in an English language school system
- Canadian born students who have moved to a country where English is not their first language and have re-entered Canada after two or more years
- First Nation, Métis, or Inuit students who speak a Native Language in the home or are entering the school board from a Native Language Immersion program
What documents do I need for my orientation or assessment?
- Permanent Residence Card or Landing form
- Birth Certificate
- Proof of Immunization
- Proof of Address
- Most recent school documents
Ministry of Education - Elementary
Ministry of Education - Secondary
Policies and Procedures for Ontario Elementary and Secondary Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12