Learning a second language can sometimes pose difficulties, especially for students who have had limited or interrupted schooling in their first language. As a result, they can sometimes find themselves falling behind their peers which can affect their self-confidence and self-esteem. To support English as a Second Language (ESL) students at CBS, we offer both in-school and after-school ESL support.

In-school ESL Support

Working with the classroom teacher, our qualified ESL teachers focus on providing small-group instruction in the core elements of phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and writing. While much of the instruction takes place within the classroom, there may be short periods of time when students are withdrawn to provide more intensive instruction and support

After-school Intervention

Our after-school intervention program offers additional support for students, as identified by teachers and/or parents. This support is intended to build on the foundational skills introduced in the classroom setting. Students continue to develop Language and Math skills in this program, led by the homeroom teacher with an effort to bridge gaps and improve the performance of students and be able to raise them to the appropriate levels of achievement.


Days - Sunday to Wednesday

Time - 2:00 pm to 2:45pm

Selected students will be given after school intervention support for 3 weeks every month until informed by the teacher.

Goal Setting

Reading - Move up by one level (running records) by the end of the month.

Writing and Math - Move up by one level by the end of one semester.

Student Attendance

The teachers will remain with the participating students during the class.

If any student has not attended 2 classes consecutively without a valid reason, they will be taken off the program. The parent will be informed of this.

Parent Communication

In the first week, teachers will inform the parents of the students who will be in intervention program.

Parents will be informed of their child's performance at the end of the month and be given steps to support him/her at home.

In the case of a child being removed from the program, parents will be notified the same day.

Character Traits at CBS

Canadian Bilingual School focuses on a different character trait every month with the students.

September - Respect

We respect ourselves and others. We respect belongings, the environment, and the world around us.

November – Kindness

We demonstrate a genuine willingness to reach out and help, support, and protect others.

December – Global Citizenship

We take responsibility and work on our understanding of being part of a global community.

January – Collaboration and Problem-Solving

We work with classmates and teachers to successfully resolve conflicts and build consensus. We are not afraid to tackle problems or try new things.

February – Initiative

We can demonstrate curiosity and interest in learning and a willingness to take risks.

March – Healthy Living

We take efforts to live healthy on a regular basis, in terms of food, study, sleep and being fit and active.

April – Team Work

We build the spirit of team work and work together in a variety of situations to make the process and outcome better.

May - Reflection

We reflect on our growth and areas of improvement and recognize and celebrate our successes.