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Hello! Ni Hau! Bonjour! Hola! Welcome to Henry G. Izatt Middle School!!

At HGI, we are proud of our diverse community of learners. We welcome our growing number of newcomer students as well as host international students from all over the world!

Newcomer Family Reception:

If your family has recently arrived in Canada (within the past six months), please follow these steps to register your child at school:

  • Contact the International Student Program office at: 204.488.1767 Ext. 1225
  • Book an appointment to confirm your address and immigration status  
  • An EAL teacher will meet with you and your student and conduct an initial interview to ensure the best academic program

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Program:

Our EAL Program provides students with a variety of language opportunities to improve their English, make new friends in many grade levels as well as participate in school events/clubs/sport teams throughout the year.

These programs include:

  • Canada Group (students in their first and second year of being in Canada)
  • Daily support for students in their first year in Canada
  • Regular support as needed for students in years two to four
  • Newcomer Nights
  • English Language Acquisition Plans (ELAPS) are in place to facilitate appropriate programming for each English Language Learner


Interpreters are scheduled for families who require support at tri-conferences when student academic progress is shared. Our website also has a button to translate the content in to many different languages.

Newcomer Nights:

The purpose of the meetings are to:

  • Give parents information about school, school life, school events and activities
  • Share information about Life in Canada as it relates to food, clothing, weather, education, etc.
  • Make community connections (Settlement worker, Whyte Ridge Baptist)
  • Provide opportunities for families to connect with each other, make friends, share supports
  • Sharing information about report cards, how our educational system works, providing them with interpreters, giving them personal support with any issues or concerns
  • Make connections with a trusted adult in the building, giving them access to information at their English level 


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