A few words by the Headmaster
The Lycée International Français des Provinces Atlantiques Don Bosco Saint John will open its doors at the beginning of the school year in September 2024. It will welcome not only Canadian students from Saint John and the surrounding area (both English and French), but also students from different nationalities and backgrounds. Why come to LIFPA Don Bosco Saint John? LIFPA is a school that welcomes students from 2 to 17 years old. The teaching is done in French language with the program of the National Education of France. This program will allow each student to orient themselves in the different universities in Canada, the United States and Europe. Our school is designed to be a high-performance facility that will allow students to earn multiple degrees and certifications. This is an international high school! Languages and mobility are at the heart of our organization. Come and discover our different additional programs through our website. It is also an institution that pays attention to the student and the people. Special needs are taken into account in the implementation of schooling. The institution has many partners around the world, which is one of its strengths. Our ambition is to train people to be fulfilled, confident, with a good self-esteem. This is also the identity of the Don Bosco schools throughout the world. So welcome to LIFPA Don Bosco Saint John.
The Lycée International Français des Provinces Atlantiques welcomes its students to the heart of the Salesian project. This network is established in 137 countries. LIFPA Don Bosco Saint John is attached to the Province of France.
But what does the Salesian project refer to?
The Salesian network was born in the 19th century under the impulse of Don Giovanni Bosco in Turin. Don Bosco was a priest educator, a great pedagogue, who dedicated his life to reaching out to the most needy, offering young people, wandering the streets of Turin, a chance to receive an education.
In the midst of the industrial revolution, Don Bosco chose to turn his attention to these young people who were on the sidelines of success and society, by creating an innovative educational system, combining education with professionalization, and entirely focused on strong pillars: affection, trust, and reason were all values that Giovanni Bosco placed at the heart of his pedagogy, and, above all, at the heart of the relationship between adults and young people.
“Without affection there is no trust. Without trust, no education.”
Don Bosco centered his education on the belief that every young person is gifted with reason, and capable of understanding the expectations of the society around him and of the adults responsible for his education.
From this belief comes a total confidence in the student and his ability to flourish in his education thanks to the caring and attentive support of the adults around him.
“L’amorevolezza”, affection at the center of education
Salesian education bases its relationship with the student on listening, attention and affection. Thus, the desire is to see each young person grow up knowing that they are listened to and heard, not in a repressive way, but in a preventive way: taking care of each and every one of our students, offering them a place in the relationship, an attentive ear and an interest in their personality, their talents and their aptitudes are all values that the Salesian network maintains on a daily basis.
The pedagogy of play
Don Bosco asked his teams to be present in the heart of the playground, and to play with the young people entrusted to them. Nearly two hundred years later, educators and teachers of the Don Bosco Houses attach great importance to playing and sharing through sports, activities playful or artistic, to experience the adult-student relationship differently.
LIFPA is part of the Salesian project and carries its values on a daily basis. Our students are welcomed with respect for their individuality, the quest for academic success and, above all, for personal growth and the revelation of all their talents.
LIFPA Don Bosco Saint John is based on the Salesian project of the Province of France, which is based on a great confidence in the student and his or her ability to blossom in his or her education thanks to the caring and attentive support of the adults around him or her. As a French International School supported by the AEFE(Agency for French Education Abroad), LIFPA Don Bosco Saint John works in coherence with all French schools abroad and participates in the programs offered by the AEFE. It is also linked to Salesian establishments in France and develops international mobility. It aims at the development of the whole student and promotes the learning of languages, arts, entertainment and sports.
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