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École Centrale
River East Transcona School Division

About Us

Notre énoncé de mission


Our Mission Statement


Vision Statement


Our School

École Centrale is an early years (K-4) French Immersion milieu school in River East Transcona School Division.

In the summer of 1994, the original section of Central School, then the oldest school in Transcona, was demolished. In 1996, the newer section, which had been added in 1976, officially became École Centrale, a total French Immersion setting.

At present there are 331 students from kindergarten to grade four attending our school. The majority of families reside in the school’s designated area as well as non-residents who select our school through Schools of Choice.

École Centrale offers a French Immersion program designed for students whose first language is not French and who wish to become functionally bilingual. The kindergarten students are immersed in a total French environment. All subjects in grades one to four are taught in French except for the English language arts curriculum, which comprises approximately 25 per cent of the day.

Second language learning is enhanced through rich and varied activities such as assemblies, field trips, cross-grade sharing and rich cultural experiences. This mixture of academic, social and cultural learning opportunities reinforces the use of the new vocabulary and encourages a positive attitude towards all cultures.

The school’s professional staff consists of one principal, one half-time vice-principal, sixteen classroom teachers, one half-time Iplé teacher, two half-time Resource teachers, one full-time Music teacher, one full-time Physical Education teacher, one half-time Physical Education teacher and one half-time teacher-librarian. The staff also includes one full-time and one half-time secretary, a full-time library technician, two full-time paraprofessionals, two custodians and one custodial aide. 

The school is also home to a school-age center, which includes a Before & After School program, care for morning and afternoon kindergarten children and a nursery school program with French exposure. The school-age center staff collaborates closely with the school personnel to ensure the well being of the children.

 School Profile School Plan Highlights for 2017-2018 






For  More Information

If you would like further information about our school, please call 958-6426 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

  • Roswitha Dudar, Principal
  • Lisa Comte, Vice-Principal
  • Jeanette Pelland, Ashley Chihonik : secretaries
  • Becky Clarke, parent council chairperson, 958-6426 (messages at the school office.)
  • Jocalyn Houghton, École Centrale lunch supervision program chair, 958-6426 (messages at the school office.)