Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year is now OPEN

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Registration is now open for the next academic year 2020-2021 at Gil Vicente Portuguese School in Edmonton!


Gil Vicente Portuguese School presently offers classes from Pre-Kindergarten 1 (4 years old by December 31, 2020) to credit courses of Portuguese 15, 25 and 35, as well as adult classes.

We teach culture, language and Portuguese history. The number of students remains consistent with close to 100 students enrolled each academic year from distinct origins besides Canada, like Portugal, Brazil and East-Indian Portuguese speaking communities.

School Year 2020-2021:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and after the announcement of schools closing after March 16, 2020, Gil Vicente transitioned and adapted to the online teaching and remote learning environment to finish up the school year.

Looking ahead to September, there are 3 potential scenarios, that go with whether or not we are allowed to open. As many of you know, we rent space with Edmonton Catholic Schools (we have classes at St. Cecilia Junior High) and are dependent on what the school boards decide to do in the fall. We are expecting to receive news in early August.

Option 1. Return as normal - classes in with safety precautions in place

  • Play School, Kindergarten, Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Portuguese 15, 25 and 35

    • Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 8830-132 Avenue (St. Cecilia Junior High School)

  • Adult classes

    • Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at 6620 121 Ave NW (Portuguese Senior & Pioneers Society)

Option 2. Hybrid - possibly return but in a reduced amount.

  • Combination of classes, perhaps every second week + online learning

Option 3. Fully Online - Classes will be offered online with video options as well as activities to complete

We are looking at staffing for the Fall and we need to know how many students will be returning and registering for Portuguese Classes at Gil Vicente Portuguese School in the fall. 

Gil Vicente Portuguese School will not be increasing the school fees for the 2020-2021 School Year. Also, all fundraising requirements will be waived for next year.

The fees will not be reduced, even if classes are fully online, as there will still be staffing costs as well as costs to improve and maintain digital access for students. These costs will include programming for 32 classes over the course of the school year.

The fees are: 1 Student: $400 / 2 Students: $750 / 3 Students: $1000

Payments can be made by:
• e-transfer to gilvicenteedmonton@gmail.com once you register.
• two post-dated cheques (September 5, 2020 and January 9, 2021)

Fees include textbooks, photocopies, and materials used in the classroom. Please note that some projects done in your child's class may require extra materials.

Tentative Schedule:
Saturday, September 12 - Registration Day (for parents who did not complete forms & payments online)
September 12 & 19 - 2 review classes with previous years teacher
September 26 - "Graduation Day" - receive report cards and certificates for completing the previous year. Start with the teacher for the current year.
October 3, 17, 24 & 31 / November 7, 14, 21, 28 / December 5 & 12
January 9, 16, 23, 30 / February 6, 13, 27 / March 6, 13, 20
April 10, 17, 24 / May 1, 8 , 15 / June 5, 12, 19

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to email Gil Vicente Portuguese School Coordinator, Gina Barata, at gilvicenteedmonton@gmail.com.

Gil Vicente Portuguese School
(St. Cecilia Junior High)
8830 132 AVE, Edmonton