Parent Participation Program

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The Parent Participation Program is a structured volunteer program that offers parents a unique opportunity for hands-on participation in school activities. These opportunities allow parents to meet other parents, faculty and staff.

All families are required to contribute volunteer time to the school as follows:

  • Families with 1 child at the Lycée: 12 hours/year
  • Families with 2 children at the Lycée: 21 hours/year
  • Families with 3 or more children at the Lycée: 24 hours/year


It’s easy! Volunteer opportunities are announced in the Pasteur Hebdo and through your child’s teacher.

When you’re ready to volunteer, simply email [email protected].


School Board of Directors: Lycée Louis Pasteur Society is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected at the Annual General Meeting. The Board of Directors sets the strategic direction of the school and supports the Head of School and staff in maintaining the high standards of excellence at Lycée Louis Pasteur. The Board holds monthly meetings and actively participates in the School Council, Parent Representative Group, and other school-related forums. The time commitment varies depending on the role but is typically between 5 to 15 hours per month.

School Council: The Head of School presides over the School Council. It is comprised of members from all stakeholder groups including: staff, administration, parents and students. Council meets a minimum of three times during the school year to discuss pedagogy and everyday school issues. School Council Elections are held in the first two weeks of October – additional information will be made available via the Pasteur Hebdo in September and/or October.


Gala Committee: Lycée Louis Pasteur’s largest yearly fundraising event, the Gala is an annual themed party with a specific fundraising goal. Many volunteers are required to plan and organize this event.

Casino: Like many non-profit organizations across the province, Lycée Louis Pasteur participates in charitable gaming activities in accordance with Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission laws, to raise funds for worthy projects. Casinos are held approximately every 18 months. Over forty volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts over a two-day period to run the casino.


Parent Representatives Group: Parent Representatives act as liaison between a class’ teacher and its parents. They assist in the planning of classroom activities, field trips, social events and community events. Parents interested in volunteering as Parent Representative should contact their child’s teacher.

Classroom activities: Throughout the year, teachers may require the support of volunteers during birthday celebrations, class projects and special cultural celebrations. Volunteer opportunities will be communicated via your Parent Representative.

Field Trip Chaperone: Throughout the year, students at Lycée Louis Pasteur have the opportunity to participate in numerous field trips. Volunteers are needed to help chaperone these fun-filled educational events. Volunteer opportunities will be communicated via your Parent Representative.

School Events: Volunteer opportunities for these events will be shared in the Pasteur Hebdo newsletter and via the online calendar.


Yes, all parents must provide a valid Police Record Check prior to volunteering.

You can now request your Calgary Police Check online HERE.

Please note that to process an online application all applicants must have resided in Canada for greater than one year. If you are not eligible to apply online, please request a letter from the school and you will have to apply in person. The following items must be uploaded at the time of application:

  • a letter from the Lycée confirming your intent to volunteer at Lycée Louis Pasteur (you may request one by emailing [email protected])
  • a copy of two pieces of government-issued ID
  • SIN (social insurance number)

Click HERE for a detailed checklist and to get your application started.

Common Questions

What classes are taught in French in the Elementary Program?

Math, physics, biology, chemistry, history, geography and music are taught in French according to the French curriculum.

How many hours of English education do students receive in the Elementary Program?

In Grade 1 they receive approximately 6 hours per week of education in English. In Grades 2 to 5 they receive approximately 8 hours per week. Art, Social Studies and English Language Arts are taught in English according to the Alberta Education curriculum. Depending on the Grade of the student, gym may be taught in French or English.

How many hours a week do kids have for gym, music and art?

Approximately six (6) hours per week are dedicated to gym, music and art in the Elementary Program.

Can my child enroll in the Elementary Program if we have not attended the Maternelle Program?

Yes. Applicants for grades 1 to 12 will be invited to undergo an assessment in both French and English. These assessments will evaluate an applicants reading comprehension, writing skills and mathematic abilities. Applicants may then be invited to participate in a trial day.

Does the Lycée have a dress code?

Yes, children are required to follow the school dress code outlined below:
• Plain navy or dark grey tailored pants, shorts, skort, tunic or skirt
• Plain white, red or navy top; polo, collared or pullover shirts ONLY (no stripes, designs or other embellishments)
• Plain navy or dark grey sweater – optional
• Navy, gray or white socks or tights
• Footwear – indoor shoes to be left at school; navy or black with non-marking soles and a heel not to exceed 2.5 cm.