High school team
Staff dedicated exclusively to the international students
Our professional team makes sure that all our international students have the best experience possible and that they are making the most of it. Our team is composed of:
- The director of the international programs
- The counselor of the international students
- Two advisors
- A coordinator of the host families
- A French teacher (for the international students exclusively)
Our international programs team is trilingual.
Luis René Ayala
Counselor and teacher of the international students
Coordinator of the host families
Coordinator of the customized French immersion programs and advisor
Coordinator of the English in Victoria program and advisor
The success of our program is also made possible by the implication of 50 other members of the College’s regular staff, such as a school social worker, guidance counselor and special education technicians, all dedicated to the students' well-being and success.
Teachers are fully conscious that French is not the mother tongue of our international students, and do everything possible to help them understand.
The whole community of Saint-Charles-Garnier is very open minded, welcoming and inclusive. We give a special place for the international students, so we will all be very happy to be part of their integration process and to participate in their everyday life at Saint-Charles-Garnier and in Québec City.
Every single member of the College’s team is concerned with the well-being of the international students and they can count on anyone at any moment.
Support and Well-being
The coordinator of the international students is completely dedicated to supporting them. Every aspect of the experience is closely looked after: registration, arrival, integration, academic success, wellbeing, health issues, activities and trips. He keeps a close communication with the teachers, the host families, the parents and the students themselves.
Students can contact him 24/7.
Our team is also composed of a host family coordinator who is in charge of every aspect regarding student accommodation. If there is any situation with the host family and the student is not feeling comfortable, there will always be someone to support him or her and to find a solution.
International students can always rely on the four supervisor educators at the school, they are available and attentive to the needs of each student in the school. They ensure a quality presence throughout the day. They provide front-line services to meet the daily needs of the student (first aid, locker problems, elevator key loans, sports equipment loans, lost items, general information, etc.).
Our international students are never alone, day, night, weekdays, weekends. For a school situation, a medical problem, a host family issue, for advice or simply to talk, we will always be there for them!