English as an Additional Language Consultant

Jennifer Adamson is the EAL Consultant for the Division for 75% of her time. She supports students whose first language is one other than English. There are many types of EAL students; those who are newcomers to Canada, or born in Canada to parents who speak their first language in the home, or children born in Canada whose first language is not English.

The support to new families includes:

  • Facilitate school registrations and intake meetings - arrange for interpreters when needed
  • Provide information about the new school community to the family
  • Describe support programs/services available from the School Division
  • Explain important school norms and rules, such as those outlined in the Code of Conduct
  • Explain schedules and procedures
  • Explain the School Division’s assessment process and reporting methods
  • Offer support to students and families when needed

Also, if you have pre-school aged children, please contact her for information on preparing your child for school.

Jennifer Adamson can be contacted at:
La Verendrye School
500 7th Avenue NW
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0A5
T: 204-857-3478 ext. 340
F: 204-239-5927
E: jadamson at plpsd dot mb dot ca


Student Services Staff:
Director of Student Services
Strategic Initiative Learning Coordinator | English as an Additional Language Consultant
Psychologists | Mental Health Facilitator | Speech-Language Pathologists | Occupational Therapist
Literacy Coaches | Numeracy Coach | French Immersion Coach | Technology Coach
Career Development Coordinator | Indigenous Academic Achievement Facilitator | Outreach Facilitators
Resource Teacher | Guidance Counsellors | Addiction Foundation of Manitoba Counsellors