French Schools in Australia [fr]
The French educational institutions of Australia are placed under the authority of the educational district of Montpellier.
The French school of Sydney, Lycée Condorcet was opened on 22nd February, 1989. It is a private co-ed school accredited both by the French Ministry of Education and the Education Department of New South Wales and is government-regulated through the French Agency for the promotion of French education overseas AEFE (Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger).
At present, it registers approximately 300 students, 70 % of them being French nationals holding dual nationality. No entry examination is required for students coming from other French institutions. For the others, an exam mostly aimed at testing their skills in the French language applies. There is a waiting list for some grades (mostly for kindergarten).
Education is fee based. A scholarship for the students holding French nationality may be granted by AEFE, based on certain conditions. The Consulate general is at your disposal for any information you may require in this regard.
For any information, contact the Director of the school directly:
758 Anzac Parade, MAROUBRA NSW 2035
Tel.: (02) 9344 8692 from 9 am to 4.30 pm
Fax: (02) 9349 2626
Killarney Heights Public School - F.A.N.S.
Since 1999, a bilingual programme (from Kindergarten up to Year 6) has been operating at the primary school of Killarney Heights, a Northern suburb of Sydney. There are twenty one bilingual classes covering all Australian Primary School year levels. In 2010, there will be 160 french speaking students across all year?s levels, representing 30% of students. This programme is organised in partnership with the school and the French Speaking Association of the North Shore (F.A.N.S.) and is completely bilingual. English and French speaking children are grouped together and taught simultaneously by two qualified teachers, one Australian and one native French speaker recruited by the association.
The French speaking teacher also works separately and in an intensive manner with the French speaking children. The school follows the New South Wales state curriculum.
For more information on the bilingual section of Killarney Heights, contact:
Mrs. Jessica Wiltshire , Principal
Killarney Heights Public School
KILLARNEY HEIGHTS NSW 2087
Tel.: (02) 9451 9547
Fax: (02) 9975 5038
Mrs. Sabine Duffy, F.A.N.S. Executive Officer
French Speaking Association of the North Shore
P O Box 472
Forestville NSW 2087
Tel.: 0488 776 133
Scholarships for students holding French nationality can be obtained from AEFE based on certain conditions. The Consulate is at your disposal for any information in this regard.
Ecole maternelle franco-australienne Red Hill
(Red Hill French-Australian Kindergarten)
Astrolabe Street - Red Hill
PO Box 3558
MANUKA ACT 2603
Tel.: (02) 6295 0621
Fax: (02) 6295 9582
Telopea Park School
The Telopea Park School is a public school offering an education in French and in English. It provides bilingual education from kindergarten to Seconde (Year 10). School fees are not high and are paid in the form of a parental contribution (approximately A$250-350 per year to cover expenses related to exercice books, supervised work, school excursions, etc.). From Seconde grade, student education may be complemented with CNED courses. From Première (Year 11) and Terminale (Year 12), bilingual courses are given at Narrabundah High School. The baccalauréat exams take place in Singapore (air fares at the expense of student’s family).
Telopea Park School
New South Wales Crescent
Barton ACT 2600
Tel.: (02) 6205 5599
Fax: (02) 6205 5572
The Melbourne French School
The Melbourne French School (kinder to end of primary) is operated from a private section within Caulfield Junior College. It is financed by students’ parents and enjoys an independent status. All students’ parents automatically become members of the Parents’ Association which manages the school. School fees are set by the Association’s general committee.
Scholarships for the students holding French nationality may be obtained from AEFE based on certain conditions. The Consulate general is at your disposal for any information in this regard.
For any information concerning enrolment formalities and conditions or the mode of operation of the French section or kinder programs, please contact:
Tel.: (03)9509 6872
The Ecole secondaire française de Melbourne (ESFM)
Established within the Australian secondary public college of Glen Eira
College, the ESFM opened in 2007. The ESFM provides high school students with the opportunity to continue studying French and also Maths as an option according to the French Education Curriculum, while being integrated within an Australian school. Hence French speakers are able to continue with part of their French education in French from 6ème to 3ème.
Glen Eira College also hosts on its site an English Language Centre providing intensive language tuition so as to enable non English speakers to achieve sufficient proficiency in the English language for them to join a mainstream class within the Australian schooling system. The ESFM is a non for profit organization, managed by a group of volunteers.
For further information,please visit GEC’s site (and click on ESFM) http://www.gec.vic.edu.au/
Glen Eira College
76 Booran Road,
Caulfield East 3145
Association Les Petits Princes
A French section for children aged between up to 12 years of age French speaking or non-French speaking, "Les Petits Princes" was officially opened on 3rd June, 2000 within Enoggera Primary School. It was created through the combined efforts and co-operation of both French and French speaking parents.
The "Petits Princes" association is a non-profit association with the purpose of providing primary children with the opportunity to learn French for a moderate cost.
Courses are held on saturday mornings at Brisbane Boys Grammar School (Gregory Terrace, ) from 9h30 to 11h45.
Cost for 2009 is $35 membership fee per family and $130 enrolment fee per child per trimester.
For more information, please contact:
Association Les Petits Princes Inc.
Suite 50, 5/18 Kilroe Street Milton
QLD 4064 Australia
School location: Brisbane Grammar School, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane
Tel.: 0451 128 772
Fax: (61) 7 3367 1759
President: Valérie de jambline
Vice-President: Matthias Levy
Treasurer: Nicole Barta
Secretary: Rochelle Catalini