French Schools in Australia [fr]
The French educational institutions of Australia are placed under the authority of the educational district of Montpellier.
The International 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 NSW Board of Studies Teaching and Education Standards (BOSTES) and is government-regulated through the French Agency for the promotion of French education overseas AEFE (Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger).
All levels from PS to Terminale are accredited and the school is authorised to welcome a limited number of international students (CRICOS).
At present, there are approximately 730 students (as at the beginning of the 2014 school year).
Regarding enrolment :
- there is no entry examination for students coming from other registered French institutions
- enrolment is based on a period of immersion in the level which corresponds to the child’s age class for the other students.
Due to a higher number of enrolment requests, there may be a waiting list for some classes (especially in Maternelle).
Education is fee based. A scholarship for the students holding French nationality may be granted by the AEFE, based on certain conditions. The Consulate General of France in Sydney is at your disposal for any information you may require in this regard.
The school’s teaching program is bilingual from Maternelle to Terminale (Y12) and this enables students to sit the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) in Première (Year 11). If you would like more information, all programs, projects and activities are available on the school’s website.
758 Anzac Parade, MAROUBRA NSW 2035
Tel.: (02) 9344 8692 from 9 am to 4.30 pm
Fax: (02) 9349 2626
Web : www.condorcet.com.au
Facebook : https://fr-fr.facebook.com/Lycee.Condorcet
Killarney Heights Public School, NSW and F.A.N.S. (French-speaking Association of the North Shore)
Since 1999, a bilingual program has existed at Killarney Heights Public School for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. There are currently 25 bilingual classes across all Australian primary year groups at the school on Sydney’s North Shore. In 2015, there are 235 Francophone pupils in these classes, representing 38% of all pupils. This program is organised in partnership between the school and F.A.N.S. (French-speaking Association of the North Shore).
The Francophone and Anglophone pupils are in classes together with two qualified teachers, one Australian and one native French speaking teacher. The teachers are in the classroom at the same time and team-teach the NSW curriculum, one in French and the other in English (8 hours per week). The native French-speaking teacher also teaches an intensive French program with the Francophone pupils for 5 hours per week.
In 2012, the school received the Label FrancEducation, an accreditation awarded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by the AEFE (Agency for the Teaching of French Overseas). 14 native French-speaking teachers are employed by F.A.N.S. and the program is financed by the contributions of the parents ($3,100 / $4, 200 per year).
For further information on the bilingual section of Killarney Heights :
Mrs Vicki Johnson, 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 the AEFE based on certain conditions. The Consulate General of France in Sydney is at your disposal for any information in this regard.
French-Australian Preschool Red Hill, ACT since 1969
The French-Australian Preschool in Red Hill is officially recognised by the French Ministry of Education and as such is part of the AEFE overseas network of Frencg Schools. It is also accredited by the Australian Governement with approval for 132 places spread over 5 classes of "Petites" et "Moyennes" sections.
The preschool offers a French immersion program based on the French National Curriculum as well as the Australian Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
Opening times: 9am to 3.15pm during school terms with before and after school care options (8 to 9am and 3.15 to 6pm) as well holiday programs.
School fees are available on the school’s website : www.frenchaustralianpreschool.com.au.
Scholarships for students holding French nationality can be obtained from the AEFE based on certain conditions. The Consulate General of France in Sydney is at your disposal for any information in this regard. Australian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for Childcare Benefits (CCB) and Childcare Rebates (CCR).
Waiting list registration applies.
Ecole Maternelle Franco-Australienne Red Hill
(French-Australian Preschool Red Hill)
Astrolabe Street - Red Hill
P.O. Box 3558
MANUKA ACT 2603
Tel.: (02) 6295 0621
Fax: (02) 6295 9582
Telopea Park School / Lycée franco-australien de Canberra, ACT
Telopea Park School / Lycée franco-australien is a unique bilingual and binational French Australian school offering an exceptional education in French and in English. Partner school of the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad), all levels from Kindergarten to Terminale (Year 12) are accredited both by French Ministry of Education and by ACT Education and Training Directorate. Première (Year 11) and Terminale (Year 12) courses are delivered at Narrabundah College located 4km from Telopea Park School. Students sit for Australian examinations of Year 10 and Year 12 certificate and French examination of DNB (Diplôme National du Brevet) and Baccalauréat (S - Scientific and L- Litterature streams - Mention Européenne).
Telopea Park School / Lycée franco-australien aims at delivering the best world class education to all students by taking advantage of both Australian and French system. With more than 30 years of experience in bilingual education, Telopea Park School / Lycée franco-australien represents a unique opportunity for students to become opened and elightened global citizens of tomorrow.
Telopea Park School / Lycée franco australien de Canberra
New South Wales Crescent
Barton ACT 2600
Tel.: +61 (02) 61 42 33 88
Fax: +61 (02) 61 42 33 48
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : http://www.lyceefrancoaustralien-efs.org / www.telopea.act.edu.au
Twitter : http://twitter.com/LfacCanberra
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lycée-franco-australien-de-Canberra-Telopea-Park-School/1429983107306791
The Melbourne French School
The Melbourne French School (kinder to end of primary : 12 classes with more than 250 students) is operated from a private section within Caulfield Junior College. 50% of all classes are taught in French (Mathematics and French) following the program of the French Ministry of Education and the other classes are taught in English following the Victorian Learning Standards (VELS).
Founded in 1998, all students’ parents automatically become members of the Parents’ Association which manages the school. School fees ($3960 per child in 2014) are set by the Association’s general committee. French teachers are paid thanks to the tuition fees.
Early learning programs (children from 3 to 4 years old) are also established within Australian kindergartens (Brookville and Renown).
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
Glen Eira College / 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, History and Geography 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 2nde. Glen Eira College is fully accredited by the CNED (Centre National d’Education à Distance) and joins about a hundred other schools around the world to obtain this accreditation.
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.
Glen Eira College is well on its way to becoming a centre of excellence in French language delivery. To this end, we are constantly improving our French program and introducing new pathways in French education learning to meet the needs of all students.
Currently, there are three options to study French language :
The option French first language is adressed to French-speaking students wishing to maintain a similar level than children in France in the taught subjects.
French partial immersion program (CLIL) where students learn Language and Humanities according to the immersion methodology and following the Australian Curriculum.
The pathway French Language; Languages Other than English (LOTE) is intended to Australian students learning French as a foreign language according to standard curriculum in Victoria.
For further information,please visit GEC’s site (and click on ESFM) http://www.gec.vic.edu.au/
Head of Languages
Camberwell Primary School
Camberwell Primary School was first opened in 1872. In 1991, the decision was taken to establish a bilingual immersion program that now caters to nearly 600 students from foundation to year 6. A state school, Camberwell Primary School delivers the Australian curriculum to all students.
The French speaking teachers, who come mostly from francophone countries, are bilingual primary school trained classroom teachers. The focus at Camberwell Primary is on quality teaching and learning where teaching in the first language is mirrored in the second language.
The students benefit from spending half of each day learniing mathematics, science and literacy in the French language.
In 2014 Camberwell Primary School was awarded the LabelEducation, an accreditation awarded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by the AEFE (Agency for the teaching of French overseas).
Camberwell Primary School
290 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell, VIC 3124
Tel : +61 (0)3 9882 4663
Fax : +61 (0)3 9882 7408
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.camberwellps.vic.edu.au
Principal : Janet Gale
Auburn High School
Created in 2014, Auburn High School offers the opportunity to follow a binational French-Victorian curriculum. 50% of the classes are taught in French (mathematics, history-geography, economics, sciences, French) and the other courses are taught in English (technology, arts, health, physical education and English). This curriculum, in the process of being accredited by the AEFE, meets the demands of both the Victorian and French governments. Cost for 2015 is $1200 per child.
Auburn High School
Burgess Street, East Hawthorn, VIC 3123
Tel : 9822 3247
Fax : 9822 6837
Principal : Maria Karvouni
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
French bi-national coordinator : Geneviève Papon
Email : email@example.com
Pre-school programs offering French language in Melbourne
Starting in 2016, Almost French will offer a Kindergarten program following the Australian and French kinder curriculums. The program will take place daily from 8.30am to 5.00pm for children aged 3 to 5 years old.
Director : Fanny Phillips
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
0414 456 062
Offers a French language Kindergarten program through the Ecole Française de Melbourne (EFM) and is based on the French National Education guidelines. The program operates twice a week for children aged 3 to 5 years. Session times are from 9.00am to 4.30pm.
Director : Lydia Bustin
Contact : email@example.com
(03) 9827 2091
La Grande Récré
Offers a French-speaking preschool program for children aged 2 to 5 years based on the guidelines from the French Ministry of National Education. Class days and times vary depending on age group.
Director : Steve Latouche
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
0451 187 833
La Petite Ecole
Offers a daily French language KIndergarten program for children aged 2 to 5 years from 9.00am to 4.30pm. Programs are for small groups, with a maximum of 10 children per class. Also offers evening sessions for children aged 5-9.
Director : Stephanie Paut-Brisson
Contact : email@example.com
0433 100 650 or (03) 9504 8438
Offers a French language Kindergarten program through the Ecole Française de Melbourne (EFM) and is based on the French National Education guidelines. The program operates twice a week for children aged 3 to 4 years. Session times are from 8.30am to 4.00pm.
Director : Karen Grubb
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
03 9827 4747
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 Somerville House, Middle School, South Brisaben from 9h30 to 11h30.
There are 3 classes and two playgroups. Cost for 2015 is $50 membership fee per family and $160 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: Fabrice Jeanin
Treasurer: Charlotte Pineau
Secretary: Lucie Heymann
Education coordinator : Natacha Croue
Member : Bladine Cousin
Administration : Anne Compos
Benowa State High School
Founded in 1980, the student population is approximately 1320 students and more than 80 teachers. The Academic French Immersion Program (FIP) is for children aged from 8 to 12 years old with French advanced classes (media, literature, business, history and politics). The curriculum is Australian but some courses are taught in French (mathematics, sciences & SOSE).
Benowa State High School
Mediterranean Drive, Benowa, QLD 4217
P.O. Box 5733, Glod Coast Mail Centre, QLD 9726
Tel : +61 (0)7 5539 4222
Fax : +61 (0)7 5597 1215
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mansfield State High School
This school offers an immersion program for children from 8 to 10 years old in mathematics, SOSE, French and sciences.
Mansfield State High School
Corner Broadwater and Ham Roads, Mansfield, QLD 4122
P.O. Box 229, Mt Gravatt, QLD 4122
Tel : +61 (0)7 3452 5333
Fax : +61 (0)7 3452 5300
Email : email@example.com
The Glennie School is a private Anglican school with a French immersion program for girls aged from 8 to 10 years old (60% of courses are taught in French).
Tingalpa State School
Tingalpa State School offers a French- Australian bilingual program, inaugurated on June, 2015 by the French Ambassador in Australia with the support of Department of Education and Training and the French Ministry of Education.
This initiative begins with one Prep class in 2015 but in February 2016 the school will expand this program to Prep, Year 1 and Year 2/3.The courses are in both French and in English.
These students work with two teachers, one in English and the other in French, depending on day.
All teachers will also be required to be Queensland accredited teachers.
Tingalpa State School
1546 Wynnum Road, Tingalpa 4173 QLD
Tel : +61 (07) 3890 6777
Fax : +61 (07) 3890 6700
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
1,2,3 Soleil - French School of Perth
This school offers an educational program inspired from the "Education nationale française" and is dedicated to French speaking children of Perth from Early childhood to Secondary, from 2 to 16 year old. 1,2,3 Soleil offers an early learning program (children aged 2 to 5 years old) and French lessons, reading and writing (children aged 5 and above). Giving the taste of learning, self-confidence in verbal communication and grow in their knowledge of the French culture: these are the main goals of 1,2,3 Soleil.
A dynamic team, made of 10 French speaking professionals, welcomes the children from Monday to Saturday (according to their age).
The team is in charge of organising activities to promote the social and cognitive development of the children.
1,2,3 Soleil offers about twenty different classes, spread out between its two schools, North and South of Perth.
30 Chichester Drive, Woodvale WA 6026
Lifestreams Christian Church
Cr Murray Street and McNabb Loop, Como WA 6152
Director : Isabelle Gault
Phone : +61 (0)438 651 567
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : www.123soleil.com.au
Freshwater Bay Primary School
The primary school offers a French immersion programm, established by the Western Australian Education Ministry. English and French languages are taught for sciences, history and SOSE. The immersion program (3 hours of French a week) is for children from year 3 to year 7 (one hour for children from year 1 to year 2).