Launch of the Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools (AAFEBS) [fr]
The launch of the Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools (AAFEBS) was held at Telopea Park School in Canberra on Tuesday 8 September 2015.
The Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools (AAFEBS) is an organisation of Primary and Secondary French-English bilingual schools in Australia, most of which are accredited by the French Ministry of National Education or recognised through a Label “France Education”. The association aims to promote and support French-English bilingual education in Australia, and share knowledge, experience and expertise in bilingual education within an Australian setting.
The curriculum taught in these schools is enriched by aspects of French and Australian culture and educational practice.
There are currently 10 AAFEBS schools throughout Australia:
Auburn High School (Melbourne),
Benowa State School (Gold Coast),
Camberwell Primary School (Melbourne),
Ecole Française de Melbourne/Caulfield Junior College (Melbourne),
French Australian Preschool (Canberra),
Glen Eira College (Melbourne),
Killarney Heights Public School (Sydney),
Lycée Condorcet (Sydney),
Lycée franco-australien / Telopea Park School (Canberra),
Tingalpa State School (Brisbane).
AAFEB’s member schools educate bilingual, bicultural students, whose academic excellence prepares them for global citizenship as well as entrance to the finest universities on the world’s stage. The level of French immersion and the number of subjects taught in English or French vary by school and grade level. The association is non-profit and non-political.
On the same day, AAFEBS‘s first Honorary President, Ms Diane Joseph, Director General of ACT ETD , was awarded the Palmes Académiques by H.E Mr. Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador of France to Australia at a ceremony that was held at the Ambassador’s Residence. AAFEBS’s member representatives, the Embassy First Counselor, Mr Cédric Prieto, Head of Culture, Education, Science & Technology, Mr Eric Soulier, and a Delegation of the French Senate were present at the ceremony.
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