Professional Learning workshop and AGM for the French-English bilingual network in Melbourne [fr]

Thursday October 27, 2016 was an important day for the Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools (AAFEBS) in Melbourne.

Thursday October 27, 2016 was an important day for the Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools (AAFEBS) in Melbourne.
The day started with the launch of a 2-day professional learning workshop for 20 teachers of the bilingual network in Camberwell Primary School – a LabelFrancEducation accredited school - co-facilitated by Dr Emmanuel Bernet and Ms Kathryn Macfarlane, which focused on using oral skills to develop French language learning.

It was followed by a meeting of the principals and French directors and the first AGM of the association in Auburn High School – whose French programme is recognised as a French international school by the AEFE (The Agency for French Education Abroad).

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The day was concluded by a reception at the Honorary Consulate of France in Melbourne held in honor of the AAFEBS. The Honorary Consul of France in Victoria, Ms Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, representatives of the French Embassy, board members of the AAFEBS, representatives of the Department of education of Victoria, teachers of the AAFEBS’member schools gathered in honor of the Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools during the evening.

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The Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools (AAFEBS) is an official not-for-profit association, launched in September 2015 and set up in 2016 for the specific purpose of support for all Australian schools delivering bilingual education in French and English, most of which are accredited by the French Ministry of National Education or recognised through a LabelFrance Education. There are currently 12 AAFEBS schools throughout Australia (ACT, Queensland, NSW, Victoria, and 2 new members in South Australia). The association aims to promote French-English bilingual education in Australia, and share knowledge, experience and expertise in bilingual education with the support of the Embassy of France in Australia.

During the past year, AAFEBS has been very active in collaborating and communicating with member schools.

Major events organized by the AAFEBS in 2016 include:

-  September 2015: The first meeting of the proposed association at Telopea Park School / Lycée franco-australien de Canberra
-  September 2015: Professional learning workshop for teachers of the AAFEBS’member schools and public conference on how to raise a bilingual child at Killarney Heights Public School in Sydney
-  December 2015: security meeting after Paris’s attacks
-  May 2016: Face-to-face meeting at Lycée Condorcet in Sydney
-  May 2016: Meeting on the occasion of Conseil d’influence at the Embassy of France in Canberra
-  October 2016: Symposium on bilingualism in schools in Oceania and public lecture on multilingualism at The Australian National University in Canberra
-  October 2016 - AAFEBS Professional learning workshop at Camberwell Primary School in Melbourne
-  October 2016: 1st AGM at Auburn High School in Melbourne

For further information: http://www.aafebs.com/

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Dernière modification : 04/11/2016

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