Telopea Park School

Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra

An ACT Public School

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Information is available on the Education Directorate website

Upcoming Events

25th Sep 2020 - Term 3 - ends

5th Oct 2020 - Labour Day

12th Oct 2020 - Term 4 - starts

18th Dec 2020 - Term 4 - ends

25th Dec 2020 - Christmas Day

Link to school calendar


Former students / members of the Telopea Park School Community

A videoconference (zoom platform) will be held on 9 September at 16:00 (Canberra time). It is intended for all members of the Telopea Park School / Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra community. The link to the video zoom is:

(This link opens a page in your browser, select "join meeting", then "launch from your browser")

Founded in 1923, Telopea Park School is the oldest school in Canberra. In 1983, the school became a French-Australian binational school. Over the years, enrolment has grown steadily to reach 1500 students in 2020, between the primary and secondary cycles, from kindergarten to the baccalaureate.

On September 9, 2023, the school will celebrate its 100th anniversary, a special event will be organised.

Secondary Parent Teacher Interviews Term 3 2020

Secondary Parent/Teacher interviews will be conducted by phone on:

Tuesday 1 Sept 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm and

Wednesday 2 Sept 2020 - 4.00pm to 6:00pm

The online booking system, called “PTO”, will be used to book interviews.

  • A link to “PTO” will be available on the school website from Thursday 20 August to obtain login details only.
  • Interviews REQUESTED (priority bookings) can be booked from Wednesday 26 Aug, 4PM.
  • ALL interviews can be booked from Thursday 27 Aug, 4PM.

Accessing PTO:

1. Access the school website

2. Click on PTO logo:

Secondary PTO

3. Click on the “Obtain PIN/Password”. Type in the current email address that you have supplied to the school.

Your PIN will then be forwarded to you via email, which will also include a ‘clickable link’ for PTO.

4. Use your PIN OR the ‘clickable link’ to access the booking system.

Please remember to submit/update your phone details when prompted.

5. Follow the prompts to make your bookings.

On the day of your interview:

  1. Log into PTO and again, submit/update your phone number when prompted.
  2. Continue logging in to retrieve your booking confirmation.
  3. At the time for your interview, expect a call from “No Caller ID” - this will be the teacher calling you for the interview.

If you don’t have access to a computer or have any problems accessing your PIN (you may have changed your email address) please call the front office reception on 61423388, for assistance.

Ona Siakimotu

Executive Teacher Science, PTO Administrator

La Journée Verte

On Monday 3 August we celebrated the return to wearing broad brimmed hats at Telopea Park School...

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Reconciliation week in Kindy

For Reconciliation Week this year, the 4 Kindy classes at Telopea Park School have worked together ...

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Reconciliation Week 2020 - CE2

Year 3 created artworks for Reconciliation week 2020...

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Astrolabe 2020 - Project Launch !

On Thursday 25 June was held the presentation of the launch of the third session of the science project Astrolabe for term 3 which is aimed at Year 9 students.

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The AMT Permission notes need to be returned to school by Friday 26 June. To download a printable copy, please click here.

Back to the classroom : Click here to access the principal's letter to parents (Word File)

News from L'Alliance Française

Mid-term - from the 1st week of June - 5 weeks:

Enrol for our mid-term courses! Learn the fundamentals of the level corresponding to your proficiency, or sign up for a workshop to discover French through a specific cultural theme (French wine, Literature, or Monuments).

Online wine tasting with French Flair - 29 May - 5.30PM to 6.30PM:

Enrol for this wine tasting and have a selection of 6 bottles of French wine delivered at your place! The 29th of May, Christophe Rebut, wine expert from French Flair, will lead the online tasting - discover the very best of wine from the comfort of your home.

Information regarding Kindergarten enrolment is now available : In the Menu > Enrolment > Kindergarden Enrolment Information

A short Message from Arts & Design...

L'Astrolabe Competition 2020

For the second consecutive year, Australian and French Year 10 students participated in term 3 in the development of a science project of their choice during the enrichment hour...

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To access the 2020 College Transition Information for Parents and Students click here (Word Document)

Enrolment procedure in the English French Stream and in particular in Kindergarten / Grande Section de Maternelle, now online under the tab Enrolments – subtabs: Enrolment process and Enrolment forms

ACT Education Directorate online enrolment form

Telopea Park School Lycée franco-australien de Canberra enrolment information

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the digital backpack from a Chromebook or an iPad, please open the following document (Word) :

Accessing digital backpack from iPads and Chromebooks at home

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like you to confirm your primary and secondary email contact with the Front office as soon as possible. Please find below the links to access a form that you can complete and return to

Note email address (PDF)

Note email address (DOCX)

Thank you

Francophonie week - Poster from New Caledonia in third grade

As part of the week of the Francophonie and the competition organized by the Alliance Française, the four classes of CE2 have made together a poster presenting New Caledonia, an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean where French is spoken ...

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To access the last Canberra Region Languages Forum Update, please click on the link below to download the document (pdf) :

Download the file

Malaysian Food Celebration with Year 4 students

At the end of the second semester, Year 4 students were able to discover Malaysian culture and food thanks to the intervention of Mrs Holmes, mother of Declan in Year 4.1. who made a very interesting and engaging presentation...

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Recycling Hub Excursion in Year 4

At the beginning of week 9, students from the three Year 4 classes visited the Canberra Recycling Center to learn more about this theme in their program this school year...

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Physics olympiads 2019

As part of the physics Olympics, Marion, Laure, Alejandra and Isabelle presented their project: "The atmosphere, a funny deal" to a panel of scientists...

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ACT Education Directorate Year 10 Excellence Awards 2019

Today  the outstanding accomplishments of Canberra public school students in their  final year of high school were celebrated at the Year 10 Excellence Awards.

The Year 10  Excellence Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the High School Years is the  largest celebration of student achievement for Canberra public schools.

Congratulations to :

Elanor Parkinson
Patricia Quyen
Alexandra Vickery

Engineering Sciences for Women

On Thursday, November 21, 2019, several interventions and workshops were organized at Telopea Park school to promote the presence of women in engineering professions...

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Science Competitions

Every year the Science department offers several enriching opportunities (science competitions) for students. Click the link below to access the results.

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L’Astrolabe Project

For the second year now, this project took place during Term 3, with Year 9 students from the English and French streams working collaboratively...

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2019 STEM events

Engineering workshops

On Thursday 21 October, a group of Year 9 – 10 students participated in the Engineering workshops organised by Newcastle University and held the Great Hall in Parliament House...


This year only a few students submitted independent science projects for the Science Fair. Two of them were successful...

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2019 Science Week

On Thursday 15 August, the Science faculty held an exciting, hands-on afternoon of where students showcased their STEM challenge skills to parents and carers in celebration of this year’s National Science Week...

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The Marriage of Figaro in Sydney

The Year 10 EFS students went on a two-day excursion to Sydney...

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Textiles exhibition of Telopea Park student work in the Canberra centre

Our students have explored the impact of consumerism and the importance of designing out waste through this collaborative installation...

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Year 3 Excursion at Jerrabombera Wetlands

Year 3 went on excursion to the Jerrabomberra Wetlands on Thursday, October 31.

After the tour, 3.1 and 3.2 made posters so that people would no longer throw garbage or use as much plastic.

To protect the planet, we need to use recycling bins.

Click here to download the presentation with the photos

Click here to view the posters made by the students

La Grande Fête - Thank you !

Le Van du livre / french book on wheels

Le van du livre / French Books on wheels is back in Canberra and will be in the Primary quad at Telopea Park school on Thursday 31 October & Friday 1 November from 8am to 4pm.

Show me your teeth, I'll tell you what you eat !

During their Discovery of the World program, the students of 2.2 (Anne BOUTAUD) studied the different diets of animals and also the names and roles of human teeth...

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The garden club celebrates Telopea's 96th anniversary

Telopea Park School celebrated its 96th anniversary, for its birthday the garden club planted this week the first fruit tree in the garden...

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Endangered species - Telopea amongst the competition winners !

Following the previous article about Endangered Species competition, the two classes who took part in the competition won a prize !

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From fungi to fabulous food!

Student making Bread

Have you ever made bread? This crusty on the outside, soft on the inside, delectable concoction is actually made from a chemical reaction... This activity has been a fantastic cross-curricular activity, between Year 9/10 and year 6 !

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Science Week

Last Thursday we held an exciting, hands-on afternoon of where students showcased their STEM challenge skills to parents and carers in celebration of this year’s National Science Week. The event highlights the enthusiastic commitment and involvement of our students and teachers in STEM-based activities and promotes a positive and aspiring attitude to learning.

Science week 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated !

The Astrolabe project is on again !

From the beginning of the term, groups with EFS and ES students are working collaboratively on their scientific project with the possibility of winning a trip to Hobart !

Capitaine Petitdidier came in class so students had the opportunity to share what they are doing, and how they are progressing. Each group is being mentored by a practicing scientist from various organisations such as the ANU or CSIRO. Growing algae on extreme salinity or pH condition, study ice breaking ability or electromagnetics deflexion amongst other varied topics and all are fascinating !


In Term 2, students from Year 7 to Year 9 were given a variety of opportunities to be involved in Service and Action activities...

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Sydney Cultural Trip

Last week a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Year 7 to 10 participated in the 2019 Sydney Cultural Trip...

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Canberra Grenoble 2019 students Exchange

A group of students from Telopea could go to Grenoble, France for 5 weeks, students from Grenoble then came to Canberra for the same duration...

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Ski Trip

Last week, for two days, students from years 7-8 and 9-10 could attend the annual ski Trip in Thredbo...

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Step into the limelight

Telopea Park School was well represented at the famous annual art exhibition, with even a student receiving individual acknowledgement in regards to the Isabel Mathews Scholarship...

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Endangered Species in Primary

Our class participates in the art competition on endangered species...

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NAIDOC Week for Primary

In Term 2, K2 students worked on Australian fauna and flora and Aboriginal culture and art...

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Quand les cochons voleront - CE2

Third graders participated in the "Quand les cochons voleront" contest organized by the Australian Association of French English Bilingual schools (AAFEBS)...

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RoboCup 2019 - Sydney Excursion

Just before the break, a group of 15 students had the chance to attend the RoboCup event in Sydney, a whole day about robotics !!!

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New Timetable for Secondary

Starting Term 2, Telopea Park School Secondary follows the new timetable. This way, every day starts at 8:50AM and ends at 3:15PM. To access it, please click on the image below :

Schoolwear provider

The new provider is Macdonalds Schoolwear at Jamison Plaza, Macquarie. The school and P&C have been working together to ensure quality and price is comparable with our previous supplier.

You can shop in store or order online and have items delivered to your home or pick up in store.


Macdonalds Schoolwear
Shop 33 Jamison Plaza
Bowman Street MACQUARIE ACT 2614
PH: 02 6251 2660

About Us

High School Day:      8:50 AM - 3:15 PM (Monday - Friday)
Primary School Day: 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM (Monday - Friday)

Telopea Park School, Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra, is a unique school. It has a long proud history, having taken its first students in 1923. Since 1983 is has been a binational French-Australian school, established as the result of an agreement between the Governments of France and Australia. The agreement sets the parameters within which the school operates.

The school is administered as part of the Australian Capital Territory Government school system. It is accountable to the French and Australian authorities as well as to the ACT Education Directorate.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

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