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Telopea Park school and the French Embassy congratulates Principal Kerrie Blain for receiving the "Chevalier de l'ordre des Palmes Académiques" (Order of Academic Palms) for outstanding excellence in educational leadership at Telopea Park School. The award was bestowed to Ms Blain by the French Ambassador Christophe Lecourtier on Tuesday, 23 September 2014. The event was conducted at the French embassy and attended by family, friends and members of Education Training Directorate.
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.
Since its establishment as a binational school Telopea Park School has grown steadily. All of the primary and approximately quarter of the secondary students follow the English-French bilingual program. The rest of the secondary students follow a comprehensive secondary program.
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 and Training Directorate.