Information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the Education Directorate website
9th Apr 2020 - Term 1 ends
10th Apr 2020 - Good Friday
12th Apr 2020 - Easter Sunday
13th Apr 2020 - Easter Monday
25th Apr 2020 - ANZAC Day
28th Apr 2020 - Term 2 starts
1st Jun 2020 - Reconciliation Day
8th Jun 2020 - Queen’s Birthday
3rd Jul 2020 - Term 2 ends
20th Jul 2020 - Term 3 - starts
Dear Parents at Telopea
I trust you are all aware of the current vacancy on the school board, and the 4 candidates who wish to be elected to the role (see email of 25 March from Mikayla Hamad at 3.07pm on behalf of the school).
I indicated in that email that we were investigating if it was possible to vote in a way that didn't require parents and carers to attend the school. Unfortunately this is not an option.
Eligible voters (parents and carers of children at the school) will need to complete the form, attend the school (candidate information will be available there), request and sign a ballot envelope from the admin staff and then place the vote and envelope in the ballot box at school. This can take place during school office hours of 8.30am-4.00pm, Monday to Friday next week 30 March to 3 April, or from 3pm-4.00pm tomorrow Friday 27 April 2020. The school will also have ballot forms, you do not have to print your own.
Below is an extract from the School Board Manual, published by the ACT Department of Education with more detailed information.
If you require the Translating and Interpreting Service, please telephone 131 450.
I encourage you to vote, despite the social distancing requirements we find ourselves in, and if there are 1 or 2 people in the foyer when you go in, please remember the 1.5m between people requirement - if you could please be patient outside while they complete their business that would be best.
Submission of votes
A completed ballot paper must be placed individually in the envelope provided, sealed and the declaration signed. The envelope must then be returned to the ARO in the method stated on the ballot paper and within the stipulated time frame. Schools must provide a secure ballot box in the front office for the submission of votes.
Proxy voting is not permitted.
Dear parents and carers
From Tuesday 24 March 2020 all ACT Public Schools will go pupil-free until the school holidays, due to begin on Friday 10 April 2020.
ACT schools will remain open to students who absolutely need to attend. Schools will still be able to safely receive and provide learning for students whose parents and carers must attend work to provide essential services and unable to care for their children at home, as well as vulnerable children and those with additional needs.
No child will be turned away.
The Education Directorate has released a resource library to support parents and children with home learning. You can find a link to the resource on the Education Directorate website www.education.act.gov.au
Relationships are key to education and we want parents and students to remain connected to their teachers and school. In the coming weeks, we will build more resources and ways to support continued education, in the event students cannot attend school for extended periods. Please take some time with your child to explore the resources on offer.
Once again, thank you for your patience as we work through this difficult time together.
Director General, Education Directorate
24 March 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To access the information about the Secondary Parent-Teacher Interviews booking, please click on the image below :
Update : Due to the recent events, parent-teacher interviews are cancelled at this stage
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 ...
To access the last Canberra Region Languages Forum Update, please click on the link below to download the document (pdf) :
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...
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...
As part of the physics Olympics, Marion, Laure, Alejandra and Isabelle presented their project: "The atmosphere, a funny deal" to a panel of scientists...
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 :
On Thursday, November 21, 2019, several interventions and workshops were organized at Telopea Park school to promote the presence of women in engineering professions...
Every year the Science department offers several enriching opportunities (science competitions) for students. Click the link below to access the results.
For the second year now, this project took place during Term 3, with Year 9 students from the English and French streams working collaboratively...
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...
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...
The Year 10 EFS students went on a two-day excursion to Sydney...
Our students have explored the impact of consumerism and the importance of designing out waste through this collaborative installation...
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.
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.
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...
Telopea Park School celebrated its 96th anniversary, for its birthday the garden club planted this week the first fruit tree in the garden...
Following the previous article about Endangered Species competition, the two classes who took part in the competition won a prize !
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 !
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.
Thank you to everyone who participated !
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 !
Last week a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Year 7 to 10 participated in the 2019 Sydney Cultural Trip...
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...
Last week, for two days, students from years 7-8 and 9-10 could attend the annual ski Trip in Thredbo...
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...
Our class participates in the art competition on endangered species...
In Term 2, K2 students worked on Australian fauna and flora and Aboriginal culture and art...
Third graders participated in the "Quand les cochons voleront" contest organized by the Australian Association of French English Bilingual schools (AAFEBS)...
Just before the break, a group of 15 students had the chance to attend the RoboCup event in Sydney, a whole day about robotics !!!
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 :
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.
Shop 33 Jamison Plaza
Bowman Street MACQUARIE ACT 2614
PH: 02 6251 2660
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.
Click here to access Education Directorate Advertised Term Dates and Public Holidays.