Telopea Park School offers an exceptional education in an inclusive environment for students from Kindergarten to Year 10. There are approximately 1200 students in the school: 425 in the primary years and 775 in the secondary years. Over 600 students in the school are bilingual and all students study a foreign language.
Telopea Park School is Canberra's oldest school still in operation having opened in 1923 and boasts numerous distinguished alumni.
In the primary sector students learn in French and in English. The curriculum is a harmonised one satisfying the requirements of the French National Curriculum and the Australian and ACT Curriculum documents. The school is an outstanding example of bilingual education.
Primary students can continue to learn in French and English in the senior years, progressing to the Brevet in Year 9 and the French Baccalauréat in Year 12.
All other students in secondary are part of a normal in-area high school. The secondary school has been an authorised International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) school since 2006. We remain Canberra's only authorised IB MYP school.
The school achieves high academic results in a safe and caring environment. Individuality is celebrated and is exemplified in the Personal Projects that students present in their final year of study. I am constantly reminded that our students are innovative, creative and demonstrate incredible human ingenuity.
The school values of respect, cooperation, fairness and honesty are evident in all that we do. The school's academic rigour distinguishes it as a world school of excellence. We are educating our students to be caring global citizens in a changing world where they will have the skills to excel and to look after each other and the environment.
I am proud of their achievements.