For ACT residents there is no designated Priority Placement Area (PPA) for this program. The most common point of entry is at kindergarten. Applications may be lodged up to one year in advance. Parents are advised that in past years it has not been possible to enroll all applicants. Residents in other states may lodge an application, but will only be considered after ACT residents.
Kindergarten students will be admitted in the following priority order:
All applications in criteria 1-4 must provide proof of residency in the ACT.
The selection panel comprises the Principal, the Head of French Studies (Le Proviseur), the Primary Deputy Principal and the Conseiller Pédagogique. Admission of students is determined by the Principal, after consultation with the selection panel. The Principal’s decision is final. Acceptance of a place at Telopea Park School / Lycée franco-australien is taken as an indication that you will support the values and policies of the school including the school uniform.
In any given year, children who turn five by 30 April in that year are eligible for admission to Kindergarten.
French nationals posted to Australia and able to provide evidence that they will be returning to France or a French school elsewhere may seek entry to kindergarten under the same conditions as apply in other French schools.
Students who have a degree of English / French bilingualism sufficient to cope with the level applied for will be admitted to the bilingual program within the following order of priority and where vacancies exist:
Eligibility for the bilingual program may be determined by interview and testing. If the level of English is insufficient for the required year level, students will be expected to attend either the Primary Introductory English Centre (Years 1-6) or the Secondary Introductory English Centre (Years 7-10) for a determined period.
From Year 9 Semester 2, students continuing into the French Baccalauréat are expected to enroll in the French National Distance Education Program (Cours National d’Education à Distance - CNED) for their additional language. The school will provide guidance in this process.
Admission of students is determined by the Principal after consultation with the French Proviseur/Head of French Studies. Acceptance of a place at Telopea Park School/Lycée Franco-Australien is taken as an indication that you will support the values, rules and policies of the school, including the school uniform.