Telopea Park School

Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra

An ACT Public School

ACT public schools pupil free from 24 March 2020 to school holidays

Information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the Education Directorate website

Upcoming Events

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

Link to school calendar


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.


Tui Davidson

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.

Click here to acces the Ballot Paper (PDF)

Click here to acces the 2020 TP P&C election Bios (PDF)

COVID-19 and ACT public schools: Updated information re pupil free days

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

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.


Katy Haire

Director General, Education Directorate

24 March 2020

Please be aware that NAPLAN 2020 has been cancelled

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

SECONDARY Parent - Teacher Interviews / PTO Term 1 2020

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

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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