Proviseur's Welcome

Welcome from the Proviseur

All school staff of Telopea Park School/Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra joins me in welcoming you to our updated school’s website.

Telopea Park School/Lycée franco-australien de Canberra  has  experienced a significant growth these past years and now welcomes more than 770 students from more than 70 different nationalities, on two locations: Telopea Park School (from Kindergarten to Semester 1 of Year 11) and Narrabundah College (from Semester 2 of Year 11 to Year 12).

We are delivering a quality French education that prepares for the French Secondary exams: the Diplôme National du Brevet (School certificate) and the French Baccalauréat European section in English (Literary track – L and Scientific track - S).

Created 35 years ago Telopea Park School/ Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra is a bilingual and binational school that has developed a unique educational model allowing students to fully benefit from the strengths of both French and Australian educational cultures.

French and English are much more than subjects taught in class, they are the very tools used to teach the programs.

Fluency in the French language is a priority for EFS students, their native language for nearly 25% of them.

Opting in favour of a bilingual education should be an informed decision. Though being an undeniable asset in terms of learning and a real addition to the student’s future, it can be demanding with substantial work and engagement for students and the constant support of their families, French-speaking or not.

Our school remains committed to plurilingualism, with six other languages taught across all year levels  (Spanish, Italian, German, Mandarin, Japanese and Indonesian).

With its experience and expertise, Telopea Park School/ Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra strives for excellence in our students, benefitting from top quality infrastructures.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the highly qualified teaching staff, most of them registered with the French Ministry of Education, and working closely with their Australian colleagues; in the many successful projects such as our web-radio or our class exchanges with France (Nouméa, Grenoble) ...

Boasting a 100% pass in French exams for many years (following the Northern Hemisphere calendar), organizing language certifications (Cambridge, DELF), the school ensures the success of all students, and provides any necessary support to those students who find learning challenging. Each teacher is very committed to catering as closely as possible to their students’ needs; in particular, with the ongoing and substantial care of our students with special needs.

The dynamism and excellence of Telopea Park School/ Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra are recognized here, in the ACT, and even beyond, with increasing enrolment demands from families, hence the need to set up admission criteria – available on the school’s website-.

They are recognized in the Australian Association of French-English Bilingual Schools (AAFEBS) that my Australian counterpart and my predecessor founded with the support of our embassy and which now includes 14 schools.

They are recognized in the vast network of 493 schools across the world administered by the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad).

Being part of the AEFE (Agency for French Teaching Abroad) enables us to be registered with the French Ministry of Education, to deliver French education around the world, to access  national exams, to hire qualified and committed staff supporting students with innovative and  dynamic teaching practices.

We can thus guarantee the delivery of the French programs and retain a high level of requirements in the implementation of the reforms and main orientations fixed by the French Ministry of Education within a local context.

This requires adequate funding, this is the reason why we are now asking EFS families a yearly  voluntary contribution of $400 AUD.

You can rely upon our school by entrusting us with the care of your students as we will shape them to be the best they can be, from academic, linguistic or personal growth perspectives in the context of a well-considered family project.

We are dedicated to preparing our students for tomorrow’s world so that they can meet the challenges of the 21st century and become active, responsible and open citizens.

Head of French Studies / Proviseur