Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Telopea Park School / Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra, Canberra's oldest school still in operation, opening in 1923. Boasting numerous distinguished alumni, the school is proud of both its strong history and the contemporary approaches to learning it offers, placing students at the centre of what we do and utilising a range of pedagogies and technologies to support student learning and well-being.

Telopea Park School / Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra offers an exceptional education in an inclusive environment for students from Kindergarten to Year 10. There are more than 1550 students in the school: almost 600 in the primary years and more than 950 in the secondary years. All students in the primary school (Kindergarten to Year 6) and approximately 200 in the high school (Years 7-10) learn through our strong bilingual program and students study a foreign language.

In the primary years students learn in French and in English. The delivered curriculum is a harmonised one which satisfies the requirements of the French National Curriculum and the Australian Curriculum. Through a long standing bi-national agreement implemented in 1983, the school continues to be an outstanding example of bilingual education. We are a proud member of the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad) network of schools, strengthening the quality of the French education offered to students.

Primary students can continue their learning in French and English in the senior years, progressing to the Brevet in Year 9 and the French Baccalauréat in Year 12 through our relationship with Narrabundah College.

The majority of our students in the secondary years are part of a high quality ACT Public High School. The secondary school has been an authorised International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) school since 2006, providing an internationally recognised framework for the delivery of high quality learning. 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 Year 10, allowing them to demonstrate innovation, creativity and passion for learning.

The Telopea Park School / Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra values of Respect, Cooperation, Fairness and Honesty are evident in all that we do and provide a clear foundation for how we operate. The school's academic rigour distinguishes it as a school of excellence, educating 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 the learning and opportunities Telopea Park School / Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra offers to our students and of their achievements.


Jason Holmes