The launch of the Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools (AAFEBS) was held at Telopea Park School in Canberra on Tuesday 8 September 2015. The Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools (AAFEBS) is an organisation of Primary and Secondary French-English bilingual schools in Australia, most of which are accredited by the French Ministry of National Education or recognised through a Label “France Education”. There are currently 10 AAFEBS schools throughout Australia.

AAFEB’s member schools educate bilingual, bicultural students, whose academic excellence prepares them for entrance to the finest universities on the world’s stage. The level of French immersion and the number of subjects taught in English or French vary by school and grade level. The curriculum taught in these schools is enriched by aspects of French and Australian culture and educational practice.

The association aims to promote French-English bilingual education in Australia, and share knowledge, experience and expertise in bilingual education with the support of the Embassy of France in Australia.For further information: education.canberra-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

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Glen Eira College is well on its way to becoming a centre of excellence in French language delivery. To this end, we are constantly improving our French program and introducing new...
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Camberwell Primary School Melbourne

Camberwell Primary School Melbourne

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À Auburn High School, nous sommes fiers de proposer à vos enfants un programme binational français-australien unique en Australie. C’est avec plaisir que nous vous accueilleron...
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Tingalpa State School

Tingalpa State School

Tingalpa State School is located in the Brisbane Metropolitan region, 12km east of the CBD. We are co-educational and cater for the educational needs of children from Prep to Year ...
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Benowa State High School's Centre for Language Excellence celebrates 30 years of French Immersion this year. We are the longest running Immersion program in Australia and have rec...
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Lycée Condorcet (also known as the French School of Sydney) is a French-based bilingual school located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney in Maroubra. The school offers a complete cu...
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Killarney Heights Public School

Killarney Heights Public School

Killarney Heights Public School (enrolment 733 students) is a strong professional learning community with committed staff and supportive parents dedicated to achieving high educati...
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Telopea Park School, Lycée Franco Australien, 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-A...
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French Australian Preschool

French Australian Preschool

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Ms Diane Joseph

Honorary President 2015
Director General of ACT ETD

Ms Joseph has held breadth of leadership responsibilities across the spectrum of education in the ACT and in the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development including in child care, preschool, school education, vocational education and training, and higher education.
Ms Joseph’s focus on system wide reform and improvement is underpinned by over thirty years experience in education, including as a teacher and secondary school principal.
Ms Joseph plays a key strategic role in influencing education policy at a local and national level. She is currently a Director of the Board of the Canberra Insitiute of Technology, a member of the board of the ACT Tacher Quality Insitiute, and an Independent Director of the Australian Council for Educational Leadership.
In 2015 Ms Joseph received The Palmes Académiques Chevalier – Knight of the French Order, from the French Government for eminent service to French education and for actively contributing to the prestige of French culture.

Qualifications: B.Sc. (Education), FACEL.

Ms Kerrie Blain

President
Principal Telopea Park School/ Lycée franco-australien de Canberra


BA Dip Ed (Sydney), FACEL

Kerrie Blain trained as a teacher after completing an Arts Degree in Mathematics, Geology and Education at Newcastle University, NSW. After briefly teaching in North-West NSW, she continued her teaching career in Cambridge, where she taught in a variety of schools including a Sixth Form College preparing students for Oxbridge Entrance Examinations.
In 1998, she returned to a Mathematics teaching position at Alfred Deakin High School, Canberra. In 2002, she moved to Telopea Park School,as an Executive Teacher. In 2005, she became Secondary Deputy Principal followed by becoming the Principal in 2010.
As an ACEL Board member and long standing member of the executive of the Canberra Branch, Ms Blain has been the public face of ACEL. She has worked to increase the involvement of all sectors and has been instrumental in developing a cohesive executive team.

Ms Blain, recipient of the Palmes Académiques distinction in the rank of Knight, was awarded the medal for her exceptional achievement in promoting and increasing awareness of the French Australian Lycée of Canberra across Australia and around the Asia-Pacific region.

Ms Maria Karvouni

Vice President & Secretary
Principal Auburn High School

Maria Karvouni is the inaugural principal of Auburn High School in the inner Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Auburn High School is the first secondary school in Victoria to provide a binational French program.
Prior to this role Maria was the inaugural principal of Charles La Trobe College in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Maria was the assistant principal of the Distance Education Centre Victoria overseeing curriculum and online learning programs. Maria has a strong background in leading organisational change and in Teaching and Learning.
She has been invited to be on a number of Victorian departmental reference groups and has presented in state wide forums on leading change in schools, boys education, on line learning, and middle years of schooling. Maria has a Bachelor of Science degree, Diploma of Education and a postgraduate diploma in Educational Leadership.

Ms Sabine Duffy

Treasurer
FANS Executive Officer

Mr Bruno Le Brize

Secretary
Directeur Lycée Condorcet

Melissa Provost-Boyle

Board Member
Principal Tingalpa State School

Mr Emmanuel Texier

Board Member
Proviseur Telopea Park School/ LFAC

Ms Louise Roudil

Board Member
Education Attaché- Embassy of France in Australia
Official Visit

April 1, 2016

Official Visit

M.Bruno Delvallée, AEFE inspector, in residence in Bangkok, visited six of the ten AAFEBS Schools during the last two weeks. He hold conferences at Caufield Junior College about New french program and pedagogical orientations on Wednesday 23rd March, and at Telopea Park S...
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Auburn on SBS French

March 10, 2016

Auburn on SBS French

A la rencontre de Geneviève Papon, en charge du programme binational du lycée franco-australien Auburn de Melbourne! (Interview of Geneviève Papon) Geneviève Papon presents Auburn High School, le lycée de Melbourne. Listen to the interview on SBS Radio – French Prog...
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Erik Orsenna

February 19, 2016

Erik Orsenna

Meet the French politician, novelist and member of the Académie Française Erik Orsenna. On Friday 19 February at 2:00pm, Telopea Park School / Lycée franco- australien is receiving Erik Orsenna for a conference in French and English. He will talk about all his different a...
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AEFE agreement LFAC

February 5, 2016

AEFE agreement LFAC

AEFE – Education Directorate partnership agreement Le vendredi 05 février a été signé un accord de partenariat entre l’AEFE et le Directorat de l’Education du Territoire de l’ACT officialisant ainsi l’existence du lycée franco australien en tant qu’établissement par...
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Conference

September 17, 2015

Conference

A conference on bilingual education and professional training for teachers in the French-English bilingual schools network in Australia were held at Killarney Heights Public School in Sydney (14-17 September 2015) Ms Claire Colombel, bilingual and intercultural teaching s...
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Training Session

September 14, 2015

Training Session

In 2014, the Embassy of France in Australia and Telopea Park School, the French-Australian school in Canberra, had jointly organised the first professional training session for teachers working in bilingual schools. In view of the tremendous success of this first session,...
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Job Opportunities

Un poste de Professeur des Ecoles est à pourvoir à partir de septembre 2016 au Lycée Franco Australien de Canberra.
L' Ecole Française de Melbourne recherche recherche un/e secrétaire bilingue français-anglais.
See positions vacant at Lycée Condorcet
FANS emploie des enseignant(e)s primaires, des assistant(e)s de classes et du personnel administratif. Les positions actuellement ouvertes sont consultables sur le site internet de FANS ( Killarney Heights Public School).
Current vacancies at Benowa State School.

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