Article in Le Courrier Australien
Read about our French Bilingual Program in the press!
Good news for bi-national parents or anyone who loves Molière’s language: after the efforts of the French Bilingual Association to create a bilingual program in North Melbourne, the Fitzroy Primary School will offer its own starting in January 2020. In the meantime , the school will open next Friday to present this beautiful program At present, most schools offering a bilingual French-English program are in the south of the city – Caufield or Camberwell for example – and are often zoned You must live near this place to enter. Many binational parents in North Melbourne have difficulty finding a bilingual school where to place their children. A reality that is now a thing of the past since the school in Fitzroy is not zoned – residents of Reservoir, Coburg or any other area of the city, so you are welcome!
How will this program be organized? The first year will be reserved exclusively for Prep – to 5-year-olds in 2020 – and will include a minimum of six hours of teaching in French, with courses in languages, maths, cross-cultural studies … The following year, the Children, now in Year 1, will have eight hours of French. Thanks to this operation, the school will gradually become fully bilingual. Note that children who do not speak the language and another nationality are also welcome to register. French will also be studied as a foreign language for students from years 2 to 6 from 2020.
Fitzroy Primary School will open its doors next Friday from 9:30 to 11am to introduce you to its teachers, principal, premises and program. If you work, do not panic: an evening of information will be organized in a few weeks.
For their part, “Saturday School”, a fun class for children from 3 to 10 years old and “Little Frogs”, dedicated to children under 5 – and even adults! – always take place at Fitzroy Primary School on Saturday morning. A good training before the start of the school year in January!