Label France Education: Award ceremony for Glen Eira College [fr]
On November 25, 2016, Glen Eira College located in Caulfield East in Melbourne, received the "LabelFrancEducation" in recognition of its bilingual English-French Program which began in 2012.
The official ceremony took place in the presence of Mr. Betrand Pous, Head of Culture Education, and Science & Technology at the French Embassy in Australia, and Ms Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, French Honorary Consul in Victoria.
Thanks to this immersion program, 3 classes of secondary school students (year 7, year 8 and year 9 students) study French and Humanities (with the option of Science) following the Australian curriculum according to the CLIL methodology (Content Language Integrated Learning).
In addition to the French immersion program, Glen Eira College offers two other options to study French language program:
French first language program – Maths, History and Geography taught following the French curriculum (GEC is accredited with CNED: Centre National d‘Enseignement à Distance).
French Language (LOTE) – Aimed at Australian students learning French as a foreign language according to the standard curriculum in Victoria.
In Australia, only 4 schools have obtained the "LabelFrancEducation". Glen Eira College is the second school in Victoria but the first secondary school in the State to receive this prestigious award. All LabelFrancEducation schools are members of the Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools (http://www.aafebs.com/).
Launched in 2012, the "LabelFrancÉducation" is granted to schools promoting French language and culture as part of their curriculum. "LabelFrancÉducation" recognizes and rewards public and private schools that offer students enhanced instruction in the French language while also teaching other subjects in French.
Any institutions, public or private, that offer a French language and culture promoting curriculum are also eligible to receive the "LabelFrancÉducation".
"LabelFrancÉducation" is granted by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on the advice of an inter-ministerial advisory committee composed of representatives from the French Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE) and Mission Laïque Française, a non-profit organization.