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 accueillerons dans nos classes et répondrons à vos questions.

Bi-national French Program

Auburn High School is the only Victorian government high school to be offering a bi-national French program.

The French program is internationally-recognised and offers students a very creative approach to language learning.

All students not in the bi-national French program study French as a compulsory Language Other Than English (LOTE) subject in years 7 – 9 and can continue with their study to higher levels if they wish to.

About the program

Students learn half their subjects in English and half in French to ensure high levels of skill and confidence in both languages.

Students learn the following subjects in French (52%):

  • French (Literature, Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling and Writing)
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities (History/Geography/Economics)
  • Science

Students learn the following subjects in English (48%):

  • English
  • Technology and/or Arts
  • Health and Physical Education

Students may also study Spanish as an additional language.

All students in Year 7 have laptop computers and all learning is integrated with the technology to create interactive dynamic teaching and learning.

Students study three subjects in mixed groups with the mainstream and SEAL students to encourage connections with the other students in their year level.

Locally and Internationally Accredited Program

The program has been designed to meet the requirements of both the Victorian and French governments (i.e. it meets the Victorian AusVELS requirements as well as the requirements of the French Instructions Officielles.)

The program is fully accredited by the French accrediting agency, AEFE (Agence pour l’enseignement francais a l’etranger).

Auburn High School is part of a community of schools providing French curriculum across the world. We are actively involved in professional development in pedagogy and curriculum within this worldwide network.

As well as having fully accredited staff from Victoria we have appropriately accredited French teachers who are registered with the AEFE.

In Year 9 our students have the opportunity to study for the Brevet des Colleges.

Creating Global Citizens

Auburn High School has an international focus with a commitment to partnerships and experiences that create global citizens.

We have a strong partnership with the French Consulate in Melbourne, the French Embassy in Canberra, Alliance Francaise de Melbourne, French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, French bilingual and bi-national school and with the Department of Education in Victoria. We regularly host local and overseas visitors interested in seeing our unique French bi-national language program.

We have established Sister School links with a school in Paris and offer exchange programs to enrich our students’ cultural understanding of France.

Who Can Apply

Entry into this program will be based on the following criteria:

  • students who have been undertaking a bilingual program in primary school.
  • students who display a level of understanding and proficiency in French to undertake the course.
  • consideration of the child’s report from primary school or language school.
  • Each prospective student must sit an entrance examination and take part in an interview to  to determine suitability for the program
  • this specialist program attracts an additional annual charge ($2500)

To apply for the French Binational Program (Year 7 2020):

  1. Register for the entrance examination here: The examination will be held at AHS on Saturday 18 May 2019 at 9:30am. Registration closes 14 May.
  2. Complete an online enrolment enquiry form via the Enrolments tab, noting your interest in the French Binational Program in the “Any other information” section.

For all other French Binational Program enquiries, please complete an online enrolment enquiry form via the Enrolments tab, noting your interest in the French Binational Program in the “Any other information” section.