Telopea Park School

The Telopea Park School is located in the inner centre of Canberra within view of Parliament House on the edge of Telopea Park, which extends to the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

The school, which calls itself in French “Lycée Franco-Australia de Canberra”, welcoming children and students from kindergarten to grade 10. Nearly two-thirds of the 1,200 students are in the years 7 to 10th.

The Telopea Park School is remarkable in several respects: it is the oldest active school of Canberra and the only one with English-French bilingual education.

It is also the only school taking part in the International Baccalaureate Middle Year program and can thus offer IB classes for younger students.

In the lower classes, all subjects are taught in French and English to the same extent. From year 7 differentiation takes place into an English and a French branch. A second foreign language is mandatory. Students can choose between Spanish, Italian, French, German, Japanese and Indonesian.