Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some answers to common questions. If the question you are looking for is not addressed here, please let us know.

If I move overseas, which school will my child be able to attend?

The good academic level of our students, the recognition of the French education system internationally and the level of language skills of our students allow them to study anywhere in the world when they leave LCS. The fact that LCS is part of the AEFE network greatly facilitates their integration into one of the 500 French schools abroad and allows them to follow the same educational programme without discontinuity. 

 

What happens if my child has a health problem?

It is essential that you provide us with all the medical information concerning your child on the registration form, so that we can set up, if necessary, a personalised plan and contact our senior first aid officer before the arrival of the child in the school (

How is the school year organised?

The school year starts in mid-August and ends at the end of June. It consists of 36 weeks of classes. The calendar of the school year can be found here.

Does the school accept applications for mid-year entry?
Yes, LCS usually accepts students during the year, subject to availability. Pupils and teachers are happy to welcome new classmates at any time during the school year. Please contact the admissions team for further information and personal advice.  

Does the school organise excursions?
Yes, teachers organise varied excursions (day trips or overnight excursions) within the scope of their pedagogical projects, whether it is to illustrate their courses, introduce students to different areas of Sydney or Australia, or to give them the opportunity to attend shows or visit exhibitions. Overseas trips can also be arranged.

How are the students evaluated?

Students are accompanied, monitored and evaluated on a daily basis by their teachers. Evaluations are regularly organised and communicated to the parents through Pronote or given directly to the families for signature. 

Parent-teacher meetings are also held several times a year to review individual progress.

School reports :

In maternelle school, an evaluation file is given to parents every semester. 

In elementary, teachers communicate the results obtained by their children to the parents every trimester in their school report card. 

In secondary school, a quarterly report card is given to parents every twelve weeks after the class council.

Examinations :

The Naplan, Australia's national test, is organised in CE2 (Y3), CM2 (Y5), 5e (Y7) and 3e (Y9).

An examination is organised at the end of collège in 3ème, the Diplôme National du Brevet, and another at the end of lycée in Terminale: the Baccalauréat.

In IB, examinations take place at the end of the 2nd year of the programme (Y12).

Our students also take language certifications throughout their schooling. (Cambridge, DELF, DELE, HSK, DSD...)

>> More information on languages at LCS

>> More information about the exams.

 

What if my child has difficulty in class?

We set up special arrangements, English transition classes for non-English-speaking pupils, Flsco classes for pupils with little French, a support system to help pupils with temporary difficulties in different subjects and a support network for students with special educational needs.

 

Do the students receive religious education?
The French School is secular, and therefore no religious education is provided. However, the students study the history of religions in History and Geography classes.

 

Can my child study at the French School on a holiday visa?

When staying in Australia on a tourist visa, the maximum period of study at the school is 12 weeks.

A valid visa authorising your child's schooling will be required for your child to enter LCS.  Information about the different types of visas can be provided by the Australian Immigration Services, the immigration authorities in your country of origin or specialist agents.