Whites Hill State College French Bilingual Program
Register your interest now for Prep, Yr 1, Yr 2 or Yr 7 for 2024:
French Bilingual Program Waiting List Form
Primary – Starting strong in French and English
In 2024, Whites Hill Sate College will offer the French Bilingual Program in Prep, Y1 and Y2.
The College plans to continue extending its primary school provision by opening a new year level every year.
Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 work as 80% (4 days) of French-Australian harmonised curriculum taught in French and 20% (1 day) Australian Curriculum taught in English. Students in that program are assessed according to both French Ministry of National Education criteria and Australian standards.
When your child starts Prep, they are in “Cycle 1". By the end of Cycle 1, Prep students will have acquired knowledge in several areas. The four main areas of learning from the B.O.E.N (French Curriculum) are:
Students in Y1, Y2 and Y3 are in “Cycle 2", the phase where they question the world. The five main domains from the BOEN are:
Curricula and learning styles in the FBP are harmonised for an ideal learning experience. Our students then realise that the English and French curricula overlap, just as subjects are linked.
French speaking teachers have been recruited to work alongside our Australian teachers on this innovative program. All teachers are also required to be registered with Queensland College of Teachers.
Start strong today!
Enrolment for 2024 are now open:
French Bilingual Program Waiting List Form
French Bilingual Program - Ratio and subjects
Students work with two teachers: one teacher instructs in English on the 'English' day and the other instructs in French on the 'French' days.
Prep and Year 1 are both 80% (4 days) of French curriculum taught in French, 20% (1 day) Australian Curriculum taught in English and has bridges between curricula, languages and cultures.
The students in the bilingual class experience a harmonisation of the French National Curriculum from the BOEN (Bulletin Officiel de l'Education Nationale = French Education Official Instructions) with our Australian Curriculum. Assessments in French are aligned with the French requirements and assessments in English with the Australian Curriculum requirements. Families receive an Australian Report card, a French Livret Scolaire Unique is available on request. French trained, native French speaking teachers have been recruited to work alongside our Australian teachers on this innovative program. All teachers are also required to be registered with Queensland College of Teachers.
Further information of interest can be accessed via the following links:
Benefits of a Bilingual Program
For further information or to register interest for other year levels please contact Pru Dickey on email@example.com or 3900 8333.
The Head of School - French Bilingual Program, Melanie Labaeye can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org (Whites Hill State College & Tingalpa)
Academic Adventurers Program
Our Academic Adventurers Program offers extension and enrichment opportunities aligned with the Australian Curriculum in the core subjects (Mathematics, Science, English, Humanities and Technology).
Students will be engaged in ways to extend themselves beyond the mainstream curriculum and develop critical, creative and problem solving skill acquisition.
Students will have the opportunities to pursue group and independent inquiries as well as demonstrate innovative and complex thinking skills.
Sports Academy of Excellence
Sports Aerobics at Whites Hill State College
We are very proud of our WHSC Sports Aerobics teams - since this program was first introduced at the college we have achieved so much!
Currently, our Sports Aerobics teams comprise of athletes from Years 1-8 – with the introduction of Prep students in 2023. These students are dedicated and their continual improvement in technique and fitness is on display throughout the year. Students also make new friendships and share in our wonderful WHSC team spirit. (Team names: WHSC Sugar and Spice, WHSC Starburst, WHSC Shimmer, WHSC White Diamonds, WHSC All Stars, WHSC Warriors, WHSC Rebels, WHSC Pump It Up.)
Our Sports Aerobics teams and individuals rehearse and prepare for competitions throughout the year including the FISAF Super Series where teams compete against schools from across Australia. Our teams have reached both the State and National championships.
This year we saw some outstanding results with our teams gaining:
For more information regarding our Sports Aerobics program email Mrs Katie Stankovic c/o email@example.com
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