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​Whites Hill Stat​e 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

In 2023 Whites Hill State College is excited to be commencing the implementation of a program that aims to duplicate the program that has been successful at Tingalpa State School as well as establishing a viable Secondary pathway. This program is currently being developed in partnership with Tingalpa State School and AEFE.

2023 has seen the introduction of a French Bilingual Program at the college in Prep and Year 1. 2024 will see the Program expand to Year 2 and Year 7.

Students entering the Prep and Year 1 cohorts do not require any previous French, however students applying for the Year 7 program must either be currently enrolled in a French program or pass a French proficiency exam.

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:

French Bilingual Program Introductory Letter

Benefits ​of a Bilingual Program

For further information or to  register interest for other year levels please contact Pru Dickey on​ or 3900 8333.

The Head of School - French Bilingual Program, ​Melanie Labaeye can be contacted on (Whites Hill State College & Tingalpa)

Academic Adventurers Program

Our Academic Adventurer​s 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.  

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Last reviewed 22 March 2023
Last updated 22 March 2023