Auburn High School Wins French Accreditation

14 February 2017

A Hawthorn East school has today celebrated becoming the first high school in the state to achieve full accreditation from the French Ministry of Education.

Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Auburn High School in Hawthorn East to unveil a plaque from the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE), meaning the school is now recognised internationally as a French secondary school.

Auburn High opened its doors in January 2014 and offers a number of specialist programs including the French bi-national program, where students in years seven to nine can study literature, humanities, mathematics and science completely in French.

The other half of the curriculum for these students is taught in English, ensuring students have high levels of skill and confidence in both languages.

The program is aligned with the Victorian curriculum but also meets the French Ministry of Education requirements.

The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria the Education State and this means working hard to ensure all Victorian students have access to world class language education programs.

The new Victorian F-10 Curriculum for Languages sets out a language specific curriculum to support teachers and students.

It will give students across the state the opportunity to develop the language skills to thrive in a globalised world.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“The French bi-national program was introduced just three years ago, so the progress made to date has been phenomenal.

I congratulate Auburn High on becoming the first Victorian high school to achieve full accreditation from the French Ministry of Education – a huge achievement to be proud of.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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