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WEDNESDAY 5 APRIL 2023

A message From LCS

Dear Parents,

LCS shines on the big screen: the students who participated in the SF3 short film workshops this year had the chance to attend a screening "soirée" organised by the Alliance Française at the Cinéma Chauvel and to see their films on the big screen.

Speaking of culture, we remind you that you can visit the IB exhibition at Coma Gallery tonight between 5pm and 8pm. 

Tomorrow evening is the Seniors’ Ball in the school theatre; we wish the students a wonderful evening.

Finally, on behalf of the entire school community, I would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the volunteers, LCS staff and especially to the members of the Parents & Friends Association who contributed to the success of the School Fête. Your collective efforts made this event a fantastic experience that we will remember for years to come.

On another note, the Newsletter now contains a dynamic archiving system allowing you to search for an old article by keyword, so we will no longer need to list all the contents in the subject line of the email.

Thank you, have a great week.

Thank you, have a great week.

Nicolas l’Hotellier

Principal

SF3 Short Film Contest - Congratulations!

Important Dates

5 April IB Art Expo 

6 April Seniors' Ball 

6 April Easter Egg Hunt

12 April En route to the Paris Olympics: the Stilt Run Challenge 

14 April Crazy Day: Chic or Shocking (or both!)

25 May Code Night 2023: Register now (Y6-12)

LCS Community

LCS Financial Assistance 2023/24

If you are in a difficult financial situation, we invite you to contact accounts.ar@condorcet.com.au in order to put together an application for financial assistance for next school year 2023-24. Some conditions apply. The deadline for submissions is 1 May 2023.

Did you lose your keys at the School Fête?

If so, please contact the school at info@condorcet.com.au.

AEFE Communication 🎓

The AEFE is looking for feedback from parents! We invite you to participate in the consultation about the future of French Education Abroad, led by Minister Catherine Colonna. For those interested, fill in the feedback form by April 16th, and then participate in the debate: Click here

Did you participate in the Raffle at the School Fête?

WINNERS!

Lost-and-Found

Lost-and-found items will be put at the Moverly Rd entrance the week before the school holidays. Any items not collected will be donated to charity.

Primary

Collecting for "Loose Parts Play"

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday we set up a play area with recycled material so students in Primary can play freely during recess. With your help, we would like to collect some new materials for them. We are looking for: Old tires Computer keyboards Pool noodles etc.... Please bring your recycling every morning the week of April 10th to 14th. A table will be available at the LCS reception. Thank you very much for your help!

 

Outdoor School

PS and MS classes attend outdoor school once a month. We welcome the children to the Randwick Community Centre and spend the morning outdoors before walking to school. Yesterday the classes were visited by an Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Maxine Ryan, who led a Welcome to Country ceremony for the children.

La boîte à jouer en pleine action ! / Loose Parts Play in Action!

Secondary

Scots All Saints College Students Visit Lycée Condorcet

This week we received a visit from 21 students learning French at Scots All Saints College in Bathurst accompanied by their French teacher.

Our visitors enjoyed a lunch with the principal and the CPE, followed by a tour of the school by 6 LCS students.

Get to know Argentina: Viaja y Descubre 

The class of 5ème A brings you this April a magazine dedicated to Argentina. Discover with our students interesting aspects of the country such as architecture, history and nature… and as well as articles dedicated to sports and food. 

You can find it online and on display at the CDI. Don’t miss it!

Our trilingual Spanish students in year 7 at the International French School of Sydney have published yet another edition of their travel magazine
Les élèves de 5ème espagnol / The year 7 Spanish class

Careers

McGill Summer Academy
-Perspectives on World Politics: International Law, Development, and Organizations
-Pathways to Neuro and Health Sciences
More Information

UCLA  
Berkeley  
Santa Barbara  
Oxford and Cambridge Summer Courses

Please see your Careers Adviser about the hundreds of summer programs you could be interested in attending.. 

Sciences Po
Every summer, Sciences Po opens its doors to high school students from all over the world as part of its pre-university Summer School programme. This programme offers a unique opportunity to discover Sciences Po and student life at one of France's most prestigious higher education institutions.

HEC Paris
Digital Entrepreneur
Youth Leadership
High impact communication 
More Information

Summer programs for teens in France-French Studies in the Arts, Language, Culture, Sports and Recreation
Journey abroad to Nice with Abbey Road Programs for one of the French summer programs for high school students.
More Information

Lycée Notre Dame de Sion, a top independent school in the 6th arrondissement. This four-week intensive program through Oxbridge Academic Programs is for those in Years 9-12 Learn more about Oxbridge Academic Programs
More Information
All summer academic programs

Summer Theatre & Film Program Berridge
Multi-Arts, Dance, Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre Arts, Filmmaking and Digital Media, Arts, Acting, Art History. More Information

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UPCOMING HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

NIDA Holiday Course – NIDA Drama School, Y7-10

17 – 21/4

A comprehensive course for committed young people. Develop performance skills including improvisation, voice and movement, devising, acting and rehearsing scenes.

https://www.open.nida.edu.au/course/OHNDS710

School Holiday Activities

Code Camp 

Ages 7-13, 3 day camps April 17-21 : Design, code, create and have fun with friends at Code Camp, Choose from beginner to advanced coding camps, Drone Camp, YouTube Creators, Animation Camp, DJ Camp, Minions and Jurassic World themed camps and STEAM program Curious Minds.

Sydney Uni Sport Camps Age 5-12 : Multisport, Basketball, Hockey, Tennis, Netball, Fencing/Archery, Rugby, AFL, Football

Sydney Uni Sport Clinics: Archery/Rock Climbing, 12-15, Cricket, 8 – 14, Football for Girls, Rugby 10-13, Netball 10 – 15

Australian Sport Camps

International Sports Camps, Age 5 -15.

., AFL, Netball, Rugby, Football 

School Holidays at the Australian Museum :  Discover science and culture through a diverse program of interactive workshops for kids aged 5 to 16 years.

CAREER EVENTS

International Science School 2023 :it’s back, live and in-person! Year 11 and 12. Applications close 6 April 2023.

UTS STEM Day Girls in STEM Year 5 - 10. 11-12 April. Sign up here!.

UNSW Girls in Engineering Club The UNSW Girls in Engineering Club is a fun, inspiring community for high school girls interested in a career in engineering. Sign up here!.

Taronga Youth at the Zoo: Taronga’s Youth at the Zoo program (YATZ) gives teens the opportunity to learn more about how our Zoos operate, develop skills for the future and spend time with like-minded people who share a passion for animals and conservation. 12 - 18 years. Sign up here!

St John Ambulance Cadets : St John Ambulance Australia is a leading provider of youth development programs and opportunities for young people aged 8 to 25 years. St John provides young people with opportunities to learn new skills, participate in exciting activities, meet new people and have fun! You will learn about first aid, leadership and how you can help others. Call 02 9745 8888.

Sport

Australian National Swimming Championships

Aussies and Frenchies across the globe are starting to get excited for the 2024 Olympics in Paris, and the Australian channel Nine Network has just announced that they will be showing this year’s Australian National Age Swimming Championships on 9NOW. Therefore, we will be able to watch and support our 6 LCS swimmers; Alyssa, Amélie, Ariane, Emmeline, Karim and Roger! Check the timetable below to see when they will be swimming.

This will be a big first for three of our LCS swimmers (see photo) who have qualified for the first time (Emmeline in Y6 in MC, Karim in Y9 and Roger, also in Y9. They will be joined by Alyssa, Amélie and Ariane, all in Y10 who are competing at the nationals for the 3rd time.   

We would also like to send a thought to two absent swimmers from these 2023 championships, namely Ulysse, Y10, who is injured and Omar, Y12, who is preparing for the baccalaureate.

We wish them the best of luck!

The 3 LCS debutants ahead of the National Swimming Championship!

ECO-LCS

Bake Sale for our Forests!

The secondary school Eco class representatives are organising a bake sale on Wednesday 12 April after school. They wish to support the project "La Première Forêt des établissements Français à l'étranger". This project aims to fight against deforestation, mainly due to cattle breeding, by planting trees in Thailand. Each tree costs $3,49 and will be planted by the Conserve Natural Forest. Bring some coins and enjoy!

Re(Vue) Condorcet

Screening of LCS students' short films 

On Monday 3rd April 2023, the year 6 and 8 students were honoured at the Palace Chauvel during the big screening evening organised by the Alliance Française in the framework of the partnership with the LCS. 5 short films made by year 6 and 8 students in French class, with Mmes Du Mesnil, Jacquier and Savary, with the help of the SF3 association and Angéla Blake, were rewarded and projected on the big screen during a special evening of the French Film Festival. What an honour for our students, filmmakers in the making!

Congratulations!
Thank you to the Alliance Française and Philippe Ostermann for allowing us to enjoy yet another French Film Festival!

*Disclaimer

Please note that any use of student photos in our publications is purely incidental. We do not intentionally collect student photos and only use them within the context of our educational work. We are committed to respecting the privacy of our students and not using their photos inappropriately. If you find a photo that belongs to you and you do not wish for it to be used, please contact us immediately so we can remove it.

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