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WEDNESDAY 21st of FEBRUARY 2024

A message from LCS

Dear LCS Community,

We would like to highlight the LCS Parents & Friends Association in this editorial. Last year's edition was a true success after years of interruption due to Covid. This success wouldn't have been possible without the help of volunteer parents and teachers, for sure, LCS School Fair is an expression of the vitality of our entire community. We understand that purchasing tickets in advance can be a bit burdensome, but it enables P&F to organise the numerous stands and activities offered on that day. 

In 2023, the profits helped cover the costs of the fair and even better: purchase books and provide all students with a treasure hunt.

Today more than ever, the P&F needs your support by purchasing bracelets in advance through the portal indicated below. Feel free to send us your ideas or suggestions that could help us improve this organisation in the future! 

Finally, the holidays are fast approaching, and we will then return to a busy cultural and festive calendar with the "Les Monsieur, Monsieur" show on March 7th, the School Fair on Saturday, March 16th, and the awards ceremony for the Francophonie Week. 

Thank you. 

Happy holidays,

Nicolas L’Hotellier

Principal

Retour en images sur la fête de l’école 2023, merci à l’équipe P&F / Throwback to the 2023 school fête, thank you to the P&F team

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Important Dates

23rd of February 2024 Visit from Mrs. Cazebonne, Senator representing French citizens living abroad.

23rd of February 2024Course « Cross » des CM2 à Snape Park

26th of February - 2nd of March 2024  Holidays, the LCS is closed

4th of March 2024 Clean-up Australia day

4th of March 2024The 11th graders are going to the New South Wales Library to learn how to use databases.

7th of March 2024'Les Monsieur, Monsieur' Concert - Join us ! Book HERE or on the invitation

13th - 25th of March 2024NAPLAN tests 

13th - 15th of March 2024Y2 camp

16th of March 2024School Fête - Book your activities HERE

18th of March 2024 UCL  (University College London) visits the LCS

19th of March 2024 Francophonie competition 

23rd of March 2024  Sydney Accueil's yearly celebration : More info & bookings HERE

LCS Community

French Consulate Scolarships 2024/25

Families who wish to submit an application for the French Consulate scholarship are invited to send their complete application to social.sydney-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr  or by the messagerie France Transfert by using this LINK.

Complete applications with all required documents must be received by the French Consulate General no later than 23 February 2024. 

You will find all the information, application form and document you need here.

Throwback to Reading week !

The recent Reading Week was a success with the participation of elementary and high school students. Each took a moment to escape into a book, a comic, or an article. Teachers also contributed to this special week with reading recommendations and activities such as the reading marathon and older students reading to younger ones, etc. Not to forget last Thursday's book sale—thanks to all the stall holders for coming !

Our Y8 students read a book to Y2

Discover through articles written by students from Y8, sharing their reading experience with the younger ones.

Enjoy the read !

School Fête 

Get your wristbands to enjoy the fun activities HERE 

This bracelet will give your child access to all the activities !

Kapla & Tennis camp With / tennis pendant les vacances de Février !
 
Amelie (in charge of the AES With) organises during the holidays a KAPLA camp With the possibility to play Tennis at Snape Park in the afternoons ! 
For more information & to enrol your child(ren), click HERE
 
Sailing course at Woollahra Sailing Club.
 
Rose Bay Water Sports Club offers a one-day camp during LSC school holidays, supervised by French-speaking instructors.
Open to ages 6-16, this action-packed program from 9 am to 4 pm at Woollahra Sailing Club offers a friendly day with sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and windsurfing at Rose Bay.
No experience required. Participants learn safety, sailing, and maritime skills. 
 
For more information and to book click HERE
Clément, 4ème C
Lily, 4ème C
Aaron, 4ème C
André, 4ème C

Secondary

Art exhibition at the COMA gallery

Students from the IB program recently showcased their artworks at the COMA Gallery. The exhibition provided these artists with an opportunity to share their creativity and worldview. The diversity of displayed artworks attests to the varied talent within the LCS and has generated significant interest among gallery visitors. Congratulations to the students and Samatha Mills, our Art teacher for this artistic achievement!

The winners of the terrarium contest

Congratulations to Adrien, a Y7 student, for winning the contest for the most beautiful terrarium, and also to Gabin for securing the vote for the most original terrarium. 

Our Y10 discover Bantry Bay

Our Y10 students went to Bantry Bay for an enriching immersion through the discovery and learning of the Australian ecosystem. This unique experience allowed our students to develop a deeper understanding of the natural wonders of the region.

Speed-reading 

To conclude the last day of Reading Week, middle school students participated in a Speed Reading session organised in the CDI! Get your books ready, set, read! 

Careers

Events at school

Applying to Australian universities

Applying to Australian universities The Orientation department will hold an information session on “all you need to know about applying to Australian Universities” on Tuesday 12 March @ 6pm for all interested students and parents.
Students in Terminale and IB2 that are applying in 2024/2025 must attend.

UCL (University College London) visit 

We are very lucky to have UCL, currently ranked 9th in the world (QS rankings) to visit us on Monday 18 March from 7.30- 8.30am in the Hall. All parents and students invited, please rsvp to simone.salier@condorcet.com.au.

GWU visit 

George Washington University is a highly ranked American university located in central Washington DC.

The Admissions Director will be visiting LCS to share information about the admissions process, courses on offer, campus life and much more!
Dont miss this opportunity as it is rare for American universities to visit.

Email Ms Salier if you are interested in attending on Wednesday 27 March @ 7.30-8.30am in D119. All are welcome. 

Events outside of school

UNSW Year 12 Medicine Information Evening

his online event will be held on Tuesday 12 March from 6-7pm. Register asap! This is for domestic students only. International students will have a special session on Thursday 28 March.
Register HERE

Monash University 

Monash University will also host an online Medicine Information evening on Thursday 21 March @ 5.30pm: LINK

Enrichment activities

Imperial College UK Global Summer School

This STEM based summer school offers 4 programs: Data Science & AI, Engineering, Medicine and Life Sciences and Physics. This is aimed at Y10/11 students and is residential over 10 days. Choices of 2 dates, early July and early August. Application is selective and there is no deadline so the earlier the better! Cost is 6600 pounds.

Ms Salier can help with the application: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/be-inspired/global-summer-school/about/

Work Experience Program JMC Academy

JMC is offering work experience programs in Acting, Audio Engineering, Visual Communication, TV & Film Production, Games Design and Music from 27-30 May.

For more information : https://www.jmcacademy.edu.au/event/work-experience/

Sleek Geek Science Eureka Prizes 2024

Sleek Geek Science Eureka Prizes 2024 Sponsored by the University of Sydney, this Eureka Prize encourages students to communicate a scientific concept in a way that is accessible and entertaining to the public. It is intended to support Young budding scientists across the nation.

Entries close 12 April: https://australian.museum/get-involved/eureka-prizes/sleek-geeks-science/

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Ride2School 

Last Friday, LCS participated in Ride2School. Our students joined in by biking, walking, or carpooling to school. Congratulations to everyone! 

LCS Climate Fresk Workshops at LCS

The environmental representatives from the third cycle, Junior High and Y10 came together to take part in the Climate Fresco workshop. This interactive session is designed to increase awareness of the challenges posed by climate change. By using cards that represent different aspects of this phenomenon, participants delve into the causes, consequences, and potential solutions to global warming. The objective is to cultivate a shared understanding of the climate issue and promote both individual and collective actions in support of the environment.

Behind the Scenes of...

Behind the Scenes of Les Misérables... Part 2

While the 27 actor-singers lend their voices on stage, an army of 12 elementary school students, under the direction of Raicha Douady, are crafting accessories, sets, and other small details that will bring the story of Les Misérables to life on April 6th at the LCS hall.

Twelve students have committed themselves to a remarkable adventure, immersing themselves in the epic tale of Victor Hugo to bring it fully to life for you: rifles, chandeliers, stone blocks, windows, street lamps – each presenting creative challenges for this impressive team.

Their method: analysing the needs (what, why, when, heavy, light, sturdy, foldable, detachable, etc.), followed by trials (material, process, feasibility, reliability) that lead to unexpected prototypes and, ultimately, to the accessories that the troupe had dreamed of.

Their creativity, hard work, and efficiency are impressive. Madame Douady, workshop master, imparts her passion for challenges with tight specifications. Their creations will be present throughout the show: come and see for yourself! Note: Open night for Les Misérables on Saturday, April 6th, at 6 pm at LCS. Reservations will open very soon.

Les Misérables team.

(Re)Vue Condorcet

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