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WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH 2023

A message From LCS

Dear Parents,

We have the pleasure of celebrating French Language Week this evening in the school theatre. The theme this year is "French in all tenses?", and hope this has inspired the students participating in the dictations.

We would like to send both support and encouragement to the students sitting exams tomorrow morning - break a leg!

Thank you, have a great week.

Nicolas l’Hotellier

Principal

CAPN 2023

Important Dates

15-27 March 2023 NAPLAN - Years 3, 5, 7 and 9

21 March 2023 Photos Catch-Up Day

22 March 2023 French Language Evening: including Words in Gold and AEFE Innovation Contest

23 March 2023 Bacorama information session for year 10s

29 March 2023 Y9 BREVET Certificate Ceremony at 4.00pm

1 April School Fête

5 April IB Art Expo

6 April Seniors' Social

Semaine de la francophonie 2023

LCS Community

LCS Community: we still need you!

Who hasn't dreamt of enjoying a delicious homemade croque-monsieur while watching their children have fun playing Fort Boyard and other exciting activities concocted by our Parents & Friends Association? Even an hour of your time this Saturday would help us a lot and, most importantly, it would allow us to get to know each other and enjoy some quality time with the children in our beautiful school. Scan the code and join us!

P&F Tombola

As part of the School Fete, our Parents & Friends Association are organising a raffle to help finance the future activities for the children. We would like to thank all the sponsors for their help! 

 https://rafflelink.com.au/lcs-school-fete-2023 

The French Book Van
Bayard has created a promo code that allows you to get a €15 discount on your first subscription. This code will be valid for the whole week of 20-25 March 2023. To access this offer, simply go to the Bayard Monde website https://bayard-monde.com/ (Code E20) and then at the time of payment enter FRANCO2023 as the promo code. https://bayard-monde.com/ (Code E20) puis au moment du paiement rentrer FRANCO2023 en code promo. 

Primary

Some snapshots of projects and activities the children are carrying out for French Language Week! Thanks to all the teachers for their hard work!

BOOKFLIX
Présentation
Qu'est ce ce que la Francophonie?
Ateliers francophonie
Avoir la tête dans les nuages
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Secondary

IB Art Exhibition

On April 5th, Stella and Garance of IB2 will be displaying their body of work at Coma gallery in Chippendale. This exhibition displays 16 conceptual artworks in a range of media areas, including drawing, graffiti, painting, sculpture and photomedia. The outstanding work the students have produced represents 18 months of experimentation and sheer hard work. All are welcome. Artworks will also be displayed in the library next trimester.

Reading circle on "Un Secret" by Philippe Grimbert in 9A

While studying autobiographies, within the framework of the course "Se chercher, se construire" (Searching for oneself, building oneself), part of the curriculum in year 9 French the students in year 9A read the autobiographical novel Un Secret by Philippe Grimbert and produced a reading report in their reader's diary in the form of various activities.

In order to make quick use of this cursive reading, I borrowed Maryse Brumont's "reading circle", as she presents it in her book Diversifier et renouveler les leçons de lecture au cycle 3. The students used a Maryse Brumont method that assigns a very specific role to each student within the circle (master of illustrations, master of words, master of passages, master of discussion, master of links): it thus has the merit of making the pupils actors and investigators in the reading exercise. Once the reading work has been carried out by each of the masters, the discussion master asks each member of the circle to report on his or her personal work.

In order to add an aesthetic dimension to this project, the students created a poster to bring to life the extract from the novel that had been assigned to them. In order to also work on the oral component, each group presented the results of their investigation of the text to the class.

This reading method, which is intended to be repeated throughout the year so that each student changes role within the circle, gives concrete and surprising results: each master takes his or her role as reader-investigator to heart and the result is not only personal but also sensitive. It also helps students develop their skills of collaboration and collegiality with a common goal.

The students agreed to be filmed while they did their presentations, thus allowing you all to take part of their work via the QR codes on the posters below.

We would like to thank Isabelle Joannon for her hospitality, allowing year 9A to work on this project in such an appropriate and fantastic environment.

Careers

SUMMER PROGRAMS IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA

Summer Programs for ages 9-18
Discover what the world has to offer this summer. Immerse yourself in fascinating topics taught by leading experts while exploring some of the world's greatest cities. Talk to your career counsellor about the hundreds of summer programs you can attend around the world.

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

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.

Qantas Group Pilot Academy : Register by 26/3.

WEBINARS

Life of a Health Scientist 22 March 4 pm

Pathways to Psychology 22 March 3.30 pm

The Digital History of Human Rights: How a History degree prepares you to work with Big Data 22 March 5 pm

Interaction Design 29 March 5 pm Innovative technical and social design skills to become a leading-edge designer. »

Bachelor of Advanced Computing 29 March 4 pm

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Sport

The Lycée Condorcet de Sydney has taken home the gold at the 2023 AEFE Inter-School Asia-Pacific Swimming Championships, finishing on a total of 7089.05 points. Lycée Français René Descartes came second with 2318 points, and Lycée Français de Shanghai came third with 2286 points. This is the first time that the host school has won the CAPN, proving just how difficult it is. It is not, in fact, a question of having the most swimmers, but about all-round performance, and this certainly was an all-round effort by our entire community!

First of all, we would like to thank the CAPN ambassador, Solenne Figuès, as well as the PE teachers, the swimmers, the parents and all the amazing volunteers and time-keepers who all contributed to making the tournament a success. We are also celebrating the fact that NSW Swimming has approved the swim times of the CAPN participants and that this has allowed two LCS swimmers, Roger in Year 9 and Emmeline in Year 6, to qualify for the Australian National Championships taking place next month.

Having said this, the CAPN is about so much more than just sporting achievements. This championship plays an important role in promoting Australian and academic culture and cultural exchanges. The children took part in seminars on stress management, injuries, nutrition and high performance sport, thanks to Solenne Figuès who gave three 1.5 hour talks. Furthermore, the students who timed and officiated at the competitions will receive a diploma from the French Ministry of Education (UNSS) as "young officials" thanks to their training ahead of, and their participation during, the CAPN. Congratulations!

Finally, the students have had the opportunity to make new friends from other schools across the region, and to form incredible bonds with other swimmers in our school. This fantastic experience will remain with them for a long time, and it would not have been possible without the amazing help and support of our entire school community - thank you!

ECO-LCS

Reminder: This Friday 24/3!

– Ride 2 School

– Earth Hour at LCS 9:00-10:00

– Nude Food Friday

Upgrade to LCS Canteen Ventilation System

Modernisation of the ventilation system in the LCS Canteen. We’re excited to be improving the canteen with a new ventilation system! It is also worth noting that over the past 5 years, LCS has gone from 6% to 100% of classrooms being equipped with air conditioning to maximise the comfort of students and staff, while increasing our solar energy production (53% of on-site electricity production), which has proven to be fantastic in coping with high temperatures and battling the consequences of climate change.

FAST & CURIOUS

Interview with Solenne Figuès, Ambassador of the 2023 CAPN

Question: What do you like most about being involved in the CAPN?

Answer: I really enjoyed sharing and interacting with the children from all the French schools. Swimming with them and then doing workshops on swimming and health as I'm a physiotherapist too, and then their energy, I really enjoyed it all.

Question: Why is this type of tournament so important for young swimmers?

Answer: This is a unique experience where they get to meet other swimmers their age from the Asia-Pacific area, spend a week away from their parents where they have to be independent and self-sufficient in a new environment. They are also learning a lot and sharing all their experiences with others throughout the week. 

Question: How does this tournament help young athletes prepare for future competitions?

Answer: Swimming is a difficult sport. You have to train a lot, sometimes it's hard to stay motivated, and when you get to live something like this it helps you want to continue, to perform and to surpass yourself! When training becomes difficult, you remember those magical moments during competitions and you find an inexhaustible source of motivation!

*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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