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WEDNESDAY, 25 JANUARY 2023

A message From LCS

Dear Parents,

We hope you enjoy this week's newsletter. For parents of year 10, 11 and 12 students, please do not miss the zoom meeting this evening at 6.00 pm with Laurent Verreckt, the Principal at Lycée Montaigne, about preparatory classes. The zoom link is in the Secondary section below. Rendez-vous à la rubrique SECONDAIRE.

Thank you, have a great week.

Nicolas l’Hotellier,

Principal

Saying goodbye to James the music teacher at Lycée Condorcet, the International French School of Sydney
Goodbye, Jamie!

There are still a few tickets left for the Night of Ideas:  https://www.mca.com.au/whats-on/night-of-ideas-2023/

TICKETS

Important Dates

26 January 2023 Public Holiday Australia Day

1, 2 and 3 February 2023 Bac Mock Exams

15 February 2023 "What if we read aloud?" French national expressive reading competition - Years 8ABC, 7BC, 9A, 10BC and 11 IB.

13 February 2023 School Photos - Maternelle

16 February 2023 School Photos - Siblings and Elementary

17 February 2023 School Photos - Siblings and Secondary

23 February 2023 LCS Careers Expo

International French School of Sydney School Fete
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LCS Community

Snack for AES - Extracurricular Activities

For primary students attending AES, please give your child a snack (nut free) to bring with them to school. They will eat it during recess between 3:25 and 3:45 pm, before their AES.

NSW Back-To-School Vouchers

We are pleased to inform you that the LCS is registered for the NSW Government $150 Back-to-School Vouchers program. You will be able to redeem your vouchers at the LCS reception for the purchase of uniforms until 30 June 2023.

Dear James,

On behalf of the entire school, staff and students, we would like to thank you for bringing so much energy, creativity and passion to your classes and performances. Thanks to you, LCS music is in full swing, in more ways than one.

We will remember the wonderfil songs (as well as albums) that James has written over the years, including for the Grand Opening of the new buildings, for Christmas concerts and end-of-year musicals and shows. We wish him all the best for his future endeavours.

We love you, James, don’t be a stranger!

Primary

Library Loans Now on Pronote

Check it out!

"Which books are my child supposed to return? Are there any books registered on their LCS reader account? Has my child returned everything? Why didn’t he/she bring home a book from the library today? What did my child borrow from the library?

Maybe you haven't asked yourself any of these questions yet; if you have, all the answers are on your Pronote account.

You can now consult your child's current book loans (and loan history) at the same time as their homework. You can also check the titles of the books to be returned, so that your child can borrow something new during each class visit.

A big thank you to our IT team for their work and to Guilhem and Stéphane of the BCD. For any questions about the library, please contact us:

bcd@condorcet.com.au

Club Coup De Pouce - The Helping Hand Clubs

30 children and their families, teachers and tutors attended the opening ceremony of this year’s Club Coup de Pouce programme. The Clubs Coup de Pouce, or the Helping Hand Clubs, are a series of games-based French support activities for students who might not be getting a lot of exposure to French outside of school. This year the clubs include students from GS to grade two. After a presentation by Mrs. Bronnert, the director of the primary school, recalling the objectives of the clubs and how they support academic success, the children received their membership card with enthusiastic applause from the audience and enjoyed some afternoon tea together with their parents. We wish our Club Coup de Pouce students the best of luck!

Secondary

Zoom Information Meeting with Laurent Verreckt for parents of students in year 10, 11 and 12

Wednesday 25.1.2023 at 6.00 pm AEST
Join Zoom Meeting
https://condorcet-au.zoom.us/j/8704728611
Meeting ID: 870 472 8611

ADN-AEFE 2023 Exchange Program

The ADN-AEFE exchange program enables year 10 students at LCS to spend 4-6 weeks at another network school participating in the program. By immersing themselves for several weeks in a new family, school, cultural and linguistic environment, the students enrich their educational experience while benefiting from a continuity in their learning. Have a look at the map below to see where our students will be going!

International French School of Sydney Global Exchange Program Destinations
Exchange program destinations - Click to enlarge

Montaigne – Condorcet

Meanwhile,LCS students who are part of the exchange with Lycée Montaigne in Bordeaux, France are enjoying their last days of winter before returning to Sydney. We asked the Bordeaux students who will soon be coming to Sydney in March what made them want to join the exchange programme.

International French School of Sydney enters exchange partnership with Lycée Montaigne in Bordeaux, France

A Throwback to Christmas in Spanish Class

Before the school holidays, students in year 7A and 7C celebrated Christmas in Spanish class. They brought delicious food to class such as Spanish omelettes, burritos, quesadillas and churros. They also exchanged Christmas cards and played Secret Santa.

IMPORTANT DATES

31 January Last day to apply for the Bachelor of Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France and University of Sydney).

Prospective students must apply directly to the University of Sydney for admission into the Dual Degree. This program is highly competitive. Admission to the program is determined jointly by the University of Sydney and Sciences Po, based on the following criteria: submission of a statement of motivation, CV and academic transcripts and attend a panel interview via teleconference. Starting Semester 2 (August) in France. See Ms Stewart for application assistance, feedback and proofreading. Read more.

18 March Australian National University Open Day. 9am-3pm. NU Building 153 University Avenue Acton, ACT. Tour the beautiful campus and accommodation, learn about academic colleges, attend information sessions on degree programs and support services, and chat to current students about campus life and their ANU experiences. Register Now!

MEET OUR ALUMNI - LÉA!

SUMMER PROGRAMS

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

UCLA  
Berkeley  
Santa Barbara  
Oxford and Cambridge Summer Courses

UCLA

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CAPB - Here we come!

The AEFE Asia-Pacific Badminton Championship will take place in Singapore from Monday 6th of February to Saturday 11th of February. We are pleased to announce that the LCS will be represented by a team formed by the students of the Elite Badminton Squad. For more information, please contact Anne De Palacio.

The International French School of Sydney's badminton team for the AEFE Asia-Pacific badminton championship.
The International French School of Sydney's badminton team for the AEFE Asia-Pacific badminton championship.

LCS Elite Tennis Squad Students at the Australian Open

Last Friday, the students in the LCS Elite Tennis Squad flew to Melbourne, on route to the so-called Happy Slam, the Australian Open, to watch the world’s best compete on the big stage. It was a long and exciting day at the Margaret Court Arena where the students were able to watch Sinner, Swiatek, Bonzi, Bucsa, to name a few, and to collect some autographs!

A Ski Journey in the Alps for Xavier

Last week, Xavier L. in year 7C represented Australia for the first time at the Under 14 Children’s Alpine Ski Championships in Andorra, Spain. 50 athletes from 25 countries competed in Giant Slalom & Slalom & Xavier came in at 13th & 18th respectively. After returning to Tignes, Xavier raced in the Coupe de Bronze GS the next day. This race comprises the 10 race clubs in the Savoir region (i.e. Val D’Isere, Tignes, Les Arc, La Rossiere, etc.) and Xavier placed 3rd, his first podium finish in France. Congratulations Xavier, LCS is thrilled to have such an avid skier among us, and we are all very proud of your efforts.

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