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WEDNESDAY 30th of AUGUST 2023

A message From LCS

Dear Parents,

As expected, the National Education Minister in France has announced that starting from the 2024 baccalauréat sessions, which our Y12 students will take, the specialty exams will be held at the end of the school year, rather than in March as was the case in the previous session. 

The objective is to keep students fully committed until the end of the year, as some institutions, although not ours, had observed an increase in absenteeism among their students. 

The objective is to keep students fully committed until the end of the year, as some institutions, although not ours, had observed an increase in absenteeism among their students. Regarding our students, this calendar change will effectively concentrate the final exams towards the end of the year, somewhat resembling the format of the baccalauréat before the 2018 reform. As the head teachers mentioned during the back-to-school presentation meeting held last Tuesday, these changes were widely expected and will indeed lead us to reconsider how the preparation for the oral examination will be coordinated with that of the specialty exams, in order to ensure an optimal preparation for our high school students.

Thank you, have a great week.

Nicolas l’Hotellier

Principal

Remise des diplômes -Graduation -LCS Juin 2023

Important Dates

21st August - 10th September 2023 Enrolment aftercare school holidays - Eduka

30th August 2023 Information zoom meeting for parents about the parent representatives: INFORMATION
Lien vers le zoom: Join Zoom Meeting

1st September 2023 Sydney Accueil - Back-to-school coffee at the Maroubra SLSC 

12th - 13th September 2023 Van of books visit 

14 septembre 2023  R U OK ? day Primary Assembly

19th September 2023 Vote of parent representative 

20 septembre 2023 WIne & Cheese aperitif - RSVP above

30th September - 1st October 2023 French Tennis Open in Sydney - Enrol: HERE

LCS Community

Registering with the consular registry

Have you just arrived in Australia or have you not yet contacted the consulate?
You have the possibility to register with the consular registry. Valid for 5 years, registration facilitates your administrative procedures such as passport/identity card applications and will be essential for carrying out the following steps:
- Applying for scholarships for your children enrolled in a French institution.
Enrollment for the Defense and Citizenship Day is required for every child from the age of 16 onwards (a certificate of enrollment is required when registering for
the baccalaureate exams).
Lastly, if you wish to return to France, this registration will allow you to easily obtain a certificate of change of residence free of charge.

Click here for more information.

 AES

The first semester is already promising with an enrolment exceeding 830 students in extracurricular activities, which is more than 10 additional slots compared to last year.

Despite space limitations, we are pleased to have allocated 300 spots exclusively for physical activities, spread across 26 different time slots. Please be aware that, understanding everyone's desires, our teams are doing their best to increase the number of spots each year. It's a gradual process that also depends on local factors, so we appreciate your patience.

Les disciplines emblématiques, telles que la danse et la gymnastique rythmique et sportive et acrobatique tout comme les jeux construction (Legos et Kapla), le football, l’initiation à la programmation, le judo, les arts culinaires ainsi que les travaux pratiques et manuels, pour n’ évoquer que celles-ci, sont reconduites. Nous sommes ravis de proposer en plus 19 nouveautés a partir de ce nouveau semestre en termes d’activités, comptant des activités diverses et variées comme la photographie, le théâtre conjugué à la danse et au chant, les jeux stratégiques, une introduction à l’architecture, ou encore une exploration des sports traditionnels tels que le jeu des palets vendéens.

The main objective of AES is to encourage the discovery of new activities for your children.

Activities will start on Monday September 4th and end on Friday December 15th for the first semester.

 AES

Pick-up plan in the central courtyard at 5:15 PM at the end of AES and the music program starting from Monday, September 4th. Don't forget to update the exit permissions for your children in the Personal Data section of Eduka.

Canteen

If you have forgotten to register your child for the canteen for this semester on Eduka , please send an email to accounts@condorcet.com.au.

An invoice for the canteen will be sent mid September for the semester (flat rate).

Reminder casual canteen :
Students not enrolled in the canteen for the semester but who use it on a casual basis :

- There is no registration for the casual canteen on Eduka. Students will go through the canteen turnstile with their canteen card and a meal will be registered.

- An invoice for the number of occasional meals taken by the student will be sent to the parents monthly (casual rate).

Aftercare

Enrolments are open for the September and November school holidays until the 10th of September on Eduka.

Click on the links below to see the programs:
September
November

Please not that after the closing day of enrolments no refund will be possibleit is why we advise you to pay attention to the calendar when you enrol your child.

Furthermore, we strongly recommend that you read the "Aftercare & Vacation Care" brochure. Just here

Please do not hesitate to contact :

garderie@smtp.condorcet.com.au

The Aftercare team. 

The book van 

The Book Van is planning a visit to LCS on September 12th and 13th to provide advice and facilitate subscription sign-ups.

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Primary

CP, CE1 and CE2 assembly

This morning, the first assembly of the elementary school gathered the students of CP, CE1, and CE2. After the acknowledgment of the country, the students sang the national anthems of France and Australia. The purpose of this initial meeting was to redefine the rules of behaviour during break times. Tomorrow, Thursday, it will be the turn of CM1/CM2.

Dates des réunions parents 

Tuesday 5th of September Cycle 1 PS MS GS, 5pm in the Hall + classroom with teachers

Wednesday 6th of September Cycle 2 CP CE1 CE2, 5pm in the Hall + classroom with teachers

Thursday 7th of September Cycle 3 CM1 CM2, 5pm in the Hall + classroom with teachers

Secondary

La philosophie est à l’honneur au LCS 

 We would like to pay tribute to the excellent results achieved by last year's year 12 class. Our students achieved an overall average of 14,64almost three points above the overall average for the Asia-Pacific region (11.78).
Besides, 7 out of 25 students scored 19 out of 20. This is quite impressive.
The LCS Terminale (year 12) was thus one of the best classes, if not the best class in philosophy in the whole zone.
Such results are a beautiful and fair reward for the students. Moreover, the skills acquired in the philosophy class will undoubtedly be a valuable asset for those who are attending preparatory classes for top-tier universities, aspiring to enter Sciences Po, law, or even medicine.
What is little known is that the LCS offers students taking the French « bac » privileged conditions for studying philosophy.
From the première (Y11) year onwards, they are given an introduction to the subject. It's reasonable to assume that this strategy has paid off.
Gageons que les élèves actuels de terminale auront, en juin prochain, des résultats aussi bons que leurs aînés !

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The LCS extends its gratitude to Gabriel Gay-Para, certified philosophy professor at LCS, for his guidance in leading our students towards the pursuit of excellence.

Careers

A reminder

The careers team is located in the library and is eager to assist all students who have questions or wish to discuss any aspect of their future.

All students are encouraged to schedule appointments directly with Mr. Vincent and/or Mrs. Salier. You can contact them via email or simply go to the library to see if they are available.

stephane.vincent@condorcet.com.au

simone.salier@condorcet.com.au

Events outside of school

UNSW Open Day this Saturday 2 September, 9am-4pm

These on campus events are open to ALL students. Go online and view the program beforehand so that you can make the most of your visit: https://www.unsw.edu.au/opendayVisiting campuses is very important as all universities are unique and your personal experience at the campus contributes in a large part to your success.

The Hotel School Industry Insights Day, Saturday 2 September, 9.30am-3pm

Discover what it is like to work in the hospitality/events/tourism industry by spending a day in a 5 star hotel.
Registration:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/industry-insights-sydney-2023-tickets-647688091517

Enrichment Activities

University of Sydney Project Management camp

This in-person program is open to Y9-12 students who want to find out more about where a career in project management might take them. You will participate in interactive workshops and have site visits to workplaces. Registration closes 1 September.

Creative Writing Competition

This competition is open to high school students in Australia with over $3000 in cash prizes! Entries close on the 1st of September.

 Sydney Craft week

The Sydney Craft week festival is from 6-15 October and gives the opportunity to participate in workshops and learn new skills.

Code.org

Use this fabulous website to learn about programming languages and tools that you can use in so many applications.

Engineering your future podcast

This series is developed by UNSW and features the latest developments in AI, mining and nuclear technology.

(Re)vue Condorcet

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