Binational school

French families moving to South Australia may be able to send their children to a public primary school and high school that deliver a joint Australian and French curriculum.

Highgate School and Unley High will deliver South Australia’s first French binational program from 2017.

Both schools are located south of the city, close to the beautiful Adelaide Hills.

A harmonised French and Australian curriculum will be taught as one specialist stream in these schools.

The binational program will begin in 2017 and will be phased in over time.

In 2017, the youngest students (early primary) will have 20 per cent of their lessons taught in English and 80 per cent taught in French. Students will be offered additional French language tuition to assist them to enter the program.

From 2018, binational education will also be available for early secondary students (years 8-9), as well as the early primary years.

By 2022, the binational schools will offer bilingual education from reception through to year 12.