To offer bilingual/binational education to expand learning outcomes for all FBBP students across the curriculum, enabling them to develop enhanced literacy, social, emotional and cognitive skills, including critical and creative thinking, problem solving and international mindedness.
Up to four subjects, delivered in French, following a harmonised curriculum.
The FBBP has a selective entry process, in accordance with the Department’s procedure for special interest programs. This process is managed by the school leadership and allows for a number of out of zone students to apply for enrolment in the program.
Students require age-appropriate proficiency to access the teaching and learning program and meet curriculum expectations successfully in both French and English.
Details about the selective entry criteria, the enrolment process and the timeframes will be made available on this website each year.
Click here to access the application for Year 7 entry in 2024. First round applications close at 4.00pm on Thursday 6 April 2023. Applicants will be notified of interviews and testing dates early in Term 2.
Bilingual education means different things to different people. For the department, ‘bilingual education’ is the use of two languages as the media for teaching and learning.
The FBBP supports both French background and additional language learners to develop a high level of proficiency in French and intercultural understanding.
Binational Education and a Harmonised French/Australian Curriculum
A harmonised French and Australian curriculum is central to a binational education and to the delivery of the FBBP at Unley High School. Harmonisation is the process of blending the content of two government curricula but using French as the media for teaching and learning.
For more information please contact:
Karmen Petric Assistant Principal Unley High School (French Bilingual / Binational Program)
Genevieve Papineau (French Bilingual / Binational Program)