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A number of families will emigrate from France to South Australia with the French company Naval Group as it builds 12 submarines in Adelaide.
With over 900 public preschools and schools in South Australia, families will have a wide range of education and care options. If you have any questions, you can ask the specific school or preschool.
Ecole maternelle and preschool or kindergarten
|Ecole maternelle year||Age of students||Preschool or kindergarten year||Age of students|
|Petite section||2 to 3||–||–|
|Section moyenne||4||Preschool||4 to 5|
Ecole élémentaire and primary school
|Ecole élémentaire year||Age of students||Primary school year||Age of students|
|–||–||Reception||5 to 6|
|Cours préparatoire||6||Year 1||6 to 7|
|Cours élémentaire première année||7||Year 2||7 to 8|
|Cours élémentaire deuxième année||8 to 9||Year 3||8 to 9|
|Cours moyen première année||9 to 10||Year 4||9 to 10|
|Cours moyen deuxième année||10 to 11||Year 5||10 to 11|
Collège and high school
|Collège year||Age of student||High school year||Age of student|
|Sixième||11 to 12||Year 6||11 to 12|
|Cinquième||12 to 13||Year 7||12 to 13|
|Quatrième||13 to 14||Year 8||13 to 14|
|Troisième||14 to 15||Year 9||14 to 15|
Lycée and high school
|Lycée year||Age of student||High school year||Age of student|
|Seconde||15 to 16||Year 10||15 to 16|
|Première||16 to 17||Year 11||16 to 17|
|Terminale||17 to 18||Year 12||17 to 18|
Highgate School and Unley High School have teamed up to deliver South Australia’s first French bilingual program, which will offer education in French and English for all reception to year 12 students by 2022. The program will teach a combined French national curriculum and Australian Curriculum.
A number of the department's schools offer a French language program (PDF 110KB) for all students.
Learning Improvement division
Phone: 8463 5847
Email: secondary.learners [at] sa.gov.au