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French Playgroup

Chers parents,

The Alliance Française de Newcastle is very happy to let you know that we are organising a French Playgroup for French families and Francophones in Newcastle area.

The French playgroup will be on in term 3 from the 22nd of July to the 9th of September and will be located in New Lambton Uniting Church.

The French playgroup is a French supervised creative and social play organised on Saturday mornings, every fortnight from 9.30am to 11.30am.
Each fortnight, children are welcome to come and have some fun while parents can socialise. In addition to playing, we will organise one craft activity where parents can participate and French songs or story time.

You can come to the playgroup at the time that suits you best but if you want to participate to the activity, we would recommend you to arrive by 10am.
Similar to other playgroups, parents are required to stay during the playgroup but would also need a fairly good understanding of French. Indeed, the playgroup is not a French class. For French classes, you can check our Trampolines classes.

The AF de Newcastle playgroup is the perfect meet up for French and Francophones families or parents and children who have lived in a French speaking country.

We are looking forward to seeing you on the 22nd of July!

If you have any questions or if you would like to express your interest, feel free to contact us at contact@afnewcastle.com.au

Regarding the price:  $40/term per family (if you have more than one child in the family, the price will still be $40).
A membership to the playgroup NSW is required, information is available below.

Dates of the French Playgroup -
- 22nd of July
- 12th of August 
- 26th of August
- 9th of September

It is a two-steps process:
1- Become a member of Playgroup NSW  - To become a member*, click here
Choose the "family member" option and fill in the information.
You can also select NewcastleAllianceFrançaise for the playgroup

*If you are already a member of the Playgroup NSW you can skip this step and directly register on our website.

2 - Register on our website below for Term 3

Enrol online

Please indicate the Name, Age and Current School for each child you enrol:

Then select a term and click on the Enrol button to enrol the above child:

No class available for this term
22/07/2017 - 16/09/2017Saturday from 9.30am to 11.30amNew Lambton Uniting Church$ 40.00Enrol
14/10/2017 - 9/12/2017Saturday from 9.30am to 11.30amNew Lambton Uniting Church$ 40.00Enrol


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Culturethèque is the e-library for French resources!

Available 24/7 from your personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, no need to go anywhere. With just a few clicks, you can access thousands of French resources from your home.


Currently available on the E-library, you will find over :
- 250 Magazines
- 1000 books, from Classic novels to the newest literature prize winners,
-  200 comics,
- 300 videos and
- 370 learning materials!

- It is also a great online library to find French books or magazines for toddlers, children and teenagers.
- If you are looking for more listening materials you can find concerts, conferences and videos.

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Who can access Culturethèque?

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How to register to Culturetheque? 

  • Click here to visit the Culturethèque website
  • Click on “Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire” to register
  • Create your login -Make sure you write your first name and last name with no space for the username. (IE: johnsmith)
  •  The administrator of the Alliance Française de Newcastle will then confirm your membership and activate your Culturethèque account.

Not a member of Alliance Française de Newcastle? Sign-up today!

If you already have your 2017 membership and if you have been using Culturethèque last year, please, let us know if you would like to extend your access for 2017. Send us an email at contact@afnewcastle.com.au.

So, dear members, Culturethèque offers thousands of French resources at your fingertips, make sure to take advantage of this free service!

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