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La Petite Ecole and Teenagers

  • Classes are open to all children. 
  • A minimum of 5 children per class is required for the class to go ahead.
  • There are two levels: Trampoline (3 to 5 years old) and Les Grands (6 to 12 years old).
  • French for teenagers (12 to 16 years old) is open for Beginners and Continuers students.
  • Classes are held at two different locations: Newcastle East Primary School and Saint Joseph Primary school.
  • 2017 calendar :
        Term 1: 30 January – 01 April (note: no Adult classes on Monday, 28th of March - Rescheduled on the 4th of April)
        Term 2: 26 April– 27 June (note: no classes on Monday, 24th of April and Tuesday 25th of April- Rescheduled on the 26th June and 27th of June)
        Term 3: 18 July– 16 September
        Term 4: 9 October – 09 December
    Note: There may be classes that need to be transferred to a later week due to school end-of-year activities

All our teachers in contact with children have their Working With Children check.

Outside of the classroom children are the responsibility of their parents/guardians and there is the expectation that children will be collected on time. In case of emergencies, please ensure your contact number’s are up to date.


3 to 5 years old

Les Grands

6 to 12 years old

Adosphère - Textbooks

Resources: Teenagers'classes use the textbook and exercise book "Adosphère"

Conditions of enrolment

  • No enrolment is confirmed unless 100% of the course fee is paid. Please note that fees cannot be refunded in the case of cancellation less than two days before the course starts. The Alliance Française de Newcastle cannot beheld responsible for changes in the parents’ or child’s commitments or personal circumstances.
  • Classes will not be held on NSW public holidays. These classes will be rescheduled at a suitable time in the session.
  • If a class is cancelled due to the teacher's illness, it will be rescheduled at a suitable time in the session.
  • If a child misses a class, he/she can come to another class during the same term.
  • Parents should collect their child on time. A $10 surcharge will apply for every 10 Min of child minding after completion of the class.

Students with disabilities
Every student, regardless of ability and need for additional support, is entitled to an education and full access to our classes.
Students with disabilities and special needs are supported through a range of support measures in our French classes.
Parents or caregivers have a vital role to play in the work of the Learning and Support Team through discussing, planning and managing measures for their child's needs.
Where medical/hygiene measures beyond the training or expertise of our teachers are necessary, parents will become integral to the management of the student, ensuring best possible access to the educational program.

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