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Each year students of French in the Junior School learn some poems set by the South Australian French Teachers’ Association. This competition is open to any child who learns French in South Australia and this year, 13 schools participated.

The boys each learn a French poem by heart and recite it without the words and with good expression, intonation and pronunciation. I am pleased to announce that we have been very successful once again.

Kaeshav Rajasekaran (Year 1) was placed first in the Reception/Year 1 category, Freddie Sils (Year 4) was the winner of the Year 4/5 category and Shaarav Reddy (Year 6) came second in the 6/7 category. We also had two “Prix du Jury” encouragement awards this year, Beau Leon (Year 2) and Andrew Lucas (Year 4).

Kaeshav and Freddie will be invited to the SAFTA/ Alliance Française Prize Giving Evening on October 21 to recite their poems. Congratulations to all of these students, and also to all of the very enthusiastic and dedicated students of French in the Junior School.

Year 3 had a very enjoyable session with some talented Year 10 boys. The older students had created some story books on their laptops and shared them with the Year 3 boys. Their stories about France, New Caledonia and Quebec linked in perfectly with our focus on la Francophonie, the French speaking world. We had a delicious morning tea after the sharing. We would like to thank Madame Castrechini- Sutton and her French students.

Madame Marcia McLachlan
Junior School Teacher