Term 1 Year 7 French

We have had such a great time in French during Term 1! In March, our Year 7s went on an excursion to Brisbane to experience the limelight of a French Film Festival. Students were treated with croissants and chocolate milk while watching the awarded movie “L’Odyssée” at the Palace Centro. A wonderful movie about a French undersea explorer, researcher, photographer and documentary host who brought out students for a short while in an underwater adventure.

Students also got the opportunity to celebrate “La journée de la Francophonie” (Francophonie Day). It was a great opportunity for our students to learn more about French and it’s presence around the world. They also had a great time taking pictures in our polaroid frame.

Fun Facts

Did you know that:

  1. French represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world.
  2. French is one of the very few languages spoken all over the world.
  3. French is the second most widely learned foreign language in the world, with almost 120 million students and 500,000 teachers.
  4. An estimated 2 million school pupils in some 50 foreign countries are enrolled in bilingual sections with French as one of the languages of instruction.

At the end of Term 1, a selection of French students, ranging from Year 4-9, participated in the Sunshine Coast French Poster Competition. The competition was organised by the QLD Modern Language Teachers Association. It was a tight race for many of our poster entries. We would like to acknowledge the following students who earned themselves a top three placing for their outstanding poster: Seren Richardson 2nd place and Hayley Rowe 3rd place for Year 8 and Amelia King 1st place for Year 9. Aimee Cullen in Year 4 gets a special mention as she earned a highly commended certificate for her wonderful work.

Lastly, we are excited to inform you that the Language Perfect Competition will take place in Week 5-6 of this term. We have done fabulously in previous years where the College earned second place in the competition. We are calling all French students to get on Language Perfect and give it their best. French teachers will be giving out instructions and tips on how to gain the most points for the College. There will also be lunch activities to increase our chance of gaining a high ranking. Let’s have fun while learning French!

Valerie Beattie, Secondary French Teacher