Welcome – Bienvenue!

A big welcome back to school to you all, and a special welcome to new students and their families too. I hope that everyone had a fun and relaxing break.

I would like to share a story about a small town in France called Villers-Bretonneux. It has a very special connection to Australia and this is a picture of the Villers-Bretonneux school yard COLA area. It is where the French students play at recess and lunch and it also right next to the War museum. Tourists can look out the window and see the school yard and the special mention to Australia. The people of France remember the Australian soldiers’ efforts and courage in the World War I battle. Australia was also responsible for helping to rebuild the city of Villers-Brettoneux after the war and the French people have promised to always remember.

After the tragedy of the Australian bush fires, the people of Villers-Brettoneux are raising money and doing all they can to help the Australian people in return.

Best wishes for a wonderful 2020,

Madame Marin

Why learn another language?

Bonjour tout le monde!

My classes came up with many, many responses to the question I had for them today which was ‘Why learn another language?’

They all came up with so many reasons which was great! Different students also shared with us some other languages that they know and use. We were very lucky to hear songs and be taught vocabulary from other languages. One of my classes are teaching my how to count in Japanese and some others students and I would also like to learn some more Indonesian.

My favourite answers from today were about how learning a language helps our brains to GROW! And it’s also fun.

Can you think of any more answers? Or can you spot your favourite answer on the list?

-Madame Marin

Qu’est-ce que tu vois?

In Madame Hillman’s classes in week 1 we used a picture very similar to this one to come up with some French sentences about what we can see. Some great examples from our discussions were Cale in year 2 who said “Je vois une fille qui est contente” (I see a happy girl) and Josefina from year 3 who said “Je vois une famille” (I see a family)

Qu’est-ce que tu vois? What do you see?

Les vacances = the holidays

Bonjour tout le monde! We hope you all had a fantastic holiday break.

In Madame Marin’s class this week we have been using some words relating to the holidays.

I wonder if anyone knows what these words mean in English?


le cinema

la télévision

la xbox

la playstation

le football

la guitare