Lycée High School

SCHOOL LIFE

School Times

The first class of the day in lycée starts at 8.20 am but individual timetables vary. Students will finish the day no later than 5.25 pm. There’s a lunch break between 12.25 and 1.20 pm. On Saturdays students may have class during the morning. School is closed on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.

Anglophone Section students in lycée have 6 to 9 hours of Section lessons divided between English Language and Literature and History-Geography.

Term Dates 2018 – 2019

3rd September – First day of school for 6e from 8:30 to 16:30
4th September – First day of school for 5e at 8:45
4th September – First day of school for 4e and 3e at 9:30.

Autumn break: 20th October – 5th November
Christmas break: 22nd December – 7th January
Winter break: 23rd February – 11th March
Spring break: 20th April – 6th May
End of school year: 6th July

Click to download Official French National Education calendar

Note: Holidays start at the end of the school day. Classes resume on the morning of the day indicated.

In addition, there will be no school on the following days:

  • Wednesday 8th May
  • Thursday 30th May
  • Friday 31st May
  • Saturday 1st June

Canteen

Students eat at the school canteen between 11.30 am and 1.30 pm. Students have to sign up for this service and pay the associated fees.

Conseil de Classe

The ‘conseil de classe’ is a termly meeting for each class, during which the following people are present: all the teachers of the class, the head of school (or a representative), the CPE (conseiller principal d’éducation), the class student representatives, and the class parent representatives. These meetings take place in the evening, outside of school holidays.

The form teacher or a representative of the teaching team presents the class grades and his or her observations and comments on the class, based on input, gathered upstream, from the teaching and educational team.

On this basis, and taking into account any other relevant factors, the conseil de classe looks at each pupil’s behaviour and progress in order to provide the correct guidance in his or her work and, eventually, choice of further study.

School Reports / Report Cards

In the Anglophone Section, lycée school reports are prepared once a year, in January, but the marks for Section subjects are indicated on the lycée’s trimestrial reports. Following the reports, parents will be invited to meet their child’s teacher during a parent-teacher evening.

Parent-teacher meetings

In September, there is a Secondary information meeting for parents with children in Collège and Lycée to present the programme in English and History-Geography for the year. A question-answer session follows the presentation.

Parents will be given individual meeting slots to meet their child’s Anglophone teachers in November during the Parent-Teacher evenings. Families can request an individual meeting with the Anglophone teachers at any time by calling the Section office. Parents may also be called to a meeting by a teacher.

Pastoral care

While the pastoral care of each young person falls under the responsibility of the French school, the Anglophone Section provides complimentary pastoral care in English. Ms Kendrick oversees the well-being of Anglophone students from our own cultural perspective. She may be contacted at any time through the Section office.

Regular workshops on stress management and transitioning to university are held with the help of professional counselors.

Sidaction

Once a year, normally in May, students are encouraged to come to school in fancy dress in order to raise money for AIDS research. The best dressed student of the school will be elected from the represented classes.