With the support of teacher Loveena Narayanen, students from Glen Eira College have won first prize in the ‘Dis-Moi Dix Mots’ annual international competition.
Organised by the French Ministry of Education in partnership with the French Ministry of Culture and Foreign Affairs, the contest celebrates the French Language by inviting students to give their own artistic impression and understanding of ten French words.
This year, the competition received 800 entries. Glen Eira College, the only school from a non-French-speaking country to enter the contest, came first in the overseas school section, ‘Etablissements à l’Etranger’.
Behind this achievement was the great work of Loveena, who teaches the Year 9 Immersion class.
Principal Sheereen Kindler was effusive in her praise of Loveena’s work:
“Loveena is an outstanding, inspirational teacher of languages and Learning Area Leader, and really makes languages come alive. She provides her students with so many rich and varied opportunities to participate in their learning in and out of the classroom.”
Loveena and a group of students travelled to Paris last month to receive their award. Cultural Counsellor Embassy of France, Bertrand Pous, presented certificates and gifts to all the students in a school assembly.
Their winning project was based on the '10 words of the Francophonie'.
We congratulate Loveena and all the students involved:
Noah Bennie, Tiphaine Chevaliier Freyeisen, Alexine Dubois, Estelle Laville, Baptiste Mazuel, Emily McLenaghan, Ael Menard, Constance Thevnon, Lucas Vaide, Jarrod Wisdom, Kahiya Ali, Mithchell Bennie, Oscar Crick, Tahlia Delaney – Murnane, Kirra Foster, Lily Gordan, Rachel Hoch, Louis Jacobe de Naurois, Morgan Jaulin, Estelle Lipovetsky, Dominique Liu – Hervo, Julian Mansfield, Isobella McFarland, James McLoughin Parsons, Pamela Parvakis, Aurelie Personnier, Christopher Rudel, Leah Sandow, Bridie Skinner, Kei Someda, Louis Villeseche, Cooper Walters and Alice Sabouraud.
Principal Sheereen Kindler, Tiphaine Chevalier Freyeisen, registered teacher Loveena Narayanen, Tahlia Delaney-Murnane and Leah Sandow.