ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

We are committed to providing students with diverse learning opportunities in a multicultural context that challenges students to recognise their individual potential  

Caulfield Junior College is a unique school that values the rich cultural diversity of our community. In this fast evolving world of digital technology and globalisation, the notion of multiculturalism becomes a key that unlocks the true potential of the young minds and broaden their horizons. Our students are the thinkers and leaders of tomorrow; our goal is to prepare them academically and socially for their secondary education and beyond, and provide them with tools that exceed the limits of the traditional curriculum.

We offer two streams at CJC:

  • The Victorian curriculum that meets the standards of the Department of Education and Training Victoria.

 

  • The French Binational Program curriculum which offers a bilingual education based on both French and Victorian curricula that meets the standards of the Department of Education and Training Victoria as well as the French Ministry of National Education.

Furthermore, a Hebrew language program is offered to all CJC students as a before and after school extension opportunity.

In 2018, CJC is proud of its community that represents 28 different nationalities, speaking 23 languages other than English at home.

The Structure of the Franco-Australian School of Melbourne in 2018

Students’ profile

The Franco-Australian School of Melbourne currently has over 300 enrolled students (2018).

Most of these children were born in Australia to Franco-Australian parents, 75% have a French speaking parent who lives at home. Approximately 10% of our students are from expatriates families.

 

Teachers’ profile

In 2018, the Franco-Australian School consists of 14 bilingual classes: 7 French qualified teachers holding French National Education diploma, or a French as a Foreign Language diploma, 7 Australian qualified teachers teaching in English.  

 

They work in teams of two (binomes French and English) from prep to grade 6. They plan and teach a program that meets the strandards in both education systems.  Two French speaking education support staff and an additional French teacher assist the students in their French journey.

 

The examinations

The students are tested according to the French National evaluation papers from Grade 1 to 6, as well as the Australian National testing system (NAPLAN) in grade 3 and 5.

 

Click here find out more about the French Binational Program

OUR HISTORY

Over a century ago, in July 1914, Caulfield Junior College opened its doors for the first time (as Balaclava Road Primary School), just two weeks before the news broke that WW1 had begun. Caulfield was then a flourishing new suburb and the residents had been pushing the project for several years. 400 students were already enrolled when Balaclava Road Primary opened its doors, making it one of the largest primary schools in Melbourne. What a great achievement it was for the local community as previously, the students residing in Caulfield North had to walk several kilometres through bushland or swamps to schools, which were located as far as St Kilda or Malvern.

The original playground consisted mostly of swampland in winter and dry dusty land in the summer. The students had to battle flies, ants and other pests in this harsh environment. Nonetheless, the school proved to be popular and has been thriving throughout the last and current centuries. From its original building, new purpose built classrooms and modern shared areas have been added, and thankfully, the swamps have been replaced by a sporting oval, a basketball court, playgrounds and zoned recreational areas!

Not only did our school go through a series of name changes, from Balaclava Road Primary School to Caulfield North Central School to Caulfield Junior College, it also served as a hospital in 1917 during the First World War when it was hosting Spanish flu victims in quarantine! Of course…the students were relocated elsewhere before the first patients were admitted…

 

Nowadays, Caulfield Junior College plays a unique and important role in Melbourne’s greater community; it is the home of the French-Australian School of Melbourne, teaching a French binational program, as well as remaining a fantastic local government school offering a Hebrew Immersion Program to suit the need of our diverse community. With more than 500 students from over 28 nationalities who contribute to the rich international background of the school, we celebrate the citizens of the world by introducing various cultural celebrations throughout the year.  

In this fast changing world we live in, we are dedicated to offering Caulfield Junior College students the best multilingual education they can get and equip them with a broad range of cultural knowledge to help them become the leaders of tomorrow.

 
 
OUR TEAM
Leadership Team
Chris Chant
Principal
Rohan Cooper
Assistant Principal
Caroline Pommier
French Director
Administration Team
Megan Barclay
Business Manager
Sophie Laforest
First Aid Officer/
Administration (FBP)
Carole Micciche
Administration (FBP)
Catherine Percil
Administration
Trudy Warman
Administration
Abdul Mohammed
IT Support
Prep Team
Emily Ding
Teacher
Georgia Leonard Shannon
Teacher
Christelle Breimeyer
Teacher - FBP
Emily Powell
Teacher - FBP
Kate Holder
Classroom Support - FBP
Stephanie Pan
Classroom Support - FBP
Grade 1 and 2
Stefan Beal
Teacher
Leora Heitlinger
Teacher
Anne Aubrée
Teacher - FBP
Maurene Bodie
Teacher - FBP
Aurianne Brandely
Teacher - FBP
Sue Karantonis
Teacher - FBP
Grade 3 and 4
Gerard Maher
Teacher
Gemma Triscari
Teacher
Mindy Somers
Teacher - FBP
Cat Wilson
Teacher - FBP
Angélique Beauvais
Teacher - FBP
Amelia McCulloch
Teacher - FBP
Grade 5 and 6
Don Kirk
Teacher
Sheralee Spencer
Teacher
Claire Roca
Teacher - FBP
Tom Lewis – Team Leader
Teacher - FBP
Anne-Cécile Floch
Teacher - FBP
Richard Morris
Teacher - FBP
Specialist Teachers
Vincent Berraud
Additional Assistance (FBP)
Leslie Bokobza
Additional Assistance (FBP)
Diana Duimovich
LOTE (French)
Jo Glanville
New arrival program
Katherine Keily
Additional Assistance
Sara-Jane Neep
Music
Nick Reese
Physical Education
Melissa Wright
Art

Nathalie Brown

Additional Assistance (FBP)

Wellbeing
Shauna Sanderson
wellbeing and Intervention Coordinator
Martha Valsamoulis
Classroom Support
Katia Ricciardi
Classroom Support
Yair Cohen
Classroom Support
SCHOOL COUNCIL

School councils play a key role in Victorian government schools. Participating as a school council member is a rewarding and challenging experience. The school council supports the principal to provide the b​​est possible educational outcomes for students.

 

The three main responsibilities of the School Council are Finance, Strategic Planning and Policy development and review. 

 

Further to the main School Council Committee, CJC has five sub-committees that help govern specific areas of the school administration (Buildings and Grounds, French Binational Program, Policy and development, OSHC and Master Plan).

 

To find out more about the functions of the School Council, please visit:

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/management/community/Pages/schoolcouncils.aspx

 

Our Sub-Committees are open to parents of any child enrolled at CJC, as well as any staff member.  It is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the school community, especially if you have some particular expertise and would like to join the committee or a sub-committee, please contact the school office at  caulfield.jr.co@edumail.vic.gov.au or Stephen Loyer, President of CJC School Council at Loyer.Stephen.S@edumail.vic.gov.au 

 

Our 2019 School Council members are:

  • Stephen Loyer, President

  • Melinda Howard, Vice-President

  • Olivier Petitpierre, Treasurer

  • Tom  Roth

  • Joseph Chang

  • Stephanie Anderson

  • Akshat Tanksale

  • Karen hill

  • Chris Chant

  • Rohan Cooper

 

The convenors of our subcommittees and a brief description of their functions:

 

  • Buildings & Grounds – (Convenor – Stephen Loyer) the subcommittee is generally responsible for the upkeep of the school (maintenance, painting, minor building works etc)

  • French Binational Program – (Convenor   Karen Hill) the subcommittee is responsible for ensuring the ongoing integration of the French Elective in the school.

  • Policy & Development – (Convenor – Rohan Cooper) the subcommittee is involved in reviewing, updating and ratifying the documented school policies (i.e. Uniform policy, Child Safety, Camps & Excursions etc.)

  • OSHC – (Convenor – Megan Barclay) the subcommittee oversees and reviews the OSHC services.

  • Master Plan – (Convenor – Akshat Tanksale) the subcommittee is charged with the development of the CJC Master plan to ensure our facilities are adequate to cater for the growth of the school for 2020 and beyond.  This is potentially a major capital works and investment program into the school buildings and surrounds.

 

School Council Meeting Dates for 2019:    

  • February 13

  • March 4

  • March 25

  • April 29

  • May 27

  • June 24

  • July 29

  • August 26

  • October 28

  • November 28

  • December (TBA)

 

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