Figtree High School

Crescere Fidere Statuere

Telephone02 4271 2787


In NSW high schools, languages is a key learning area.

Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.

The study of a language is compulsory for 100 hours in one continuous school year from Year 7 to Year 10, but preferably in Years 7 or 8.

In Years 11 and 12, NSW schools offer a wide variety of languages, catering for beginning students to background speakers.


Figtree High School strongly supports the learning of foreign languages. All language programs are based on modern text books supported by the use of ICT. The school has had several successful applicants in recent years for the prestigious ‘German Australian Students Society Scholarship'


Staff information

Ms Kristen Faraday

Mrs Dianne Bartlett

Subjects Offered

Year 8                   French for the full year (mandatory 100 hours)

Year 9 & 10           Elective French

Years 11 & 12         Continuers French

                              Beginners French or Spanish


Extra Curricular Activities

  • Exchange student opportunities.

  • Cultural excursions.