Professional Awards

2020

Inaugural biennial national recognition for Outstanding Teachers of French in Australia. The awards have been created in partnership with the French Embassy and SBS French radio.

The next award ceremony will take place in November 2022 during Le jour du prof de français.

Congratulations to all the laureates!

Catherine Skene, Cédric Chamontin
2020
National French Teacher Award of Excellence
Lauréate du Grand Prix National d’Excellence

Catherine Skene
Glen Osmond Primary School (SA)

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SBS French Radio
‘Histoire de profs’

2020
Young Hope Award
Prix du Jeune Espoir

Cédric Chamontin
McKinnon Secondary College (Vic)

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SBS French Radio
‘Histoire de profs’

State Award Category
Catégorie d’excellence par état

Claire Irwin, Maud Fugier-Sola, Céline Decoux, Professor John West-Sooby
2020
French Teacher Award for Queensland

Kelsey Swann
Kirwan State High School, Townsville (QLD)

2020
French Teacher Award for New South Wales

Claire Irwin
Chatswood High School (NSW)

2020
French Teacher Award for Victoria

Maud Fugier-Sola
Haileybury (VIC)

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SBS French Radio
‘Histoire de profs’

2020
French Teacher Award for Western Australia

Céline Decoux
Saint Hilda’s Anglican School for girls, Mosman Park (WA)

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SBS French Radio
‘Histoire de profs’

2020
French Teacher Award (Tertiary Sector)

Professor John West-Sooby 
University of Adelaide, Department of French Studies

Listen to John’s story
SBS French Radio
‘Histoire de profs’