Give your child a head start with a French-English bilingual education at Birkdale North School!

At the French classes within Birkdale North School in Auckland, your child stands to reap the greatest benefits – academically and through life

The French Unit Advantage

3 DAYS IN FRENCH, 2 IN ENGLISH

Children are taught the NZ school curriculum, in English on Mondays and Tuesdays and in French immersion from Wednesday to Friday.

EXTRA SUPPORT

We host several stagiaires (volunteer teacher assistants) from French-speaking countries every year to provide additional classroom support.

THREE MULTIYEAR CLASSES

Our children, Years 0 to 6, are divided into three classrooms, allowing them to progress at their own pace.

SMALLER CLASSES

Less children per class, allowing more one-on-one time with their teacher.

TOP-QUALITY FRENCH INSTRUCTION

1 of only 91 schools accredited with LabelFrancÉducation. A seal of quality, awarded by the French government for international schools, teaching in French.

OUR KEY PARTNER

Our partner, FRENZ School Inc., a nonprofit organization mandated to develop French bilingual education in NZ, sources French-language learning resources for our students and helps us find qualified teachers.

Take a tour to see French bilingual education in action!

Our French bilingual unit, l’Étoile du Nord, is fully integrated within Birkdale North School, a small, vibrant, diverse public primary school in the suburb of Birkdale on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. It is located just a few minutes from the Harbour Bridge and attracts children from all over the region.

As well as several mainstream classrooms and our bilingual French and English unit, the school also hosts a bilingual Te Reo Māori and English unit, Ngā Muka, enhancing your children’s experience by exposing them to Māori culture.

We have large playing fields to run around, a hall for school and community gatherings and a swimming pool. Feel free to come for a walk around anytime.