The Cape Town French School

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Primary School

+27 (0)21 434 12 78

ecole@efdc.co.za

High School

+ 27 (0)21 461 25 08

lycee@efdc.co.za

Kings road

Sea Point, Cape Town, 8005

South Africa

101 Hope Street

Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

South Africa

Governance

How our school is managed

The Cape Town French School is an Independent Non-Profit Organization (NPO) that complies with South African operating rules. There are two governing bodies in the school:

  • The Management Committee in compliance with South African law and the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE).
  • The School Committee with the assistance of AEFE.

The Management Committee

Members of the Management Committee are elected by the parents at one of the biannual General Meetings of the Association of Parents (APEC). The Management Committee represents parents and manages the school on their behalf. Members are volunteers who devote their time and energy to the school management. The Management Committee members meet formally once a month.

Download the english version of the statutes of the APEC here.

Download the french version of the statutes of the APEC here.

Contact the Management Committee members at this email address: comite@efdc.co.za

The main responsibilities of the Management Committee are to:

  • Define and implement a school strategy
  • Plan and budget for developments in infrastructure, equipment and human resources issues
  • Ensure the school’s operating environment meets requirements and is in compliance with safety rules
  • Ensure proper maintenance of the school’s infrastructure and improvements to the school’s environment
  • Manage financial matters: school fees; identify other sources of income (rentals, sponsorship etc); payments; cash management; staff salaries and benefits; capital and auditing
  • Investigate and respond to proposals made by the school directorate, teachers and administrative staff
  • Define and implement the school’s communication strategy

Elected Members for 2017-2018

Chairwoman Frédérique Danhieux
Vice Chairwoman Géraldine Madre
Treasurer Bertrand Delahaye
Vice Treasurer Dereck de Almeida
Secretary Veronika Dos Reis Arsenio
Member Birgit Weyss
Member Steve Killick
Member Steven Ellis

Representative Members

Consul General of France in Cape Town Laurent Amar
Cooperation and cultural attaché Olivier Buchbinder
Counselor  for the French Community Fabrice Orengo de Lamazière
Headmistress Yannick Ledonné
Director of Studies, Primary School Céline Gimenez
Deputy Headmaster and Senior Educational Advisor Ken Aelterman
Teacher’s Representative, Middle and High School Magali Bertrand
Teacher’s Representative, Primary School Myriam Papka

The Management Committee organises its works in subcommittees.

Parents, who are represented by the Management Committee, are greatly encouraged to participate in the subcommittees. We are always in need of volunteers!

The School Committee ("Conseil d'Établissement")

It is composed of 2 sections:

  1. The School Council represents just the Primary School and meets quarterly, advising on all aspects of school life. It consists of:
    • A parents’ representative (Class representative) for each class (see list below)
    • All Primary School teachers (TPS to CM2)
    • The Headmistress
  2. The Internal Committee represents the entire institution from Pre-Primary to High School and is responsible for all aspects of education, in compliance with the AEFE standards and the budgetary framework of the Management Committee. It acts as a consultant on all aspects of school life, such as:
    • Structural change proposals, class composition, innovations in terms of education
    • The proposed activities within the school
    • The operating life of the school, health and hygiene, the canteen, security and any improvements deemed necessary in these areas
    • The use of financial resources in the budget

Parent Class Representatives in 2017-2018

TPS Rachel Mme Catherine Sieberhagen
PS Sandrine Mr Vincent Rodriguez
PS Patrick Mme Adeline Soula
MS Soraya Mr Cornelis Ouwehand
MS Anne-Lise Mme Pascale Selosse
GS Olivia Mme Adeline Salmona
GS Patricia Mme Carolina Govender
CP/CE Florence Mr Wallyd Benchikh
CP Marion Mme Marina Bucher
CP Myriam Mme Isabelle Feit
CE1 Anaïs Mme Elisabeth Taku
CE2 Sandrine Mme Caroline Auzias
CE2/CM1 Sandra Mme Claire Bossard
CM1 Liza & Leatitia Mme Ingrid Dekker
CM2 Xavier Mme Vanessa Martin-Faucher
6ème A Mme Géraldine Madre
6ème B Mme Nathalie Vounck
5ème A Mme Ludmina Langlois
5ème B Mme Danielle Auer
4ème Mme Amélie Wade
3ème Mme Pascal Dhont
2nde Mme Nathalie Vounck
1ère ES Mme Sandrine Pecquenard
1ère S Mme Charlotte Lablaude
TES Mme Nathalie Fourton
TS Mme Danielle Auer

The Events Committee

This Committee consists of volunteer parents, meeting several times a year to discuss, organize and bring to fruition the many events that enrich your children’s school life and engenders a spirit of oneness. The functions of the Events Committee are to:

  • Promote interaction through social events for our families and amongst parents
  • Encourage and enhance the school’s relationship with South Africa and the community of Cape Town by organizing events open to the public, as well as participating in various happenings around the city
  • Raise funds to finance excursions or school projects in accordance with the direction of the Management Committee
  • R13 418.96: Annual capital expenditure 2017-2018 for the purchase of pancake machine; gazebo; storage cases and espresso machine
  • R8 000.00: Tent hire for Christmas market 2017
  • R20 000.00: Contribution to Sea Point for aftercare facilities, educational and sports equipment
  • R20 000.00: Contribution to Hope street for use of African Brothers’ Stadium; repairs to foyer; educational and sports equipment

The Events Committee team constantly needs help during, before and after events. Everyone’s goodwill is always welcome for occasional or more regular help. Please mail us cdf@efdc.co.za.

Event Committee Members (2017-2018)

Adeline Soula
Isabelle Yon
Morgane Esvan
Samantha Bell
Sonia Hannebicque.