In addition to its many in-house activities, the French School of Cape Town does its best to cultivate a spirit of openness by organising and participating in various activities involving other French schools. This mentality reflects positively on our students’ well-being. The activities aim to make them curious and open- minded, whilst involved in their projects and sharing the experience with others. These activities are a great way of linking with schools in the same geographic area. The various activities are planned strategically to reflect our educational values. Here are a few examples, which take place throughout the year:

Robocap : The science competition:

Robocap2015This competition takes place yearly between French schools. Depending on the host country, the designated school is opened to all participants for a week. In 2013, the tournament “Springbot” took place in Johannesburg, on the Lycée Jules Verne campus. In 2014 “Mozbot” was held in Maputo. Our school organised and hosted the edition “Robocap” in 2015!


The concept is simple: to give students the opportunity to sharpen their skills in mathematics, programming and technology while developing their team spirit and their ability to cooperate. During a whole week, teams from different schools try to meet the challenges given on robotics and machinery. To sharpen their minds and enhance competitiveness, the winners are awarded a prize.

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Budding Ambassadors

From Grade 5 to high school, this debating competition encourages multilingual skills through linguistic and cultural mediation around international news issues. This project is focused on putting public speaking into practice. The students are the “ambassadors” of their host country: they must defend their position and justify it by referring to current affairs, which they have therefore researched and reflected on. The finals are held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris (in May  2015).

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Rugby Tournament

The rugby tournament is an educational event, in its fourth year. The first was held in Johannesburg in 2013, the second in Maputo in 2014 and the third and fourth in Cape Town. This activity is for students in Grades 4 and 5. Beyond the sport, it offers a significant cultural experience, specific to the host country. Teams must be composed of girls and boys. It usually brings together the schools of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Nairobi, Maputo and Cape Town.

Look at the photo album.