Section Internationale

Section Internationale au lycée Sainte-Anne de Brest.

Présentation de la Section International

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Bourses Section internationale

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The programme for High School Scholarships 2017_2018 began on the 7th March 2017 at Lycée Sainte Anne, Brest. All students from 3ème (year 10), 2nde (year 11), and 1ère (year 12) have received or are going to receive a letter of information from their class teacher.

Below are copies of all letters sent out to parents :


They will be available at the start of the school year.


All requests should be made directly to the finance department in order to be considered. It is possible to test your suitability using the official Education Ministry calculator, available on their website.


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In 2014 we introduced a House System into the section.  Each student belongs to one of six houses; Cook, Dahl, Dickens, Duffy, Shakespeare or Seacole.
  •  Students from sixieme through to Terminal are allocated a house and throughout the academic year there are a number of social and educational events.  
  • Every day students can earn, or lose, points for their houses.

The system creates a friendly, competitive environment where older students look after younger members of the school and input from every member of the house is welcomed and encouraged. Social events include a Newcomer’s Picnic, Quiz Night, Talent Show, Theatre Performance, Uniform Day, World Book Day, Eco Day, charity events and the the year ends with a traditional English Sports day.

Sports Day

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For most schools in Britain Sports Day marks the end of the academic year and so for the past two years the International Section has held a Sports Day to mark the end of term and the end of House activities.

Students in both college and lycee are encouraged to participate in the afternoon activities, which include various team competitions such as rounders, fancy dress relay, egg and spoon races, the challenging upper body strength wheelbarrow race and the agility testing 3-legged race. . It is a great bonding experience for all involved, as students (and teachers!) from different Houses and grade levels have the opportunity to interact and compete with each other.

Sport Day at Sainte-Anne

Talent Show

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We know our students all have many talents but we were still amazed every year at the number of entries for the Talent Show.

We have pianists, guitar players, soloists and duets, magicians, dancers, artists…

The Talent Show at Sainte-Anne

Reading Buddies

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We have in place a “Reading Buddies” system, each lunchtime students from the Premiere and Terminal classes spend 15 – 20 minutes reading with younger students from the 6eme and 5eme classes.

The idea is simply to encourage the younger students in reading aloud in English.  Where possible we match students from within the Houses so everyone gets to know one another and the older students are enjoying re-reading some of the books they studied six years ago!  It also adds an extra curricular dimension to the Terminale’s dossiers.

“My Reading Buddy is great fun, she helps me with my pronunciation and I have found I have more confidence reading aloud in class,” said 5eme student, Romane.

“It’s great to help out,” commented Amelie, from Terminal.  “I remember what it was like when I had to read aloud in class all those years ago.  It’s fun helping out and mixing with the younger students, and I’ve been able to include the experience on my university application.”

School Exchange

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In 2015 we started a twinning initiative with Truro High School for Girls, a private school in the beautiful city of Truro in south-west England.

Each 4eme student is given a correspondent at the school and letters and emails are exchanged throughout the year.

Truro High School for Girls

St Anne’s students together with students from Truro School listening to French/English welcome speeches.

Last year’s 4eme students were able to spend a morning meeting their correspondents and exploring the school in Truro which is over 150 years old and has some inspiring alumni.

Inspiring alumni at Truro's High Scholl for Girls

In 2017 Fifteen intrepid members of 2nde and Premiere travelled over to Truro with Mrs Olivier and Mrs Nield to be received by their penfriends from Truro Girl’s School for the week.  A few of the highlights from the trip were the 30km bike ride through the beautiful Cornish countryside.  Making and eating scones in the school’s cookery rooms, the Shakespeare workshop and singing along to The Commitments.  A huge thanks to our friends in Truro and see you again next year!

The 30km bike ride with Truro Girl’s SchoolMaking scones at Truro Girl’s School






The Marymount Exchange Program

Marymount School of New York has an extensive exchange program. [read more ]

International Competitions

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Every year the school enters international poetry and short story competitions.

In the 2016 annual OIB community poetry competition, Sixtine Geffray, at the time in 1ère, was second prize winner. The competition is judged by Celia O’Donavan, from Cambridge.


When sadness comes out

” Sliding, flickering, falling

In the shadows of wistfulness.

Crushing, crashing, breaking, wrecking

The chains of loneliness.

Tired of waiting.  Waiting and hoping.

Hoping and crying.  Crying and drowning.

My dreams are burning in the ice.  My hopes are bleeding.

My heart is fading in the pain.  My soul is crumbling

And i will never know what’s on the other side.

And I will never know what windy storms hide.

Until I cross that slippery bridge.

The wind should blow on the dust of past.

The sky might fill with smoke at last.

Under the weight of my fallen body,

The yonder hills collapse.  The foam of the black sea

Dries on my soul’s remains.

Bridge, let me pass through your wooden piers, show me the place where light appears.

I’ll cross those thousand miles to reach the gleam.

I’ll run.  I’ll race.  I’ll fly, I’ll flee.

I’ll open my eyes.  I’ll see …”

Decorated Christmas shoe boxes at Sainte-Anne

Charity work

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Every year we try to participate in international charity events.

Christmas shoe boxes :

Decorated Christmas shoe boxes at Sainte-Anne

Decorated Christmas shoe boxes at Sainte-Anne

For example in 2016-2017 we launched a competition to fill decorated Christmas shoe boxes!  These boxes are part of the annual Christmas Shoe Box Appeal organized by the international charity Samaritan’s Purse, an appeal which has been running for over 30 years and specializes in meeting critical needs for victims of war, disaster, and famine in the world’s most troubled regions.  We sent of well over 100 shoe boxes.

Clothes Mountain :

Clothes Moutain Challenge

Clothes Moutain Challenge

In March of this year students from throughout St Anne’s took part in a Clothes Mountain Challenge.

From 7:30am – 12noon we created “mountains” of second hand clothes.  Organised by the local charity Operation Caritative, the aim was to create the largest mountain possible.  The clothes were sent to be recycled and the money raised went to buy much need medicine for orphans in Vietnam and Madagascar.

S’inscrire en section internationale

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Entry to the International Section is by formal exam and interview. Places are limited to ensure we maintain the ideal teacher student ratio.
  • Entrance exams are held in March and also the end of August.
  • Please contact Lucy Gorbold for further information and an information pack;
  • Or alternatively you can download a copy of our application form here.

Download our application form :

Dossier Section Internationale 2022-2023

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