l’Étoile du Nord



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.


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

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

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.

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.

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