The South Australian French Teachers Association, inc. was founded in 1978 on 3rd February at Adelaide High School.
It was formed in response to growing concerns about the status of French in South Australia and had, and still has, as its principal aim the support of teachers and students of French in all schools in the state. To this end SAFTA organises a wide range of student activities as well as a programme of professional development for teachers.
Student activities include many different competitions: poetry recital, poster/book production, essay writing, dramatic performance, pétanque, general knowledge quiz. Teachers are supported by workshops and immersion days, theme-based general meetings and especially the annual conference. For many of these activities, SAFTA works closely with other organisations such as Alliance Française, the French Consortium and the university French departments.
SAFTA's committee is made up of volunteers who devote much of their time to stimulate the teaching of French.
Postal Address: The SAFTA Treasurer, PO Box 192, Highgate, SA 5063
Committee Members 2017
President: Andrew McKenzie
Vice-President: Marcia McLachlan
Secretary: Shontelle Stanyer
Treasurer: Catherine Skene
General Members: Gisèle Blanchard; Alan Cleggett; Alba Enriquez; Christèle Maizonniaux; Teresa Marchesan; Laureline Martin; Jessica Powell; Sue Swanson; Anne-Marie Wilson; Nelly Zerna