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school overview

The French-English unit at Richmond Road School is called L'Archipel and was established with the help of Frenz in 1994.

Richmond Road School is a publicly funded primary school in Auckland, just a few minutes from downtown. Our school is committed to bilingualism and diversity, also featuring bilingual Te Reo Māori and Samoan classes and mainstream English classes. Discover Richmond Road School.

central school

Richmond Road School has about 400 students and is located in a vibrant neighbourhood.

There is a school zone for Richmond Road School, which means there is a special enrolment scheme.

Green space

Our school has a junior and senior playground, a large green field and is about to install an all-weather canopy. This will provide much needed shade in the summer months and protection from rain all year round.

Bilingual class structure

The NZ curriculum is taught in French 5 days/week for the Years 0 to 2 then alternates between six school days in French followed by four school days in English for Years 2 to 6. This structure ensures children become proficient in both languages in all academic subjects.

Enrolment process

(for citizens, permanent residents and work visa holders)

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Enrol with Richmond Road School

Children must be enrolled by September for the following school year.

Note that Richmond Road School does not take international fee paying students

complete the Language


The school will contact you to schedule a language evaluation for your children, usually in October for the following school year

receive confirmation

Richmond Road School will score your child's application against a set of priority points and successful applicants are contacted by November for the following school year. All other applicants are place on a waiting list

Become a 

Frenz member

If your child is accepted at L'Archipel, fill our Frenz online membership form 


contact the Frenz manager at

Richmond Road School


Jacqui Tutavake

Frenz representative for 


Nolwenn Lacire


(French or English)



Richmond Road School

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