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. Andrew McKenzie is the president of SAFTA.
The SAFTA Treasurer
PO Box 192
Highgate SA 5063