In 2010, Connells Point Public School was part of a federally funded program to promote the teaching of Asian languages in schools. As the result of a grant applied for by our local high school, Blakehurst HS, three local primary schools - Connells Point, Carlton South and Blakehurst - were able to offer either Japanese or Chinese language and culture lessons to their students.
We opted to provide two Year 4 classes with weekly Japanese lessons, taught by Miss Kylie Ha, from Blakehurst High School.
This has been a most successful program, and has provided the participating students with a wonderful exposure to an Asian language. It is hoped that students will go on to further study of Asian languages in high school.
To read more about this program, click on report published in the link below.
We are delighted to announce that all Y4 students will again be studying either Japanese or Greek in 2011!