Leading Languages

At St Paul the Apostle School, our students are immersed in a second language (Italian) which is enhanced by our Auslan Gestural Program. Students are exposed to vocabulary which includes the use of simple greetings, directions and responses to questions posed in the Italian language.  The children’s exposure and immersion in the Italian language is also supported by its integration with our school kitchen program and supported by a Language Learning Support Officer. Our professional learning was informed by our inclusion in the Languages Education Advisory Committee (LEAC) supported by Catholic Education Melbourne to further enhance our Italian – gestural program.