Language learning develops literacy and communication skills which are transferable across learning areas.
It also strengthens student’s understanding of linguistics, social and cultural practices, and identities.
At Brunswick North Primary School, we have an engaging program where students interact in Italiano daily. It is also reinforced in mainstream classes and curriculum. Italiano is taught in a vibrant classroom environment with authentic materials and contemporary resources, songs and language. There are also opportunities for students to extend their language learning through extra-curricular activities such as Il Coro dei bambini and l’Esperienza Italiana.
Il Coro dei Bambini is a voluntary activity for students from Grades 3-6. More than 100 students meet weekly, during their lunch, to learn authentic italiano songs. The highlight of the year is our Coro Concert, held at a local Italiano function centre.
L’Esperienza Italiana is an immersion experience at a local Italiano venue. It is a full day urban experience where students learn about la cultura italiana e l’immigrazione italiana. This is open to Grade 5 and 6 students.
Our program also includes a sister school relationship with la scuola primaria di Crugnola – Mornago a Varese in Lombardia, Italia.
Get ready to hear italiano spoken at home, through song and conversation!