Hunter School of the Performing Arts

PERFORMING AT OUR BEST

Telephone02 4952 3355

Emailhuntperfor-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Languages

Penny Fleming

HEAD TEACHER

learning another language expands our horizons as global citizens and prepares us for the dynamic world of the 21st century    

Faculty Goals

  • develop knowledge, understanding and the skills necessary for effective interaction in the target language
  • provide opportunities to explore the nature of languages by making comparisons between English and other languages
  • develop knowledge of different cultures and an understanding of the interdependence of language and culture
  • students express themselves and their performing arts via the target language
  • provide opportunities for students to make meaningful connections with the wider world and to further develop ICT skills

Subjects

Stage 4: Y7

Chinese: mandatory 100 hours

French: mandatory 100 hours

Italian: mandatory 100 hours

Stage 5: Y9 & Y10 

Chinese: 200 hour elective

French: 200 hour elective

Italian: 200 hour elective

Vocabulary and language structures are taught separately and culture and practices are included.

Stage 6: Y11 & 12 

Chinese: HSC Beginners course

French: HSC Beginners course

Italian: HSC Beginners course

Activities

  • exploring culture
  • performing arts
  • a range of ICT tasks
  • relevant excursions
  • listening to authentic material
  • project & group work
  • art, music, songs & literature
  • cross curricular activities
  • email pals

Features

  • overseas cultural and language trips
  • film festivals & local excursions
  • cooking & culture incursions
  • friendship schools
  • relevant competitions
  • Italian Choir
  • language speaking morning classes
  • liaison with University of Newcastle
  • liaison with community groups

Staff Members

Penny Fleming

Pamela Burns

Daniela Phillips