211 Pacific Highway
St Leonards NSW 2065
Chinese is the language of communication of approximately one-quarter of the world’s entire population.
High proficiency in more than one language is a huge asset living in our interconnected global society. We recognise that students who become proficient in a second language often develop greater mental agility, a sharper memory and are likely to be more alert and perceptive later in life. Such children also develop a broader appreciation and adaptability in a variety of social and cultural contexts.
The School has adopted a bilingual immersion approach teaching in some Key Learning Areas where students spend approximately 50% of the week learning in English, and 50% learning in Mandarin. In achieving this goal, the School has adopted the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach to bilingual education with teaching in Key Learning Areas delivered in Mandarin.
The School’s education will l prepare students for life in a 21st Century world in which the relationship between China and Australia will continue to assume wider and deeper importance.