Languages in Australian Schools

Languages in Australian Schools

In days gone by French was the dominant foreign language taught in Australian schools. After all it was the official ‘diplomatic language’ and thus on all our passports.

As time progressed and immigration increased we saw Italian emerge. German came back as people became more detached from WW2 and re-embraced the heritage resulting from large 19th century influxes of Germans to South Australia. Likewise as Japan increased its importance as a trading partner Japanese became a leader in popularity, helped along by introducing Japanese as an option at primary schools. … Read more

Even in a modern world old fashioned human assistance wins the race!

During the recent school holidays we had 2 incidents where flight plans came unstuck due to, one being weather and the second was actually a strike by American Airlines at L.A. Airport! A Community Development group returning from Dili was … Read more

Renewed funding helps students make ANZAC history

Renewed funding helps students make ANZAC history Funding from the South Australian Government will allow high school students to continue publishing their findings in Australia’s Virtual War Memorial. Launched in 2014 to commemorate the start of WWI, Virtual War Memorial … Read more

NZ students’ pricey trips to volunteer in poor areas could be doing major harm – including fuelling human trafficking, non-profits say.

We have always taken a cautious approach to ‘Community Aid’ programmes. In particular, we realised MANY years ago that most so called ‘Orphanages’ were economic scams. This article in the NZ media presents the problem well. We offer community development … Read more

Planning a school music tour to Europe?

Europe offers up some outstanding venues where your school, choir, band, or orchestra can perform. Imagine the acoustics that these buildings and squares produce and then add the ambiance and history. Some suggested locations that you may not have considered. … Read more

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