Research has shown that students exposed to languages other than English benefit in numerous ways, including an improvement of general linguistic skills and an appreciation of different cultures and attitudes. Experiencing the contrasts and similarities of a different language and culture assists students in learning more about their own language and way of life.
Australia not only enjoys a rich domestic multicultural environment but is also geographically located in the Asia-Pacific region which is in itself a culturally diverse and dynamic region of the world.
A strong and rich Language program enables students to engage and better understand cultures from neighbouring countries in a growing context of globalisation and modern communication. Students from Foundation to Year 6 have a specialist Mandarin lesson on a rotational term basis. Through the study of Mandarin, students have the opportunity to learn not only another language, but also find out about the Chinese culture.