The Saturday School of Community Languages is a vibrant learning environment. We provide quality teaching and cater for the individual learning needs of our students. Our school is welcoming, friendly and encourages community involvement.
The Saturday School of Community Languages gives students the opportunity to study the language they speak at home, if a course in that language is not offered at their weekday school.
The school is a public secondary school which delivers face-to-face lessons only on Saturdays. Over 3250 students in Years 7 to 12, from both government and non-government schools are enrolled.
Saturday School students follow Board of Studies, Teacher and Educational Standards syllabuses in 24 languages. These languages are accessible as part of their Stage 4, Stage 5 and Higher School Certificate studies.
The languages we teach are:
Benefits of studying a language
Studying a background community language:
provides an opportunity to develop high levels of skills in a student's background community language
improves performance across the curriculum through enhanced literacy skills which are transferable to English
helps maintain rewarding relationships with parents, grandparents, relatives and other community members
promotes a sense of cultural identity, resulting in heightened self-confidence and self-esteem
places students in a better position to take advantage of employment opportunities.