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Saturday School of Community Languages
Phone: 9244 5694
Fax: 9266 8098

On Saturdays the centres can be contacted by phone or fax.


Saturday School of Community Languages

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 own school or college.

The school is a public secondary school which operates only on Saturdays. Approximately 3500 students in Years 7-12, from both government and non-government schools and TAFE colleges, are enrolled.

Saturday School students follow BOSTES syllabuses in 24 languages. These languages are assessable as part of their Stage 5 and Higher School Certificate studies.

What languages can you study?

Arabic, Armenian, Bengali (Bangla), Chinese, Croatian, Filipino, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Modern Greek, Maltese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

What are the benefits?

Studying the language you speak at home:

  • helps students maintain rewarding relationships with their parents/caregivers, grandparents, relatives and other community members
  • promotes in students a sense of cultural identity, resulting in heightened self-confidence and self-esteem
  • provides an opportunity for students to develop high levels of skill in the language they speak at home
  • improves students' performance across the curriculum
  • places students in a better position to take advantage of employment opportunities.

How do I enrol?

Enrolment forms are available from your School Principal and from  


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