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 4000 students in Years 7-12, from both government and non-government schools and TAFE colleges, are enrolled.
Saturday School students follow Board of Studies syllabuses in 25 languages. These languages are assessable as part of their Stage 5 and Higher School Certificate studies.
Arabic, Armenian, Bengali (Bangla), Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, Filipino, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Modern Greek, Maltese, Persian (Farsi and Dari), Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.
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.
Enrolment forms are available from your School Principal and from http://www.sscl.schools.nsw.edu.au/how-to-enrol.