Plympton International College was selected to become the very first Bilingual School in South Australia in 2017.
Students have the unique opportunity of becoming fluent in the Chinese language, one of the most spoken languages in the world. This means that in addition to their class teacher they will also have a Chinese bilingual teacher who will be teaching Chinese through practical activities in the subjects of Health & Physical Education (H&PE) The Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS). In preparation for the bilingual program the Reception to Year 2 also have a daily lesson of Chinese.
Being selected as a Bilingual School gives us the opportunity to become a lighthouse school for Chinese language learning and teaching. Our students will learn high levels of Chinese, as well as be provided with an excellent educational experience that will give them the edge in an increasingly competitive job market. To ensure that this program is successful our school will be receiving extensive additional support and resources from UniSA and the Department for Education over the coming years.
Please view the video below and attached information brochure for more information about Chinese language programs in South Australian schools.
If you have any questions about this very exciting opportunity, please contact us.