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Irrawang High School

Irrawang High School

Achievement through learning and participation

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In NSW high schools, languages is a key learning area.

Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.

The study of a language is compulsory for 100 hours in one continuous school year from Year 7 to Year 10, but preferably in Years 7 or 8.

In Years 11 and 12, NSW schools offer a wide variety of languages, catering for beginning students to background speakers.

The Modern Languages K-10 syllabus has been implemented at Irrawang High School this year. For the first time, year 7 and 8 classes are being taught the French language and culture. The study of a language enriches a student's understanding of themselves and their sense of belonging.


Gabriela Yeomans - Head teacher LOTE

Rebecca Hellegers -LOTE and Music teacher

Nicola Wills - LOTE teacher

Ruby Shumack - LOTE teacher