Bienvenidos a todos! At Laburnum Primary School, our students learn Spanish through a communicative approach to learning. From Prep to Year 6, they experience a range of tasks relating to speaking, reading, responding and writing in Spanish, with an emphasis on communication in real life situations. This method is ideal for meeting the needs of both upper and lower primary students from varying backgrounds, language abilities and experience.
Our school council chose Spanish as the whole school language as we recognise its important global influence. Our students are encouraged to contribute during their language learning, incorporating our school values of curiosity and resilience to succeed. By working together in this way, our students thrive as a community of learners.
Although they are not expected to leave primary school fluently speaking the language, we believe our program assists students to fully appreciate other cultures around the world and our role as global citizens.