St Joseph’s School, Hectorville offers Italian language classes to all students from Preschool to Year 6. All students participate in two Italian language lessons per week. The content and assessment of Italian is taught in accordance with the Australian curriculum.
Research shows that there are many benefits to those who learn a language from a young age. These include greater cognitive skills, improvement of problem solving and critical thinking skills, an enhancement of memory and better multi-tasking abilities, all of which contribute to better learning outcomes and employment opportunities.
As our society is becoming more globalized, learning other languages interconnects us with other cultures, giving us a deeper understanding and appreciation of humanity. Many of our former students have successfully applied and been accepted into special language entries at various high schools.