2019 in Review
Hunter Community Languages' Contribution to
the Community Languages Schools Program
We are proud to announce that Hunter Community Languages is now a NESA endorsed Professional Development (PD) provider. This recognition formally acknowledges the quality of the NESA Registered PD that Kara Matheson, our Education Officer, has developed and is delivering to teachers. NESA accredited teachers who attend our accredited PD courses will be able to count this PD towards their accreditation.
Affiliation with Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education (SICLE) at Sydney University
We have been working closely with the team at SICLE this year and Hunter Community Languages now has a formal affiliation with SICLE. This affiliation recognises the value of our collaborative relationship in supporting the Community Languages Schools Program.
Advice and Support for New and Established Schools
We have supported 4 new members of Hunter Community Languages to get their schools started in 2019 and we have provided ongoing support for our established schools.
Joining Members’ Cultural Celebrations
It has been a delight to support members through attendance at their Cultural Festivals.
Our Education Officer, Kara has organised and delivered workshops in the Hunter and Sydney regions this year. Topics have included Dynamic Teaching Techniques; Creating a Code of Conduct; Classroom Management Skills; Diversifying the Curriculum for a Mixed-Ability Class; and Diversity Kids presented a workshop for our teachers on Inclusive Teaching for Students with Special Needs.
Supporting Local Multicultural Festivals
Hunter Community Languages supported the Unity in Diversity Festival and the Maitland Riverlights Festival this year. It was a pleasure to be a part of the planning for these festivals and to be a part of The Language Lounge at Riverlights.
Kara and the Hunter Community Languages Committee wish our members the very best.
We look forward to working with you to support your work in the Community Languages Schools Program in 2020.
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Kara represented Hunter Community Languages at the presentation ceremony for graduating teachers of SICLE's 2019 Community Languages Teaching Program (Foundation) - previously known as the certificate course.
In 2020 Kara will be teaching this course in Newcastle for our teachers.