Bacchus Marsh Primary School is a government school with a strong history of commitment to the provision of a LOTE program. Chinese Mandarin is our Second Language for students from Prep to Year 6. The school`s Chinese language program is delivered face-to-face in a well-designed Chinese classroom as well as through Chinese cultural activities integrating the arts and sport. The program began in 2008 with our upper school expressing a desire to learn a modern language within their own classrooms.
By studying another language we value that students will:
- gain access to other peoples ideas and ways of thinking
- become interested in and respectful of other cultures
- develop social and cognitive skills that will help them in other areas of the curriculum
- improve future employment and economic opportunities
Our LOTE program focuses on developing language proficiency and promotes intercultural understanding. Studying a language better equips students to engage with others and participate fully in an increasingly globalised world.