In NSW primary schools, the study of a language is optional.
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.
We offer an extra-curricular Mandarin language program. The Mandarin language program at Galston Public School is delivered by Mandarian Stars and is focused on developing practical listening and speaking skills in Mandarin.
The program is developed to enhance a love for learning Mandarin, an enthusiasm to learn languages, a sense of pride in learning a new language (and culture) and also a natural ear and pronunciation of Mandarin. Classes take place in a Kindergarten to Year 2 and Year 3 to Year 6 group on Thursday mornings from 8am–8:50pm.