The 2018 Calendar for Cultural Diversity is now online, providing a range of resource links and ideas for planning classroom and school activities that commemorate celebrations, national days, religious observances and other key events that promote intercultural understanding. Attached below is the 2018 Calendar for Cultural Diversity, and more resources can be found on the website.
Secondary language teachers: If you missed the Languages and Culture team's state-wide update yesterday, you can view it here: https://connect.schools.nsw.edu.au/p74mxadtsnc/
It's 30 minutes long, and you can also download the presentation, which contains important links. You're very welcome to share with your colleagues and networks.
Carrousel Theatre will be touring NSW from 30 July to 17 August 2018 with their bilingual puppet production of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. This bilingual incursion is designed for school students learning a new language and the performance and language content is modified according to student age and language level.
The performances are suitable for both primary schools and secondary schools (Years 7-10). Preparation resources for each show can be downloaded from Carrousel Theatre's website.
For further information, including the languages that the production is offered in, please refer to the flyer attached.
The newly-established Hunter/Newcastle Language Teacher Network will hold its first meeting on 8 March at 4pm at Merewether High School.
All language teachers, teaching or living in the area, are welcome to attend.
Networks are a great way to stay fresh, get new inspiration and be supported.
If you would like to join the Hunter/Newcastle Language Teacher Network, please complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HunterLanguages2018
For further information, contact the network leader Coreena Allen.
Have your say! NESA seeking feedback on Stage 6 [Language] and Literature and [Language] in Context courses
All secondary language teachers are invited to participate in the Term 1 Adobe Connect webinar. As the webinar runs as a one-direction session, you will not be required to speak or need a microphone.
The webinar can contribute to 30 minutes of teacher-identified professional learning addressing Standard 6.2.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
- update from state office
- NESA update
- technology tips
- TeachMeet presentation on differentiation.
Join us online via the Secondary Languages Adobe Connect room on Wednesday 21 February from 3:30-4:00pm.
For participants new to using Adobe Connect, please refer to the attached how-to-guide below.
We look forward to meeting you in the Secondary Languages meeting room.
Are you teaching in a remote area of NSW? Are you unable to get to network meetings due to distance?
The new Virtual Language Network provides geographically isolated language teachers 7-12 with a great opportunity to engage professionally with colleagues; share resources and teaching ideas; and discuss the issues that relate to the teaching of languages in schools.
Network meetings will be available on MyPL and can support you in maintaining accreditation.
f you would like to join, enter your contact details at
The network leader, Amanda Rowe, will then contact you with details about the first virtual meeting.
Email email@example.com for more information.
The Riverina network meets formally four times a year, with three shorter meetings in Terms 1, 2, 4 and a full-day conference in Term 3.
The first meeting will be Tuesday 20 February 2018 at 4.30pm in Albury. To join this network, or for details about the venue, contact Marianna Valeri or see attached.
All teachers in the Riverina area are invited to join our Facebook group – BMLTA and Friends – and come along to our first meeting.
The State Library of NSW and Mother Languages Conservation Movement International Inc. invites you to attend and celebrate International Mother Language Day (IMLD). This free event will share the story and importance of IMLD as well as provide the opportunity to learn greetings and expressions in different languages.
When: Saturday 17 February 2018
Where: Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Macquarie St, Sydney 2000
From: 10:30 am-1:30 pm
The Languages and Culture team runs state-wide Adobe Connect sessions for 30 minutes on Wednesday, Week 4 each term.
Language teachers 7-12 are invited to participate in the Term 1 Adobe Connect webinar that will include information about K-10 syllabus implementation support, a short TeachMeet from Kirsty Marquis at Picnic Point HS and an update from state office, including personnel and current projects.
Participating in the Adobe Connect webinar can contribute to 30 minutes of teacher-identified professional learning addressing Standard 6.2.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
Note, the webinar runs as a one-direction session, you will not be required to speak or need a microphone.
When: Wednesday 21 February 2018, 3.30-4.00pm
Where: Online, via Adobe Connect https://connect.schools.nsw.edu.au/secondarylanguages/
Participants are required to log in using their DoE username. There is no need to register prior to the event. The sessions will be recorded for participants who are not available at the time of the webinar.
For participants new to using Adobe Connect, a detailed how-to-guide is attached and it is recommended that you complete the connection tests prior to the event.
Note: The non-DoE events and products mentioned on this site are included at the reader's discretion. The inclusion of this information is not an endorsement by the DoE.