The 2015 Languages Participation Years 7 to 9 Census collection website will be open from Monday 31 August to Friday 11 September 2015. The Census date is Monday 31 August.
This collection provides data about languages programs in Years 7 to 9 in NSW government schools. Data from this collection are used for planning by schools, areas and the Languages team in Learning and Leadership Directorate.
Your school will need to log on to the Online Data collection website at http://datacollections.det.nsw.edu.auto enter your Languages Participation 7 to 9 data.
The Language Teaching Assistant program for NSW government schools will run again next year. There will be 5 French, 3 German and 1 Indonesian assistant. Principals have been advised in the 14 August 2015 SchoolBiz.
Schools now run their own budgets under Local Schools, Local Decisions. It is now up to your principal to agree to pay the assistant in the school.
Before applying for an assistant you will need to discuss your faculty needs with your Head Teacher and with the Principal. Several schools could apply to share one assistant throughout the year.
The application form is attached below and you will need to download it, fill it in and take it to your Principal for signature. Please return the application form to Maria Lomis by 28 August 2015 (Maria.email@example.com).
You will be advised in early September of the outcome of your school’s application for a Teaching in 2016.
Further information is available by phoning Marie Ange Lewis on 02 9244 5573.
The NSW Department of Education has offered to conduct a short survey, on behalf of the Board of Management of HSC online. The aim of this survey is to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the value of HSC online to users.
The survey is anonymous, open from 27 July to 28 August and should take from 5-10 minutes to complete. It can be accessed directly from the link following. http://qualtrasia.asia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_37XYakNKUYTuqNf
It would be appreciated if you could find the time to respond.
If your students use the HSC online site, they might be interested in completing this survey. The material on the site has been developed by the NSW Department of Education and practising teachers.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is asking schools to encourage their Year 11 and 12 students to complete a short survey about the HSC Online resource. The survey is designed to give a better understanding of the value of the HSC Online website to users.
The survey is anonymous, open until 28 August and takes 5-10 minutes to complete. It can be accessed online at www.qualtrasia.asia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1RoVc6Pv0oACxy5.
The Sydney South East Asia Centre is offering five grants of $1000 to Australian schools wanting to improve student knowledge or engagement about Southeast Asia.
These grants are intended to fuel interest in Southeast Asia by introducing school students to aspects of Southeast Asian culture during their studies. For the purposes of the grant, Southeast Asia is defined as Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.
Grant guidelines and an application form are included below. For more information, visit the SSEAC website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Friday 25 September 2015.
DISCOVER THE FREE RESOURCES AVAILABLE ON THE LANGUAGE LEARNING SPACE THROUGH THE AFMLTA/ESA WEBINAR SERIES. PUT THESE DATES IN YOUR DIARIES NOW!
You don’t need to register just log in for your preferred session. For more information, go to www.afmlta.asn.au
Recordings of all webinars will be made available via www.lls.edu.au and afmlta.asn.au
The webinars will be focusing on the student resources available at lls.edu.au for Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese.
See the flyer for more details.
Students in Year 5 and 6, Years 7 and 8, and Years 9 and 10 are invited to participate in the 2015 MLTA of NSW Inc. Linguafest Competition.
Students need to create and submit a short film, formatted as a AVI or MP4, (no more than 2 minutes in length) using the target language they are studying. Films should be submitted online. The film should be based on the theme ‘An Excuse’. Following the format of the Tropfest competition, somewhere in the film, students need to have an icecream.
For more details visit the MLTA website at http://afmlta.asn.au/mltansw/?page_id=144
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