On behalf of the Languages and Culture team, I'd like to wish everyone a lovely Christmas and a relaxing break - we've earned it!
As many of you already know, we have farewelled some amazing and long-serving team members in recent weeks - Evelyn Man, Marie Ange Lewis, Enri Parolin and Lyndall Franks. We are also saying goodbye to the wonderful Trish MacDonald, who is off to Bowral HS.
These team members have finished their contracts, as Senior Education Officer positions (SEO1 and SEO2) now require recent-school based experience.
In Term 1 2017, Elizabeth Wang will continue acting in the role of Confucius Institute Officer, and Michelle Walls will be joining us from Gosford HS for Semester 1 2017.
Janelle Byrne and I will continue in our roles.
If you're interested in joining the team, there is currently a Language Officer position advertised on the I work for NSW website.
Enjoy the break!
Chatswood High School is seeking to appoint a temporary part-time Spanish/French teacher 0.7 FTE. Please contact Evelyn Manson on 9419 3611 for more details.
Congratulations to the following students who achieved first place in a language course in the 2016 Higher School Certificate:
Thank you to the teachers who have passionately supported their students and for being excellent ambassadors of NSW Public Schools.
Colo High School is seeking a temporary teacher (0.8 FTE) for 2017. The teaching load consists of Stage 4 Japanese and Stage 6 French Beginners (Year 11 and 12 classes). Colo High School is in the semi-rural area of North Richmond. The school is a comprehensive high school with an excellent reputation in the local community and a positive profile for languages. Please contact Head Teacher Admin, Lynette Collett.
Teachers’ screening: 6pm on Wednesday 1 March 2017 at the Palace Verona, Paddington.
More details in Term 1 2017.
Parramatta High School is seeking to appoint a 0.4 temporary French and Indonesian teacher for 2017. Mainly a French junior load. Please contact Lillian Smith on 9635 8644 for more information.
The MLTANSW Awards for Outstanding Languages Educator recognise the significant contributions that teachers of the MLTA in NSW make to high quality teaching and learning of languages within schools and their communities.
In order to encourage more members to nominate themselves for this award, the MLTANSW Committee has decided to open it up to include part-time Languages teachers. Additionally, they are extending the deadline for nominations to Tuesday 20 December 2016.
For further information about the Outstanding Languages Educator Awards and the application process, check out the MLTANSW website on: http://bit.ly/2gWg3zg.
The Languages and Culture team (Secondary Education – Learning and Teaching Directorate) is establishing the Virtual Language Mentoring Network (VLMN) to support beginning and/or isolated NSW Department of Education languages teachers, especially those without the support of a head teacher with a language teaching background.
Early career and geographically remote teachers of languages often work as the only language teacher in the school, and have specific needs which cannot always be met at school level. This network will develop the capacity of experienced supportive teachers of languages to mentor these teachers. This initiative is in response to the Department of Education’s commitment to teacher quality, including increasing support for beginning teachers and teachers from rural and remote areas.
The VLMN will include up to fifteen school-based language teacher mentors, selected via expressions of interest, and up to 60 mentees.
Expressions of interest are invited from:
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