This week is packed: Vietnamese language and the Moon Lantern Assembly!
Watch this space for more info!
This week we are learning Tagalog. Tagalog is one of the 120+ languages spoken in The Philippines. Tagalog is spoken by not less than 26 million people in The Philippines alone. At Holy Family, we have over 35 students who speak Tagalog. Other Filipino students at our school speak Cebuano/Visayan and Ilokano. We’ll look at those languages later.
Here are some of our students speaking Tagalog.
Ishi, yr 2
Roan Vadda Librea, yr 7
Ishi greeting us
Chelo Rivera, Kiara Baniqued and Roan Librea in a Tagalog conversation
This week’s focus is Arabic. Arabic is spoken in 22 countries by over 200 million people. As a liturgical language is used by 1 billion people!
Arabic is not just one language! There is the Liturgical Arabic which all Muslims should know because is the language used in the Qur’an. Then, there’s the Modern Arabic used in writing that many Arabs know. The Egyptian Arabic is the most widely spoken because there are 80 million of them and because they lead in terms of music and media in general.And then, there is a variety of dialects spoken across the 22 country and 2 continents.
Here are some of our students who speak Arabic:
Jasmine and Jibran Zebian
Karlos Bou Karroum
Mrs Rita Giannakakis
What’s happening in R/1 CM and R/1 MC ?
The students have been writing their own diary books based on the text “Diary of a Wombat” by Jackie French
Open the link below to see Tauya’s creation ! Great imagination everyone! Well done!