February 21st: UN International Mother Language Day

On Thursday, we celebrated  the UN International Mother Language Day.  This year is also the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

  • There are about 6000 languages in the world.
  • 43% are endangered.
  • Every two weeks a language disappear.
  • Globally, 40 per cent of the population does not have access to an education in a language they speak or understand.

Languages Matter!

At school, to acknowledge this, we have displayed  a few bi/multilingual books at the Library for children  to peruse.

We have also shown  a short clip at the end of assembly on Friday to illustrate the linguistic diversity we have here at Holy Family.

A few short snippets below.


Lunar New Year

Happy New Year! to everyone and a special Happy New Year! to those families who celebrated the Lunar New Year on February the 5th.

We also celebrated it at school. Many classes engaged into inquiry about this important event for our Vietnamese and Chinese communities. Children used they 100 languages to show their learning.   One way was through dance led by Ms Hong and performed at assembly in Week 1.

We’re looking forward to immersing ourselves further into celebrating our school’s cultural diversity.

Rehersal time with Ms Hong

 The MCs: Savio, Kristina and Hiep.