ACT Community Language Schools Day 2017

ACT Community Language Schools Day is a free Children’s Week event.

Date: Saturday 21 October 2017
Venue: Exhibition Park in Canberra – Quokka Pavilion
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

The aim of the event is to give the association’s member schools and playgroups an opportunity to share their experiences and achievements with each other and the wider community.

All children at the event will be able to be involved in the lantern parade and piñata.

On the Day, community language schools will showcase their schools and communities in any of the following ways:

– have a display stall where they can display many items including the books they use at the school to teach the language, students’ completed work and items that depict their culture (photos, drawings, craft items etc.)

– perform one or two cultural items (singing and/or dancing)

– have a food stall to sell their traditional food items (items will be available for sale to the public to support the schools fundraising).
Print your ACT CLS Day poster2017 here


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Welcome Back

2016 has certainly been an interesting year for the website, this WordPress site is a temporary fix to allow the public and your families access to information about the association and your schools. I look forward with your assistance to continuing to update your school pages over the next few months.

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Community Language Schools Day 2015

The Canberra community are invited to come along and join in this day of celebration organised by the ACT Community Language Schools Association with the support of the ACT Government through the Community Language Schools Program.

Community language schools and playgroups from across Canberra gather to celebrate and share their learning through displays and performances.
There will be games, activities and some schools will be cooking some of their traditional foods for you to purchase.

When: Saturday 7 November 2015
Time: 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue: University of Canberra Refectory
Cost: Entry and activities are free. Multicultural food will be available for purchase.

For more information contact: ACT Community Language Schools Association 6230 5191

Facebook:ACT Community Language Schools Association

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ACT CLSA Annual Dinner 2015

Another wonderful evening of celebration for the ACT Community Language Schools Association, for photos of this lovely evening click here

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Curriculum Planning Workshop – Wednesday 9 September 2015

The ACT Education and Training Directorate is pleased to offer teachers of Community Language Schools the opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop. This workshop will cover the key elements of a language curriculum that meets the audit requirements of the Community Language Schools Association. Participants are asked to bring any existing curriculum documents or planning for term 4, 2015 and/or 2016.

Presenters: Veronique Canellas and Jan Herold
Venue: West wing meeting room, 2nd floor, Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, 180 London Circuit, Canberra City.
Time: 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm
Cost: Free

RSVP to Jacqui Dillon or 6230 5191 before 10 am Tuesday 8 September 2015

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Annual Dinner 2015

Saturday 19 September 2015 [singlepic id=440 w=320 h=240 float=right]
6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

Pavilion on Northbourne
242 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT

Cost: $50 per person
Buffet style dinner with vegetarian and halal options available.

Come along and enjoy a night out with other community language school members, ACT Government ministers and supporters of our association. Invitations have been sent to all registered schools and playgroups.

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Winner, ACT Volunteer of the year – Education, Science and Technology Category – Carlos Torres

Carlos is the founder of OsitoScool, a Spanish speaking community language school. Inspired by the Spanish speaking playgroup Ositos, which means little bears, Carlos had a vision of Spanish speakers having their own school to promote the Spanish language and Latin American culture. The OsitoScool has grown from one class of four children to four classes with about forty children, and eight childcare centre classes with twelve students each. Carlos has also set up the not for profit ‘Spanish Speakers Association’ and, with ACT Scouts, founded the Spanish speaking scout group, ‘Pioneros’. Thanks to Carlos’ leadership and commitment, like-minded parents in Canberra’s Spanish-speaking community are supported in bringing up their children bilingually or multilingually.


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