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
Email:admin@actclsa.org.au

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 admin@actclsa.org.au 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

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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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2014 – 15 Community Language Schools Grant released

The ACT Government’s Community Language Schools Grants Program enhances the ACT community through the continuing support of community language schools, preschools and playgroups in the Canberra region. It is the intention of this grant to ensure that as many community language schools, preschools and playgroups as possible benefit from the funds available.

Who is eligible to apply?
Any registered member school, preschool or playgroup of the ACT Community Language Schools Association. The school, preschool or playgroup is required to be non-profit making and either incorporated, or in the process of becoming incorporated. If not incorporated, the applicant must be auspiced by an incorporated organisation.

All applicant schools, preschools and playgroups must have satisfactorily acquitted all previous grants.

Applications open 18 May 2015.
Applications close Monday 15 June 2015.
For more information, please contact Jacqui Dillon
phone (02) 6230 5191
email admin@actclsa.org.au

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2015 Membership Payments due

Have you paid your 2015 Membership fees yet?  Please remember that your membership payment is required to be eligible for the 2015/16 Community Language Schools Grant and to ensure you are covered by the ACT Community Language Schools Public Liability Insurance Policy.

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