Extracurricular Programs Linked to LOTE
Students are given the opportunity to enter various competitions. We encourage all students studying a language to enter the Language Perfect World Championship Competition. More than 130,000 students from different countries take part in this competition. Elective classes are also encouraged to take part in competitions offered by the French and Japanese Language Associations.
Overseas Study Tours: Study tours to Japan and New Caledonia are organised if there is sufficient student interest.
Cultural Immersion: The richness and diversity of the culture of each language at Sylvania High School is enforced via cultural performance days, Languages Day, Harajuku day, Bastille Day and Greek Celebrations/Food tasting and Dancing. This allows students to immerse themselves in cultural activities and actively participate in them.
Student Exchange: The opportunity to host an exchange student is provided to build cultural understanding and develop communication skills beyond that covered in the classroom. These relationships will be built upon in future overseas trips.
Community and other languages may be studied externally through the Saturday School or the Open High School. Application is directly through Sylvania High School and such students become classified as part time. Please note that the closing dates for such applications is typically in late November of the preceding year of study. Students who apply to undertake such courses must satisfy the Principal that:
1. they have the maturity and capacity to study independently
2. the quota of Open High School and/or Distance Education students enrolled is not exceeded within the school
3. the school has the capacity to accommodate such students under minimal supervision in the library
4. their enrolment does not jeoporadise the curriculum within the school due to staffing loss connected with part time students
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