Serving our Community

Insertion Program

Insertion Program

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Italian is still the number 1 community language spoken in the home Australia-wide and some 20,000 pupils are involved in Co.As.It's Insertion Program in the 2008 school year. The program is conducted in over 85 State, Catholic and Independent Primary Schools throughout Sydney Metropolitan and N.S.W. Country areas.

Classes are conducted by a group of over 90 fully qualified teachers of Italian who hold recognised teaching qualifications.

At present, classes receive 1.5 and 2 hours of instruction per week in all State schools in line with Department of Education and Training requirements and 1 hour per week of teaching of the Italian language and culture in the Catholic and Independent sector.

Italian continues to be part of the H.S.I.E.(Human Society and its Environment), Key Learning Area of the N.S.W. Primary Curriculum. It has its own syllabus K-10 developed by the N.S.W. Board of Studies. Many schools now integrate the Italian Program as part of the school curriculum with other K.L.A.s.

The Insertion Program follows the school year of 41 teaching weeks which are divided into 4 school terms.