Language and Culture

Languages Events

Chinese New Year was celebrated on February 19 at Pulteney this year. Our Kurrajong students enthusiastically paraded around the campus wearing red and using noisemakers to scare off the beast ‘Nian’. The Kurrajong and Prep students then enjoyed a martial arts performance and bamboo dance in Wyatt Hall. Delicious spring rolls, dumplings, fried rice, red bean buns and Chinese pancakes were prepared by some of our parents and we thank them much for this very welcome inclusion to our celebration!

Languages and Culture Celebration Week

The Languages and Culture Celebration Week will take place in Week 11 this term. The Languages faculty will be offering a large variety for our students both in and out of the language classrooms. Competitions, martial arts and cooking demonstrations, station-based learning, shuttlecock, sumo suits, Bee-bots programming, Wei Qi and Easter Egg decorating are just some of the activities involved. Our International Lunch will be held on April 11. The Gourmet Grillerz foodtruck (German hotdogs) will be returning this year and the Beyond India food truck will also be at the school. The Qkr! App will again be used to pre-order the meals so please make sure that you are au fait with the app!

Exchange Returnees Speech

Charlotte Moseley and Jake Reedman delivered 3-4 minute speeches in excellent German at the German Club at the weekend. Charlotte and Jake were the recipients of exchange scholarships from the Hermann Thumm and Josef Landherr Foundation in 2017. They have recently returned from 8 weeks in Alzenau Germany where they attended school, travelled in Germany and Europe and obviously spent a lot of time perfecting their German! 

Lara Candy and Erin Morello have also recently returned from exchange and had a wonderful time exploring Berlin, visiting numerous Christmas markets and improving their language skills. The four are now undertaking Stage 2 German and are looking forward to putting their skills to good use.

This term we are excited to have the opportunity to host a total of 5 German exchange students at various times and we would like to thank the Perrott, Jaksa, Johnson, Castro, Champion, Jones and Radbone families helping to make their stay possible.

Our exchange programs are valuable on so many levels; from the intercultural learning that takes place amongst the student body, to their reciprocal nature which then allows our students to experience time overseas, to the assistance the exchange students provide to our language classes. Thank you to anyone who assists the programs in any way.


Dankeschön, ありがとうございます, 谢谢 

Kirsty Hickman

Learning Area Leader Languages