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Hornsby North Public School

Hornsby North Public School

Caring for children, educating for life

Telephone02 9987 4605



In NSW primary schools, the study of a language is optional.

Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.

At Hornsby North Public School, students in Kindergarten to Year 2 learn Italian while students in Years 3 to 6 learn French.  Teaching languages other than english (LOTE) at Hornsby North Public School is designed to:

  • develop positive self-concepts
  • provide educational opportunities that engage and challenge students
  • encourage and enable students to enjoy learning
  • promote a fair and just society that values diversity
  • promote continuity and coherence of learning and facilitate transition between primary and secondary school
  • provide broad learning outcomes that build the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes needed to succeed in and beyond their schooling.

Through our teaching and learning activities, the LOTE program develops literacy skills not only in Italian and French but also in English. Students acquire listening and speaking skills through interactive language games and activities. The written component supports the oral acquisition of Italian and French. The interactive whiteboard has become an integral part of the LOTE lessons. Access to authentic resources via the internet has complemented the French and Italian greatly.  

Hornsby North Public School is a multi-cultural school. Through the teaching of Italian and French we hope to build an acceptance and appreciation of diversity and respect of the cultures of others as well as our own. Cultural days such as carnevale and french day are celebrated to enhance the relevance of language in culture.

Chinese classes 

At Hornsby North Public School, we run our classes from 3:15pm to 4:30pm Tuesday to Thursdays.  

For futher information contact Helen.

Email - helenwhua@gmail.com

Phone - 0450 255 329 or 02 9476 3995