About our school

Why choose the Italian Language School

We recognise that children enter the school with a wide range of skills, knowledge, experience and cultural backgrounds and that all children are individuals and learn different ways at varying rates and by diverse paths. The core of our philosophy is the belief that children are smart, competent and the central character of the learning process. We believe children learn through meaningful and fun experiences and the exploration of the world around them. Our aim is to support and facilitate learning and development of the Italian language and to provide the provocations that lead to discovery and understanding of the Italian language and culture. Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy of our children.

When and where classes are held

Classes are held every Saturday during the ACT school term from 1.30pm till 4pm. The school is located at Gambarri Annex, Yarralumla Primary School, Loftus Street.

Who we are

We are a not-for-profit association and believe in enriching the lives of children in the ACT and surrounding areas in the Italian language, culture and customs.


Our history

The Italian Language School was founded in 1969 with financial support from the Italian Government for the purpose of fostering an interest in Italian language and culture and of giving children of Italian background an opportunity to learn it in a school environment.

Who can join?

The Italian Language School is run by volunteers passionate about teaching the Italian Language to children in the ACT and surrounding local NSW areas. A committee oversees the School administration and is always looking for more members to join.

 
A different language is a different vision of life.

Biancaneve

Una volta, nel cuor dell'inverno, mentre i fiocchi di neve...


Una volta, nel cuor dell'inverno, mentre i fiocchi di neve cadevano dal cielo come piume, una regina cuciva, seduta accanto a una finestra dalla cornice di ebano. E così, cucendo e alzando gli occhi per guardar la neve, si punse un dito, e caddero nella neve tre gocce di sangue. Il rosso era così bello su quel candore, ch'ella pensò: "Avessi una bambina bianca come la neve, rossa come il sangue e dai capelli neri come il legno della finestra!". Poco dopo diede alla luce una figlioletta bianca come la neve, rossa come il sangue e dai capelli neri come l'ebano; e la chiamarono Biancaneve. E quando nacque, la regina morì.

Dopo un anno il re prese un'altra moglie: era bella, ma superba e prepotente, e non poteva sopportare che qualcuno la superasse in bellezza. Aveva uno specchio magico, e nello specchiarsi diceva: - Dal muro, specchietto, favella: nel regno chi è la più bella? -.

E lo specchio rispondeva: - Nel regno, Maestà, tu sei quella -.

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