We believe in language education that reflects and embraces languages of the community, celebrating connections to people and place. Vietnamese is the second most spoken language in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
The petition to save the Vietnamese bilingual program at Footscray Primary collected many comments left by supporters. Here is a summary of what was said.
The campaign to save the Vietnamese bilingual program at Footscray Primary School was widely covered in the news media.
Students, teachers and parents speak of their Vietnamese bilingual experience.
A bilingual school teaches the curriculum in two languages.
Càch trường song ngử dạy chương tríng bằng hai ngôn ngử.
We acknowledge the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung language groups of the Kulin Nation, their Ancestors, Elders, families and communities who are the Traditional Custodians of the greater Melbourne, Werribee and the Mornington Peninsula areas. We acknowledge language revitalisation and practices are integral to culture, recognition and reconciliation.
Chùng tôi công nhận nhòm ngôn ngữ Boon Wurrung vá Woi Wurrung của Dân tộc Kulin, tổ tiên của họ, càc tộc trưởng, gia đính vá cộng đồng thổ dân. Họ lá người giữ gín lãnh địa truyền thống của Vúng đất Melbourne vá ngoại vi, Werribee vá bàn đảo Mornington. Chùng tôi công nhận sự hồi sinh của ngôn ngữ vá xử dụng ngôn ngữ đi liền với văn hoà, công nhận vá hóa giải.
Join our alumni to connect with students, parents and teachers who share Vietnamese bilingual experiences.
We welcome any extra support from the community. If you have skills or proposals we’d love to hear from you. You can also make a donation to support the cause! See below for ways to help.