English as Another Language Dialect
English as an Additional Language or Dialect
Acknowledgement of Country
Weetangera Primary School acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, the traditional custodians of this land. We would also like to pay respect to the united Ngunnawal Elders Council and to the Elders, both past and present, of the Ngunnawal nation.
EALD (English as an Additional Language or Dialect) provides students from K-6 who speak another language regularly at home with an opportunity to acquire competency and confidence using English in a supportive environment. To ensure the best possible outcomes for students, a flexible approach is taken. This includes in-class assistance, and small group or individual teaching, depending on the student's learning needs.
Approximately ten percent of students at Weetangera Primary School are identified as EALD students. Our students come from a range of cultural backgrounds, including Chinese, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Greek, and Indian. We value this cultural diversity which enriches our school community.
In 2016 the Yirri Dancers will work with Kamilaroi woman and dance teacher, Amy Minchin.