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The Italian language programme at Holy Cross School is focused on student motivation and engagement. Students from Years 3 to 6 learn the Italian language and also gain an understanding of Italian culture. The children in Years 4 to 6 participate in weekly one hour lessons, while Year 3 children have a half-hour lesson each week.

Students at Holy Cross School have access to extensive and sophisticated multimedia resources from within the school, the Italian Language Centre, the Dante Alighieri Society, as well as from other local and international organisations.

By gaining an understanding of another language used in the Australian community, children are positively encouraged and assisted in the acquisition of any foreign language at secondary school.

Learning an additional language strengthens intellectual and analytical capability and enhances creative and critical thinking.  It helps children to understand their own language through comparison with English grammar structures.  Learning a second language also develops new perspectives and helps the individual to live and learn as part of a global community.

Italian is Australia's major language after English.  It is a language that many people love to study because Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.  Italian opera, food, fashion, art and history also make Italian a popular language and culture to study.  Italian is one of the easiest foreign languages to read, write and pronounce as well.  In our Catholic school, it gives us great pleasure to be able to offer our students the opportunity to learn a language of the Vatican.

For further information, please contact the Italian Teacher via the school office.

Special Events:

Italy's National Day is celebrated on June 2 every year: the Italian Republic was born on June 2, 1946.

Three Saints Festival Information​

The Lives of the Three Saints and the Origins of the Feast in Sicily​

​Il Palio di Siena - July 2 and August 16

La Quintana di Ascoli Piceno - 1st Sunday of August​

La Regata di Venezia - 1st Sunday of September


Australian Curriculum - Languages

 Why Learn Italian Language

 Benefits of a Second Language

 Why Study Italian

Resources for Students - Language:

Introducing and Describing Yourself - Teresa's Powerpoint

Languages Online

Word References

World Atlas

Media Soft - Italy​

Gens - Italia​

BBC Italian

Understanding Italy

Common Italian Phrases​

Clothing - Fashion

Currency Converter


Clothing Vocabulary Video

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