The Italian langu​age 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 peo​ple 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 f​​​urther information, please contact the Italian Teacher via the school office.

Special Event

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

Three Saints F​​estival Information​

The Live​​s of the Three Saints and the Origins of the Feast in Sicily​

​Il Pali​o di Siena - July 2 and August 16

La Quintana di Ascoli P​​iceno - 1st Sunday of August​

La Regata di V​enezia - 1st Sunday of SeptemberSources

Australian Curric​​ulum - Languages

 Why Learn Italian Language

 Benefits of a Second ​​Language

 Why S​​tudy Italian

​Langua​​ge C​​entre​​​

Resources for Students - Language

Introducing and Describing Yourself - Teresa's Powerpoint

Languages Online

Word References


Worl​​d Atlas

Media​​ Soft - Italy​

G​ens - Italia​

BBC I​talian​

Understa​nding Italy

Common ​Italian Phrases​

Clothi​​ng - Fashion

Currency ​​Converter

Ordering at a R​​estaurant - Video​


Clothing V​​ocabulary Video

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