Power of 2

Did you know?

The country with the most official languages is the Republic of South Africa with 11.  These are: English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sesotho, Setswana, Sepedi, Xitsonga, siSwati, isiNdebele and Tshivenda.

Notable quote

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. – Latin Proverb

A laugh a day


The Victoria- China relationship: built on a thousand hands of friendship

Last week in Beijing Premier Daniel Andrews cemented Victoria's reputation as the Education State, reaching an historic agreement with China’s Ministry of Education to take the education relationship between our two jurisdictions to a whole new level.




Melbourne Knowledge Week

'Know. Now. Next.' is the theme of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2017. Building on what we know, acting now, and preparing for the future.

The best thinkers in Melbourne and from around the world are coming together to lead conversations to shape the way our city evolves.

Dates and times
01/05/2017 to 07/05/2017

State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street



Education Matters

Why learning Chinese should be compulsory in Australian schools

While we all wait with bated breath to see how Asia responds to the prospect of Donald Trump in the White House, some introspection about how well Australia is prepared to fully engage in the Asian Century would be prudent.


Language Matters

Introducing 'Noongarpedia' – Australia's first Indigenous Wikipedia

The people who have occupied south-west Western Australia for 30,000 years are determined to ensure the survival of their Noongar language.


Project Extend

Project Extend is a new BEFA initiative aimed at giving interested students a genuine opportunity to learn a second language.

Project Extend 2017 - Term 1

End of Year Party 2016

Kids Corner