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The longest word in the English language featuring alternating consonants and vowels is Honorificabilitudinitatibus with 27 letters.

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The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. - Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Australian Army Chief

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Spotlight

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.

 

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Events

Victoria's Multicultural Festival

Victoria’s Multicultural Festival is a showcase of the many cultures that make Victoria so vibrant and such an amazing place to live. Come along for a sumptuous array of international cuisine, art, craft, music, dance, film, kid’s activities, roving performances and more! The celebrations start at midday and include two new additions to the exciting program:  the VMC Film Festival which will explore multiculturalism through the lens of the next generation; and the Culture Waves concert from 7-10pm  featuring some of the hottest headline multicultural acts.

 

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Education Matters

Language learning in schools: Are we wasting our children's potential?

Despite having one of the most multilingual societies in the world, rates of language uptake in Australian schools are low, with the number of Year 12 students studying a second language dropping in the past 50 years from 40 per cent to 12 per cent.

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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.

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Project Extend

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

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Project Extend Term 4 2016



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