Power of 2

Did you know?

According to the World Economic Forum's 2012-2013 ranking of global competitiveness, Australia placed 20th, behind Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Austria, Norway, Canada, Taiwan, Denmark, Qatar, Japan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Singapore, and Switzerland.

Notable quote

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem. - Mahatma Gandhi

A laugh a day

Spotlight

FOMO - A Mother's Perspective about Bilingual Education

Junny Ebenezer founded the first Indonesian community language school in Australia. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in education; her dissertation focusing on cross-cultural skills development.  Writing from Singapore, Junny shares her thoughts on bilingual education and her observations of the educational and linguistic experiences of her children within the Singapore system.

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Events

Celebrating 100 Years of Roald Dahl: Chocolate Afternoon Tea

Fancy a chocolate biscuit or two? Join a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-inspired afternoon tea. Too much chocolate is never enough! Mingle with fellow Roald Dahl fans and debate the merits of Matilda vs. The BFG. Those with a sweet tooth should not miss this event.

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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

Australians are too lazy to master Chinese

Australia needs far more speakers with at least a basic proficiency in Chinese if it is to make the most of growing trade and cultural links with the Asian giant.

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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.

2nd Multicultural Kitchen

Project Extend Term 2 2016

Enjoying various sports on a rainy day!


Kids Corner