Thank you to Patricia Incerti for this week’s post about the KPS English as an Additional Language (EAL) program.
Each year there are many new students starting at KPS. Some of our students come from other countries and arrive in Australia with little or no English. They find themselves having to adjust to a new place, new home as well as a new school. I asked some of our EAL students their reflection on coming to Australia and being at Kew Primary School. Continue reading
Thank you to Madame Payne for her interview with KPS French Language Assistant, Mégane Lesuisse.
Madame Payne: You arrived at KPS to commence your French Language Assistant position at the start of this year. What motivated you to apply for the position?
Mégane: Australia has always been a dream for me since my early childhood. After finishing my master’s degree in English Linguistics and Language Acquisition, I wanted a gap year to fulfil this ever-present dream. Combining this traveling dream with my passion for teaching was just the perfect opportunity for me. I applied with little hope as there were only 11 positions available, but here I am! Lucky to be working in such a good school. Continue reading
If there’s one sure-fire way to rile my kids, it’s to say “Is there an emoticon for that?”
“Mum!”, they’ll reply in exasperation, “It’s emoji, not emoticon.” Continue reading
Many thanks to Madame Temple for this week’s post about a special day held at school last week.
On Wednesday 25th November we had a whole school French day with a puppet theatre incursion and dress-up. The school yard looked very colourful with the French colours bleu, blanc and rouge, and many students dressed as characters from Cinderella. Continue reading