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Blacktown Boys High School

Blacktown Boys High School

Partially Selective Boys High School since 2010

Telephone02 9622 1558


In NSW high schools, languages is a key learning area.

Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.

The study of a language is compulsory for 100 hours in one continuous school year from Year 7 to Year 10, but preferably in Years 7 or 8.

In Years 11 and 12, NSW schools offer a wide variety of languages, catering for beginning students to background speakers.

LOTE Staff

Mrs Kate burne

Mr Christopher Pace

The Languages faculty aims to enable students to develop communication skills, focus on language as a system and gain insights into the relationship between language and culture, leading to lifelong personal, educational and vocational benefits. Students study the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in the Italian language as well as analysing the similarities and differences between the Australian and the Italian cultures. Students who enjoy and are successful in the study of languages can further their studies by choosing Italian as an elective subject in years 9 and 10 as well as years 11 and 12.