Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues

    New resources for community language students

    25/11/2017 8:00 AM
    • ​Community language school upgrade gives vital boost to language learning
    • $20,000 Local Projects, Local Jobs funding fulfils election commitment

    The Chung Wah community language school in Leeming is undertaking significant upgrades with funding of $20,000 through the McGowan Labor Government's Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative.


    The community school, which has more than 300 pupils, will use the funding to update the contents of its library as well as improving audiovisual and technical resources to provide a more dynamic and interactive learning experience.


    The school will also develop an app to enhance teacher and parent communication and connectivity.


    The Chung Wah community language school in Leeming was established in 1991 and teaches Mandarin and Chinese culture. It is staffed mainly with community volunteers.


    Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia:


    "Community language schools are at the coalface of language and culture education, so it's vital to make sure they are equipped to deliver top-quality teaching.


    "The Chung Wah community language school in Leeming is not just a place of learning - it's a place where the local community connects with one another, maintaining a rich culture and tradition that is a key part of Western Australia's cultural diversity."


    Comments attributed to Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai:


    "Foreign language skills are becoming ever more important in our increasingly globalised world.


    "Furthermore, retaining links to cultural heritage is a vital component of successful multicultural integration and I am pleased that this grant will help Chung Wah Chinese School to enhance its programs to better cater for its diverse group of students."


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