School says ‘buon­giorno’

Myrtleford Times - - News -

SAINT Mary’s Myrtleford Pri­mary School on Fri­day con­vened an assem­bly de­liv­ered al­most en­tirely in the Ital­ian lan­guage.

Teacher Maria Ri­naldi hosted the af­ter­noon assem­bly –which was open to par­ents, grand­par­ents and the wider com­mu­nity – with sup­port from prin­ci­pal Ash­ley Marsh and teach­ers in the Ed­u­ca­tion Myrtleford Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre.

As­sis­tant Marco Falvo, who is in Myrtleford from Italy on a schol­ar­ship this year and work­ing with stu­dents at St Mary’s and Mar­ian Col­lege to de­velop their Ital­ian lan­guage skills, also helped with the assem­bly pre­sen­ta­tion.

“What’s so won­der­ful about the schol­ar­ship is that it helps the school to en­cour­age chil­dren to speak Ital­ian,” Ms Ri­naldi said.

Teach­ers used Ital­ian to present the week’s stu­dent awards.

The assem­bly sang ‘Il Canto degli Ital­iani’ – Italy’s na­tional an­them – and year groups af­ter­wards per­formed well-known songs in the lan­guage.

St Mary’s will cel­e­brate Ital­ian Day at the school cam­pus to­mor­row.

PHOTO: Jamie Kronborg

BELLISSIMA: Laura Cartwright (cen­tre), Mon­taya Dun­combe (left) and Sky­lah McPher­son were among the full com­ple­ment of St Mary’s Myrtleford Pri­mary School stu­dents, teach­ers and many par­ents who took part in the school’s Ital­ian assem­bly on Fri­day.

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