School says ‘buongiorno’
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.
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.