Love of languages on display
HUNDREDS of parents, students and teachers packed a Middle Swan theatre for the fourth annual Swan Christian Education Association’s (SCEA) languages performance competition.
Held in the Maali Mia Theatre at Swan Christian College on August 23, the SCEAVision challenged students from kindergarten to Year 12 across all SCEA schools to perform in any language other than English.
It also saw students from Northshore Christian Grammar School, which opened in Alkimos this year, perform for the first time.
“Australia is becoming an increasingly multicultural society and encouraging not just skill in, but a love of, languages other than English is a key priority across our schools,” SCEA chief executive Neil David said.
“Thanks to an extremely dedicated group of languages and music teachers, this event demonstrates to students the joy of embracing other languages and cultures, far wider than in the classroom,” Mr David said.
The competition featured more than 100 students performing in 15 languages, including Auslan, Afrikaans, Japanese, Indonesian, Italian, French, Mandarin, Spanish, German, Burmese, Maori and the Yorta Yorta indigenous language.
Northshore Christian Grammar School students perform Satu Satu in Indonesian, with Angklung instruments.