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Greystanes High School

Greystanes High School

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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.

Greystanes High School offers French and Japanese in Year 8, with Japanese continuing into Year 9 and 10 for elective courses.

 Japanese students will participate in a range of incursions, including sushi making, calligraphy lessons and an excursion to a teppanyaki excursion.

Greystanes High School also hosts a visit from a Japanese high school annually, giving students the opportunity to meet Japanese students and create life-long friendships and use their Japanese skills.