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.
Rooty Hill High School is situated on Darug land.
The Rooty Hill High School community would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we have the privilege to live, work and share each day.
Staff and students strive to uphold the actions of our Reconciliation Action Plan. Our commitment extends from the classroom, to the school grounds and into the community.
We show respect to Country by ensuring that all staff and students take responsibility for and engage with annual events to contribute to the ongoing learning that takes place in the classroom.
We acknowledge and work on maintaining strong relationships with members of the community and our Elders that assist with continuing our Aboriginal Education journey.
We would like to pay respect to all Elders who have come before us; they inspire us to make a positive cultural and educational change.
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