Languages Other Than English (LOTE)


Italian is the language taught at South Thornlie Primary School and is a language rich in Arts and Culture and an exciting addition to our curriculum. All students from Years 3 to Year 6 have a one hour lesson each week.

Through the learning of Italian students develop a greater understanding of the English language and its grammar. Italian is a phonetic language and easily pronounced.

Lessons in Italian are based on various themes that are covered throughout the year. Students learn about Italian culture and history while learning to speak, read and write the language.


Children (from year 1 through to year 6) participate in one hour of Science instruction with a specialist teacher each week.