News and events

Find out what is going on in the NSW Community Languages Schools Program.


Communities United Through Language

Minister Dominello is pleased to announce the Communities United Through Languages policy. This policy provides a range of new initiatives and incentives for students to study a community language through the department's Community Languages Schools Program.

Communities United Through Language (pdf 335 KB)

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New working With Children Check

A Working With Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work. All new teacher volunteers must apply online at the Office of the Children's Guardian

All organisations must register on the same website.

Growing up bilingual in Australia: Negotiating languages in childhood

A presentation by Dr Criss Jones Díaz of the University of Western Sydney who was keynote speaker at the NSW Federation of Community Language Schools state conference on 6 October 2012.

Growing up bilingual in Australia (pdf 3137 KB)


Anaphylaxis is a severe and sometimes sudden allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis is potentially life threatening and always requires an emergency response.

There is new anaphylaxis material that is available on the Department of Education  website to assist teachers to support students at risk of an anaphylactic reaction. Click on the following links for information.

It is advised that community languages schools undertake the e- training provided by Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Important dates

Acquittal reports closing date: 31 March 2017 
If you have received funding through the program in 2016, you must make sure your grant is acquitted by completing a statement of income and expenditure.

If you have received a special projects grant, your acquittal report is due 13 weeks after your project end-date as per your funding agreement. 
Download a Special projects grant acquittal report (DOC 58kB)


31 Mar 2017 - Grant acquittals due 
30 Apr 2017 - Closing date for specific project grant 
30 Apr 2017 - Closing date for establishment grant 
30 Apr 2017 - Closing date for per-capita grant


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