The Languages Support Committee welcomes you to Mount Lawley Senior High School. Currently there are five languages being taught at the school: Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese and Korean.
It is also a specialist GAT (Gifted And Talented) school. See GAT Support Committee
Does your child learn a language at MLSHS?
Did you know that all students learning any language at MLSHS also get opportunities to take part in extra cultural experiences?
These include experiencing the wide range of food and entertainment for Languages Week, a Language Soiree evening, language movie night, hosting of exchange students, school-hosted exchange staff, and opportunities to attend talks by people who speak the different languages and have experienced the various cultures.
With MLSHS being a Language Specialist school, ALL language students get the benefits of an enriched Language learning environment. The Languages Parent Support Group is a subgroup of the MLSHS P&C and our role is to help the language teaching staff with organising these great extra cultural experiences for the students, along with fundraising to allow these activities to occur.
We hope you will join us in helping to make our children's language experience at MLSHS a happy and exciting one.
A Welcome Evening is held in first term, where new parents can meet other parents and some of the Languages teachers.
How can you help?
You can help in any or all of these ways:
- Providing a plate of food for students to enjoy as part of the activities.
Usually there are about half a dozen activities during the year, but no need to provide a plate for all of them!
- Attending the Languages Parent Support Group Meetings.
Held twice a term - all welcome - come to as many as you can!
See Meeting Dates on the home page
- Any other help as requested by the teachers to assist in running these language and cultural activities
eg. Help with running a stand for the Languages Week
If you would like to get involved, please email your contact details to: email@example.com
Don't worry - If you say you can provide a plate of food or other help, you won't be expected to be there for every activity!
What We Do
We want students to leave Mount Lawley Senior High School with happy memories of their time studying their chosen language and enough skills to support them if they wish to further their studies when they leave.
In order to make this happen we ask that you become actively involved by joining the Languages Support Committee. We are a small but friendly bunch trying to put together some wonderful events that realistically require much more manpower. Most of us work and find getting to meetings a challenge. However, if you want to make a difference or think you can offer a particular skill or have a business or even family members who could be useful in some way, then we would really appreciate your support. Good cake bakers are always handy and a bit of muscle when we need it is always welcome. Ideas people are great and we really appreciate people that can be "hands-on".
- We meet and discuss what is happening in Languages
- Participate in making decisions for future learning experiences
- Support the staff
- Maximise and use parental expertise
- Encourage social contact between parents
- Raise funds to support the students.
Languages Mailing List
Languages are treated differently from other sub-committees. Since the majority of students are learning a foreign lanuguage, it has been been decided that a separate (special) mailing list is not needed for Languages Students. So email for the Parent of Languages Students are sent to the General Email List.
Parents of Languages Students who want to subscribe to the General Mailing List
please Click here to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings - To Inform, Seek Input, Give Approvals
Refer to the Meeting Dates on the Home Page
Subscribe to the Languages Mailing List to be kept informed of actual meeting dates, times and locations (and lots of other information).
2017 Committee Members
|P&C Representative||Niall Kilcullen|
|P&C President||An Ex-Officio Member of all P&C Sub-Committees. Include in all committee communications|
|Teacher's Representative||Jaeik Jeong|
|Committee Members||Yaolan Liem|
The Convenor runs the meetings and sets the agenda. Sends out updates and reminders. Liaises with the head of department regarding any school matters. Presents reports to P&C general meetings.
Click here to email the Convenor...
The Secretary is responsible for the attendance list, taking minutes and publishing them. Minutes are sent to the Convenor for vetting and emailing. Writes any necessary letters.
Representive from the teaching staff.
Reports back to the P&C General Meetings
Help out when needed. Attend meetings to be kept informed and contribute ideas.
MINUTES OF MEETINGS
A note on the minutes...
The following minutes are in pdf format. The free Adobe Acrobat Reader can be obtained from www.adobe.com.
MINUTES - 2017 - PDF Format
MINUTES - 2016 - PDF Format
- Feb 10, 2016
- Mar 09, 2016 (includes AGM)
- May 04, 2016
- Jun 01, 2016
- Jul 27, 2016
- Aug 24, 2016
- Oct 19, 2016
- Nov 16, 2016
MINUTES - 2015 - PDF Format
- Feb 24, 2015
- Mar 17, 2015 (includes AGM)
- Apr 21, 2015
- May 05, 2015
- Jun 09, 2015
- Aug 18, 2015
- No minutes of meeting on Sep 15
- Nov 03, 2015
- Dec 01, 2015
MINUTES - 2014 - PDF Format
- 18 Feb 2014
- 18 Mar 2014 (includes AGM)
- 13 May 2014
- 23 Jun 2014
- 12 Aug 2014
- No minutes for 28 Oct 2014
- 2 Sep 2014
- 25 Nov 2014