THE PREMIER TALKS THE TALK IN HAMPTON PARK
The diverse local community was proudly on display as the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews came to town to visit the Hampton Park Centre of the Victorian School of Languages on the weekend.
The Premier was invited by State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley to see firsthand the outstanding work being done by the team at this fantastic local school.
Ms Graley and the Premier were treated to a briefing on the many services the school provides, a tour of the school facilities and had the chance to see a number of classes in action.
The Hampton Park Centre which has been operating for ten years in the local community provides classes in nine languages and this year alone is running 33 classes for over 600 students.
For more information about the Hampton Park Centre of the Victorian School of Languages please visit: https://www.vsl.vic.edu.au/Default.aspx.
Quotes attributable to the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews MP
“It was fantastic to see so many keen students and their hard working teachers on a Saturday morning.”
“Given the ever increasing importance of languages, this school is doing much to prepare students for the wider world.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley
“I was delighted to be joined by the Premier to see firsthand the extraordinary contribution this great local school makes to our diverse and ever growing local community,”
“We saw students of all ages and differing skill levels learning languages such as Punjabi, French, Arabic and even Japanese,”
“It’s a wonderful snapshot of the diversity of our local community and how as a multicultural society we are always stronger together.”
Quotes attributable to Principal of the Victorian School of Languages Frank Merlino
“Victoria has the highest number of students of any State studying a language at the VCE level.”
“Our school makes a great contribution to this record by teaching 48 languages in 40 campuses around Victoria. Our teachers take great pride in inspiring the students and improving their language skills.”
“The students also broaden their horizon, develop a greater appreciation of their communication skills, and improve their career choices.”
“The teachers, students and parents greatly appreciated the Premier dropping in to say hello and getting a firsthand view of the classes.”