Utju-Areyonga school celebrates 50 years of bilingual education……

“A big thing that we try and push at Areyonga school is just making students strong to walk in both worlds – being confident to read and write in their own language and then also able to access the western word that they’re now living in .”

“For a lot of our students their second or third language is English. The science supports the fact that if students become confident and capable learners in their first language, then they’re much more likely to be able to put those skills to use in another language.”

Listen to Areyonga School Principal Toby Brown here :