Funding for Holsworthy Electorate Community Languages Classes

Community-run language classes in the Holsworthy Electorate will share in more than $5.5 million in funding from the NSW Government.

The Community Languages Schools Program provides funding to community organisations to help establish and run language schools in the local area.

Some examples of funding in the Holsworthy Electorate include:

  • Balar Malar Tamil Educational Association, which runs classes at Holsworthy Public School will receive $12,883.54 in funding to support the operation of its community Tamil lessons.
  • Islamic Charity Projects Association, which runs classes at Lurnea Public School, will receive $27,095.28 in funding to support the operation of its community Arabic lessons.
  • Australian North Cyprus Friendship Association, which runs classes at Chipping Norton Public School, will receive $3,320.50 in funding to support the operation of its community Turkish lessons.
  • The Centre for Indian Languages and Arts will receive $5,000 to start running community classes in Hindi and Telugu at Holsworthy High School.

 

State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP has welcomed this funding, saying it will help to support language diversity in our local community.

“Community language schools play an important role in helping young people maintain strong links to their heritage and cultural identity,” Ms Gibbons said.

“I’m proud to support our community language schools and the work of their dedicated volunteers.

“The Liverpool region is such a diverse and multicultural community - and this is one of our great treasures.

“This is one way the NSW Government can help in fostering and celebrating that diversity,” Ms Gibbons said.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the Community Languages Schools Program has already had a profound impact on students from all backgrounds.

“Research shows that children who learn a second language show greater cognitive development in higher order thinking skills, which means their brain has acquired the capacity to think quickly and strategically, creating a solid foundation for their schooling years,” Ms Mitchell said.

A list of successful recipients is available below:

 

Balar Malar Tamil Educational Association Inc

Holsworthy PS

$12,883.54

Tamil

Islamic Charity Projects Association Inc

Lurnea PS

$27,095.28

Arabic

Co.As.It. Italian Association of Assistance

St Catherine of Siena Primary - Prestons

$2,257.94

Italian

Amistad Latina Spanish School Inc

Nuwarra PS

$2,922.04

Spanish

Liverpool Polish Saturday School Inc

Casula PS

$3,984.60

Polish

Al-Khair Inc

Chipping Norton PS

$3,054.86

Arabic

NSW Umit Uighur Language School Inc

Casula PS

$2,390.76

Uighur

Australia North Cyprus Friendship Association Inc

Chipping Norton PS

$3,320.50

Turkish

Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia Inc

Nuwarra PS

$5,047.16

Sanskrit

Hoodan-Noor (Guidance of the Light) Inc

Ingleburn HS

$18,993.26

Arabic

Nova Ukrainian School Inc

Holsworthy HS

$531.28

Ukrainian

Flamingo Education Inc

Holsworthy HS

$4,250.24

Chinese

Western Sydney Urdu School Inc

Amity College - Prestons

$12,485.08

Urdu

Lebanese Moslem Association

Prestons PS

$        13,016.36

Arabic

Macarthur Youth Malayalee Association (MYMA) Inc

Chipping Norton PS

$                2,500

Malayalam

Centre for Indian Languages and Arts - Hindi Inc

Holsworthy HS

$                5,000

Hindi and Telugu