This is a convenient summary of various commonly-asked questions about The IABBV Hindi School. The answers can also be found over the various pages on our Web Site, www.iabbv-hindischool.com.
Who are we?
The Indo-Aust Bal Bharathi Vidyalaya-Hindi School Inc. has come a long way from the heady days of 1987 when it started with its humble motive of culture preservation through the promotion of the Hindi Language. Undaunting mothers became teachers. We were fortunate that some had been school teachers in
We are volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds, together, we run the
The School is now an incorporated body and over the years it has grown along the guidelines of the Community Languages Program. Children are assessed for proficiency and placed at suitable levels. It has also received greater emphasis with the recognition of Hindi Continuers as a 2 unit subject for the HSC. We have been outside tutors for 2 Unit Hindi Continuers since 1997.
In 2007, through the efforts put in by Mala Mehta, OAM, Coordinator, IABBV Hindi School in Thornleigh and thanks to the active lobbying since last year by Mr. Neville Roach AO and Dr Mani Senthil, definitive action was taken by Mr. Andrew Cappiewood, Former Director General Education, and the subject of Hindi was introduced into the Saturday School of Community Languages – SSCL.
A NSW Department of Education and Training Secondary Schools initiative that offers language courses to students wishing to study their own language. Hindi is now offered as a Board Endorsed Stage 5 Course for accreditation of 100 – 200 hours towards the School Certificate for yrs 7 – 10 as well as 240 hours towards the 2-Unit Hindi Continuers for yr 11 – 12. The First centre opened on the 17 March 07 at Liverpool GHS and the second centre opened in Feb 08 at the Hills Sports HS in Seven Hills.
Efforts are ongoing for Hindi to be introduced in Primary and Secondary Schools in the regular timetable. This will make Hindi even more accessible to young learners across the state.
Why are we doing this?
Our mission is to promote the learning of Hindi and knowledge of Indian culture. We feel that preserving the language and culture of Hindi-speaking Australians will provide the self-confidence and an environment promoting respect for others and an appreciation of the Australian multi cultural heritage.
School Objectives :
1) To develop in students the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in key learning areas of the Hindi language -
2) To foster parent and community participation in this school.
3) To ensure effective teaching and learning by developing skilled and committed staff to meet the needs of students and the changing needs of the education system.
4) To develop respect for others and an appreciation for
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