Intensive Languages Program

In 2016, St Peter’s Girls’ School introduced a new Intensive Languages Program for our Junior School students. It has already established Saints Girls as a leader in language education in South Australia.

Reception to Year 3 students take part in two language lessons a week, in either Chinese or French. They continue this language until the end of Year 6. The intensity of language learning increases from Year 4, with students participating in four lessons per week.

A separate class is also held for native speakers of Mandarin Chinese at an alternative time, during which their first language skills will be fostered and developed. Native Mandarin Chinese speakers will study French as their additional language.

The Junior School Curriculum follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). As students progress to Year 7, they can elect to study Chinese or French for the three years of Middle School. These languages are also options for Senior School students, who have Japanese, English and entry-level Spanish as additional foreign language choices as well.