Quality research, and educational experience, shows that a child’s ability to learn new skills can be increased by the process of learning a new language. In addition to this cognitive advantage, the language programs at Fitzroy North Primary School also provide students with a host of social and cultural benefits, as they learn not just the words spoken, but also about the lives of people and the places they live in around the world.

At Fitzroy North Primary School, we offer the choice of two timetabled language classes; either Mandarin or Italian. These allow the school to maintain traditional links with an immigrant community dating back over 100 years, whilst also looking to the future and Australia’s ability to interact with the Asia-Pacific region in the 21st century.