Community language classes get financial boost

Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies has welcomed funding for “vital” community language schools like the Maltese Community Council of NSW.

The organisation will receive $2600 for community language classes it runs at Horsley Park Public School as part of more than $5 million in funding from the NSW Government.

Classes run for school age children with non-English speaking backgrounds to maintain their heritage languages.

“Community language schools are vital for young people to maintain strong links to their heritage and cultural identity,” Mrs Davies said.

“I’m proud to support the tireless and dedicated work of those who support our community language schools.”

Education Minister Rob Stokes said the government “treasure and celebrate” the diversity of the multicultural NSW community through the Community Language Schools Program. 

“This is one way the NSW Government can support that diversity,” he said.