Specialist Subjects


MACC (Art)

Our school is serviced by the MACC (Art) visiting teacher, Cally Hodge, once a fortnight.  Students participate in a range of visual arts activities during their session.   Please ensure that your child has an Art Smock to protect their school uniform.

MARC (Library)

The MARC Van [Mobile Area Resource Centre] provides library resources to both children and teachers and library lessons to children in 9 schools: Buxton, Flowerdale, Highlands, Jamieson, Marysville, Merrijig, Strathbogie, Taggerty and Tallarook.

The MARC van visits our school once a fortnight.

There are approximately 300 children and 30 teachers in the MARC schools, and each class has a fortnightly visit. Please check with your school for this term's timetable. The MARC van has about 9,000 items, including books, magazines, and teacher resources.

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD HAS A NAMED LIBRARY BAG   to help protect items against damage and loss.

Charges:  A $20 fee is charged for each unreturned or damaged item.  


Darcy Smith / MARC Van Teacher.

LOTE (Language Other Than English)


Why learn a language?

Learning a language:

  • develops an understanding of how languages work which leads to improved literacy skills, including English literacy
  • helps students develop critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills
  • teaches students about other peoples, their ideas and ways of thinking
  • inspires interest in and respect for other cultures
  • enhances employment and career prospects
  • contributes to social cohesiveness through better communication and understanding
  • contributes to economic, diplomatic and strategic development.
  • 22 languages are taught in Victorian government primary schools and 19 in secondary schools

The Government's Plan for a Multicultural Victoria

The Government’s Plan for a Multicultural Victoria includes a strong, long term commitment to improve languages education in Victorian schools. Under the Plan, the Government has committed to:

  • Revolutionise languages education in Victoria by creating one of the world’s most diverse and effective languages programs
  • Introduce compulsory languages classes in every Victorian primary school, with a long-term plan to provide languages education for every government school student from Prep to Year 10 by 2025
  • Build a cohort of language teachers qualified and trained to world’s best practice standard
  • Increase the number of qualified language teachers by introducing scholarships of $20,000 for undergraduate teachers and $50,000 for qualified teachers to study languages
  • Enhance and support the role of community languages schools, including by increasing per student funding for community languages schools from $120 to $190 per year
  • Invest $1 million in ‘start up’ grants to schools taking up Languages for the first time to purchase specialist texts, DVDs and IT resources etc.
  • Strengthen the sister-school program within the Department.

The Victorian Government's Vision for Languages Education was launched by the Minister for Education and the Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship on Monday 7 November, 2011. It outlines the Government’s commitments to languages education and explains why it has made this a priority. See: The Victorian Government's Vision for Languages Education

Research and Data - Contains languages reports based on data from the annual languages survey of government schools conducted in August, and research on the underlying value of language learning.