In NSW primary schools, the study of a language is optional.
Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.
Tempe Public School has gained the Director General's Achievement Award for Community Languages. The school is a leader in the area of Language and Cultural Studies at Primary School. Each child studies a language and culture other than English for 2 hours per week.
The following cultural studies are available at Tempe Public School: