The Sentro Rizal Sydney - Philippine Consulate is featuring online the Filipino class in the Saturday School of Community Languages today, September 11 at 6pm. The video to be livestreamed is part of the observation of Education Week pursuant to Proclamation No. 409 s. 1953.
The video will be shown on the Facebook pages:
Sentro Rizal in Sydney - https://www.facebook.com/SentroRizalSydney
Philippine Consulte General in Sydney - https://www.facebook.com/PHLinSydney
The Filipino subject has been one of the HSC Exam subjects since 2000 following the hard work of a committee of Filipino educators and community leaders who lobbied the State government and prepared the required syllabus and related material.
This sharing of information about the Filipino subject as part of HSC Exam is a much welcomed initiative by the teachers, students and all involved in its continued presence.
Mrs Albina (Bing) Battung who is the teacher of the current Year 12 Filipino Class and who has been teaching Filipino since 2000 said:
"Para sa Sentro Rizal Sydney at ating Konsulado. Maraming Salamat Po sa inyong suporta sa mga guro at estudyante ng SSCL Filipino sa Bankstown.
Sana po ay hindi kayo magsawa sa pagtulong sa amin. At kung kami man ay may maitutulong sa inyo, nakalaan po kami sa anumang oras na naisin ninyo. MABUHAY PO KAYONG LAHAT!"
Filipino classes have been held at the Bankstown Girls High School classrooms with the students coming from various schools and suburbs in Sydney. The Year 12 Class preparing for the HSC Exam this year comprised of:
Clare Anorico, 16yrs - Nagle College - Blacktown
Daphne Boholano, 16yrs - St Marks Catholic College - Blacktown
Catalina Enriquez, 18 yrs - Cassimir College - Marrickville
Kurt Jimenez, 18yrs - Kogarah High School - Kogarah
Carter Overton, 17yrs - Crestwood High School - Baulkham Hills
Christian Perez, 17yrs - Blakehurst High School - Allawah
Allysandra Santos, 17yrs - Beverly Hills High School - Campsie
Cassandra Santos, 17yrs - Beverly Hills High School - Campsie
Axil Solante, 17 yrs- Kogarah High School - Allawah
There are also nine students in Year 11 being taught by Mrs. Nerissa Revesz.
The information video was scripted, filmed, voiced and acted by the students with some consultation with their Filipino teacher.
About the Saturday School of Community Languages
The Saturday School of Community Languages (SSCL) is a NSW Department of Education program, operating in centres located at 14 high school sites.
SSCL offers 26 language courses on Saturdays to students from Year 7 to Year 12, from public and non-government secondary schools and TAFE. Students are eligible to enrol at the school to study their background community language when it is not available at their weekday school. Filipino is taught in the SSCL Centre in Bankstown Girls’ High School, Mona Street, Bankstown.
Let us do our bit to keep Filipino subject remain as a HSC subject and share the information with our kababayans.
Check out video prepared by the students and which was featured on the Sentro Rizal FB page as part of the celebration of Education Week: