In 2020 Baden Powell College’s enrolments consist of students who were born in 40 different countries and speak 59 different languages. We have students of more than 20 different religions.
Students are considered to speak English as an Additional Language (EAL) if a language other than English is the main language spoken at home. Many of our students have one or more parent or caregiver who speaks a language other than English at home.
The top eight languages other than English spoken at home are:
The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Team work across both campuses and consist of two Teachers and two Multicultural Education Aides.
We support our students’ English learning through intensive English language sessions designed to enhance reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. We run culturally inclusive events and programs, celebrating the diversity of our school community.
Some of our recent programs include:
Acknowledgments & Partnerships
In 2018 Baden Powell College was nominated for the 2018 Multicultural Awards for Excellence under the category ‘Education and Early Childhood award.’ We have also been acknowledged as a an example of Good Practice by Foundation House.
We work together with a number of community organisations in the cultural and linguistically diverse field, providing our students and teachers with resources within and beyond the school context.