In 2021 Baden Powell College’s enrolments consist of students who were born in 34 different countries and speak 52 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 parents or caregiver who speak a language other than English at home.
The top 10 languages other than English spoken at home are:
The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Team work across both campuses and consist of one teacher and three 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:
** At Baden Powell College, families can speak to an interpreter in their language when calling the college. Interpreters can also be made available for any online, telephone or onsite parent teacher meetings.
Acknowledgments & Partnerships
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.