All students at John XXIII College are provided with opportunities to study a language. The program is well established and offers interactive, creative and successful courses in French, Italian and Japanese.
A fun-filled, activity based Japanese course is offered to all Primary school students from Pre-Primary to Year 6.
Upon entering the Secondary school, all Year 7 students select two languages from French, Italian or Japanese. The aim of our Year 7 Language courses is to provide an understanding of the language and culture of France, Italy and/or Japan, so that they are able to make an informed decision about which of the three languages they will continue to learn as part of Secondary studies.
Year 8 students select one language, with a significant proportion of students continuing to study at least one language through to Year 12.
Our motto is: "SPEAK a LANGUAGE and TRAVEL". We have extensive incoming and outgoing exchange programs to ensure that our students benefit from being able to communicate in another language.
Read more about the exchange programs and a report on the 2011 Italian study tour.