News & Events
2018 Enrolment Open
07 December, 2017
New enrolment requests for face-to-face classes at VSL Centres as well as distance education programs are available from this site. Prospective students, parents or school supervisors (as appropriate) should go to the Request Enrolment button on the home page to place their request. Upon receiving your request, we will send an acknowledgement email. The next step will be to allocate you to a class. Decisions about class allocation will not be made before mid-December.
For more information on courses available go to Courses/Overview.
Bosnian Graduation
07 December, 2017
On Saturday, 2nd of December in Noble Park, many students from the VSL Centres at Noble Park (Carwatha) and North Geelong with their parents and teachers attended an evening celebrating this year’s Bosnian language graduation. The 12th generation of VCE school graduates in the Bosnian language had their valediction in front of members of the Bosnian community and the VSL senior staff. Many students from the youngest to the oldest also participated in the cultural program, with awards for excellence presented by the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Australia Mirza Hajric. Belma Geljic
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Sinhala Concert - Carwatha VSL
06 December, 2017
The annual concert of the Sinhala faculty was held at the theatre of Carwatha College. It was a showcase of the dancing, singing, acting, communicating and Sinhala language skills of our students. The whole program was compered by students. The concert started by lighting the traditional lamp followed by the school song. After the school song, welcome speeches were given by students both in English and Sinhala. Special speeches were given by Area Manager of East 2, Mr Kevin Ryan, Centre Supervisor Ms Judith McAuliffe and Mr Sandeep Hettiarachchi, a past pupil. Sandeep shared his experience as a Sinhala language student at VSL and the advantages of studying Sinhala Language as a VCE subject. There were 13 performances by students starting from a beautiful pooja dance by a group of students. This dance was choreographed and trained by a Year 12 student. Some other dances were also choreographed by students themselves. In addition to the Sri Lankan dances, there were short dramas, action songs, Sinhala folk poems and songs. Every student in the faculty was given the opportunity to participate in the concert, which they did with courage and enthusiasm After the performances, trophies were awarded to best performing students at the language competitions held in September. Trophies were given to best performers in writing, speaking and recitation from each year level. Also, a special trophy was awarded to Tharani Nipunika Abeykoonge, who got the highest rank for Sinhala language at the VCE Examination in 2016 from the Carwatha Centre. After the votes of thanks and national anthems, parents, students and invitees were served with scrumptious Sri Lankan food. This annual concert was not only a celebration of the acquisition of Sinhala language skills by students at the centre, but also provided a platform to display their dancing, singing, acting and organizational skills. In addition, it provided the students an excellent opportunity to work in teams to achieve success. I am sure our students are looking forward to the next annual concert. I thank the Area Manager, Mr Kevin Ryan, Centre Supervisor Ms Judith McAuliffe, Assistant Centre Supervisor, Mr Barrie Skadins, teachers and parents for their support to make our annual concert a great success. Mrs Rohini Jayacody Sinhalese Co-ordinator
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VSL wide Tamil Concert
06 December, 2017
The Tamil end of year concert was recently held at our Werribee centre. This is one of the less common arrangements as it is not limited to students just from that centre. All the Tamil classes from across the VSL attend. The organising committee and parents and teachers do a wonderful job to achieve this logistical challenge.
The event celebrated student achievements and provided spectacular entertainment for the parents, grandparents and students who attended. There were items presented by students from Year 1 to VCE, showcasing the Tamil language and culture. The presentations included folk dances, poem recitals and songs dramatisation and choreography prepared by teachers and students. The remarkable performances delivered by students delighted the parents, who felt proud of their children’s achievements. Students were also given awards for their achievements in 2017. Overall, there were a lot of memories to cherish and take home, a sense of achievement and growth and an enthusiasm for next year’s return to VSL Tamil classes!
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Hindi Concert - Glen Waverley
06 December, 2017
Hindi Concert VSL Glen Waverley The VSL Glen Waverley Centre was proud to present its annual Hindi concert. This included students from all year levels, and was attended by teachers, parents and other members of the community. Area Manager, Mr Kevin Ryan, along with Hindi Co-ordinator, Ms Manjeet Thethi, inaugurated the program by welcoming all guests. A short speech was delivered by a student on "Children's Day (14/11/17) which is celebrated as Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru's birthday. Grades 1- 3students started the concert with their dance performances, story- telling and patriotic song. Students of Years 4-7 followed this with prayer, funny poems and musical performances to celebrate "Diwali" ( Festival of Lights) and Children's Day. Years 8-10 students delivered a powerful speech on "Naari Shakti" and on pollution. Classical dance (Kathak) and Bollywood dancing were the main attractions of this concert. The program was very entertaining, yet thought- provoking and clearly depicting the linguistic growth of the students from Years 1-12. VCE students presented their views on "impacts of migration on our lives." Towards the end, the high achievers were awarded certificates for their efforts and hard work. On this occasion a former teacher, Ms Anita Goyal, gave an inspirational speech on children's progress and self-identity. She also congratulated the VSL for promoting love of languages. The annual Hindi Concert was a mix of cultural and academic performances. Students successfully presented their ever-growing skills and knowledge, as well as a deep understanding of Indian culture. This was well recognised and applauded by all parents, members of the community and proud teachers. Hindi co-ordinator Manjeet Thethi.
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