Timeline of bilingual at FPS

2016

August 26 — School terminates the Veitnamese bilingual program without community consultation.

2017

Additional Department 2 year funding begins.

2018

December — School loses 4 Vietnamese teachers, including the bilingual coordinator. School recruits 1 new Vietnamese teacher for 2019.

2019

March 15 — Independent School Operations Review (including bilingual program) Report submitted to Department. Parents and staff (current and past) make submissions.

2020

January — New Principal and Vice Principal start at school.

We’re a group of parents who want to save the Vietnamese bilingual program at Footscray Primary School