Celebrating International Mother Language Day at IGS

Staff, students and the IGS community joined forces to celebrate the power of diversity and languages on UN Mother Language Day.

The 20-year-old UN initiative acknowledges the importance of safeguarding diverse linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and inspiring understanding, tolerance and dialogue.

IGS Director of Languages Rosalba Genua-Petrovic said Sydney was host to speakers of 250 different languages, and at IGS, in addition to our core curriculum languages of French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish, members of staff spoke Arabic, Sinhalese, Cantonese, Croatian, Afrikaans, Shanghainese, Indonesian, Hokkian, Tagalog, Romanian, Fijian Hindi, Nepalese and Greek.

IGS High School students going on exchange later in 2020 warmly greeted community members before school in different languages, inviting them to take part in activities. 

View a video celebrating IGS 2019 International Day