This is taught to students whose first language is a language other
than English. Some have come from countries overseas and some have been
born in Australia but speak their parents' native language.
The EAL/D students at Fairview Heights State School come from a
variety of backgrounds, including immigrant and refugee backgrounds.
Families move to this region for a variety of reasons, for example, some
have come as part of Australian sponsored migration work schemes.
Students with a first language other than English need to develop a
high degree of competence in standard Australian English to succeed in
our Queensland school system. The EAL/D Program provides English
language support to these students. The program aims to develop these
students' skills in listening, speaking, reading, viewing and writing
to enable them to participate fully in mainstream classrooms and to
enhance their learning outcomes.
Students enrolling at Fairview Heights State School, whose main
language is not English, are eligible for Government-funded EAL/D
support. Support is offered through the services of a visiting EAL/D