ESOL Programme

Annyeonghaseyo, Selamat siang, Ni hao, Assalamu alaikum, Namaste, Bonjour, Konnichiwa, Kia Orana, Ayubowan, Marhaba, Hyālō, Chào, Olá, Salām, Malo e lelei, Privet, Talofa

are but some of the greetings you may hear at George Street Normal School.


We are proud of the multi-cultural nature of our school and have a well-integrated ELL (English Language Learner) programme. The programmes are designed to support and scaffold learning to cater for all students including:

  • ELL trained Teacher Assistants who work 1:1 or with small groups of children
  • Individual progress tracking for ELLs
  • Professional Development for all staff during staff meetings
  • Comprehensive resource folders/kits for all staff involved
  • Strong collegial and resources support
  • Four of our teachers having completed further ESOL study 
  • Cluster meetings between schools to share strengths and tools
  • Lexia, a web-based literacy tool available to our children both in school and in their home
  • New children are given both cultural and logistical orientation
  • Families are invited to share in their children's learning on a termly basis and meet socially with others