At HeadStart we pride ourselves in being a thriving international community. Our student population is made up of over 40 nationalities which allows our students to be exposed to people and cultures from around the world every day of the school year. Research has shown, however, that having a good grasp of one’s native language benefits emotional well-being, enhances academic success and promotes the acquisition of additional languages. In a world that is increasingly interconnecting, language is a vital marker of identity and culture.
At HeadStart, we have put an emphasis on building a language department which can provide first language courses for students in Year 1 all the way through to Year 13. Our students study five periods of language studies per week and can choose from the following options depending on nationality and commitment:
|Thai||As a first language|
|Thai||As a second language|
|Thai||As a foreign language|
|French||As a first language|
|Mandarin||As a first language|
|Mandarin||As a foreign language|
|Russian||As a first language|
This broad provision for language options means that in addition to the Cambridge curriculum offered at HeadStart, 85% of our students are also able to study their native language at a first language level.