Language networks

Networks provide teachers with an opportunity to engage in collegial discussions and to share ideas and strategies, with the aim of enhancing innovative practice and supporting teacher wellbeing.

Primary languages networks

Primary languages networks are communities of teachers and curriculum advisors that run with financial assistance from the department and support teachers with the implementation of the Modern Languages K–10 Syllabus in the K–6 setting.

Network meetings are held once a term and can be accessed face-to-face and online.

Language teachers in primary schools are asked to join primary languages networks on Microsoft Teams. The space will provide ongoing support and the latest information on primary language networks. To access this space, please complete a short entry survey. It should take 4 minutes to complete.

There are 12 primary language networks:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Community languages – for teachers of Assyrian, Dari, German, Hebrew, Khmer, Macedonian, Persian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian and Turkish
  • French
  • Greek
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • South Asian languages – for teachers of Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Language teacher networks

Language teacher networks support language teachers in NSW schools. The networks are K–12 and cross-sectoral and run with financial assistance from the Department of Education.

Contact your local network leader if you would like to be involved.

Katherine Brownlee
Gosford High School

Renetta Wolfe
Denison College
Bathurst High Campus

Victoria Hay
Languages and Culture team

Kristen Faraday
Languages and Culture team

Jian Cong
Chatham High School

Evelyn Manson
Languages and Culture team

David Dun
Coffs Harbour High School

Dominique Smit
Oxley High School

Coreena Allen
Languages and Culture team

Jess Holliday
Languages and Culture team

Renetta Wolfe
Denison College
Bathurst High Campus

Sarah Brown
Nowra High School

Marian Botros
NSW School of Languages

Margaret Wajs
Willoughby Girls High School

Will Simpson
Kirrawee High School

Valerie Wang
Bonnyrigg High School

Jacky Tran
Bonnyrigg High School

To support teachers who are geographically isolated from the nearest face-to-face network.

Adele Walker
North Sydney Boys High School


  • Languages


  • All high schools
  • All primary schools
  • Kindergarten
  • Languages
  • Year 1
  • Year 10
  • Year 11
  • Year 12
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 9

Business Unit:

  • Curriculum and Reform
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