English as an Additional Language
Burrendah Primary School has a dedicated on-site EALD (English as an Additional Language or Dialect) Program staffed by specialist teachers and Ethnic Education Assistants (EEA).
2017 EALD Team
Beatriz Clark - Spanish, Tagalog
Ethnic Education Assistants
Lee Tee Lim (Ms Lim) Bahasa Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien and Hakka
Su Lin Leong (Mrs Tang) Bahasa Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien
Swee Kee Cheah (Mrs Tan) Bahasa Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien and Hakka
The EALD Program at Burrendah Primary School supports students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The Program aims to assist students to become proficient users of Standard Australian English (SAE) for interpersonal and academic purposes.
We are one of the few schools in Western Australia that has an active EALD Parent Network. This is a network open to all parents who meet several times a term to support and learn from each other. It acts as both a discussion forum for school related issues and a social opportunity for parents to get to know each other.
The EALD parents are actively involved in planning and running Culture Club. Culture Club is a lunch time program which runs three terms a year and features and celebrates the diverse cultures of our student population.
The EALD Team welcomes new families to the school throughout the year. Our office is located close to Reception. Please come in and introduce yourselves. Our staff are available before school from 8:30am – 8:45am or by appointment.