The school takes LOTE program as their curriculum priority and develops as a specialist program. Weeroona College is one of the earliest schools that set up Chinese learning program in the Great Bendigo Region. The curriculum and program structure of Chinese learning is well developed. All new Year 7 students have to choose either Chinese or French as their compulsory subject. Other year levels are all having corresponding level of Chinese subject for those who want to further develop their Chinese.
Weeroona College is one of the 3 public high school partners with Confucius Classroom of Bendigo Senior Secondary College, having a friendly and strong partnership with it. From 2013, Confucius Classroom of Bendigo Senior Secondary College began to support the Chinese teaching in Weeroona College. From 2016, they agreed to continue strengthening their existing partnership. The school has employed the Chinese teacher from Confucius Classroom as their new Year 7 students’ Chinese teacher. The number of students taking Chinese as their second language learning has increased by 50% compared to the figure in the previous year. This excellent result has strongly linked to the effort that made by the college leadership team and local Confucius Classroom promoting Chinese language learning in the local community.
During the Spring Festival, Chinese Classroom in Weeroona College organized a series of Spring Festival activities, including Chinese new year introduction, Chinese paper cutting, sticking window decorations and hanging lanterns. The activities were well supported by the Principal Ms. Leanne Peace and the school leadership team. The passion for and interests on learning Chinese have been promoted among students, and have also deepened the students’understanding of Chinese language and culture.
In 2016, many initiatives are going to be set up between Confucius Classroom in Bendigo Senior Secondary College and Weeroona College. They will improve the students’ second language skills, and strengthen the bridge of friendship between China and Australia.
新春佳节期间，Weeroona 中学汉语课堂开展了一系列关于新春佳节的活动，包含中国新年习俗，中国剪纸，贴窗花以及挂灯笼。该系列活动得到了学校校长Leanne Peace女士以及各校方领导团队的支持。这次活动激发和提高了学生学习汉语的热情和兴趣，进一步加深了学生对中国语言和文化的理解。