Learning a language in the primary school years provides students with the foundation for learning languages later in their schooling and into adulthood. Learning a language also exposes students to different cultural experiences and encourages acceptance and tolerance, especially in the context of increasing globalisation and Australia’s cultural diversity. All students from Prep to Year 6 participate in the Italian program at St Peter Julian Eymard School. The Italian language is taught through listening, speaking, reading, writing, singing and dancing. Students are also given the opportunity to be involved in the Dante Alighieri Poster Competition and the Eastern Regional Catholic School Poetry Competition.