School’s comeback

viewimages.jpgTHE Assyrian Diqlat School is set to return to Fairfield in February after a 15-year absence. The school, which was established in 1974 in Edensor Park, has run at various locations, including its current classes at St Johns Park High School.

Principal Carmen Lazar said the expansion to Fairfield High School would take in the “many” Assyrian-Australians who live in the Fairfield
area but don’t have transport.

“There’s probably about 40percent of the Fairfield High School students who are Assyrian and there are a lot of cultural differences,” Ms Lazar said.

“It’s an excuse for me to teach the language and it’s also about adopting a good culture in the area.”

The classes are for anyone over the age of four interested in learning the language.

There are currently students aged from five to 75 years old.

“We’ve got all different levels and it’s not just language that we teach,” she said.

“I’ve got religion and cultural activities as well.”

Enrolments for the Assyrian Diqlat School are being taken on February 2 at Fairfield High School, The Horsley Drive, Fairfield and St Johns Park High School, Mimosa Road, Greenfield Park, 10am-2pm.