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LOTE (Language Other Than English) is an important part of the school curriculum in years 5 & 6.  Students participate in 1 ½ hours of LOTE per week.  Oonoonba students are involved in the study of Mandarin Chinese.

Chinese LOTE Program   习中文

Oonoonba State School proudly conducts an ongoing, culture-oriented Chinese Language program. The classroom learning program includes various fun topics and interactive activities, immersing students in Chinese Culture, and raising cultural awareness on an international scale.


Engagement in Chinese Language and Culture Activities  中文活

Students at Oonoonba State School actively partake in the annual Regional Chinese Speaking Competition and State Chinese Handwriting Competition. In 2014 one of the students from Oonoonba received First Prize in the Regional Chinese Speaking Competition, and was selected to represent North Queensland in Brisbane.