Iona Presentation College


At Iona, we believe that learning a language expands students' horizons as both national and global citizens of the 21st century.

In the Languages learning area (encompassing French, Italian and Indonesian in the Senior School, and French in the Junior School) students learn to communicate effectively in languages other than English. They gain an understanding of other societies, the ability to interact with people and cultures other than their own and practical skills which they can use in future social, cultural and vocational areas. Through Languages, students are also able to further develop their skills and understandings in English and their overall literacy.

Benefits of studying a language at Iona:

  • For all the languages (French, Italian and Indonesian) Iona provides language assistants for invaluable speaking practice.
  • Girls studying French can immerse themselves in that country's culture by taking part in exchange programs which run every two years.*
  • Girls studying Italian have the opportunity to attend a language and cultural tour of Italy offered every two years. They also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an exchange program which is offered every year.*
  • Girls studying Indonesian have the opportunity to attend a language and cultural tour of Indonesia, offered every two years.*

*International travel is dependent upon government guidelines.