The Intensive English Language Program

Gilles Street Primary School is one of the Primary Intensive English Language Centres in South Australia Intensive English Language Centres provide Intensive English Language support for students who:

  • were born overseas in a non-English speaking country, and have been in Australia for less than twelve months
    [eighteen months for Junior Primary age students]
  • are a Refugee, Migrant, or approved Temporary Resident
We prepare students for success in the Mainstream school and develop student confidence to live in their new community. Students generally stay in the Intensive English Language Centre for twelve months. At Gilles Street Primary School the Intensive English Language Centre is an integral part of the school with all students engaged in a variety of whole-school programs including The Arts, Health and Physical Education. We acknowledge and value the cultural diversity of our students and support cross cultural and intercultural knowledge and understanding across the school.

Further information is available from the Assistant Principal - IELC.