Rangebank Primary School was the first primary school in Victoria to introduce Hindi to all of its students, and now Grange P-12 College at the Hoppers Crossing is the second mainstream school to introduce Hindi in its curriculum. Hindi was introduced this year in the Primary campus of the Grange beginning from P-2 grade levels which is expected to be extended to higher levels in future. Last year, it was also introduced at year 7 at the Secondary Campus of the College which has been extended to year 8 this year.
Primary campus of The Grange P-12 College celebrated the 70th Indian Independence Day at their Friday Assembly on 12 August with great enthusiasm. It was organised as a part of their Hindi program being run for all P-2 students. Hindi teacher Mrs Renu Gupta has initiated an extra weekly lunchtime class for all ages, particularly to enable some interested students of the Grades 3-6 who are currently not studying Hindi as their curriculum. A group of about 30 such students participated in the activities which included a speech about Indian Independence Day, song ‘Hum Honge Kaamyaab’ and Indian National anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’. About 350 Indian flags made by P-2 students in their Hindi sessions were being waved around the hall as students proudly went around singing in their Indian traditional costumes.