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Jim Serafim Goes to School

The experiences of Jim Serafim on his first day of school demonstrate some of the difficulties that may confront children and parents who speak languages other than English.
Series : Our Multicultural Society Series 2 | Episode : 4 | Year : 1979 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Jan Sharp
Director : David Roberts |
VS children singing songs with actions with teachers in Greek and Arabic at the Deborah Little Childcare Centre, Dulwich Hill, Sydney. CU still of child Jim Serafim. GS Dulwich Hill Public School, MS Jim waiting with his mother. Interview with Greek translator talking about Jim's anticipation of starting school. GS migrant women with small children at store, trying on and buying school uniforms. VS backyard Greek barbecue lunch, VS large family gathering, Jim showing his new school uniform to elderly relatives. The Serafims at table speaking Greek and interview with father about his concerns at Jim starting school. WS Jim leaving the family home with his family. GS Mr and Mrs Serafim at school office struggling to be understood. VS Mrs Serafim being interviewed in office and signing school forms. Jim being introduced to his new kindergarten teacher and interacting in classroom. VS teacher with counting book at front of class. Children being led to parents at end of day. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 148183 | 10 mins 12 secs | 1970s | Dulwich Hill, Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |