Hebrew Immersion Program (HIP)

UJEB is proud to offer the Hebrew Immersion Program (HIP) at 5 primary schools.

HIP provides a dynamic and rigorous Hebrew language education. The program teaches students to communicate effectively in Hebrew by developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. HIP graduates will have the knowledge and skills to engage in further Hebrew language study at secondary school.

HIP also fosters a connection with Israeli and Jewish culture, including festival celebrations, music and food.

HIP is a successful Hebrew language program that has been running for over 10 years. It began as a parent-led initiative at Caulfield Junior College (CJC). At the request of the CJC parent group, management of the program was taken over by UJEB in 2018. UJEB has since expanded HIP to 4 additional schools, with more schools to start in the near future.

The secret of success in HIP is that at the centre of each program is an active and committed parent body. This HIP committee of parents is responsible for direction and oversight of HIP at their school.

Because we have set up each HIP in consultation with parents, HIP runs a little differently at each school, to meet the needs of each school community.

Learning outcomes have been developed with each parent group. They also differ at each HIP, depending on the time allotted for classes and the desired educational outcomes.

An onsite coordinator is responsible for HIP at each school, with carefully chosen and experienced teachers to ensure quality learning.

HIP is currently running at the following schools:

Caulfield Junior College (CJC):
Mon, Wed & Thursday, 8 – 8:50 am
(cost – T1 $400, T2 & T3 $350, T4 $260)

Caulfield South Primary School (CSPS):
Mon, Tues & Thurs, 8 – 8:50 am (cost – $450/term)

Gardenvale Primary School (GPS):
Tues & Fri – 8 – 8:50 am (cost – $300/term)

Tucker Rd Bentleigh Primary School (Tucker Rd):
Wednesdays 3:45 – 5 pm (cost – $200/term)

Coatesville Primary School (CPS):
Tuesdays 3:45 – 5 pm (cost – $200/term)

HIP 2020 Curriculum: