HIP – Hebrew Immersion Program

UJEB is proud to offer the HIP program now at 5 schools, as well as a new combined Jewish Life and Hebrew After-School Program at Elwood Primary.

HIP is a successful Hebrew language program that has been running for over 10 years. It began as a parent-led initiative at one school. At the request of this parent group, management of the program was taken over by UJEB in 2018.

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 differ at each HIP, depending on the time allotted for classes and the desired educational outcomes.

HIP is currently running at the following schools, with more schools to start in the near future:

Caulfield Junior College (CJC): Mon, Wed & Thursday, 8am – 8:50am

Caulfield South Primary School (CSPS): Mon, Tues & Thurs, 8am – 8:50am

Gardenvale Primary School (GPS): Tues & Fri – 8am – 8:50am

Tucker Rd Bentleigh Primary School (Tucker Rd): Wednesdays 3:45 – 5pm

Coatesville Primary School (CPS): Tuesdays 3:45 – 5pm

+ NEW Jewish Life and Hebrew After-School Program at:

Elwood Primary School (EPS): Thursdays 3:45 – 5:15pm

(Note: The Elwood program is different to HIP, with a dual Jewish life and Hebrew curriculum. Please contact the office for a course outline).

The prime objective of HIP is to provide a dynamic and rigorous Hebrew language program.

The purpose of HIP is to teach 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 celebrates Jewish festivals to foster a connection with Israeli & Jewish culture.

An onsite coordinator is responsible for the program, with carefully chosen and experienced teachers to ensure quality learning.

HIP 2020 Curriculum