Testimonials 2017-09-06T04:41:23+00:00



Moving from Fiji to Australia at the age of 13 was a life changing experience. However, the existence of a Hindi School in Brisbane made it a smooth transition, primarily due to the retention of our Hindi language and culture. Valuable time and effort was invested on us to learn Hindi. From learning individual letters and sounds, to forming words, and then reading and writing sentences. In addition, as part of the Hindi School, I was given the opportunity to share my passion for dancing and choreography. As a result, organised stage performances for the Deepawali Functions for numerous years to fundraise for Hindu Society of QLD. A great example of how Hindi School had a positive impact on other community organisations. The flow on effect of all this evolved with an opportunity for me to act in a feature film. Being a Senior High School Teacher, I would like to see the introduction of Hindi Language teaching in schools by qualified
language teachers as part of our national curriculum in the future. After all, India is Australia’s fifth largest export market and tenth
largest trading partner overall as per Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2017. I would encourage others to join the Hindi School, not only to retain our language and culture but also to bring out the hidden talents of our upcoming younger generation. You get an
opportunity to be part of the community and to build new friendships!

Best wishes!


I attended Hindi School during the late 90’s and certainly found it to be a rewarding experience. Having studied Hindi for 6 months in Fiji, this School was an excellent institution for the continuation of my written and oral fluency and subsequent enhancement in the language. During this time, the School also conducted other curricular activities such as dance and charity work which I was proud to be a part of. I felt that we were fortunate to be taught with professionalism and class that is seldom expected in a predominately English speaking Country.
Looking forward, the knowledge passed on from our predecessors will be of paramount importance and I opine that we will need to embrace technology to deliver this education with far greater efficiency and effectiveness.

Kind Regards


My name is Preetika Sharma. I attended Hindi School at the age of 9 for a period of 6 years. I then returned to Hindi School when I turned 20 as President of the Hindi School Youth Group Sunhera Bhavishye for 2 years. I now send my son, aged 5, to Hindi School.
Hindi School is the reason why, today, I can speak, write and read in Hindi. Having migrated to Australia when I was 2 years old, I grew up surrounded by English whether it was when speaking to my friends, watching television or at School. Hindi school anchored my identity as an Indian- Australian and fostered my pride in my culture. I actively participated in the cultural activities offered at Hindi School including traditional dancing and singing and I enjoyed this very much. It is a time that I look back on very fondly.
Now that I have my own children, I am so lucky to be able to send them to Hindi School, so that they can too benefit from all the wonderful things I learned, the experiences that I had and also the sense of community that it fosters.
I am extremely grateful for Sarat Maharaj and the entire supporting group of members over the 25 years that Hindi School has been operating on a volunteer basis for starting and maintaining this School with the aim of teaching Hindi language and culture to people such as myself.


Although I was born in Fiji, I left the country when I was a year old. This meant I wasn’t surrounded by the language or culture to a great extent. My parents exposed us to the Hindu culture and traditions as much as they could and attending the Hindi School in Brisbane’s North side enhanced my knowledge of the Hindu religion, culture and traditions. The children were taught how to read, write and speak in Hindi. Additionally, they were introduced to Indian music and dance. There was a real sense of community and adults, young adults and children all got involved with community and cultural events. I benefited from being part of the Hindi School community as it was an opportunity for me better understand my roots – the religion, culture and traditions. Great friendships were formed during this time and I remember a lot of fun and laughter. As young adults, we took responsibility for giving back to the Hindu community and along with organizing cultural and fundraising events, we coached and assisted the younger children. Attending Hindi School allowed me to understand my roots whilst growing up in Australia and I am excited about sending my own children to the school so they can get the same benefits I did.