Standard Italian or italiano standard is the official language of Italy, the Vatican, City, San Marino and parts of Switzerland.  It is also an official language of the European Union, and a major community language in many countries including Australia.

SJV have an Italian cultural and language program which is taught to all classes from Kindergarten to Year Six and follows the Australian Curriculum.  The students are taught Italian history, customs and the language.  SJV also incorporates this program into other school activities where possible and the students deliver prayers and celebrations in Italian throughout the year.