In 2019, students in Year 3 and 4 are taught Bahasa Indonesia for one hour a week, by a specialist teacher in a dedicated language classroom. It is planned to expand the program to other year levels from 2020.
Our language program focuses on developing the oral and written communication skills of students. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills across a range of activities to include; explicit teaching of the skills required for second language acquisition, oral language practice, songs, rhymes, interactive online activities, games, role play, cultural art activities, music, cooking, incursions and reading and writing short sentences.
Learning a second language has many benefits for students. It enhances literacy skills, improves memory and brain function, helps develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, fosters respect and understanding of other cultures, improves overall performance at school, creates employment and career opportunities and enhances travel experiences.