South Bunbury Primary School offers a specialist LOTE program in Indonesian for students in Years 1 – 6 for one lesson a week. The language program follows the fundamental principle that for all learning to communicate in a second language is a rich, challenging experience of engaging with and participating in the linguistic cultural diversity of the world.
Language learning builds upon students intercultural understanding and sense of identity as they study the many aspects of their own linguistic, social and cultural practices. Second language learning also develops overall literacy developing literacy related skills that are transferable across learning areas.
Indonesia is a very culturally diverse country which allows for many interesting learning opportunities in all aspects of culture, dance, drama, music, food and language. The language itself uses the roman alphabet and is a phonetical language which makes it relatively easy to write and speak.
Indonesia is Australia’s closest neighbour and our this are growing stronger both economically and socially as more Australians travel to Indonesia for leisure, business and education purposes.
SBPS is part of the SW Language Hub which allows for many incursions and excursions as well the annual participation in the Interschool Indonesian Quiz to enrich the language program.
- Indonesian Independence Day in School Celebrations on 17 August.